Hollycombe Halloween Fairground at Night
Enjoy the fairground at night with a spooky theme as you experience the magical nature of Hollycombe’s Edwardian fairground as the sights, sounds and smells all come alive as darkness falls! Dare you ride the train to the disused Quarry? Come dressed to scare!
Enjoy a trip down memory lane with the sights, sounds, smell and atmosphere of a vintage Edwardian Fairground at night, as the Hollycombe Working Steam Museum stages its popular Saturday evening openings in September and October.
Based on the Surrey / Hampshire / Sussex border at Liphook, Hollycombe Steam in the Country offers visitors a nostalgic look at how the Victorians and Edwardians used steam as an instrument of work and play, and features a number of popular fairground sideshows of the period. With steam-driven rides such as the Razzle Dazzle (considered to be the world’s first ‘white knuckle ride’); the Gallopers and Swingboats plus the magnificent 102 year old Big Wheel offering evening views over the twinkling lights of the South Downs, a trip to Hollycombe offers visitors both nostalgia and a frisson of excitement! After enjoying the rides visitors can sit back and relax in the Bioscope – a pre-cursor to the modern cinema – typical of the travelling shows which first brought film to the public, or reflect on themselves with a walk through an original Hall of Mirrors. ‘Everyone loves Fairground at Night’ said Hollycombe Trustee Brian Gooding. ‘The atmosphere created by the lights, sounds and steam is unique to Hollycombe – our rides are operated by volunteers and these evenings always prove most popular.’
Fairground at Night evenings take place on 16th September, 23rd September, 30th September, 7th and 14th October, and then again on the 21st October, this time with a Halloween theme. Rides operate between 7pm and 10pm.
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