Last chance visits for Hollycombe Steam in the Country in 2016!

October 4, 2016

see-the-fair-from-the-air-hollycombe-chair-o-planes-lit-up-for-fairground-at-nightHollycombe Steam in the Country, based at Iron Hill, Liphook, is halfway through its popular ‘Fairground at Night’ evenings, remaining open on Saturdays 8, 15 and 22 October – the last evening being a special Halloween themed event.

However, next Sunday 9 October represents the last opportunity to visit Hollycombe during the daytime! Recent visitors have not failed to notice the return of Hollycombe’s famous Haunted House – the oldest in the world – following restoration, with it now sitting in its home opposite the Austin Cars.

Hollycombe volunteers are keeping their fingers crossed that it passes an inspection that will allow them to open the House for visitors, probably for the 22nd evening, though updates will be available on the Hollycombe website (www.hollycombe.co.uk). Hollycombe has once again teamed up with Wheel Drive and the East Hampshire Community Rail Partnership to offer a free shuttle bus service between Liphook Station, Sainsbury’s Liphook and Hollycombe on both the 15th and 22nd October evenings – this is a free service, giving the opportunity to use public transport to attend the events. A timetable for the shuttle service will be posted on the website.

hollycombe-lit-up-for-halloween-fairground-at-night-3Gates open at 6pm for Fairground at Night, with rides from 7pm – 10pm, whilst Hollycombe’s last daytime opening on 9th October will be from 11am – 5pm, with rides from 12.30pm. ‘It’s worthwhile coming that little bit early to enjoy the autumn colours that are developing in the Gardens’ says Hollycombe Trustee Brian Gooding, ‘A brisk walk followed by warming refreshments in the Café is a great precursor to the fun of the Fairground!

Hollycombe will open at 11am on Sunday 9 October, with steam rides from 12.30pm. Admission to Hollycombe is £16 adults; £14 seniors or £12 child, with family saver tickets available, offering unlimited rides on the Fairground for one year.

Hollycombe opens on Saturdays 8, 15 & 22 October 6pm – 10pm, with rides from 7pm. For more info, please call 01428 724900, e-mail: [email protected] or visit www.hollycombe.co.uk