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“Overpriced and gloomy” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Thursford

Thursford
Ranked #1 of 18 things to do in Fakenham
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Visited by over 5.3 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.
England
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Overpriced and gloomy”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2013

I paid fourtynine pounds for myself and family to have just a couple of rides and meet the most misarable staff i have ever come across. The best thing about the visit was the time spent in the play area which we could have had for free in the park on the sea front at Sherringham.

Visited April 2013
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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429 reviews
256 attraction reviews
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“Glad it was not busy, worth a visit .”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2013

You need to check the opening time glad we did on the web site as it opened from 12.00 noon till 4.30 pm . We arrived to find not many people around car park good plenty of space. Not sure what it might be like if they were busy. Main gate was not manned so you could when we went look in the ground, shops, go to the café free before you went into the museum. On our day payment was in the stable block at a entry point including the shop, the mature person on the entry till, we think must have got out bed the wrong side that morning. We had disturbed her day
welcome " NONE" . All other members of staff very friendly and helpful including the shops , anyway we proceed through into the main museum space, organist was playing and very good it was. invited to proceed onto the ride/s available good long ride/s , ( I think this was because not many people on site that day ). In fact went on twice then listen to the various static organs around ,looked at the exhibit's as well . You could spend a couple of hours possibly inside, did not venture into ground as the day not very pleasant outside

Visited April 2013
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Norfolk
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166 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Amazing spectacle!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2013

If you don't already know about the Thursford Christmas spectacular I hesitate to post this review as it will result in even more competition for seats at all future shows. Thursford's Christmas spectacular is a delight for the eyes and the ears. The quality of performance and production at least equals, and most probably far excels, any performance put on by all-year-round theatres. If you only ever attend one live performance in your lifetime it has to be this one! This is not our first attendance, nor will it be our last!

Visited December 2012
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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great nights entertainment”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2013

Very enjoyable Christmas Show.. good entertainment and a great night out. Need to book a long way in advanced as people book up a year in advance

Visited December 2012
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
“xmas show”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2013

I went here 2 year ago with my mom on a overnight stay which included the show which was brilliant a the most colurfull show i have ever seen it was everything anyone would wish to see great for children and adults a great family show to go and see it really is something not to be missed ,after breakfast next day we had time to shop in norfork before returning on the coach everone should go and see it.

Visited December 2012
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