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“great place for the family”

Ferrymead Heritage Park
Ranked #41 of 250 things to do in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The park is comprised of an Edwardian township, which includes buildings from a church and a police house to a bakery and a railway station, as well as an exhibition area.
Reviewed June 20, 2012

great place to bring the kids and go on the trains as long as you go on the set days they operate) all the wrokers and staff are friendly and there is plenty to see and do and eat

Thank vampslayer01
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"steam train"
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"step back in time"
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"tram rides"
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"period costume"
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"fire engine"
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"model railway"
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"printing shop"
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"interesting attractions"
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"the double decker"
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"admission price"
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"great family day"
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"all ages"
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"all age groups"
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"ch ch"
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"entrance fee"
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"on display"
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Reviewed February 27, 2012

Running steam trains and trams, olden style movie theatre and authentic heritage houses. Great day.
Only suggestion would be bring a packed lunch, as the small cafe is very limited

Thank ArmyAimz
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Reviewed January 26, 2012

Lots of excellent things to see and do - and away from the central city which is closed

Thank mitchellgk
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Reviewed December 31, 2011

Old town experience and train rides on certain days. Fantastic walking down the old dirt streets looking in the old shops. Great museum with old fire brigade memorabilia worth a look too.
On some occasions you can book a group into a place on site where they cook a traditional kiwi evening meal located in one of the old houses. Fantastic experience. Enquire and book in advance as not always operating. If you time the day right you can go on the steam train and a number of other trains which travel along an approx 3-4km track all included in the admission price

Thank karl p
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Reviewed December 27, 2011

I expected it to be a travel through time and it really was. We almost got lost on our way there, we didn't expect it to be that far and there weren't much road signs. It was queer because only a few guests were there on the day we visited so it kind of felt like twilight zone. But the concept of the place is really nice. It's amazing how people can save such valuable and historic things and keep the old appliances and furniture to be whole and functioning. Employees are fittingly dressed according to the era the park represents. We weren't able to buy food from their bakeshop but I hope what they sell is apt to the era as well, down to the very ingredients used so it would be really authentic and true to the theme. Most of the park attraction were also closed, some were because of the earthquake. We were supposed to watch Laurel and Hardy in their cinema but it was closed during our visit. You can also hitch a ride in the tram that goes around the park. (The ChCh city loop tram is parked here indefinitely) Interested guests can also join the park's club to have an exclusive access to the facilities and help in its maintenance. The gift shop's just small and doesn't offer much souvenirs. If you're easily spooked, I suggest you visit this place with a lot of people or find out when's the usual busy day at the park so you wouldn't feel so much in a twilight zone.

Thank Mariantler
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