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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. You can keep up with the fair through our blog, join us on a Signwriting Course, or find the perfect Christmas present in our shop.

PRE ORDER: Signwriting Tips, Tricks & Inspiration

Whether you just love letters or have a professional interest as a signwriter, graphic designer, tattoo artist or typographer, this book promises to be an indispensable studio companion.


Carters Blog

Join us on Patreon and save the Royal Windsor

Join us on Patreon and save the Royal Windsor

What is Billy Smart's Royal Windsor and why are we restoring it?The Royal Windsor is one of only 3 living wagons of this style built for the Smart family of the legendary Smart’s Circus which travelled the country after WWII until 1971. Billy Smart was one of the 20th...

Carters Christmas Gift Guide

Carters Christmas Gift Guide

Ideas and inspiration for thoughtful presents Thoughtful gifting can go a long way. A meaningful present shows someone how much they mean to you and you can chose to support a small family-run business. 2020 has been a difficult year for everyone and the power of a...

Learn to Signwrite: NEW updated online courses

Learn to Signwrite: NEW updated online courses

World renowned signwriter Joby Carter has been teaching traditional hand lettering and painting online since the beginning of the UK lockdown. Over the past 5 months he has taught 25 online courses to over a thousand students all around the world. This September he is...

Exclusive family fun on beautifully restored vintage dodgems

Exclusive family fun on beautifully restored vintage dodgems

We are offering a new exclusive dodgem experience in Maidenhead, Berkshire. Have our freshly restored 1960s dodgems to yourselves in 30-minute slots so that you can safely enjoy them with your family bubble. We are strictly following Government guidelines to ensure...

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Learn with Carters

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!