The Whirl-A-Round Twist

Hold on tight for this adrenaline-fuelled thrill ride – swoop and swirl past fellow passengers with just inches to spare!

About The Whirl-A-Round Twist

Fast and exciting, The Twist was built in around the 1950s by Eli Bridge & Co in America, who were aeronautical engineers who expanded their business into fairground rides after the war. It is a rare survivor, as these original machines are now becoming quite scarce.


Who can ride, and what does it cost?

The Whirl-A-Round Twist is a fast-paced thrill ride, and you must be over 1.2m tall to ride unaccompanied, and 0.9m to ride with an adult. It costs 6 tokens per person.

A brief history of the whirl-a-round twist

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.