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We raised over £10k for charity in 2020!

We raised over £10k for charity in 2020!

Each year we aim to raise at least over £10,000 for our local children’s hospice. We usually do this through events like art tours and signwriting festivals. Of course, fundraising has been more difficult this past year because we were unable to travel our fairground...

Christmas Dodgem Experience

Christmas Dodgem Experience

Update Monday 21st December. A message for all of our lovely Carters fans and friends. We have been working hard behind the scenes organising our 2020 Christmas Dodgem Experience, this time of year is usually exciting for everyone but COVID has made it different this...

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...

Signwrite your own lorry

Signwrite your own lorry

Create your own lorry by signwriting a special message and choosing the colours! Lots of vans and lorries have words on them, but nowadays they are mostly designed on a computer, printed out and stuck on. Our vintage lorries are hand painted, because in the old days...

Find the ducks activity

Find the ducks activity

There are 20 ducks from our Hook-a-Duck stall hidden in this picture of the fair, can you find them all? When you find a duck, colour it in and tick off one of the boxes at the bottom. When you’ve found all 20 you can celebrate by colouring in the rest of the fair!...

Joby Carter Originals: Unique Hand-Painted Signs for your Home

Joby Carter Originals: Unique Hand-Painted Signs for your Home

Joby Carter Originals are signs designed and hand-painted by Joby during lockdown. Because we can’t travel the fair yet, Joby has more time to dedicate to his signwriting. This gives you an exclusive opportunity to get some of his artwork for your home. Each sign is...

8 Ways To Get Your Fun Fair Fix

8 Ways To Get Your Fun Fair Fix

FINDING WAYS TO ENTERTAIN YOU AT HOME   Last week on our live stream via Facebook Joby talked about how you can support us while we're unable to travel the fair. Here are the different ways we have found to entertain you at home. We were due to begin our 2020...

Thank you to the NHS Colouring In

Thank you to the NHS Colouring In

We would like to celebrate, support and appreciate our NHS staff and all the other key workers out there that are fighting COVID-19 on the front line. A special shoutout also to Amber and Yasmine two of our family members who work in the NHS. Amber is a Midwife and...

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