Events

Our calendar of upcoming events.

Lydney Spring Fair

Danter’s Fun Fair will make it’s annual spring visit to Lydney from March 15-17 this year.

“The Spring Fair is always a firm favourite for fun in the Forest”

The Freak Out Ride is back for 2018

Opening times

  • Thursday 15 March from 6pm
  • Friday 16 March from 6pm
  • Saturday 17 March from 2pm
15
March
2018

Cheltenham Spring Fun Fair

Danter’s Fun Fair will make its annual Spring visit to Cheltenham from March 22-25 and positioned on a Race Course overflow car park this year. Please check map below for exact position.

“Danter’s Premier Fun Fair is always a firm favourite in Cheltenham, providing Fairs locally for over half a century”

Fun Fair opening times

  • Thursday:    22 from 5pm until 10pm
  • Friday:         23 from 5pm until 10pm
  • Saturday:    24 from 1pm until 10pm
  • Sunday:       25 from 1pm until 9pm

Free Parking and entry to the Fun Fair

Web & Social media

www.visitcheltenham.com

www.soglos.com

 

Hashtags:

#DantersFair  #OurChelt #SoGlos #FunFair #VisitCheltenham  #LoveGlos

 

22
March
2017

Leominster May Fair

Leominster May Fair will run from Thursday 3 to Saturday 5 May.

Run by Abie Morris Fun Fairs in conjunction with Leominster Town Council.

The Mayor of Leominster opening the Fair with Abie Morris

The Fair fills Corn Square, Corn Street, Victoria Street and Broad Street.

Opening Times:

  • Thursday 4pm until 10:30pm
  • Friday 4pm until 10:30pm
  • Saturday from noon until 10:30pm
03
May
2018

Brecon May Fair

Brecon May Fair presented by the South Wales Showmans Guild is held annually on the early May Bank Holiday Monday & the following Tuesday.

“Making a welcome return in 2018 is Holmes Waltzer”

Opening times & dates

  • Monday 7 May from 12 noon
  • Tuesday 8 May from 2pm

Traditional Children’s Chair o Planes

Social Media

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  • #BreconMayFair
  • #FairSelfie
  • #AllTheFunOfTheFair
  • #FunFair

Brecon May Fair map

The Fair is presented by the South Wales Showmans Guild.

 

07
May
2018

Hereford May Fair

Hereford May Fair presented by the South Wales Showmans Guild takes place on the first Tuesday (8) to Thursday (10) May following the Spring Bank Holiday Monday.

“Each year, thousands flock to the city centre to enjoy the festival atmosphere, heart-stopping rides, side shows, food stalls, a myriad of entertainment and ancient ceremonies all of which make up the street extravaganza which is Hereford’s 900 year old May Fair.”

The May Fair is run by The South Wales Section of the Showmans Guild of Great Britain in conjunction with Hereford Council.

Abie Danter, chairman of the South Wales and Northern Ireland Section of The Showman’s Guild, said: “Once again we are proud to present Hereford’s annual May Fair, arriving on bank holiday Monday 1 May, when we start setting up at 6pm.

“A warm welcome awaits you when you join us at this historic and impressive traditional fun fair. Showmen from all over the UK will provide excitement, fun and laughter from riding the heart-stopping white knuckle rides to bumper to bumper fun and not forgetting the thrills of the children and traditional rides. From rides to stalls we have it all!”

Photos

Opening times:

  • Tuesday 3.45pm to 11pm
  • Wednesday 12 noon to 11pm
  • Thursday 12 noon to 11pm

These are the times between which attractions are allowed to operate. Not all rides will necessarily be open at all times. All attractions are open from 4pm to 10pm

Social Media

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  • #HerefordMayFair
  • #FairSelfie
  • #AllTheFunOfTheFair
  • #FunFair

An Historic Fair

Why does the Fair not open on the Spring Bank Holiday Monday?

The May Fair (St Ethelbert’s Fair) has been taking place on an annual basis since 1121 when King Henry 1 granted Bishop Richard rights to hold a nine day fair in Hereford city. This was reduced to three days in 1838 by an Act of Parliament.  The Spring Bank Holiday on the first Monday in May was not brought in until 1978.

 

Map of the Fair

08
May
2018

Abergavenny May Fair

Abergavenny May Fair presented by Deakin’s Fun Fair is held on the FairField Car Park from Saturday  12 until Saturday 19 May.

“Twice a year the fair comes to Abergavenny and takes over the Fairfield car-park. A tradition dating back many decades”

Opening Times (May 12-19)

  • Saturday from 2pm
  • Sunday CLOSED
  • Monday from 6pm
  • Tuesday  from 6pm
  • Wednesday from 6pm
  • Thursday from 5pm Reduced Price Night
  • Friday from 6pm
  • Saturday from 2pm

Social Media

Don’t forget to tag us as we love seeing your pictures👍

  • #AbergavennyMayFair
  • #FairSelfie
  • #ExtremeRideUK
  • #AllTheFunOfTheFair
  • #FunFair

History

The car park is called “Fairfield” as Deakins have presented their Fun Fair here for generations. The field used to get a bit soft at the gate, so the Showman had to put stones down. People started parking cars on this part of the field, in time, it was developed in to a car park.

12
May
2018

Montpellier Gardens Summer Fun Fair

Danter’s Fun Fair will be visiting the beautiful Montpellier Gardens from Thursday 19 to Sunday 22 July

“The Summer Fun Fair has been visting Montpellier Gardens for over 50 years. Making it Cheltenham’s oldest Fair”

Opening times

  • Thursday from 5 – 10:30 pm
  • Friday from       5 – 10:30 pm
  • Saturday from  12 noon – 10:30 pm
  • Sunday from     12 noon – 10 pm

Travelling to the Montpellier Gardens GL50 1UZ

By Bus

Montpellier Gardens is located on a number of main bus routes into Cheltenham. There are bus stops on the main road (A4015) oppresite the Rotunda at the main entrance to the gardens, and another on Montpellier Terrace.

Useful links: Stagecoach services and Local bus services

By Road

The gardens have two formal entrances on Montpellier Walk. The gardens are also accessible from Montpellier Spa Road and Montpellier Terrace. No car parking facilities are available within the gardens, but onstreet parking is available on the surrounding roads.

Cheltenham Park & Ride services information to the town centre here. Please note, these only run in the day time.

 

Dodgem circa 1970

Dodgem at Montpellier Gardens circa 1970

 

19
July
2018