A day out at Carters Steam Fair
The fun fair season has now started and since it is Bank Holiday weekend, we planned on doing o few things as a family, including visiting the Carters Steam Fair.
For a little background to the fair – the Carters family have collected rides that date from the 1890s to the 1960s and have restored them to their former glory. It isn’t your average fair with booming music and garish neon everywhere; but a dose of pure nostalgia with beautifully painted rides. I actually loved how beautiful and new all the rides looked; just as if the years haven’t changed them at all.
I didn’t expect to see so many people especially since the weather forecast showed it would rain, but since it was Bank Holiday, adults and children took advantage to spend time with friends and family, and it actually didn’t rain much at all.
Our boys are quite small yet (3 and 5 months, and 1 and 11 months), but there were plenty of rides for them too. The little one loved the ToyTownRide and every time it stopped, he started to cry, telling us he doesn’t want to get off. That was his favourite out of them all, and went on it probably 4 or 5 times.
Me and my husband didn’t go on any for the more grown up ones, because none of us thought we could handle two toddlers on our own, but there were some that I would’ve loved to try if we had any extra help (or if we went without the kids).
The boys seemed to love all the rides that included cars or trains, and there were a few of those.
You can buy tokens on their website HERE where you can also get free rides if you buy the bundles, and that works out better; or you can also buy tokens while there.
Disclosure: We were invited to the above attraction for the purpose of this post however all opinions are my own.