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“Great Family Day out”

Bressingham Steam Museum and Gardens
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Bressingham is a Charitable Trust preserving Steam Transport of all kinds in a Garden Setting which the whole family can enjoy. The aim of the trust is to provide moving steam powered exhibits full of life rather than a purely static display, so expect some smoke, soot, oil, and working exhibits you can get close too rather than a roped off lifeless collection. The majority of staff have always been volunteers, who graciously give their time for others to enjoy the collection of steam artefacts given by Alan Bloom to the trust.
Reviewed 17 October 2017

We took our 3 year old and 18 month old on Sunday. It pays to check before you go as to what trains are running. Luckily we had 3 trains running along with the carousel. We didn't have to queue which was great. A word of warning the carousel does go quite fast compared to others I have been on. There is an indoor playroom that has a number of train tables set which for any train mad child they will be in their element! There were baby change facilities although the lighting was not that good. We ate in the onsite cafe which has a good selection of food although we were opting for baked potatoes but they had run out by 12.45pm and there was a considerable queue of people behind us. The cafe could of done with a bit more organising with staff flitting from between jobs. It would of been better if one member could of manned the till, one on drinks, one on cabinet food and another on hot food. The gardens were a great place for the kids to run around and let off steam. We also popped next door to the Wyevale garden Centre for afternoon tea. There is a great indoor play area but there is a charge to use it. The service in the cafe was very slow. We waited 15 mins queuing and prep time just for coffees and this was not at a busy time of day!

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Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

We visited on a weekday while on holiday on Norfolk. We brought tickets which gave us unlimited rides as we planned to stay the day. When we arrived we found that only one ride was open... we was looking forward to going on the retro rides. Please check before you go here.... not everything is always open but they will still happily sell you the full tickets

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Reviewed 15 October 2017

A good day out with 2 different train rides and a ride on the gallopers. Have a wander around Walmington on Sea and dads army memorabilia. A walk around the garden to stretch your legs and a good diner in the cafe. A few old trains both inside and out to see
Overall well worth a visit for all ages.

1  Thank Bob F
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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

A good day out with an opportunity to ride on at least two steam railways and some days a full scale main line locomotive.
The museum has a working Gallopers horse carousel as well as engine sheds and old vehicle museum and shop to look around.
Adjacent is a large garden centre
BRESSINGHAM Hall has large gardens accessible which are nice to walk around on a sunny day

1  Thank Steve M
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

Spent a sunny October day at Bressingham which was an experience day present. Plenty to see and do if you like steam trains (which I do) and/or Dad's Army (which I do). Nice little cafe but the shop was a bit to child orientated with nothing really for adults.

Thank Mike A
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