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Latest Fun Fair News from Irvin Leisure

Fun Fair news from around the country.

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

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 […]


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 […]

Manorfield Primary School Fundraiser

Congratulations on raising over £50,000! Manorfield Primary School put together a fundraising initiative towards the cost of the build of their new Nursery and Outdoor area. They had over 300 runners take part in a new half marathon on the 4th March 2018 in London (The Big Half), which was won by Sir Mo Farah. […]

Fright Night Costume Competition Winner Announced

We had a great response to our Fright Night Halloween Costume Competition with so many people coming along in costume – and no wonder as we were offering £500 for the best costume! Fairgoers were asked to take a picture of themselves in all their made up glory (or should we say gory!) and send […]

Irvin Leisure raise £4300 for great causes

It was our absolute pleasure to present the Mayor of Hammersmith and Fulham Council with a cheque for £4300 to go towards The Mayor of Hammersmith & Fulham Appeal Fund and the Grenfell Tower appeal. The money donated was raised by our amazing funfair visitors at the Shepherds Bush Green Summer Funfair – it is […]

Annual Hampton Court Easter Fair raises over £2000 for The Princess Alice Hospice

Irvin Leisure is proud to announce that the sum of £2000 was raised for the the Princess Alice Hospice charity at George Irvin’s annual Easter funfair at Hampton Court on Thursday 13th April. The funfair was a great success running from the 13th to the 18th April 2017, with over 40,000 visitors attending over the […]

George Irvin’s Carousel gets a makeover at London Fashion Week

Fashion designer Marta Jakubowski showed real style at this years’ London Fashion week by using a funfair carousel from Irvin Leisure to show off her Spring/Summer 2017 collection. Created by set designer Gary Card, the carousel was redressed in hot pink and rotated at slower speeds to show off the chic eveningwear in matching fuchsia, […]

Fairfield Funfair in Kingston raises £1000 for Momentum

George Irvin’s funfairs are once again generously donating £1000 to the Mayor of Kingston upon Thames’s Charitable Trust. The Mayor’ charitable trust is proud to be supporting Momentum during 2016/2017 which an amazing charity that supports children with cancer and other life-limiting conditions.  One of Momentum’s main aims is to improve the healing environment in […]

Annual Shepherds Bush Green Fun Fair raises £1000 for Charity

Irvin Leisure is delighted to announce that the annual Shepherds Bush Green Fun Fair held on the 22nd July to 7th August raised £1000 for the Major of Hammersmith & Fulham’s charities. This term Councillor Mercy Umeh, Mayor of Hammersmith & Fulham is supporting Hammersmith & Fulham Mind and Hammersmith and Fulham Foodbank, two great charities in the local […]

Generous George Irvin Supports Hospice

George Irvin’s Funfair recently presented a cheque for £2,000 to us at Hampton Court Palace. The funds were raised, in part, from the sale of wristbands on ‘Charity Tuesday’ at this year’s Hampton Court Fair. Unfortunately, bad weather over the Easter weekend meant that the footfall at the Fair was lower than usual and fewer […]

George Irvin’s Shepherds Bush Funfair Raises £1000 for Charity

The Charity Wristband Day at this Easter’s funfair at Shepherds Bush Green was a roaring success and raised £1000 for charity. The picture above shows George Irvin Jnr presenting the cheque to the Mayor of London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham These funds will go towards the following two charities:   *     Lupus –  […]

Enter Islington in Bloom 2016 and win up to £100!

This year’s Islington in Bloom competition will open for entries Friday – 15th April and you could be in with a chance to win up to £100 in Camden Garden Centre vouchers! The competition invites Islington’s residents and businesses to enter their blooming masterpieces. If you don’t have a window box, container garden or front garden at home […]

George Irvin’s Fun Fair help raise £35,000 for St John’s Hospice

Easter Fayre Raises £35,000! Thousands filled St John’s Wood Church Gardens in support. There was a funfair, donkey rides, the chance to meet Peppa Pig, face painting and a BBQ surrounded by an array of local traders selling food, toys, jewellery and many more homemade crafts. We would like to thank our sponsors; Barclays St […]

Hampton Court Funfair 2016

The Hampton Court Funfair, crammed with family fun and white knuckle rides, is gearing up for its annual showpiece this Easter. Best of all it will be FREE to enter! The Fair will open at 12noon on Good Friday 25th March and stay open right through to 11pm that night and then open the same time every day for […]

IMG at the Natural History Museum

Irvin leisure are proud to be joining IMG at the Natural History Museum again this year with one of our Traditional Carousels as part of the truly magical Christmas that the IMG creates for the Museum each year. From the rows of trees lit with sparkly fairy lights at the spectacular Swarovski ice skating rink, […]

Blooming Marvelous!

