High standards at Loughborough Fair Model Show

The fairground in miniature had plenty to interest visitors at the model show on the Saturday of Loughborough Fair. Now firmly established as part of Loughborough Fair, the model show again maintained very high standards of workmanship with a number of first time appearances, while …

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First-time visitors for Peterborough Mart

With 14 major rides and lots of supporting and juvenile attractions, there was plenty of choice for the public at the annual Peterborough Mart. The Pleasure Fair Meadow car park was again filled with an array of modern top-class amusements for the annual Peterborough Mart …

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Edward Danter Jnr returns to Kingsway

It was all the freedom of the fair for specially invited youngsters at Kingsway in Gloucester. Kingsway, a large housing community on the southwest side of Gloucester city, eagerly awaits the arrival of its early spring family fun fair. For the lessee, Edward Danter Jnr, …

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Dingles Museum set to close this year

The Fairground Heritage Trust has announced the closure of Dingles Fairground Museum at the end of the 2024 season, with the bulk of the collection set to move to Staffordshire. The Fairground Heritage Trust (FHT) is saddened to announce that Dingles Fairground Museum will close …

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Little tweaks & lots of fun at Heaton Park’s half term fair

Manchester’s original February half term funfair returned to Heaton Park from the 10th until the 25th of the month, presented by Carousel Fun Fairs. Tokens were in use throughout the fair, but after the second weekend the amusements opened daily for the school holidays when …

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Ice Week event at Bilsborrow proves popular once again

Winter-themed attractions support skating event for Ice Week in the Lancashire village of Bilsborrow. For the first half term school holidays of 2024, the Ice Week event at Guy’s Thatched Hamlet and Owd Nell’s Tavern at the canal side in Bilsborrow proved very popular, with …

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Hull Model Fair celebrates 20 years

On the final Saturday of Hull Fair, just before the major rides swung into action, their model counterparts were the focus of attention at the opening of the model show just across the road. The back end run of model shows which began in September …

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Showmen provide another impressive Leeds Valentines Fair

Weather fails to dampen spirits as the public turn out to support the return of season starter Leeds Valentines Fair. The weather could hardly have been worse for opening night of the annual Leeds Valentine’s Fair as it returned to the city centre for the …

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New location for Blackburn’s Escape to Fun Island

Some big hitters from across the country drew good crowds to the popular early season Escape to Fun Island event in Blackburn, Lancashire. For the third year in a row, Cubbins Leisure organised their highly popular Escape to Fun Island event in Blackburn, which opened …

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Two fairground model shows at Ilkeston Fair

More models for enthusiasts at Ilkeston the regular FAGB show joined by a local model shop display. Well known as one of the finest street fairs in the UK, October’s Ilkeston Fair also boasted two model shows, both featuring outstanding miniature fairground models. The established …

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