Hollycombe Steam in the Country is the most varied collection of steam engines and fairground rides in Britain. The collection includes a working Edwardian steam-driven fairground, a narrow-gauge railway and garden railway, as well as steam road engines, road rollers, and a farm with a collection of working barn machinery.
Dating back to the 1870’s, the fairground at Hollycombe has some of the oldest and most thrilling fairground rides of their day. Enjoy the beautiful Golden Gallopers with their wonderful Gaviolli Fairground Organ, experience the thrill of the steam-powered Chair-o-planes or take in the view of the South Downs from Hollycombe’s magnificent Big Wheel. Younger visitors are not forgotten and will revel in the excitement of the fairground with children’s rides including the Austin Cars, the world’s oldest Haunted House, and everyone’s favourite, The Hall of Mirrors.
Running for 1.5miles through pretty woodland, the Quarry Railway has two steam and one diesel locomotives and is run with historic carriages. The journey starts at Hollycombe Station opposite the visitor centre and offers spectacular views across the South Downs. The second railway is a popular Garden Railway which runs in a continuous loop of about one third of a mile and is a favourite with children and adults alike.
There are beautiful woodland gardens to explore as well as our Listed Gardens which were planted between the 1880s and 1920s with many rare species among them. Visit during May our quarter-mile long Azalea Walk will be in full bloom.
With picnic sites, a great-value cafeteria and a Gift Shop with a wide range of steam memorabilia for all ages, Hollycombe really is a wonderful day out for everyone to enjoy.
Daily openings: 27th May to 30th May and 28th July to 29th August (closed Mondays & Fridays in August).
Open times: Gates open 11am. Rides from 12.30pm to 17.00pm.
Last admission 16.00pm.
You can visit Hollycombe all year for one great price! All our full priced admission tickets are valid for a year from the date of entry.
Super Saver Ticket: 2 x Adult & 2 x Children £58