This year is the thirtieth anniversary that Mike Schumann has been raising money for local charities; by offering rides on his 1,600 foot model railway. Two steam engines: “Kyra” and “AngelaM” will be giving rides to children and adults on the 7 ¼ inch gauge railway, crossing stone bridges, cutting through ‘canyons’ and racing across the plains and ‘forest’ of Mike Schumann’s extensive garden next to Snettisham Church, opposite the cricket pitch.

All proceeds go to local charities and this year providing man and woman power will be Hunstanton Rotary (look out for the sky blue polo shirts), Snettisham Scouts, Magpie Centre, Tapping House and Coastal Stroke.

There’s ample car parking and twenty stalls of family entertainment. Including:

Face painting, children’s magic roundabout, splat the rat, bouncy castle, coconut shy, throw a sponge, golf putting, beat the goalie, key in the door, birthday guess, play your cards right, and horse riding.

Musical entertainment is hosted by the Ainsley DJ disco and playing during Saturday afternoon is the Hunstanton Concert Band.

Gates open at 1p.m at which time for the first year ever there will be a Gourmet Burger stall offering ‘small and large people’ portions of Houllumi cheese, vine grown tomatoes and salad in conjunction with Norfolk and Tennessee style burgers in floury baps or brioche. The Red Pole burger patties are to be supplied by J.E. Howard of West Newton (recently awarded the Queen’s warrant).

By overwhelming demand, tea and homemade cakes will be provided by the ladies of the Inner Wheel. Soft drinks are available throughout the event.

So please don’t forget these dates. A ride on these vintage model steam engines is a dream come true not only for children but also us bigger people. Plus it’s all for local charities.

For more information contact Hilary Farrell (01485 534671)

Admission is £1 adults/children free, train fare £1.50. 

1pm to 5pm each day.