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Steam At The Fair

Relive the excitement of the original white knuckle rides in our traditional steam-driven fairground

  • Golden Gallopers
  • Mr Field’s Steam Circus
  • Razzle Dazzle
  • Steam Yacht ‘Neptune’
  • Steam Swings
  • Big Wheel

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This place has a great atmosphere. Everyone is so nice and the rides are great! An excellent day for everyone.

Family from Guildford

Golden Gallopers

Golden Gallopers

The classic fairground ride, our set of Gallopers is a favourite with children and adults alike.

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Mr Field’s Steam Circus

Mr Field’s Steam Circus

Forerunner of the Gallopers, this is the world's oldest surviving mechanically-driven fairground ride.

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Razzle Dazzle

Razzle Dazzle

Regarded as the first 'white knuckle' ride, this is one of the earliest rides to use rotational and tilting motion.

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Steam Yacht ‘Neptune’

Steam Yacht ‘Neptune’

Hold on while you ride this 1911 forerunner of the modern pirate ship.

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Steam Swings

Steam Swings

Pull the rope to swing yourself high on our steam-powered swing boats.

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Big Wheel

Big Wheel

A well known favourite which has spectacular views towards the South Downs on a clear day.

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Children’s Rides

Children’s Rides

Just for the youngsters, we have roundabouts, Chair-o-planes and Austin car rides.

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Steam Chair-o-planes

Steam Chair-o-planes

Flying at the fair with our steam-powered Chair-o-planes.

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Bioscope

Bioscope

Sit back and relax as you enjoy a film taken from our selection of some the earliest programmes in existence.

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Haunted House

Haunted House

A classic Edwardian fairground attraction but look out, what's that hiding in the dark...?

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The Fairground Engines

The Fairground Engines

As with traditional fairgrounds, Hollycombe has Showman's Engines to power the rides

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Latest from the Hollycombe Blog

23/10/16

2016 season has now ended

We had a fantastically busy Halloween Saturday evening to end the 2016 season, with many visitors dressed appropriately for the evening. The museum is now closed for winter maintenance and will reopen… read more

14/10/16

Shuttle to the Fair!

Hollycombe stages Fairground at Night on Saturday 15th October and Halloween Fairground at Night on Saturday 22nd October. Gates, grounds and cafe open both days at 6pm, with rides between 7pm and 10pm… read more