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Bressingham Steam & Gardens

Bressingham, Norfolk

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You have to go a long way to beat Bressingham Steam and Gardens for a fun packed family day out. For here is where world-renowned gardener and horticulturalist Alan Bloom combined his passion for plants and gardens with his love of steam, to create a truly unique experience for all the family!

Whether you choose to explore:

One of Europe`s leading steam collections, amongst the locomotive sheds bringing the power of steam engineering too life

Take a ride on Bressingham`s famous Victorian steam  `Gallopers` carousel ride

Journey over five miles of narrow-gauge steam railway, taking you through the gardens and woodland

The Garden Railway - 10 in (260 mm) miniature

The Waveney Valley Railway - 15 in (381 mm)

The Nursery Railway - 2 ft (610 mm)


The Royal Scott locomotive which has been at Bressingham since 1969 - now back in full working order. See www.6100.co.uk for more details on this.

Elliott Simpson

Wander through the 6 acres of beautiful privately owned gardens of the Bloom family, established by Alan Bloom MBE, with 4 linking gardens with over 8,000 species and varieties of plant on display.

The official "Dad`s Army" exhibition in existence, lets you wander through Walmington-on-Sea looking at original props and vehicles from the series.

Enjoy the Shopping in the Blooms Garden Centre.

 you'll find something for everyone when you arrive at Bressingham.

Bressingham Gardens taken in 2005
Simon Reilly

Chris Allen

Bring your own picnic and take a break in the gardens, or choose from one of two restaurants - including one at the garden centre Blooms of Bressingham - and you really can make the fun last all day!

Location: Bressingham Steam and Gardens, Bressingham, Norfolk

Grid Reference: TM081806 Ceremonial County: Norfolk

Map Link: StreetMap

Aerial photo: Google Aerial

Getting there: 2.5 miles west of Diss and 14 miles east of Thetford on the A1066. Follow the Brown tourist signs.

Website: www.bressingham.co.uk.

Other Useful Websites: www.6100.co.uk The Royal Scott (steam train)


Email: info@bressingham.co.uk
Address: Bressingham Steam and Gardens, Bressingham nr Diss, Norfolk
Postcode: IP22 2AA Telephone: 01379 686900
Opening Times: 31st Mar-Oct 10.30am Daily closes at 5pm; June-Aug + Oct closes at 4.30pm

Charges: Entry Only (no train rides): Adult 8.50; Concession 8; Child (3-16) 5

Entry with narrow-gauge railway and galloper rides:

Steam Days: Adult 12.50; Concession 11; Child (3-16) 8.50

Non Steam Days: Adult 10; Concession 9; Child (3-16) 6.50

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Notes: PDF of their latest brochure

Winter months only the garden and Dad's Army exhibition open from 11am to 4pm.

Summer steam day entry fee includes max 3 free rides on gallopers (not consecutively)

See also our page Tesco Clubcard Deals

The Bressingham Nurseries themselves are not open to the public.

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