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Address: One mile off the A148 | Thursford, Fakenham, England
Phone Number: +44 1328 878477
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Visited by over 5.3 million people.

The Thursford Collection - The sights,...

Visited by over 5.3 million people.

The Thursford Collection - The sights, sounds and sensations of the golden age of steam are never forgotten. Climb on board and enjoy all the fun of the fairground on our traditional carousels and gondola. Experience the size scale of steam with the largest collection of traction engines in the world. Delight in the unique sounds of Robert Wolfe show on the mighty Wurlitzer.

Christmas Spectacular - Set in the magical surroundings of mechanical organs and fairground carousels, a cast of over 130 performers deliver an extravaganza of non-stop singing, dancing, music, humour and variety.

Santa's Magical Journey - A trip to Santa will never be the same again with this truly unforgettable journey to the perfect Christmas memory.

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This has to be the best Show I have ever seen and that incudes my trips to the West End of London. Spectacular costumes, great dancers, wonderful singers, excellent musicians... read more

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Leicester
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This has to be the best Show I have ever seen and that incudes my trips to the West End of London. Spectacular costumes, great dancers, wonderful singers, excellent musicians all held together by a very funny comedian/compere. The Thursford Christmas Spectacular is a show not to be missed 3 hrs of top quality entertainment. Thanks

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Cambridge
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I attended this show with my partner, who had never been before, last night. He was not impressed overall. I, too was disappointed as it was flat, in comparison to my previous attendances. There were not enough amusing sketches and the Japanese couple's act a bit pathetic, again compared to others in past years. The comedian/compere was very good, as... More 

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I attended the show last night and was not disappointed. A brilliant show. The comedien/compere did a wonderful job, with good old fashioned stand up comedy. The dancers were just wonderful and the singers as good as i have ever heard.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have been visiting this fantastic show for well over 25 years and never ever get tired of it. Most years we come out of the performance with that wow factor,and this year never let us down,we weren't keen in the chinese act, and the comedian repeated some jokes from the previous year,we all agreed that the costumes were fantastic... More 

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Cantley, Norfolk, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What an amazing experience! If you have not visited before, you will find yourself travelling along narrow country lanes perhaps wondering if you have lost your way in the backwaters of rural Norfolk looking for a theatre in the middle of nowhere. However, when we arrived for the evening performance and were pleasantly greeted by a most impressive display of... More 

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Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The journey began, from when I parked my car We walked over to the main entrance, passing through dozens of lit trees. At this point Christmas arrived. We then walked into to Fantasy land, and certainly weren't disappointed. There were animated figures, above and all around The Christmas mood got even better We finally got to the theatre, sat down... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Have visited and seen show many times and always thoroughly enjoyed the production but I was disappointed this year by the musical content. I realise the show cannot always be the same and must showcase new ideas and talent but in the past it has always been "jolly" but this year seemed very flat especially the second half as the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Second visit really enjoyed it Didn't care for the Chinese couple Wished the tiller girls had been on longer The wooden soldiers were brilliant as were all the performers The Irish dancing was amazing not long enough The orchestra was ace as was the comedienne The seating is a bit squashed in Some of the choirs songs were unknown prefer... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If there is one show never to be missed it is the Christmas show at thursford. It attracts visitors from all over uk. Tonight's performance was of a high standard. A first rate orchestra, singers and dancers. The comedian was very good. Better than any west end show. Good restaurant and shops. There is a winter wonderland show with Father... More 

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had never heard of Thursford when my U3A group advertised a short break in Norfolk which included a visit to the Christmas Spectacular. What an amazing experience - a good old fashioned variety show which was so slick and professional. Spectacular doesn't begin to describe it. I was particularly impressed by the quality of the singers - one minute... More 

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