Vintage fairground

Young and old alike can experience the thrills of yesteryear in our lovingly restored vintage fairground. All the rides you remember, and more.

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Vintage fairground

Rides

Golden Gallopers, chair-o-planes, dodgems, the Rock 'n Roll Waltzer and many more

Big wheel

Giant

Big wheel

A giant big wheel completes the old time funfair experience

Wurlitzer organ

The Wurlitzer

Theatre organ

Folly Farm is home to one of the UK's finest theatre organs

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Magic shows

What's on

See one of our resident magicians get up to his tricks

We’ve got 17 funfair rides. Dodgems, Golden Gallopers, the Cakewalk. Do these exciting names bring back memories?

And how about the Lakin Skid, the Rock ‘n Roll Waltzer and the Royal Coronation Speedway? They’re classic British fairground rides, and you can enjoy them all under cover. Lots of fun whatever the weather.

A working collection of fun

Fairs and farms have gone together for many years – people would often work on both. We’re keeping that tradition alive. Our fairground is a grand collection of historic rides. All in full working order, ready for you to jump on. And while you’re riding, we play music to reflect the old-time fairground feel. You’ll also see information on each ride, telling you its fascinating story. And all have been restored with beautiful fairground art.

Many of our rides are little-one-friendly, but some have ride restrictions. Where possible, we’ll also help visitors with disabilities enjoy them too.

You’ll pay a little extra for the rides, as part of your visit to Folly Farm. But it’s much less than you’d pay at other funfairs, and you can set your own budget. It also helps keep the queues down.

Follies Theatre

The Vintage Fairground is also home to the 700-seat Follies Theatre, where you can enjoy evening concerts and events. You can also come here to see our magicians perform every day during the school holidays. All their tricks are included in the ticket price.