Events Calendar 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE

Due to the uncertainty surrounding events taking place due to Coronavirus, we have not published any dates for 2020.

We are hopeful that festivals, fairs and other events will be able to resume soon, but many have been cancelled in the meantime.

Once we have clear answers from both the government and individual event organisers, we will be publishing our upcoming events here... stay tuned!

 
APRIL 2019
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EASTER FUNFAIR

MANCHESTER CENTRAL

13 - 22 APRIL 2019

Indoor Funfair with unlimited rides included in the price. Two sessions daily. Family rides, children's rides, thrill rides and games... something for everyone! The city centre location is easily accessible from across the North West.

MAY 2019
 

MAY DAY FAIR

KNUTSFORD, CHESHIRE

2 - 6 MAY 2019

The North West's premier Bank Holiday Family Funfair is back again this year with over 100 exciting rides and attractions! Thursday and Friday from 6pm until 10pm, Saturday and Sunday from 12pm until 10pm and Bank Holiday Monday from 12pm until 7pm. And don't miss the free fireworks display on Sunday night... 

FAMILY FUNFAIR

BLACKPOOL

11 MAY - 2 JUNE 2019

The Fun Fair is back at Whyndyke Farm in Blackpool this May with fantastic rides for all ages! Don't miss the incredible Xtreme Top Scan ride - in Blackpool for the first time!

Open daily from 1pm - 9pm

*except Fri 17th & Mon 20th to Friday 25th May: 5pm - 9pm

*closed Mon 13th to Thurs 16th May

MEGA FUN PARK

BOLTON

23 MAY - 2 JUNE 2019

Mega Value Fun Park returns to Macron Stadium in Bolton from 23rd May until 2nd June. As well as our breathtaking AtmosFear ride, you can be thrilled by the Mach 5 Bomber, enjoy all the most popular fairground family favourites and children's rides, try your luck on the games and enjoy all the food of the fair!

TRUCKFEST

PETERBOROUGH

5 - 6 MAY 2019

Once again, our incredible Reverse Bungee with 55m launch will be appearing at Truckfest Peterbrough, which takes place at the East of England Showground.

Do you dare to be catapulted into the air on the World's biggest Mobile Reverse Bungee?! See you there!

THE MAIN EVENT

SANTA POD RACEWAY

24 - 27 MAY 2019

Round 1 of the FIA/FIM European Championships takes place at Santa Pod Raceway near Wellingborough. As well as a weekend of drag racing, there is fun for all the family with a fairground and other exciting entertainment and activities.

JUNE 2019
 
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ISLE OF WIGHT

IOW FESTIVAL

13 - 16 JUNE 2019

This year, Better Rides' huge Reverse Bungee, award winning AtmosFear ride and Xtreme ride will be heading off to one of the best UK festivals of the summer... Isle of Wight Festival. This year's incredible musical line up includes Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, George Ezra, Biffy Clyro, Fatboy Slim, Courteeners, Bastille, Richard Ashcroft, Madness, Lilly Allen & More!

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NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

THE HOPPINGS

21 - 29 JUNE 2019

Don't miss Europe's largest travelling funfair! One of the North East's most famous and longest running events is back at Newcastle upon Tyne Town Moor with over 300 attractions! With family rides, thrill rides, children's rides, roller coasters, vintage attractions, games all the food of the fair... there is something for everyone at The Hoppings.

JULY 2019
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COVENTRY

GODIVA FESTIVAL

5 - 7 JULY 2019

We are delighted to be attending Coventry's Godiva Festival for the very first time this year!

This family-friendly festival offers live music, family entertainment, international food and drink, craft village and fun fair! Taking place at the city's War Memorial Park, Godiva Festival is open from 6pm to 10:30pm Friday 5th July, 12pm to 10:30pm Saturday 6th July and 12pm to 7pm Sunday 7th July.

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SHEPTON MALLET

NASS FESTIVAL

11 - 14 JULY 2019

We're excited to be returning to NASS Festival this year, which takes place at the Bath and West Showground, Shepton Mallet. NASS is the UK’s only professional action sport and music festival featuring world class action sports competitions in Skate, BMX, Inline and FMX. This year's music headliners include Giggs, Rudimental and Cypress Hill.

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CAERPHILLY

BIG CHEESE

26 - 28 JULY 2019

Once again, we'll be adding some of our spectacular thrill rides to the fun fair lineup at Caerphilly Big Cheese Festival, where you'll find fairground fun for the whole family! Expect fantastic food, bar area, live music, medieval re-enactments and a spectacular fireworks finale at 10pm. Entry is FREE, so come on down!

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NORTHAMPTON

TOWN FESTIVAL

6 - 7 JULY 2019

This July, you'll find us back at the giant funfair at Northampton Town Festival. Held at The Racecourse, Northampton over 6th and 7th July, there's so much ton keep you entertained! Food stalls and bars, live music, giant funfair, fireworks, and of course balloons.

