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Beautifully restored vintage rides and attractions for the whole family to enjoy.

Welcome to Carters Steam Fair, the world’s most beautiful travelling fun fair.

Experience the joy of the vintage fair and make memories with your family – entrance is free and we have free fireworks at many locations. Book in advance to make the most of our ride deals.

We are now restoring our vintage rides ov er the Winter period but will be back on tour in the Spring next year.

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What’s on?

We will be back on tour in 2020.

We are currently holding signwriting and fairground art courses.

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Carters Blog

2020 – Celebrating 40 years of steam fair fun at Pinkneys Green

2020 – Celebrating 40 years of steam fair fun at Pinkneys Green

In 2020 we'll be celebrating 40 years of visiting Pinkneys Green in Maidenhead. We love taking our vintage fair on tour around the south of England, but there is one event in particular which we all hold close to our hearts. Each year in May we visit Pinkneys Green in...

The fair in focus, as seen by photographer Kirsty Meredith

The fair in focus, as seen by photographer Kirsty Meredith

The fair in focus: Carters Steam Fair through a photographer's lens. Our beautifully restored rides are fun to ride, but they are very photogenic too. in this series on the blog we’ll be sharing the work of the incredible photographers that visit us when we are on...

Lights, camera action! Olympus photography workshop at Reading

Lights, camera action! Olympus photography workshop at Reading

When Olympus asked if we could host a vintage style photography workshop for photo enthusiasts at the fair, we thought it was a great idea. So, on a slightly grey September day just before we opened in Prospect Park (Reading) we were thrilled to welcome a group of 20...

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From hands on courses teaching traditional signwriting and fairground painting, to guided history tours around the fair and inspiring activities for children – Carters has it all!

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What Our Visitors Say:

“The kids were excited to try out all the rides, while all I really wanted to do was take photos of all the beautifully restored and colourful artwork! It was a lovely day, not hampered by the rain, the kids enjoyed every minute and I even managed to get my son to dance with me to the classic rock and roll music. Imagine the relief of being at a fair with decent music, I can’t stand the loud blaring dance you get in a modern fair. A perfect day out for all the family.”

Yasmine & family
from yasminecamilla.com

“We had such a wonderful afternoon at Carters Steam Fair at Englefield Green. It’s a fun fair with a difference. EVERY ride is vintage, there is old style music playing, and the decor is so beautiful that you just want to take a million photos. It’s a lovely experience, like stepping back in time. We had a lovely time there, and I really enjoyed going on the rides as well as taking lots of photos!”

Sabrina and Family from themummystylist.co.uk

“Carter’s Steam Fair have lots of rides for little ones and Ben loved trying them all out. His absolute favourite was this little Toytown carousel, where he got to drive his own racing car. He looks so serious in these pictures, but he loved it so much that when the ride came to a stop, he started shaking his head “no” as we came to lift him out! He ended up doing this one twice, and when it ended a second time he gave it a little round of applause.”

Katy & family
from hotpinkwellingtons.co.uk

Plan your visit

Entry to the fair is free. Rides and games take tokens which are 50p each. Rides cost 4, 5 or 6 tokens each.

Prebook your tokens online for the best deals – family-friendly ride bundles start from just £20 and include extra free rides!