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The Mini Octopus
Tiny thill-seekers love to swirl through the air on this miniature Octopus ride.
About the Mini Octopus
With small ‘cars’ that can seat two people, you’ll enjoy spinning around and swooping up and down.
Who can ride, and what does it cost?
The Mini Octopus is suitable for toddlers and pre-school children up to the age of 5 or 6, and costs 4 tokens per person to ride.
A brief history of the mini octopus
We bought the Mini Octopus from a preservationist in 2008. It’s a children’s version of the popular Giant Octopus ride, and it’s believed to have been built by Coulson in the 50s or 60s. It has been through a thorough restoration, including new cars and a new fascia painted to match the paintwork on the Giant Octopus, which was originally painted by celebrated fairground artists Hall & Fowle.
Find out more
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.