We had the great privilege of helping Bloomberg with their annual Summer Picnic

Oh we do like to be beside the seaside

Margate was a happy hunting ground for George Irvin’s Family Fair for many years. Up until the 1990s we would visit there every summer, and George is in fact lifetime president of the Twinning Association of the Town! Unfortunately the park on which the fair operated was sold by the local authority and so we […]

Proud to paint Palace Monument

As most local people are aware, we have been attending Crystal Palace with our annual funfairs now since the 1940s so we have actually been involved in fairs here longer than the Crystal Palace was actually on site. As a mark of respect to the former Palace, a number of years ago we were asked […]

Stare at the skies at Hampton Court

Hampton Court Palace was 600 years old this Easter and the Palace staged a lot of historical commemorative pageants, but sadly no beheadings despite the place’s rather bloody past! However it all culminated in the most magnificent fireworks display and we thought you might love this photo taken from our fair!    

St Johns Hospice Easter Fayre raises more than £45,000

We always take part in the Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth annual fetes and festivals that raise much needed funds for this magnificent establishment. That is why we were delighted to read the press release below, celebrating their success at the recent event staged on March 21st and 22nd 2015. Thousands enjoyed fun […]

Apple iPhone Giveaway!

THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW ENDED Yes you read correctly – We are giving away a FREE Apple iPhone Every Month! It is really easy to win one as well, just do the following: SEND YOUR FAVOURITE FUNFAIR IMAGE ALONG WITH YOUR NAME, ADDRESS & TEL NUMBER TO: THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW ENDED The best image WINS an Apple […]

Ecology v Economy? Not at Irvin Leisure

The great environmental campaigner Kermit the Frog once mused in song “It’s not easy being green” and how appropriate that was for him, fighting off the rather amorous advances of Miss Piggy, but for Irvin Leisure it is possible. We are often asked about progress on our ground breaking, though not literally we insist, Environmental […]

A part of our history rediscovered.

In the 50s and 60s, the Irvin Family owned and operated a fantastic and popular Brooklands Speedway track, and below you can learn all about these rides. A similar ride to the hugely successful Dodgem, the Brooklands Speedway track (sometimes called a Rally Track) was introduced in the late 1930s – aspiring to the famous […]

New Cars from Old!

  Irvin Leisure are thrilled to have introduced a superb new, but very old, children’s car ride the Austin Cars, and here we show some magnificent photos of this ride, sitting proudly in the winter snow, and then placed in front of the iconic Olympic Stadium in QE2 Park in Stratford.   This ride is […]

A fascinating history of our Antique Austin Car Ride

AUSTIN J 40 It was in 1943 that Parliament passed an act that recognised that many miners were been struck down with what the miners called “The Dust” (pneumoconiosis’s). The Government decided to encourage employers to give ex-miners employment. Leonard Lord had taken this to heart and decided that those (in this case South Wales […]

A very happy new year to all our readers!

    All of us at Irvin Leisure wish both of you, the people who read this stuff, a very happy and prosperous, and peaceful, new year for 2015. See you at our fairs! By the way, it is slightly depressing to hear that some of you who read this did not realise that this […]

Another family photo

Another one from the family archives. Right to left as you look at this photo, taken in Poplar Road in Ashford at the family home from around 1960, are George and his brothers and sister, John, David and Lillian Irvin. The car on which they sit was George’s grandfather’s new Vauxhall Cresta, he first in […]

A poetical tribute to our family history, circa 1950.

Henley Regatta   (Anonymous….any help to trace the author would be appreciated.) Regatta time comes once a yearThe Traylen-Irvin crowd are hereWith fair so large,, well that we know,The two combine to do the show. Trailers, lorries, diesels tooCaravans of every hueAn old red lorry with starry bonnetWith “Thrills galore” all painted on it. The Irvin […]

Our line back to the First World War

To followers of the Irvin history, George’s cousin Henry Chipperfield recently sent us an image of his Helter Skelter at Edinburgh. We have probably had more Lighthouse Helter Skelters in our family than most others going back several generations. All this started from William Irvin who had four brothers, one went to Scotland which is […]

Just a typical week!

We just wanted to share some images with you from the last few days here. First of all, the wonderful, annual, Fireworks Night Festival in Brent!   It was a great and enjoyable night, and congratulations to Brent for their wonderful organisation! Now, below, the superb Homeserve Family Day and some particularly exciting white knuckle […]