Events

Fairground at Night

Fairground at Night with the Steam Yacht, Emperor, Razzle Dazzle and Big Wheel
Razzle Dazzle at a Fairground at Night opening
Gallopers at night
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Step back in time to experience the magical nature of Hollycombe’s Edwardian fairground as the sights, sounds and smells all come alive as darkness falls!

RIDES FROM 7PM-10PM
Gates & Cafe open at 6pm

Please note that normally only the Fairground will be operating on these evenings.

Evenings offer visitors a nostalgic look at how the Victorians and Edwardians used steam as an instrument of work and play, and feature a number of popular fairground sideshows of the period. With steam-driven rides such as the Razzle Dazzle (considered to be the world’s first ‘white knuckle ride’); the Gallopers and Swingboats plus the magnificent Big Wheel offering evening views over the twinkling lights of the South Downs, a trip to Hollycombe offers visitors both nostalgia and a frisson of excitement! After enjoying the rides visitors can sit back and relax in the Bioscope – a pre-cursor to the modern cinema – typical of the travelling shows which first brought film to the public, or reflect on themselves with a walk through an original Hall of Mirrors.

  • 15th September

  • 22nd September

  • 29th September

    In addition to the normal, exciting and atrmospheric sights and sounds of Fairground at Night, this Saturday we have a couple of visiting engines coming along – the veteran Marshall traction engine 'Victoria, Empress of India', and a half size Burrell Gold Medal Tractor.

    Extra musical entertainment will be provided by Brian & Christine Wells' superb large Gavioli fair organ, all the way down from near Banbury in Oxfordshire, so come along and join the fun!

  • 6th October

  • 13th October

    On both 14th and 21st October a free-return Shuttle MiniBus service will operate between Liphook Railway Station and Hollycombe, thanks to a partnership between the East Hampshire Community Rail Partnership, Hollycombe and Wheel Drive. Pick-up and drop-offs between approx 6.15pm and 10pm. Full timetable will be available at start Oct 2017.

  • 20th October (Halloween theme fancy dress)

    Enjoy Hollycombe's Fairground at Night with a spooky theme, and experience the magical nature of the Victorian and Edwardian fairground as the sights, sounds and smells all come alive as darkness falls! Hollycombe's railway will also be running with trips to the dis-used Quarry . . . Lots of Halloween games and a fancy dress competition, so come dressed to scare!

    On this evening a free-return Shuttle MiniBus service will operate between Liphook Railway Station and Hollycombe, thanks to a partnership between the East Hampshire Community Rail Partnership, Hollycombe and Wheel Drive. Pick-up and drop-offs between approx 6.15pm and 10pm. Full timetable will be available at start Oct 2017.