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Mid-Norfolk Railway

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  • Average10%
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“dereham station”(34 reviews)
“wymondham abbey”(31 reviews)
“steam gala”(16 reviews)
The Mid-Norfolk Railway runs Heritage Steam and Diesel train services from the market town of Dereham to Wymondham in Norfolk, just outside Norwich. It is run entirely by volunteers, and operates a number of Special Events throughout the year.
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Station Road, Dereham NR19 1DF, England
+44 1362 851723
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went to the Polar Express event on Thursday evening with our 2 children, we travelled almost 2 hours to get there but it was definately worth it. It was all really well done from start to finish. (Love that we got the train tickets...More

1  Thank Ariesjlou
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very well done and very friendly volunteers. Begins with a very funny stage show done by two people before you go onto the platform which has lights and steam. You then get in the train on your carriage and find your seat. With premium tickets...More

1  Thank WillJB9
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Traveled to Dereham to board the Polar Express last night and had a brilliant time. The conductor, bakers, elf’s and even Santa was there to wish us a very happy Christmas. A real family treat

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We travelled 2 hours to this event and it was well worth it. There is a short panto style play before you get on the train which had my kids going with laughter. The train journey was beyond my expectations. The actors were fantastic, engaging...More

Thank Catmar192
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous, just fabulous!! We thoroughly enjoyed it, the actors were fantastic and they keep the entertainment coming the whole trip. Wonderful start to the Christmas holidays

Thank Jen C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed this Christmas experience. My son did comment on how slow the train was having said that we almost passed santa and the sleigh without seeing it. I didn't manage to get a photo! So maybe slow down a bit more at that...More

Thank 992lorraine
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Travelled 2 hours to ride the Polar Express with friends and children. Experience was brilliant and actors were fantastic. Couldn't fault that part. The rating is lower because of the queue to get out which is forced to pass through a 'shop'. Standing in the...More

2  Thank 877sallys
Reviewed 1 week ago

The grandchildren loved this event. An hour on the train to the North Pole, Father Christmas and singing Christmas songs. A short ‘pantomime’ before we went too. All done extremely well. Hot chocolate and a cookie on the train and the children all got a...More

1  Thank Wendy R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst watching The Polar Express in August I thought I’d google it, Telford was sold out and Norfolk was available. The day arrived and we made the 4 hour drive up. Other than it being a little unorganised with getting people on and off the...More

3  Thank 666kirstyh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last week we took our children on The Polar Express. Overall an excellent evening out but I can't help but feel a few tweaks need to be made: 1 - The toilets are ridiculously small and there was no way for me to take my...More

1  Thank James_klj
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claire a
8 September 2018|
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Response from Jackson M | Reviewed this property |
its fine for all ages
Sally R
26 May 2018|
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Response from charl0ttehh | Reviewed this property |
Hi we had premium tickets last year it was so worth it we could park at the station and we got a lovely mug each as well as a bell, bag hot chocolate and a cookie and also the seats on the train were huge and very comfy 😊
16 April 2018|
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Response from becky a | Reviewed this property |
I'd say 40 mins but a brill experience! Get the premier tickets if you can! Worth them just for tge mug and bag