Jerry M on the Quarry Railway
Golden Gallopers
Railways and Fairground

Where the magic of steam brings the past to life

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Situated in the South Downs National Park, Hollycombe is home to Britain's largest collection of working steam

Dogs on leads welcome

Open Days & Times

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  • Open Day
  • Special Event
  • Glow Night (6pm-10pm)

See the calendar for a list of our open days for 2024

Hollycombe is one of Britain’s largest collections of steam offering visitors a nostalgic look at how the Victorians and Edwardians used steam as an instrument of work and play, and featuring a number of popular fairground sideshows of the period.

With steam-driven rides such as the Golden Gallopers, Steam Swingboats and Steam Chair-o-Planes, 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.

The fun doesn’t end there as we invite you to sit back and enjoy a ride on a steam-train on one of our railways. The Narrow-Gauge Railway takes in breath-taking views over the South Downs, or ride our Garden Railway that is nestled between the Fairground and the Woodland Gardens.

Latest News

2023 News

We are delighted to be re-opening for the 2023 season. Open Friday, Sunday and Monday over the Easter weekend and Sundays…

End of Season 2022

After a great season, we closed our gates at 10pm on Saturday 22nd October.  Thank you to each and every one of our…

Support our restoration projects

Restoring Mr Fields Steam Circus

Help us return Mr Fields Steam Circus to the fairground at Hollycombe. We are looking to restore the worlds oldest mechanically…

Restoring Caledonia

We are aiming to bring Caledonia back to the quarry railway at Hollycombe and we need your help. Made by Andrew Barclay of…