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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...

Coronavirus updates for our 2020 tour

Coronavirus updates for our 2020 tour

A message for all of our lovely Carters fans and friends. We have been working hard behind the scenes organising our 2020 tour dates and this time of year is usually exciting for us as we announce the locations we will be visiting this year. We had hoped that we could...

All the places you can visit our beautiful vintage funfair in 2020

All the places you can visit our beautiful vintage funfair in 2020

We’re bringing good old-fashioned family fun to your doorstep with our 2020 vintage funfair tour. Bring the family along to experience unique vintage fairground rides dating from the 1890s to the 1960s and they can enjoy classic side-stall games like Hook-a-Duck too....

Community Food Deliveries

Community Food Deliveries

CARTERS COMMUNITY FOOD DELIVERIES   Fruit and Veg and a little more... Due to supermarkets beginning to return to normal in terms of stock levels we are no longer continuing with our fresh box deliveries. You can however contact Glenn who was helping us to...

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...

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

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...

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Coronavirus update

Following the latest advice from the UK government and Public Health England, we are reviewing our upcoming 2020 tour dates. We’re very disappointed that we can’t bring the fun of the fair to you all but we hope to see you soon in 2020 when things settle down.

We will be monitoring the situation and we will update you weekly on our social media, or as soon as the situation changes. You can also find the latest information about our 2020 tour in our blog post which we will keep updated.

Thanks for all your patience while we work through these unpredictable times.

Joby, Georgina and the Carters Team.