Another notable thing about this attraction is it's mostly run and
maintained by volunteers, helping out during their free time. This does mean
the opening times are pretty limited, but that's easy enough to check on the
website. Slightly more of an
issue is that not all the attractions will necessarily be running. If you're
travelling a long distance and want to try a specific ride this would be an
issue. We were a little disappointed not to be able to do the Steam Circus.
If your not travelling to far this is less of an issue, as there should be
enough to do for a good afternoon out, and the low entrance fee means you
can hardly say your not getting your moneys worth.
When we went the main attraction outside the funfair was the Quarry Railway.
A steam train ride that takes in some beautiful views on it's circuit of
track. Much of the rest of the park didn't have that much going on, with no
demonstrations on the farm, and no traction engine rides. This made the rest
of the park seem like a short distraction from the funfair, rather than an
attraction in itself.
The chances are that this won't be to big an issue for most people reading
this. This is a theme parks website, so most people will want to know about
funfair. you've got plenty of classic favourites, like the
carousels, chair swing and big wheel, and a collection of kiddie rides,
including a kiddie roundabout that used to be at Chessington when it was
still a zoo.
What really makes this place stand out though are some of the quirky and
more unique rides on offer, like the unusual ghost house, bioscope cinema
show, steam swings and steam yacht and the unique razzle dazzle. This helps
give the atmosphere of the rides being something special, and creates a
As an amusement park it is a very nice location with a good selection of
family rides, with still enough to keep the big kids entertained. Well worth
paying a visit too for a couple of hours if your in the area.
It's the historic importance of the rides though that makes this important
for the theme park and funfair enthusiast. I'd say a visit to here, or one
of a couple of other places with similar historic rides is a must do at some
point for a true enthusiast.