Tag: funfair

New funfair for Southsea’s South Parade Pier

Southsea South Parade Pier
A new funfair has opened on Southsea’s South Parade Pier, offering a range of traditional seaside amusements including a roller coaster, helter skelter and dodgems.

Cole brings fairground amusements back to Poole

Poole Funfair
William Cole & Son Amusements have returned to Poole after almost 20 years away from a site at the town’s Branksome Recreation Ground. Just over a decade ago the local council put a ban on fairground operators coming to the area,and the reversal of that decision by officers surprised some councillors last week. “It took a lot of meetings and work...

Canvey Island bids for £1m Coastal Communities funding

Canvey Island
Canvey Island has submitted a bid for £1m of funding from the government’s Coastal Communities Fund. If approved, the cash would be used to upgrade facilities and regenerate part of the island’s seafront around its Thorny Bay Beach, not far from the Leisure Island and Fantasy Island amusement parks. The timing of the announcement comes just a fortnight after Fantasy Island’s...

700 year-old funfair still going strong for Scottish showman

Links Market in Kirkaldy
Starting in 1304 and growing to over a mile long, the annual Links Market in Kirkcaldy drew in record numbers last week, with the Scottish Showmen’s Guild assuring fans that the longest fair in Europe is here to stay. The Scottish Showmen’s Guild has stated that the annual Links Market in Kirkcaldy is “safe for the foreseeable future”, with last...

Club Day funfair in hunt for new home

club day funfair
The popular funfair that has become synonymous with Lytham’s annual Club Day has found itself searching for a site due to council work to its traditional haunt.   The ongoing sea defence work being undertaken between Lytham and Fairhaven has meant that the area of green previously used to site the Club Day funfair is not available for use this year...