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Carters is coming to Carfest North, Bolesworth Castle

CarFest North, Bolesworth Castle,

Friday 26th July – Sunday 28th July

All the fun of the fair at the festival

We are proud to be part of CarFest North; a fundraising festival. This is a ticketed event however you can still experience the thrills of a bygone era and feast your senses: the rock’n’roll music, sumptuous colours, steam engines, twinkling lights, lilting fairground organ, the aroma of doughnuts, candy floss and coal. A fabulous family day out.


Opening Times

Rides will run from 12pm to 9pm within the main event on Friday and from 10am to 9pm on Saturday & Sunday.

Supporting charity

Proud to be supporting UK Children’s Charities.


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Visitor information

Ticketed Event

Please note that this event is ticketed and therefore we will not be selling any of our tokens online. As part of your entrance ticket that can be bought from CarFest direct you will receive a number of free rides. More tokens are available to purchase on the day at the CarFest ticket booths.

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How to Buy Ride Tokens

Entry to the fair is free! Purchase tokens to enjoy our rides and side-stalls.

Each ride is 4, 5 or 6 tokens per person, per ride. You’ll get the best value by pre-booking your ride tokens online.

How can I purchase tokens online for the best deal?

Our family friendly ride bundles start at just £20 for around 8 rides and includes an additional 3 free ride tickets (saving you £6 to £9) when you pre-book this deal online.

The larger the ride bundle you purchase, the more free rides you get (and the more you save).

You can pre-book ride bundles up to midnight the night before the fair.

On the day you have arranged to visit you simply collect the tokens at the main token booth and enjoy the fair.

How many ride tokens do I need?

Depending on which rides you choose to go on, your ride bundle will get you the following:

Just the kids
£20 online = 9 – 13 rides
£30 online = 12 – 17 rides
£40 online = 15 – 22 rides

A family adventure
£50 online = 21 – 30 rides
£60 online = 32 – 42 rides
£70 online = 37 – 49 rides

Big families & groups
£80 online = 42 – 56 rides
£90 online = 48 – 63 rides
£100 online = 53 – 70 rides

What if I want to buy tokens on the day at the fair?

You can also purchase tokens at the fair by cash or card.

Tokens cost 50p each on the day.