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Chtistmas Spectacular

The Thursford Collection of Steam Engines and fairground carousels etc. is open all year but we... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Graham L
Basildon, United Kingdom
Thursford Christmas Show

We were told about this show by friends and were a bit dubious as to how good it would be. In a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Woodhall Spa, United Kingdom
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Visited by over 5.4 million people. The Thursford Collection - The sights, sounds and sensations of the golden age of steam are never forgotten. Climb on board and enjoy all the fun of the fairground on our traditional carousels and gondola...more
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| One mile off the A148, Fakenham NR21 0AS, England
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Reviewed yesterday

The Thursford Collection of Steam Engines and fairground carousels etc. is open all year but we visited the Christmas Spectacular Show for the second time in five years. It was even more spectacular this time a real theatrical Christmas treat. With about 100 very professional...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Graham L
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were told about this show by friends and were a bit dubious as to how good it would be. In a fantastic setting the show was absolutely terrific. Up to then I did not feel at all christmasy. The show was great with a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jimsmith1955
Reviewed 5 days ago

We have been coming on and off for a few years to the spectacular Christmas Show and this year we were blown away. How do you keep making it better and better? What ever you do you do it so well. We all loved it....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sarah G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here with our children aged, 2 - 10 and they were simply in awe of the event. It really gets one geared up fro the Christmas period and I would highly recommend it for families.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jameswatling
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For many years I had been aware of the Thursford Christmas show. Eventually we managed to get tickets and so glad we did. What an absolutely fantastic professional show. Loved every moment of it. Will definitely go again.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Crawford-Senior
Reviewed 1 week ago

….have to admit this assault on the senses is truly FABULOUS! From the minute you step out your car you enter this magical world that forces a smile and widens your eyes. You walk toward the entrance and make a detour through Santa's Magical Journey...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Les24Norwich
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the show in 2017 and again in 2018, and found it was just amazing and it seems to get better each year. well done and congratulation to all concerned.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Michael J B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is such an amazing event. Have already booked to go next year as it gets booked up so early!! It isn’t just for children it’s for the whole family!! The cast are amazing and all the different performances that the actors and singer have...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Kimborella
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have heard about it.I have read about it.Now I have experienced it. This show is on a par or better than some west end productions. It was brilliantly directed and the cast were magnificent. If you wish to experience the show make sure you...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank barryeverett894
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful show,well worth a visit! Sets you up for Christmas, this is the fourth year of visiting the show and it just gets better every year! Keep it up Thursford, see you in 2019!

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Anna A
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Peter T
20 December 2018|
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Response from ernie09Kent | Reviewed this property |
I don't know. It seems miles! It is extended to stretch from the carousel at one end, towards a steam traction engine close to the exit at the other. They don't claim it to be the longest in the World, but certainly up... More
David S
7 December 2018|
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Response from GrahamP113 | Reviewed this property |
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23 November 2018|
Response from alan1948-12 | Reviewed this property |
Hi yer Debbie. We were on a Coach trip so we parked in the Coach parking area. But. there were parking area's for car's, and other vechicles, there. And the parking area's are right by The Thursford Christmas Spectacular... More