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Carters is coming to Prospect Park, Reading

Prospect Park, Liebenrood Road,
Reading, RG30 2ND

Friday 10th April – Sunday 19th April

This event has been cancelled, read more here. 

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.

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Opening Times

Open daily 12pm till 8pm. Saturday 11th open 12pm till 10pm & Saturday 18th open 12pm till 10pm.

Free Fireworks

Free firework display 9pm Saturday 11th & Saturday 18th.

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 car park with Prospect Park, there is also a number of residential streets offering parking – please park your car responsibly. Getting there, bus routes either 1 by Jet Black or 2 by Vitality services on Bath Road to the south and by the Premier Route 33 on Tilehurst Road to the the North.

Find out more

Join our fairground art and heritage tour

On Saturday 11th April at 11am, 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.

Coronavirus updates for our 2020 tour

Coronavirus updates for our 2020 tour

A message for all of our lovely Carters fans and friends. We have been working hard behind the scenes organising our 2020 tour dates and this time of year is usually exciting for us as we announce the locations we will be visiting this year. We had hoped that we could...

Get free rides with our online advance deals

Entry to the fair is free for all to enjoy.

You’ll need tokens to go on the rides or play games at the sidestalls and these can be bought at the fair, or for our best value deals you can buy a token bundle and get extra free ride vouchers included with your ride tokens.

These best value deals are only available online so remember to book by midnight before your visit.

What do online ride bundles include?

Our online advance ride bundles include the following:

  • £20 – 40 tokens + 3 free ride vouchers: enough for 9-13 rides
  • £30 – 60 tokens + 5 free ride vouchers: enough for 15-20 rides
  • £40 – 80 tokens + 7 free ride vouchers: enough for 20-27 rides
  • £50 – 100 tokens + 10 free ride vouchers: enough for 26-35 rides
  • £60 – 120 tokens + 12 free ride vouchers: enough for 32-42 rides
  • £70 – 140 tokens + 14 free ride vouchers: enough for 37-49 rides
  • £80 – 160 tokens + 16 free ride vouchers: enough for 42-56 rides
  • £90 – 180 tokens + 18 free ride vouchers: enough for 48-63 rides
  • £100 – 200 tokens + 20 free ride vouchers: enough for 53-70 rides

What do online ride bundles include?

Our online advance ride bundles include the following:

  • £20 – 40 tokens + 3 free ride vouchers: enough for 9-13 rides
  • £30 – 60 tokens + 5 free ride vouchers: enough for 15-20 rides
  • £40 – 80 tokens + 7 free ride vouchers: enough for 20-27 rides
  • £50 – 100 tokens + 10 free ride vouchers: enough for 26-35 rides
  • £60 – 120 tokens + 12 free ride vouchers: enough for 32-42 rides
  • £70 – 140 tokens + 14 free ride vouchers: enough for 37-49 rides
  • £80 – 160 tokens + 16 free ride vouchers: enough for 42-56 rides
  • £90 – 180 tokens + 18 free ride vouchers: enough for 48-63 rides
  • £100 – 200 tokens + 20 free ride vouchers: enough for 53-70 rides

How many ride tokens do I need?

Rides cost 4, 5 or 6 tokens per person:

  • Most toddler rides cost 4 tokens or one free ride voucher
  • Most family rides cost 5 tokens or one free ride voucher
  • Most thrill rides cost 6 tokens or one free ride voucher
  • Most sidestall games cost 5 tokens per play

How many ride tokens do I need?

Rides cost 4, 5 or 6 tokens per person:

  • Most toddler rides cost 4 tokens or one free ride voucher
  • Most family rides cost 5 tokens or one free ride voucher
  • Most thrill rides cost 6 tokens or one free ride voucher
  • Most sidestall games cost 5 tokens per play

If you run out of tokens on the day, you can buy more at the fair but these advance deals are only available online. Book by midnight the day before your visit.

See our terms and conditions for more information about ride tokens and free ride vouchers.

Next in your area:

Can’t make it to this event? We’ll next be in your area:

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.