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Silverstone Classic 2021 (Dates TBC)

Irvin Leisure are pleased to be apart of Silverstone Classic 2021. The packed weekend of the Silverstone Classic provides spectacular classic motor racing on the world famous full Grand Prix Circuit, impressive track parades, infield displays from over 120 car clubs featuring more than 10,000 classic cars, plus interactive driving activities and dynamic demonstrations. There’s […]

“What a Party”

“What a Party” This was in Olympia Exhibition Hall on Fri 22 Dec 1967 as I was there with Dad who supplied the Funfair. On the day of the event unfortunately there was a bus strike so very few members of the public actually turned up to the event. But it turned into a massive […]

Picnicking at the Paxton Corner

Sunday Afternoon Picnicking at the Paxton Corner in Crystal Palace Park with thanks to the George Irvin Funfair Folk for maintaining its white appearance each the Annual Funfair attends. John Greatrex at Crystal Palace Heritage.  

No.1 Hit Song Filmed at a Funfair

“Lola’s Theme”  –  the debut hit of  British House Duo the Shapeshifters (Simon Marlin and Swedish producer Max Reich, from Gothenburg) went straight into the UK charts at number one on its release on 12 July 2004… The video was shot at George Irvin’s Funfair at Clapham Common, featuring his arcade,  David Irvin’s Hellraiser Waltzer […]

Supporting our NHS

Irvin Leisure’s staff are always looking for ways to help during this Pandemic and one member taking the initiative is our Graphic Designer Shane Clark who has signed up to the NHS Volunteer Responders scheme to help in the fight against the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Over 750,000 people have already joined up to the initiative, […]

Leicestershire Cricket Club Fireworks Display

We were very happy to work with Leicestershire Cricket Club for their annual Fireworks Display and look forward to working with them in the future. A few images from the event .

A nostalgic spin around the history of the Funfair

From candy floss to dodgems – buckle up for a rollercoaster ride through the history of the fair. https://www.bbc.co.uk/ideas/videos/a-nostalgic-spin-around-the-history-of-the-funfair/p087fpn9?playlist=leisure-and-pleasure

Staying safe during Coronavirus

A message on Coronavirus

New Tokens Booths

  Our new Token Booths are ready to go!

Winter Wonderland 2019

A few pictures from the opening day of Winter Wonderland 2019 – open now 10am-10pm until 5th Jan 2020.

Fright Night Competition 2019 Winner

A huge congratulations to Riley as the winner of this years Fright Night Competition on his impersonation of Pennywise! Thanks to all that participated and good luck next year.

Fright Night Competition

Thank you to everyone who participated and good luck next year. 

Armistice Day

Armistice Day   As in the First World War many showmen enlisted in the forces including the President of the Guild Charles Thurston who joined the RAF and became Flight Lieutenant and Jimmy Chipperfield who became a fighter pilot. In the History of the Showmen’s Guild, 1939 –1948, Thomas Murphy estimates that over 1,000 showpeople […]

Peaky Blinders Festival

  The Legitimate Peaky Blinders Festival was a blinder of a street party – full of Peakys! We had the pleasure of supplying a stage carousel and we’re looking forward to next year!

Silverstone Classic Announced

Irvin Leisure are pleased to be apart of Silverstone Classic 2020. The packed weekend of the Silverstone Classic provides spectacular classic motor racing on the world famous full Grand Prix Circuit, impressive track parades, infield displays from over 120 car clubs featuring more than 10,000 classic cars, plus interactive driving activities and dynamic demonstrations. There’s […]

£500 donation to the Mayor of Kingston

During the Kingston Ultimate Funfair £500 was raised through wristband profits and this has been donated to the Mayor of Kingston’s Charitable Trust (which in 2019/20 is supporting 2 local charities: KCIL and Oxygen. It is our continued commitment to support Local Councils and their charities wherever possible.

Helter Skelter at Norwich Cathedral

Before the day is out, I must pay tribute to a colleague in the entertainment business and Showman George Irvin –  for working with The Bishop of Lynn, the Rt Revd Jonathan Meyrick –  in producing this wonderfully uplifting publicity message for all concerned and the public generally –  at Norwich Cathedral for the last […]

Helter Skelter at Norwich Cathedral

George Irvin and his company Irvin leisure were very proud to be invited to install a Helter Skelter at Norwich Cathedral recently, this Helter Skelter has such a rich history as our great grandfather James Irvin started this business in the the 1800’s.   We have operated seven of these helter-skelter‘s since the 1900’s so […]

Irvin Leisure supports St. John’s Hospice

Irvin Leisure was proud to be apart of such a great occasion and helping with raising money for St. Johns Hospice and looking forward to future events.

