Bressingham Steam & Gardens



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Alan Bloom is an internationally recognised nurseryman and a steam enthusiast, and has combined his interests to great effect at Bressingham. There are three miniature steam-hauled trains, including a 15-inch gauge called 'Waveney Valley Railway' running through two and a half miles of the wooded Waveney Valley. The Dell Garden has 5,000 species of perennials and alpines; Foggy Bottom has wide vistas, pathways, trees, shrubs, conifers and winter colour (restricted opening). A steam roundabout is another attraction, as is the Steam Museum. There is also a museum of props and vehicles from Dad's Army. See the website for events are held throughout the year.

Bressingham Steam & Gardens


  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Parking onsite
  • Cafe
  • Accessible toilets
Opening times
  • Open all year
  • Opening Times: Steam Museum, Dad's Army collection, Foggy Bottom & Dell Garden open Mar-May & Sep-Oct, daily 10.30-4.30. Jun-Aug, 10.30-5.30. Check before travelling

About the area

Discover Norfolk

The North Norfolk Coast is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and probably the finest of its kind in Europe. Here you’ll find a string of quaint villages and small towns – Holkham, Wells-next-the-Sea and Cley next the Sea are 21st-century favourites, while Sheringham and Cromer are classic examples of a good old-fashioned seaside resort where grand Victorian hotels look out to sea. Further round the coast you'll find Great Yarmouth, one of the most popular resorts in the UK and packed full of amusements, shops and seashore entertainment. And let's not forget Norwich, the region's only city.

Norfolk prides itself on its wealth of historic houses, the most famous being Sandringham, where Her Majesty the Queen and her family spend Christmas. Many of Norfolk’s towns have a particular charm and a strong sense of community. The quiet market towns of Fakenham and Swaffham are prime examples, as well as Thetford, with its popular museum focusing on the TV comedy series Dad’s Army which was filmed in the area.

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