Bressingham Steam Museum and Gardens starring Mike the Knight

November 24, 2013Mandi Morrison
During the summer holidays, very close to my due date, we visited Bressingham Steam & Gardens.

The boys love trains, and with the added bonus that Tyrus and Eowyns favourite TV knight was going to be making an appearance, we set off on the 40 minute drive. It is located within the stunning Waveney Valley and is a lovely family day out for all ages.




On arrival, we were met with various knight themed activities, including little tents for the children to go in, dressing up clothes, storytellers, jester skills and of course appearances throughout the day from `Mike the Knight’ himself!!



Throughout the season they have many special guests, including Moshi Monsters, Tree Fu Tom and Peppa Pig, with more due to visit in 2014.


The children and Asa had an amazing time on the Gallopers, I was surprised how fast they went, no sooner had I waved to the children, they seemed to be back round again!! We need to visit again minus bump just so I can have a go on the Gallopers…







The train rides were just the right length of time, even for the younger ones, and there is plenty to things to spot on your travels.














They enjoyed the gardens and reading all of the different names of the flowers and plants, they even made a note of their favourites, just in case I get green fingers over the winter months!!

 














The younger children enjoyed the Play Area, the older ones pretended they were only on there to supervise!


The traditional sweet shop was a struggle, with so many delicious sweets to choose from, however we chomped away merrily for the afternoon on Rhubarb and Custards, Cola Cubes and Mint Imperials.



The old fashioned Penny Arcade was a huge hit with all of the children and Neva was very lucky, winning quite a few pennies.

 













If this looks like a day out for you, then I have some great news!

Father Christmas is coming to Bressingham this December. Rudolph is away on his holidays so Santa decided to use his old faithful Steam Car for the journey to Norfolk.

He and his wife and elves, will be at Bressingham on the 1, 7/8, 14/15, 21,22,23,24 December 2013. Entry times vary depending on the day.
All days but the 24th have entry from 2pm to 5pm close no earlier than 6pm. 15, 21, 22 have an additional 12pm to 2pm entry slot, 24th has an 11am to 2pm entry slot and we will close earlier.
 Why not stay all afternoon and visit Walmington on Sea at Christmas.
This year Santa is including:
  • A ride on the Steam Train on the Nursery Line for everyone
  • For those up to the age of 12 a visit to Father Christmas and a present from him. Rides on the Gallopers are included too.
  • The Dads Army Exhibition will be decorated for Christmas and a Childrens entertainer will be in the Village Hall.
There will be food available at Blooms if you arrive before Santa is ready and at The Steam Museum too during your visit.
  • Adult (advance) tickets are £9.50
  • Children (advance) 3-12 £11.00
  • under 3’s (advance) requiring a present are £5.00
Booking is advisable and can be made by telephone on 01379 686900online  or in person at the ticket office. You can also choose to pay on the day (if tickets are still available), Ticket numbers are limited so it’s best to book online.

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