With Kings Park only being a stone’s throw away from our casa, we decided to take a trip to the first ever Kings Park Vintage Steam Fair. Also in attendance was my son and his godfather, who is a massive fan of the Great Dorset Steam Fair. The Steam Fair was a 2-day show over the weekend of 4 -5 July, with fundraising for the Help for Heroes charity a big part of the weekend.

There were a variety of large and small steam engines, vintage cars, trucks, and bikes on show. Something for everyone. The enormity of the engines is staggering, especially when a 2 year old boy is stood next to them. (See bottom image)

I hope that the event will be back next year; it gets a definite thumbs up from me. If so, please can you warn us when you are about to do a group steam engine “toot toot”, it scared the living daylights out of my son!!!!

*Did you notice on the top image – Speed 5 miles an Hour!

Miniature truck. #steamengine

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Andy is a dad of two and business owner from Bournemouth, Dorset in the UK. His hobbies include photography and vintage camera collecting.

Kings Park Vintage Steam Fair 2015

Kings Park Vintage Steam Fair 2015
7.1666666666667

Things to see

8/10

    Things to do

    6/10

      Overall experience

      8/10

        Pros

        • Excellent array of steam engines
        • Great parade
        • Little boys loved it

        Cons

        • Could have had more stalls
        • More demos would be good