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Hollycombe Steam Collection

Iron Hill Hollycombe, Liphook GU30 7LP, England
+44 1428 724900
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Absolutely brilliant

Wonderful day out as always. I Always have a friendly chat with volunteers.Fully understand there... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
_johnreed1
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Massive Dissapointment

Massive letdown. Very little actually working - their claim of being the largest working collection... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
redrockettuscan
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Iron Hill Hollycombe, Liphook GU30 7LP, England
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"great fun"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Wonderful day out as always. I Always have a friendly chat with volunteers.Fully understand there decision to run diesel services on the railway during the hot weather. (Preserving the Southdown national park beauty) always lots of steam running and yeah sometimes stuff is sheeted up...More

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Michael C, General Manager at Hollycombe Steam Collection, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for those positive comments. Hollycombe is a unique collection with unique challenges and you have summed those up nicely. We can never guarantee that everything will be working but there is always more than enough to interest and entertain visitors of all ages...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Massive letdown. Very little actually working - their claim of being the largest working collection of steam engines is just plainly inaccurate - and looks very run down. Most "exhibits" were just sheeted over with no clue as to what they actually were. "Steam" railway...More

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Michael C, General Manager at Hollycombe Steam Collection, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We are sorry to hear about your disappointment following your recent visit. You don't say when that was, but if it was last weekend it is very surprising to hear that you were less than satisfied by the extra exhibits of organs, models and fairground...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been going here since our kids were tiny, but Dad decided that's where Father's Day had to be spent with the kids (now 14 and 16) - and a fantastic day was had by all! Including the 14-year-old insisting on going on the...More

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Reviewed June 12, 2018

This is a magical place, all run by volunteers who are so friendly and welcoming. Took my grandchildren, girl of 8 and twins of 4 they loved it. All the rides included in the ticket so they had plenty of goes. Great ride on the...More

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Reviewed June 6, 2018

Today i will give a review as to what it is like to visit Hollycombe steam collection and weather this place is for you. 1. I have been going to hollycombe for several years now however i have never taken the time to write a...More

Thank Dantelling
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Reviewed June 3, 2018

A beautiful parkland area with delightful picnic spots. Totally uncomercialised. I didn’t see anything made of plastic it was all constructed of wood and metal. One price entry and all the rides are free. Fantastic atmosphere of an old farm.

1  Thank Mary S
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Reviewed June 2, 2018 via mobile

LOVED the steam train and the steam powered fairground rides...really relaxed atmosphere and honestly felt like we had stepped through a time machine. Nice cafe and shop and everyone very friendly, loads of picnic space in gardens. The guy doing the music on the carousel...More

1  Thank Rachel D
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Reviewed May 30, 2018

Run by extraordinarily enthusiastic volunteers this is a wonderful spot for younger children as well as adults interested in yesteryear. Unlike at so many other places we did not experience the oppressive rules and restrictions that blight enjoyment. Instead adults and children are credited with...More

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Michael C, General Manager at Hollycombe Steam Collection, responded to this reviewResponded May 31, 2018

Thank you for your kind words. As we've said before, Hollycombe is not intended to be anything like the large theme parks and our aim is to recreate as much as possible the experience and atmosphere of a fairground in the 19th and early 20th...More

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Reviewed May 29, 2018 via mobile

No this is not Alton Towers or Chessington. Yes you can go to Hollycombe and go on some rides and they are fun But as a parent you will find a connection, a connection to the smell of burning coal and oil and steam, you...More

Thank Martin P
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Michael C, General Manager at Hollycombe Steam Collection, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2018

Thank you for your thoughtful review. It's easy to say "I couldn't have put it better myself" but this is a case where that expression really fits. Hollycombe is not in competition with the mega theme parks but is still about fun - or as...More

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Reviewed May 26, 2018 via mobile

I only live half an hour away but have never visited... well now I have and I love it! Took my 12 and 4 year olds along today and we had a great time. Everyone was friendly, helpful and seemed to enjoy their volunteering. Just...More

Thank Jaime W
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darlingtonpaula69
August 25, 2017|
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No not at all, everything is included. Food and drink naturally you pay for, but there are picnic areas
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