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Big Wheel

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

The highlight of our UK visit – thank you for all your hard work.

The Regan family, Kansas City, USA

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.

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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