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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.

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Promenade Park, Maldon

25 May at 12:00 pm - 2 June at 8:00 pm
Promenade Park, Park Drive
Maldon, Essex CM9 5JQ United Kingdom

Promenade Park, Park Drive, Maldon, CM9 5JQSaturday 25th May - Sunday 2nd JuneAll the fun of the fair on your doorstep Experience the thrills of a bygone era and feast your senses: the rock’n’roll music, sumptuous colours, steam engines, twinkling lights, lilting fairground organ, the aroma of doughnuts, candy floss and coal. A fabulous family day out. Open daily 11am - 7pm & 11am - 10pm on Saturdays.Free firework display 9pm Saturday 25th May only.Entry to the fair is free,…

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Lloyd Park, Walthamstow

7 June at 4:00 pm - 9 June at 8:00 pm
Lloyd Park, Forest Road
Walthamstow, Essex E17 4PP United Kingdom

Lloyd Park,Walthamstow, E17 5EH Friday 7th June - Sunday 9th June All the fun of the fair on your doorstep Experience the thrills of a bygone era and feast your senses: the rock’n’roll music, sumptuous colours, steam engines, twinkling lights, lilting fairground organ, the aroma of doughnuts, candy floss and coal. A fabulous family day out. Open Friday 7th 4pm till 9pm, Saturday 8th 12 noon till 10:30pm & Sunday 9th 12noon till 8pm. Free firework display 9pm Saturday. Entry to…

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Clissold Park, Stoke Newington

15 June at 11:00 am - 16 June at 8:00 pm
Clissold Park, Green Lanes
Stoke Newington, London N16 9JH United Kingdom

Clissold Park, Green Lanes,Stoke Newington, N16 9JH Saturday 15th June - Sunday 16th June All the fun of the fair on your doorstep Experience the thrills of a bygone era and feast your senses: the rock’n’roll music, sumptuous colours, steam engines, twinkling lights, lilting fairground organ, the aroma of doughnuts, candy floss and coal. A fabulous family day out. Open Saturday 15th 11am till 9pm & Sunday 16th 11am till 8pm. Joby Carters Fairground Art & Heritage Tour on Saturday…

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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!

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

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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Tokens of fun at the fair

Tokens of fun at the fair

One of the things we get asked a lot of questions about at the fair is ride tokens. In this post we’ll explain all about them and also share a few fun facts – Did you know Harry Hill’s face featured on our first ever ride token in 2014! Why do we use ride tokens at...

The fair in focus, as seen by photographer Adrian Harrison

The fair in focus, as seen by photographer Adrian Harrison

Our vintage rides and beautiful fairground art attract lots of photographers to the fair. In this series we interview and showcase the work of photographers that have visited us and get them to tell us more about how Carters Steam fair inspires them to grab their...

Test your knowledge of fairground words and phrases

Test your knowledge of fairground words and phrases

There are some phrase and words associated with English fun fairs. How many of these do you know about? Read about the meanings and then see how many you can find in our word search. Dodgem Dodgems cars were popular from the 1920s onwards – who could resist the idea...

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