Bressingham Steam & Gardens

Overview

general information

General Information

Bressingham is open (with Narrow Gauge Train rides) every day from the end of  March until the 28th October 2018.

Mondays and Tuesdays (outside the school and public holidays) are Gardeners Days (Non Steam Days)
Service level - One diesel hauled train and the Gallopers.

Wednesdays to Sundays are always Steam Days.
Service level - At least two trains and the Gallopers will be running. Sundays and BHM's we aim to operate three trains and the Gallopers.

The Museum and Gardens open daily at 10:30am rides commence at 11:00am, the site closes at 5:00pm (5:30pm June to August). Last rides will normally be at 4:30pm daily, but may be later on special event days. Last admission is one hour before the site closes.

(October - closing times and last ride times may vary depending on the time of  dusk - check before travelling)

Dogs

Only registered guide and assistance dogs are allowed on site.

Fairground

The old fashioned fairground is privately owned and rides are not included in the Bressingham Ride ticket.

At weekends the Fairground is normally open 11.30 - 4.30.

Please call us for furtther information before making a specific journey to visit the fairground.  01379 686900

The Dodgems are no longer operational at Bressingham for the 2018 season.

JB Fairground information

Childrens Toy Set
Built in 1972 this ride is suitable for younger children, where they have the choice of cars, animals, boats and bikes to sit on.

Old Time Penny Arcade
A collection of slot machines dating from the 1920s to the 1970s, this is how your Grandparents spent a penny! The arcade is for amusement only, no cash can be won.

Chair O Planes - 1935
Built by Halsted, take to the sky with this vintage ride.

Ski Jump - 1989
Built by Metal Craft, spin round then over the bump on this fast rare ride.

Crazy Golf
The 9 hole Crazy Golf is built in the 1960s style and is fun for all the family. 

Old Time Side Stalls
Some of the best classics from the Fair - Ball in the Bucket*, Hook-a-Duck*, Test your Strength Striker*, Coconut Shy. Come and have a go on these old time games.
*Prize every time

Rocker Toys
A collection of Rocker Toys for our younger visitors in all shapes and sizes from the 1960s to the 1980s. One will have been outside the supermarket of your youth!

Steam

What better way to explore the beautiful gardens, woodlands and countryside of Bressingham than by climbing aboard a magnificent steam engine! With over four miles of narrow-gauge steam lines and four journeys to choose from, it's the perfect way to relax and enjoy the scenery!

Gallopers

The three-abreast Gallopers are Bressingham's centre piece. It is one of the finest to be seen anywhere. Built by Savages of Kings Lynn in 1897 and owned and operated by the Thurston family of Norfolk until 1934, the Gallopers later operated at Whitley Bay and ended up in Scotland before finding a home at Bressingham. The engine was originally built by Tidmans of Norwich but has been completely rebuilt at Bressingham. The organ - a Bruder-built, 48 keyless Chiappa - accompanies the Gallopers as they reach up to six revolutions per minute and swing out some 15 degrees.

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Prices

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Prices

Prices

Bressingham offers a number of options for entry to the Gardens and Museum (open 10.30 to 5.00 daily 01/04/15 until 01/11/15), to suit all types of visitor. These include the popular unlimited train rides option perfect for families and those visiting with children, this is the most cost effective option if you wish to go on any of the Bressingham railways and Gallopers. Alternatively you can choose an Entry Only ticket which gives access to all the site but with no rides included. (Event days may have special pricing - details can be found on their respective Event Pages.)
 

2015 prices

Museum & Garden entry with unlimited narrow gauge railway and three gallopers rides

Dodgems, other visiting fairground rides and games of skill are charged at source - (weekends and school holidays).

Gardeners Days are Mondays and Tuesdays outside school and public holidays, usually only one diesel train and the Gallopers will be operating. On Steam Days we try to operate a minimum of 2 steam trains weekdays, 3 weekends. Check before travelling.

Steam Day

Gift Aid: Adult* £13.99, Concession 65+* £12.59, Child (3-16yrs)*# £9.99

Non Donation: Adult* £12.72, Concession 65+* £11.44, Child (3-16yrs)*# £9.08

Gardeners Days

Gift Aid: Adult* £11.49, Concession 65+* £10.49, Child (3-16yrs)*# £7.49

Non Donation: Adult* £10.44, Concession 65+* £9.53, Child (3-16yrs)*# £6.81

 

Museum & Garden entry ONLY with NO rides
Single rides can be purchased at each station. If you ride more than twice the options above are cheaper.

Entry Only

Gift Aid: Adult* £8.99, Concession 65+* £8.00, Child (3-16yrs)*# £5.59

Non Donation: Adult* £8.17, Concession 65+* £7.27, Child (3-16yrs)*# £5.08

Some special event days have special Entry Only pricing, 1940's £10, Model Railway £5, Garden Railway £5

*Gift Aid

The Donation/Gift Aid prices above include a voluntary donation of at least 10%. If you are a UK Income Tax payer and pay the donation price we (with your permission) can reclaim 25% tax back.

# Yellow special event days have a charge for 2 year olds of £2.50

Bressinghams offer policy
We are happy to accept Tesco Deals as payment for any daily ticket (season tickets, friends tickets, group tickets, and Christmas entry are excluded (Event days will be exluded in 2015 in line with the Tesco Deals general terms)). On any 2for1 promotions the ticket of lesser value will be free. Only one type of offer may be used in any one transaction.Offers must be presented at the time of purchase and cannot be applied after the sale has completed.

Special Offers

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Opening Times

We will be open from 11am to 4pm for Feb Half Term, check the Event details for what we are operating.

Bressingham is open (with Narrow Gauge Train rides) every day from 26th  March until the 1st November 2015.

Mondays and Tuesdays (outside the school and public holidays) are Gardeners Days (Non Steam Days)
Service level - One diesel hauled train and the Gallopers.

Wednesdays to Sundays are always Steam Days.
Service level - At least two trains and the Gallopers will be running. Sundays and BHM's we aim to operate three trains and the Gallopers.

The Gardens and all Museum buildings are open daily until 02/11/14.
There is NO Winter Opening outside of advertised Special Event times in 2014/2015 Winter Period.

Opening Times and last rides

The Museum and Gardens open daily at 10:30am rides commence at 11:00am, the site closes at 5:00pm (5:30pm June to August). Last rides will normally be at 4:30pm daily, but may be later on special event days. Last admission is one hour before the site closes.

(October - closing times and last ride times may vary depending on the time of  dusk - check before travelling)

Access for all visitors

Bressingham welcomes visitor of all abilities. The site and gardens are wheelchair friendly with paths of grass and tarmac. All of the museum buildings are accessible with the exception of one gallery in the exhibition hall and the signal box. The Nursery and Waveney lines both have carriages capable of accommodating standard wheelchairs. There is a unisex disabled toilet and unisex baby changing facilities at both the museum and garden centre. If you need any further information or have any specific requests please call us on 01379 686900. Standard wheelchairs are available on a first come first served basis.

Dogs

Only registered guide and assistance dogs are allowed on site.

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