Put wheels in motion for Father’s Day treat at Gressenhall

Panhard et Levassor at Gressenhall

Panhard et Levassor at Gressenhall - Credit: Archant

Robots, heavy machinery, smoke and noise all add up to a Father's Day with a difference at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse this Sunday.

For the definitive boys' toy, dads and their families can experience the ultimate in robotic combat with Robogeddon.

The company behind TV's Robot Wars will bring the dome of the Roaming Robots, and everyone can have a go operating them – they're easy to control, but tricky to master.

Flip other bots, quickly recover if you get flipped, and see who comes out on top in an impressive battle against your family.

You can browse an extensive display of farm machinery – from tractors to combines, binders and drills – courtesy of the Norfolk Farm Machinery Club and a host of local owners. For more smoke and noise, visit Gressenhall's Steam Up Team. Volunteer engineers will be running stationary engines throughout the day.


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A couple of vehicles from the Jack Richards Museum will be on display at the event helping to showcasing the history of this much loved local business.

For over 55 years, the Jack Richards name has been synonymous with road transport, with the distinctive yellow and red lorries crossing the county and beyond.

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If dad is a 'motorhead', he will love the visiting stylish 1965 Rover P4 or Rolls Royce Shadow 1 from the mid 1970s. There will also be the chance to see the Panhard et Levassor, Norfolk's oldest working car. Dating from 1899, this impressive vehicle was once owned by the co-founder of Rolls Royce, Charles Rolls.

Captured in miniature, explore a fascinating display of models of agricultural transport and machinery with local horseman Ray Hubbard, and be inspired to create your own model vehicle in Art Attack!

A complimentary sausage roll is available in the Mardlers' Rest Café for all dads.

Big Boys Toys runs from 10am to 5pm on Sunday.

All activities are included within admission. Standard museum admission prices apply.

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