News from November 2006

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Santa Express at Bressingham

With the Christmas season fast approaching, parents and grandparents alike will be searching for the perfect festive treat for the children. They need look no further than Bressingham Steam & Gardens this December, where Santa will be flying in for a truly magical Christmas steam experience that is sure to put a smile on every child’s face!
For three consecutive weekends in December, children of all ages can take part in a mini ‘Winter Wonderland’ at one of Norfolk’s leading attractions – with a magical narrow-gauge steam train ride driven by Santa himself, as well as Punch & Judy shows, rides on Bressingham’s magnificent gallopers and the chance to visit an authentic old-fashioned sweet shop for a festive humbug or two!
Santa will be dropping into Bressingham as part of his whistle-stop tour of Norfolk on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th, Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th, Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd December from 2pm-6pm – and every child aged between 4 and 14 years will receive a very special Christmas gift.
Parents and grandparents can explore one of the most comprehensive live steam museums in Europe, with over 40 different steam locomotives, traction and stationary engines and other vehicles, guided tours of the royal coaches and a unique tribute to classic British TV comedy, with the UK’s only official ‘Dad’s Army’ exhibition and the original sets, props and costumes from Only Fools and Horses.
Blooms of Bressingham’s flagship garden and aquatic centre completes Bressingham’s offering, where visitors can find many of the plants that have been incorporated into The Gardens at Bressingham to take home – and a perfect opportunity to shop for those last minute Christmas gifts.

For more information visit the Bressingham website

Posted by Jenna Marchant on 1 November 2006

Special Events 2007 – 18 November 2006

Fairbourne Railway - Name Change

It has been decided to re-name the Fairbourne & Barmouth Steam Railway to the original name of the Fairbourne Railway, because it is a far more accurate description of the line. We hope this will reduce the chance of potential confusion for the visitor to the line.

Penrhyn Point Station will be revert back to being called Barmouth Ferry (which describes the line’s terminus perfectly) and the Penrhyn Pavilion Café will be renamed Harbour View Café. The long station name (GORSAFAWDDACHAIDRAIGODANHEDDOGLEDDOLLONPENRHYNAREURDRAETHCEREDIGION) at the half-way halt will revert back to Golf Halt (although the long name may be shown in small letters underneath the new sign).

Posted by Alex Wright on 19 November 2006

Autumn Newsletter – 22 November 2006

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