Monday 17 June 2019

Carters Steam Fair

There’s something quite special about going to the fair, over the weekend we had the opportunity to visit a one of a kind unique fair, Carters Steam Fair.

Carters Steam Fair is a traditional English travelling funfair with rides dating from the 1890s to the 1960s, the vintage fairground rides and attractions have been restored to the former glory and they taking touring all around London and the South East for everyone to enjoy.  

We were very privileged to get the opportunity to experience Carters Steam Fair as it travelled through London, We were in awe when we arrived it was like stepping back in time, the hand-painted rides looked amazing the attention to detail was beautiful, the atmosphere was filled with the fun sounds of a traditional fair, the rides played old much-loved tunes of the past, it was a nostalgic experience that I have only ever seen in the movies.


The rides were fantastic, the boys particularly loved the Dodgems, whilst my favourite had to be the Whirl A Round ride, I laughed and screamed it was such an amazing experience, the rides were reasonably priced as was the food. There was something really special about Carters Steam Fair, unlike other fairs that I have visited which are loud and in your face, Carters Steam Fair has a much more relaxed, fun and nostalgic, the atmosphere was is perfect for a family day out and for those that want to experience an authentic traditional fairground.

One of the features which makes Carters Steam Fair so unique is the decoration of its engines, rides and transport with its superb signwriting and traditional fairground decoration created by Joby Carter and his team. Joby is a leading expert on the traditional craft of signwriting and fairground art and hosts training courses at the Carters Yard throughout the year, as well as Fairground Art Heritage Tours. Online they also have some fun printable activities for younger children

Carters Steam Fair is a must visit and is on tour around London and the South East, entrance is free and at most locations, they host a free firework event in the evening. It's best to book in advance to make the most of the ride deals available for more information check out Thank you Carters Steam Fair I will be visiting you again when you are in Town.