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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New attractions for 13th Windsor On Ice festival event

Bavaria came to Windsor for Christmas with a new bar and dining area delivered straight to the Windsor On Ice event. In partnership with the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, the 13th season of Windsor On Ice opened for a full 51 days, from …

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John Culine: The Mayor from the Fair

In the follow-up to his acclaimed family history, John Culine takes up the story where the first book left off, providing an absorbing account of his own colourful life so far. In his first book, From Fanfare to Funfair published in 2018, John Clifford Culine MBE …

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First Kingdom of Winter goes well for George Gregory

Described as a triumph of planning and determination, the new Kingdom of Winter event was deemed both an artistic and commercial success. From an idea and a plan that has been several years in the making, a brand new seasonal entertainment event arrived in East …

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