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“Fun to look at the trains and ride on the tram”

Ferrymead Heritage Park
Ranked #43 of 258 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 8 January 2018

We went on 2 January which is a public holiday so it was very quiet and some areas did not have any staff manning them. That was OK as there was still a bit to look at. We enjoyed our time in the Train exhibit as you could press a button on the three exhibits and they would start to run. Great fun! There were a lot of historic areas to visit. I think if you are able to get there on a "Train" weekend it would be great. Those weekends are advertised on their website. We enjoyed the tram ride around the area too. Individual areas are looked after by special interest groups so it really is a labour of love to keep the exhibits looking fresh. The Park would really be improved by an influx of help but getting volunteers to assist with these sorts of activities is really hard to do. I commend those volunteers who keep the park going the way they do.

Thank dianehughes2000
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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

I can not understand why more is not said about this place. It was a definite high light of our trip and if the opportunity arises I wouldn't hesitate to come back!

Thank jorgmummyrox
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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Went a for a couple of hours with the toddler. I think I enjoyed it more. Unfortunately most of the displays were shut, but peering in through windows was great.

Thank HaydenBaylis
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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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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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FerrymeadPark, Marketing and Events Manager at Ferrymead Heritage Park, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2017

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