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.

Vintage fairground



Big Wheel

The Wurlitzer

Theatre organ


What's on

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.

***Please note the Paratrooper ride is currently unavailable due to routine maintenance. Sorry for any inconvenience caused. ***

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.

***Please note – during quieter times our rides run on rotation and some of our catering outlets are subject to seasonal opening variations too.***

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.