Visitors to this year’s Grand Henham Steam Rally will have the chance to get behind the wheel of a steam engine for the first time in the rally’s history.

The 44th Grand Henham Steam Rally takes place on 15th and 16th September at Henham Park, near Southwold. As well as offering a fantastic family day out with exciting displays, parades and attractions, visitors will be able to steer one of the rally’s steam engines and find out what it takes to manoeuvre one of these incredible machines.

Public steering takes place on both days in the Len Murray Arena, which will also feature the Dog and Duck Show, Nigel Oakley’s heavy horses and another new display – steam roller barrel rolling!

There will also be hundreds of vintage, classic and modified vehicles, working steam engines, live music, the Ken Fox Wall of Death, a vintage fairground, children’s entertainment as well as avenues of trade stalls and crafts

As a charity, the rally raises thousands of pounds each year for local organisations including Wangford and District Community Council, Southwold (Sole Bay) Lions Club and the parochial Church Councils of Sotherton, Wangford cum Henham and Uggeshall.

Each year, the rally organisers also donate to additional charities and this year have chosen; the East Anglian Air Ambulance, UK Sepsis Trust, Wrentham Community First Responders, SERV Suffolk & Cambridgeshire and Southwold Lifeboat.

Entry is just £12.00 on the gate for adults and over 14s, £3 for children aged 8-14 years and children under 8 go free. There is also ample free parking.

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