Hollycombe Steam in the Country

Is Hollycombe Steam in the Country Open?

Covid-19 Update: Closed until Easter 2021. For the most up-to-date information visit their official website via the link above or view our list of Hampshire attractions.

About This Attraction

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.

Open: Sundays and Bank Holidays from Easter Weekend to 17th October.
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. 

Adults £18

Seniors £16

Children £14

Super Saver Ticket: 2 x Adult & 2 x Children £58

Why should I visit?

    • Edwardian Fairground – ride authentic Victorian and Edwardian fairground rides – all steam driven!
    • Woodland Railways – Ride the Quarry railway or the Miniature Railway – let the train take the strain!
    • Woodland Gardens – beautiful views over the South Downs in an English Heritage listed Garden.
    • Steam Engines and Steam Organs – The smell of steam and the sound of the steam organs are a great combination!
    • A real 3-generation visit – great fun for Grandparents, parents and children alike!


Assistance dogs allowed
Baby changing facilities
Disabled access
Disabled parking available
Dogs accepted
Free parking on site
Gift shop
On site parking
Suitable for ages 12 and above
Suitable for ages 3 and above
Suitable for ages 5 and above
Suitable for ages 8 and above
Tour Guide – we require booking for this facility
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Where to find us


Hollycombe Working Steam Museum
Iron Hill
GU30 7LP


01428 724900


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By car

From the A3

Follow the brown tourist signs. Turn off at Liphook. Turn left by the Royal Anchor (Liphook Square), then left again by Lloyds Bank and right at the next mini-roundabout. Look for Sainsburys (on the left). Turn right at both of the next two roundabouts (follow the small brown road signs). Go over the railway bridge and continue along th enarrow, wooded road (Midhurst Road), past Highfield Lane (on your left). Turn left opposite the gate houses, and follow the road through the industrial estate, continuing as far as you can go.

FROM Haslemere & The East

Leave Haslemere on the B2131 to Liphook. Where the main road turns sharp right, go straight on up Highfield Lane. At the end of Highfield Lane, turn left onto Midhurst Road and follow the instructions as above.

By train

The nearest railway station is Liphook (South West Trains), one mile from Hollycombe. Hourly service on the London Waterloo to Portsmouth line. Taxis are available from Apple Cars on 01428 722 044.

Kids activities

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  • Fairground rides
  • Train rides
  • Steam engines
  • Thomas the Tank Engine merchandise
  • Woodland walks