About the Traction Engine Gathering
Situated in the Waveney Valley in the Norfolk countryside, the village of Bressingham is home to the highly acclaimed Bressingham Gardens, one of the most exceptional British gardens, and a mecca for just about anyone interested in gardening and horticultural arts.
For steam enthusiasts, however, it's time for the most highly anticipated annual event in Bressingham, a weekend celebration at the Bressingham Steam Museum, with over 25 engines showcased each day.
There will be trains providing passenger rides, visiting locomotives from all over, and a gathering of Traction Engines for the enjoyment, education, and experience of all guests in attendance. Miniature and vintage engines will also be out on display.
The event is organised by the good people of Bressingham Steam Society, a registered charity dedicated to the upkeep of all things steam. Bressingham Steam Society are always on the lookout for volunteers for all aspects of the running and support of the Bressingham Steam Museum. The society has an eclectic mix of personalities and is always ready to welcome new volunteers - young and old.
Entry To The Event
Tickets to the event are at £13.17 for adults, £12.28 for seniors 65 years and up, and £8.63 for children aged 3 to 16. You might also consider purchasing special three-day passes, but take note that they are only available online and cannot be bought at Bressingham on the day. Your charitable donations go a long way towards the continued support of the event and its volunteers.
Somewhere to Stay in Norfolk
If you're coming from out of town, you might choose to stay the weekend at some lovely country hotels, inns, and B&B’s in and around Bressingham. Choice recommendations include Diss by Verve, The Nags Head and the Old Buckenham Country Park. There is a Best Western just to the east and a few campgrounds scattered around the immediate area.
Getting To Bressingham Steam & Gardens
From Cambridge, you can get on the A14 from Newmarket Road, then follow the A14, A11, and A1066 to Norfolk. If you're travelling from Ipswich, get on the A14 from A1156, then take the A140 to Stuston Lane (B1077), after which follow your nose to Victoria Road (A1066) in Diss and finally, follow the A1066 to get to Bressingham Gardens.
Other Things To Do Around Bressingham
Needless to say, if you're in the neighbourhood, the magnificent Bressingham gardens must be on the itinerary. Within the market town of Diss, you might also want to visit the nearby Diss Museum, the Grange Musical Collection, and the 100th Bomb Group Memorial Museum. Nature lovers may also want to visit Redgrave and Lopham Fens (a nature preserve) and Knettishall Heath. Other exciting places to visit in the general area include the Mid-Suffolk Light Railway in Stowmarket, the English Whisky Co Ltd St. George's Distillery Harling Road, the Suffolk Owl Sanctuary in Stowmarket, the Dad’s Army Museum in Thetford, and the Melsop Farm Park in Norfolk.
A family attraction for all to enjoy, the Heritage Steam Gala is wheelchair-friendly and has baby changing rooms. Only assistance dogs are permitted.
When is the next Traction Engine Gathering?
The Traction Engine Gathering is planned to take place at Bressingham Steam & Gardens, Low Road, Bressingham, Diss, , Norfolk, IP22 2AA, Saturday 26th June, 2021. This is a Weekend Show.
01379 686 900
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