Entry is free and car parking is available for £5.

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SILVERSTONE

BRITISH F1 GP

12 - 14 JULY 2019

It's been a while, but we are absolutely thrilled to be heading back to Silverstone with our Reverse Bungee for the British Formula One Grand Prix 2019! As well as the most incredible motor sport on the planet, there will be host of other activities to keep you entertained over the weekend, including concerts and a performance from Craig David on Saturday night.

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SANTA POD RACEWAY

BUG JAM

26 - 28 JULY 2019

The original and best VW fest will be back at Santa Pod at the end of July and so will we! Come and celebrate all things VW and enjoy plenty of other entertainment besides... a fairground with everything from adrenalin pumping thrill rides to kids rides and games, live music, drag racing, Run What Ya Brung (VW only), stunt shows, comedy acts and camping.

AUGUST 2019
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RIVERSIDE FESTIVAL

NOTTINGHAM

2 - 4 AUGUST 2019

Nottingham's biggest free-entry festival, Nottingham Riverside Festival takes place on the Victoria Embankment of the River Trent from Friday 2nd August until Sunday 4th August 2019. There are so many activities on offer over the weekend, including a fantastic fairground with rides for all ages, a variety of street food and bars, live music, traders and the famous Dragon Boat Challenge, which takes place on Sunday.

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READING FESTIVAL

READING

23 - 25 AUGUST 2019

One of the original and best UK festivals (and twinned with its counterpart Leeds Festival), Reading Festival is back with another incredible lineup of music and entertainment. Our inimitable AtmosFear ride will be thrilling the crowds in the fairground area, while headline music acts include The 1975, Post Malone, Twenty One Pilots, Foo Fighters and The Wombats.

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SUNDOWN FESTIVAL

NORWICH

30 AUGUST - 01 SEPTEMBER 2019

We're really pleased to be heading back to Norwich at the end of August for another Sundown Festival. Once again, our incredible AtmosFear ride will be wowing festival-goers in between impressive music acts, which this year include Anne-Marie, Tinie Tempah, Jax Jones, MK and DJ EZ. We just love the vibe at Sundown Festival and are looking forward to being back on the funfair lineup!

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BOARDMASTERS

NEWQUAY

7 - 11 AUGUST 2019

Once again, we'll be providing a host of exciting rides and attractions at one of the best festivals of the summer; Boardmasters. Set against the stunning backdrop of Watergate Bay, Boardmasters is a festival like no other. Immerse yourself in five days of beach life, incredible music and entertainment, great food and awesome festival camping. This year's music headliners include Wu-Tang Clan, Florence + The Machine, Dizzee Rascal, Franz Ferdinand and Foals.

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CREAMFIELDS

DARESBURY, CHESHIRE

22 - 25 AUGUST 2019

Since 1998, Creamfields has been delivering world class dance music in a large scale festival setting. Now bigger and better than ever, Creamfields is back this August Bank Holiday weekend with a jaw-dropping lineup of artists from around the globe. 2019 acts include Calvin Harris, Fatboy Slim, Chase and Status, Annie Mac, Faithless, Martin Garrix and Tiësto.

SEPTEMBER 2019
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EURO DRAG FINALS

SANTA POD RACEWAY

5 - 8 SEPTEMBER 2019

The FIA/FIM European Finals take place at Santa Pod Raceway from 5th to 8th September 2019. Over the weekend witness unbelievable 300mph drag racing with over 250 of Europe's best teams, Jet Car, stunt shows, fairground rides, traders and more...

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BALLOON FIESTA

YORK

27 - 29 SEPTEMBER 2019

Taking place at York Racecourse from Friday 27th to Sunday 29th September, York Balloon Fiesta will fill the skies with an array of fantastic hot air balloons! With funfair rides providing additional entertainment, there is plenty to see and do at this family friendly event.

OCTOBER 2019

GOOSE FAIR

NOTTINGHAM

2 - 6 OCTOBER 2019

One of the longest standing and most famous famous fairs in the UK, Nottingham Goose Fair is an absolute must-visit event. Hundreds of rides, attractions and games come together at Forest Fields Recreation Ground in Nottingham, providing visitors with hours of fun and excitement as they experience thrill rides, family rides, children's ride, roller coasters, fairground food, candy floss and fun fair games.

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HULL FAIR

HULL

4 - 12 OCTOBER 2019

The annual Hull Fair takes place from 4th to 12th October 2019. One of the UK's biggest and best fairgrounds, Hull Fair hosts an incredible variety of rides, attractions, games and food stalls. Whether you are up for being catapulted 180 feet on our Reverse Bungee, whizzing round on the Waltzer or galloping on the Carousel, there is something for everyone. And who can resist a stroll down Walton Street and sample the delicious food on offer?!

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