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Meet the latest addition to the Carter family: Carter the lion.

The Lions of Windsor trail which runs from the 10 August to the 28 October 2019 will feature a pride of over 45 individually decorated, super-sized lion sculptures displayed across the Royal Borough to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Queen Victoria and...

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

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

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...

All the fun of the fair in 2019!

There are lots of changes at this time of year as we put the long Winter months behind us and for Carters Steam Fair it’s one of the busiest times of the year as we start our annual tour around London and the South East. During the Winter we are busy at the yard...

Design your own Scammell Truck

What is a Scammell Truck? Scammell trucks were made in Britain between 1921 and 1988 and were used for lots of different tasks, including being used by the war by the army. Some people say they are the best name in commercial British road transport. When war broke out...

Colour in your own Galloper horse

When you ride on the Gallopers (or carousel) it’s always a lot of fun choosing which horse to ride on. When they were built you could sometimes find a whole range of animals including pigs and zebras. Some even have seats on them. On our Gallopers ride many of the...

Dates for your diary- all of our 2019 tour locations.

Our collection of vintage rides and attractions makes us the largest traveling vintage funfair in the world. Although it might take a huge effort to transport and build our rides in new locations, we think it’s worth it as we bring the fun of the fair to your...

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