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“Spectacular”
Review of Thursford

Thursford
Ranked #2 of 18 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 February 17, 2013

The museum is wonderful even if you don't know muxh about steam. The Christmas show is absolutely fabulous. Coaches from all over country descend on this little village and visitors are not disappointed. A must visit if you have never experienced it.

Thank FrancesandStuart
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"winter wonderland"
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"christmas show"
in 162 reviews
"west end"
in 66 reviews
"singers and dancers"
in 40 reviews
"robert wolfe"
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"magical journey"
in 29 reviews
"fairground rides"
in 47 reviews
"christmas lights"
in 33 reviews
"wurlitzer organ"
in 30 reviews
"christmas spirit"
in 26 reviews
"second half"
in 35 reviews
"wonderful christmas"
in 16 reviews
"father christmas"
in 21 reviews
"mulled wine"
in 18 reviews
"evening performance"
in 12 reviews
"traction engines"
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"year after year"
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Reviewed February 13, 2013

We visited this attraction at first in the summer to see all their all fairground rides and attractions but the highlight was when we went back for their Christmas show. What a superb show it was with colour and dancers contributing to the Christmas theme. I can not praise it highly enough, we will certainly go back

Thank Alfred S
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Reviewed February 7, 2013

Fantastic show at Christmas time, well worth the ticket price and something you must see at least once in your lifetime.

The actual collection is not bad either, even if you are not a steam buff!

Thank Pumba1066
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Reviewed February 6, 2013

Wow what an amazing show Went on a day trip in November had stayed over on previous visit. Made it a long day better to stay over either night before or after.
Will certainly be going again

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Reviewed January 25, 2013

We went to the Thursford Spectacular with Leisuretime Tours of Colchester last Christmas and were totally overwhelmed. The company provided a new coach with coffee served by Martin and we stopped in the centre of Norwich for a couple of hours. The show itself was absolutely superb with the longest stage that we have ever seen. The Thursford company seemed to spare no expense with wonderful costumes and professional acts. We still cannot believe that such a superb show could be put on in such a remote part of Norfolk. Even when we left the show didn't end as all the were trees cleverly lit up. Definitetly returning this year

Thank ColchesterJohn
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