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Mid-Norfolk Railway

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Address: Station Road, Dereham NR19 1DF, England
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+44 1362 690633
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The Mid-Norfolk Railway runs Heritage Steam and Diesel train services from...

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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Well run and great value for money

Mid-Norfolk railway is a great day out, whether as adults or, even better, with children. The prices are reasonable, the attraction is well presented and the route, Dereham to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Mid-Norfolk railway is a great day out, whether as adults or, even better, with children. The prices are reasonable, the attraction is well presented and the route, Dereham to Wyndham, gives one a chance to explore these two towns. Of which, Wymondham is by far the more interesting. Wymondham abbey, close to the station, is a must see and a... More 

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Dalton-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Every time we come to Norfolk we always head straight for the Dereham and the MNR. It's a glorious ride to Wymondham, very reasonable fares and excellent, friendly staff. We love it!

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

We were excited ourselves to be taking our granddaughter on the Santa Express to Lapland from Wymondham but have to say that the magic was totally destroyed because the guard constantly interrupted the Christmas music being played by frequently reminding us that we were not on the Santa Express travelling up to Lapland, but were in fact travelling through the... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

The seven of us booked this Saturday evening trip in December. When we arrived at Derham station, it was very nicely decorated for Christmas. We got onto the two carriage diesel train which had no Christmas decoration at all. This really disappointed all members of our party. The carriage that we were in was dirty and smelt of diesel fumes.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Santa train ride was marvellous. We were first class and the whole experience was wonderful. Staff were so friendly and my boys loved the entertainement and santa was just wonderful. A really lovely time we all had thank you. will be back next year

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Essex
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

We took our two children on the railway for Christmas. I don't think I would bother if we didn't have kids as it's all geared up for them. However they did the experience really well, with staff (who are all volunteers) all dressed up. Food and drinks are provided for both kids and adults and one carriage is converted to... More 

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Took our children and spouses and our grandchildren on the Lapland express today . What a well organised event it was to . Everybody had a great time . The train started at Dereham and stopped an whymondam and back to Dereham . Plenty of tea/ coffee and juice for the children and a delicious xmas fare of nibbles for... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Fantastic experience had by all! The enthusiasm of all the volunteers involved at the MNR is absolutely wonderful, from the preparations of the station and the train to create a truly festive feel, on to all the helpers on the train who made the whole trip a positive pleasure. Every single person we encountered during the trip was a delight... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Great festive trip. The staff were so enthusiastic. Didn't have any children with me but those around me are having a great time and loved seeing Santa. The presents from Santa looked very good too.

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1 Thank Sarah L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Have been here 3 times now to ride the steam train to Wymondham and back, and also went to the 40's weekend. All staff and volunteers are brilliant, and really interested in making you enjoy your time spent! Had a wonderful wander around Wymondham, and the train journey itself is great fun. The drink and food in the cafe is... More 

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