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Carters is coming to Pinkneys Green, Maidenhead

Pinkneys Green, Pinkneys Drive,
Maidenhead, SL6 5DS

Saturday 11th May – Sunday 12th May

All the fun of the fair on your doorstep

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

Open Saturday 11th 12noon till 11pm & Sunday 12th 12noon till 9pm.

Free Fireworks

Free firework display 9pm Saturday.

Free Entry

Entry to the fair is free, whilst ride tokens can be purchased online or at the fair. For the best deals pre-book your ride tokens online.

Visitor information

Parking & Travel

Customer parking is available in the field opposite Pinkneys Green.Maidenhead train station is a short walk, pick up bus number 5 from the station to bring you to Pinkneys Green.

Find out more

Join our fairground art and heritage tour

On Friday 10th May at 6pm, fairground owner Joby Carter will be giving a guided tour around the fair discussing the fairground art and history through the decades. Tickets are £5 and proceeds go to charity. Book your ticket here.

Vintage vehicle parade

We use vintage vehicles to transport our rides We’ll be taking a fleet of these vehicles out around town on Saturday 11th May at 10am. Fun and free to watch – give us a wave or cheer as we go past. Click here to see the route on our Facebook page.

Activities for kids

How much do you know about fairgrounds? Our learning activities are a great way to get the kids to find out more about the history of the rides and will keep them busy before or after a visit.

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.

What Our Visitors Say:

“It’s a great day out with broad appeal.
It’s one of those rare activities that has something for everyone, big kids, little kids, history buffs and photographers alike. The ‘Road Run’ is something that everyone can enjoy watching, and it’s free for all to enjoy. My daughter loved hearing the trucks sound their horn and my two year old loved seeing the enormous trucks go past his buggy.

It’s even more special knowing they are a Maidenhead based business – it’s a family tradition in our house now!”

Jodie & family from

“Carters are a family run business and it really is a lovely fair with beautifully restored rides from the 1890s to the 1960s. My Mum commented on how it really does feel like ‘how the fair used to be!’ The old-fashioned music and bright coloured rides make for a wonderful (if not slightly overstimulating for a toddler) atmosphere! There are a great selection of rides for all ages.

The staff are all so friendly and approachable which we’ve found is often not the case at other fairs we’ve visited.”

Annie & family from

“I am a huge fan of Carters so when they are around, we will surely show up. I remember the first time we went about 6 years ago, as a date with my future husband. It’s still one of my favourite memories of the period when we started to go out. I was totally blown away as a vintage lover: the perfect condition of these wonderful vintage rides, seemingly much loved, restored and running by people who care. I just love everything about it: it’s suitable for all ages, the loud rockabilly music playing everywhere, the friendly ride attendants and all the tiny details of it! “

Eva & family from

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