The Jungle Thriller Ark

Swoop through the jungle at unbelievable speeds – choose yourself a beast or a bike, hold on tight and lean to the right!

About the Jungle Thriller Ark

Dating from 1934, the dazzling Ark features a collection of highly-stylised Art Deco wooden animals, motorbikes and chariots which speed around, rising up on ‘hills’, much like a waltzer. Many arks of the time were later converted to waltzers, as the public appetite grew for faster, more thrilling attractions, but thankfully this one was kept as original as possible.


Who can ride, and what does it cost?

The Ark is suitable for adults and children. It’s a fast ride so isn’t suitable for the very young. It costs 5 tokens per person.

A brief history of the Jungle Thriller Ark

Find out more

Want to feature the fair in a video or photoshoot?

If you’d like to talk to us about hiring the fair, or about a feature for film or television, you’ll find our hire section has lots of information.

Want to find out more about our rides and fairground art?

At selected locations you can join Joby Carter for a 1 hour guided tour talking about the history of our rides and fairground art through the decades. Book tickets here.

Find your nearest fair

Excited to try out our vintage steam fair rides and attractions? Find out when Carters are visiting a location near you.

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.