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“Not a lot there”

Ferrymead Heritage Park
Ranked #38 of 210 things to do in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The park is comprised of an Edwardian township, which includes buildings from a church and a police house to a bakery and a railway station, as well as an exhibition area.
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Ferrymead was much more vibrant and happening back in the 80's. Even though we went on an event day, there was little happening and was disappointing. Won't be back.

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"tram ride"
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"period costume"
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"fire engine"
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"colonial village"
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"model railway"
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"gold coin"
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"the double decker"
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"entry cost"
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"on display"
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"all ages"
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"new zealand"
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"great fun"
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"great place to visit"
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

If you like Trams, Trains, and nostalgia, this is worth a look. Something for all the family here, rides, food, Icecreams.
Prices are reasonable, family passes available. Open most days, Trams run on holidays and weekends, steam trains are not always running, check the their website. Get a group together and dress for the 1920s.

Thank GerryKNZ
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Lots to do here and has many interesting attractions. The steam train was very good.

Enjoyed the many older houses that are all well laid out as they would have looked 100+ years ago.

Entry cost for 2 Seniors, another Adult, and 2 children was $55.00. This included an extra $20 for the day which was a Steam Train running day. On the displayed admission price notice we should have been charged $42.50.

A theatrical operation which provides teas/coffee and choice of food was excellent - this attracts an extra charge but was worth it.

On the day we visited a number of the attractions were not operating. Visitor numbers were fairly sparse.

Thank AytonWellington
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Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Lots of olde world charm in this place with the usual historic buildings and vehicles - school house, bakery, printery, theatres, post office and telephone exchange. Don't miss the Hall of Flame with its extensive display of fire appliances, including one for the children with dress-up to match. Rides include a steam train, rail car, trams and buses. Other displays feature photography, agriculture, friendly societies, aircraft and model railway. Something for everyone of all ages!! Not totally wheel-chair friendly in all areas.

Thank Ezra710
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

We took the grandkids here. They loved it all. They were able to try things out and ride the mini fire engine complete with kids fire outfits. The steam train was running which was a highlight. Also the old movie theatre was operating. The school had a teacher and children role playing in period costume. Definitely worth a visit. Take your lunch and have a picnic.

Thank DJW20
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