Money raised for Princess Alice Hospice

Fair’s fares for Hospice funds Hundreds of people were taken for a ride over the Easter break – and they even paid for the privilege. A special charity day at Hampton Court Green funfair raised a whopping £2,000 for Princess Alice Hospice – the profits from a rides discount wristband scheme. Funfair boss George Irvin, […]

Roller Skate Rinks

From Hire to Purchase we’ve got you covered With years of experience, trust us to supply and install the perfect roller rink for your chosen event Roller skating is an excellent way of combining fun and fitness. If you’re looking to get your guests socialising, communicating and exercising, it’s the perfect activity! Hiring a roller […]

Norwich Cathedral to feature fairground helter skelter

A full-size helter skelter is to be installed in Norwich Cathedral in August to give people a different view of the inside of the building. Read the full article https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-46030982

Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum 2019 features a Traditional Carousel and new addition this year is our brand new Alpine Sweet Unit

Funds raised for Brent Council

Our Summer Fairs and events raised £1,000 for Brent Council and George Irvin presented a cheque to the Mayor, Cllr Arshad Mahmood, Thomas Cattermole, Head of Executive and Members Services and the Governance Team recently.    

Topshop Oxford Street

We had the privilege of working with Topshop Oxford Street this year installing our Dodgem & Waltzer cars in their shop for 1 week.   

Fright Night Winner 2018

Congratulations to Renad Ahmedali the Winner of our Funfair Fright Night 2018 Competition. Thank you to all who took part and good luck next year!   ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]

Fright Nights 2018

  A reminder that every night is fright night at our Crystal Palace and Roundwood Park Funfairs, £500 prize for the best costume. Email your image taken at the Funfair along with your name, address & telephone number to info@irvinleisure.com GOOD LUCK!

Funds raised at Queensbury Park Ultimate Funfair for Mayor’s Charities

This year we had the great opportunity to work with Harrow Council and Mayor, Cllr Kareema Marikar at the Queensbury Park Family Funfair and raised £500 for the Mayor’s chosen charities, Firm Foundation & The Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity. We look forward to working with Harrow Council and Mayor, Cllr Kareema Marikar in the future.

A HUGE thank you from Children with Cancer UK

Hi George,   On behalf of all of us at Children with Cancer UK, thank you very much for allowing our guests free access to the rides at your fabulous funfair on Saturday! We are so grateful to you for helping make this day even more special. Here are some of the comments from the […]

Kidbrooke Village Summer Fete

Hi Everyone,   We would just like to thank you all for coming to the Kidbrooke Village Summer Fete and making it such a success. The event was attended by hundreds of local residents who had a fantastic day which was all down to you! We look forward to having you at the event next […]

Team 2B UK

  Hello,  I just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you again for all your hard work and partnership last week, and in the weeks leading up to the Data Night Out party at ExCel London.  The party was a roaring success and we really appreciate you being a part of it. Albert and […]

Toilets added to our Funfairs

You will be pleased to know we have now acquired new portable toilets for our Funfairs for your convenience and comfort. For a list of all our upcoming Funfairs click on our Upcoming Funfairs page or click this link www.irvinleisure.co.uk/upcoming-funfairs/

Chiswick RNLI Lifeboats at Turnham Green

We had the pleasure of supporting Chiswick RNLI this year at Turnham Green!  “We are very grateful for the opportunity to have a stand at your Turnham Green funfair last weekend to help raise funds and spread awareness of the safety work of the RNLI on the Thames. Thank you again on behalf of Chiswick RNLI.” […]

Happy Customer at Turnham Green

One of our Games Stalls Showmen Jeanette Bartlett at Turnham Green Sat 19th May 2018. A regular customer asked if they could have their photo with her as she always give them a lovely prize!  

PJ Masks at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Catboy and Owlette from PJ Masks were at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Saturday 28th April 2018. Come and bring all the family on Saturday 5th May 2018 when Jake and Finn from Adventure Time join us.  Token cost only £1.20 each or 10 for £10!

Leo & Raph – TMNT

Sat 21st April 2018 Leo & Raph from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, next up Catboy & Owlette from PJ Masks on Sat 28th April!

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Character Days

Character days at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park have already been a huge success! Chase & Skye from Paw Patrol joined us on 5th April and Peppa Pig on 12th April. It has been a fantastic time for all families. Next we have Leo & Raph from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at intervals on Saturday 21st […]

Corporate Events

Home of corporate fair Your team, clients and partners deserve the very best you can provide when it comes to entertainment. Our reputation for quality equipment, professional service and safety conscious event planning has ensured a satisfied client base that includes: Honda,BMW,Microsoft,KPMG,Mobil Oil,Glaxo Wellcome and Hampton Court Palace to name but a few. Irvin Leisure […]

Paris!

George Irvin’s Irvin Leisure was very excited to work on a special project in Paris, France this year. On the 3rd March 2018 Mira Mikati the French Fashion House promoted their new range at a event presentation which included special battery powered dodgem cars. The event was fantastic and the client was super happy about the […]