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“A wonderful colourful place!”
Review of Thursford

Ranked #3 of 8 things to do in Fakenham
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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. Experience the size scale of steam with the largest collection of traction engines in the world. Delight in the unique sounds of Robert Wolfe show on the mighty Wurlitzer. Christmas Spectacular - Set in the magical surroundings of mechanical organs and fairground carousels, a cast of over 130 performers deliver an extravaganza of non-stop singing, dancing, music, humour and variety. Santa's Magical Journey - A trip to Santa will never be the same again with this truly unforgettable journey to the perfect Christmas memory.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

You can easily spend a couple of hours here especially kids. There old electronic organs that play at 1130, then a live show at 12 to a black and white movie, features some beautiful steam trains, old carousels and old pianos. Its very pretty inside and very brightly coloured! Theres a park outside too if you fancy a little fresh air. Loads of free parking!

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"christmas show"
in 164 reviews
"winter wonderland"
in 54 reviews
"west end"
in 67 reviews
"robert wolfe"
in 45 reviews
"singers and dancers"
in 41 reviews
"magical journey"
in 30 reviews
"fairground rides"
in 50 reviews
"christmas lights"
in 32 reviews
"wurlitzer organ"
in 32 reviews
"christmas spirit"
in 28 reviews
"second half"
in 34 reviews
"wonderful christmas"
in 16 reviews
"father christmas"
in 21 reviews
"mulled wine"
in 18 reviews
"evening performance"
in 12 reviews
"traction engines"
in 43 reviews
"year after year"
in 14 reviews

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Reviewed 27 March 2018

What a top show really enjoyed the whole day in thursford..great little build up to Christmas everyone should visit here at least once...but I'll be back this year. Fabulous...

Thank Cheryl H
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

boring !boring!boring!The performers were having a wonderful time but no audience participation at all .Penguins tripping about the stage what was all that about.People praised the show up and said you must go well i will not be going again obviously running out of ideas.

1  Thank cottonsocks47
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

fabulous show...much better than i could have imagined. wonderful, talented cast, so hard working...A slight downsize was the very expensive food/drink..advise to eat before getting there

Thank lindieuk
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

what a fabulous show.
extravaganza is not a big enough word to explain the show it is just astronomically brilliant.
upon entering the show site as you pass the puppet band at the gateway a whole world of Christmas unfolds before you to the right a giant illuminated great oak tree lit in red with large whit babbles hanging from its branches
and the whole place is lit with thousands of Christmas lights lining the pathways on the trees in the bushes and buildings are also covered.
and to the left a dinning marque and before you Christmas world .
where you can take a trip round the Christmas kingdom and at the end of your walk through of mechanical marvels of polar bears, elves, reindeer, penguins,and much more all working in a Christmas wonderland scenery.there is a museum of old steam traction engines then on to the 4D cinema experience where you will feel the breeze and snow as you watch the show and afterwards a nice coffee and cake then on ward's to one of the 4 Christmas gift shops well worth a visit even to just browse .
upon entering the auditorium you will be told where your seats are situated ready for the big show where you will gaze upon a Christmas marvel of acts,comedians,singers and dancers,and an unbelievable chorus line.
also with some ordinance participation, the best seats are the isle seats as the full strong choir passes by you singing Christmas carols and other favorites.on your way out you will be left speechless as you have just been transported back to your child hood momentarily through the show to remember what Christmas is really about,
i think every one should take time to visit at least once in their lives .
may i take this opportunity to than the cast for their hard work and prep to put this show on and we will be seeing you all again this year coming
well done you guys

Thank storm1952
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