A well known favourite which has spectacular views towards the South Downs on a clear day.
It was a great pleasure to view all the steam engines and especially the fair organs were great! Thank you so much!
Family from Neustadt, Germany
- Big Wheel with the Austin Cars alongside.
- The big wheel
- The Big Wheel is driven by a Clayton & Shuttleworth portable engine named 'Olive'.
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This is a well known favourite, and the views from the top of ours to the South Downs are spectacular (weather permitting!)
The 50ft tall Big Wheel is very popular with visitors. It was built in 1914 and was purchased by Hollycombe in 1990 from a showman in South Wales. The ride is driven by a Clayton & Shuttleworth portable steam engine which was built in 1911 and exported to Portugal where it drove an olive press and was fired on olive stones and wood. Because if this, it is named Olive.
Height restrictions apply. Minimum height: 1.1m (3ft 8in), approximately 5 years.