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Fun Fair news from around the country.

Amersham Charter Fair 2023

It’s nearly time for Amersham Charter Fair! Did you know that this Buckinghamshire market town was granted a fair by royal charter by King John in 1200? Thus by visiting, you are taking part in a tradition that is over 800 years old!    These photos give a glimpse of what the fair looked like […]

The Big Festival 2023

We were delighted to be part of The Big Festival at Alex James Farm this weekend with our classic pepper pot Helter Skelter, Dodgems, Carousel, Wave Swinger, Waltzer, Ferris Wheel, Children’s Swing Boats, Children’s Helicopters and a big stall.   To hire us for your festival or special event, please call 020 8795 4282 or […]

Hosting the Mayor of Kingston at Fairfield Park

We were delighted to host the Mayor of Kingston upon Thames Councillor Diane White at our funfair in Fairfield Park on Friday. As always, we will be donating to the Mayor’s chosen charities, Kingston Charitable Foundation and to support the good work that they do in the Royal Borough of Kingston-upon-Thames.


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Radio Jackie Funfair Prize Winner

Hi Eddie, Just wanted to say a HUGE THANK YOU for the tickets to Hampton Court Fair We all had a fantastic time (6 of us) and were actually there for 5 – yes FIVE – hours!!! It was a really beautiful day and here are just a few the photos we took …………… I’m […]

Radio Jackie Funfair Prize Winner

We had the most fantastic time today, thank you so much ️ Sadly, my Dad passed away yesterday.. Today, I laughed and screamed and forgot for a few hours! The kid’s loved it too! Thank you again 

Radio Jackie Funfair Prize Winner

Morning Jan ! just a quick email to thank you all at Radio Jackie soo much for fair tickets! Myself and my 3 sons had the most fantastic day on Monday! Was a great great day out! Thank you all Mr Peter Fear  

Special Batmitzvah

We were thrilled to be part of this magical Batmitzvah on Sunday 26th March, helping you make your dreams come true is one of the most rewarding parts of the business!   Our rides & attractions are available for parties and events of all kinds, so if you would like our help to make your […]


Our pledge at all our Funfairs is that all faiths and religions are welcome!  Wherever you are born or whatever your colour, you will always be welcomed into George Irvin’s Funfairs as we show zero tolerance towards racial or religious prejudice.  Because of this, people of all races, backgrounds and religions can come together at our Funfairs in […]

Happy Lunar New Year

Xmas Memories

Morning all,   I just wanted to say a huge thank you to your super hospitality, free tickets  and our Reindeer, was very comical taking the reindeer home whilst a little drunk but we defiantly made lots of happy memories, so thank you 😊

Halloween Winner 2022

Congratulations to the Winner of this year’s Halloween competition. Unfortunately we only have a picture and no details so please get in touch to claim your prize.


Following the sad new of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II we the George Irvin family have decided to delay opening of this years Shepherds Bush fair until 20th September the day after the Queens funeral takes place. NEW DATES FOR SHEPHERDS BUSH FAMILY FUNFAIR WILL BE: TUESDAY 20th SEPTEMBER until SUNDAY 2nd […]

1926 – 2022

We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth ll. As a mark of respect all our fairs will remain closed until further notice.

10th Generation Family Business since 1820!

These will be our 10th generation in our family funfair business since 1820 Georgie Groom age 7 James Irvin safe 6 George Irvin age 5 Henry Irvin age 4  

Chris travels to the Funfair

On this Bank Holiday Monday, I travelled to George Irvin’s Fair at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park it’s a great Funfair with some decent rides there , like David Irvin’s Ghost train that is big and looks really good , PWS Super-Trooper , Super-Bob , Avalanche Miami, Frogs Jumper , Dodgems , Cage , and Game […]

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland 2022

Winter Wonderland is back for 2022! Hyde Park Winter Wonderland 2022 is open from November 18 to January 2, 2023, from 10am to 10pm each day (except Christmas Day). You’ll need a pre-booked timed ticket to get in. Nearest stations are Bond Street, Green Park, Knightsbridge, Marble Arch, Hyde Park Corner, Paddington and Victoria. Visit […]

Garry’s CX22 goes back home!

Silverstone BGP 2022

Another exciting British Grand Prix at Silverstone, and a privilege to be involved with it. “Hi All, I wanted to pass my thanks for your hard work and patience in the preparation and delivery of the British Grand Prix.” – Ben  

Ansar Youth Project

Roe Green Family Funfair 2022 “A huge thank you to @irvin.funfairs for giving the young people in AYP an amazing experience. We had so much fun and cannot wait to come again! For more information about the Ansar Youth Project in Wembley visit

Albion at Hampton Court Funfair

“From Garry Stewart”  Albion was made 1944 but never used and when the army released this in 1967 George Irvin’s purchased this and used it to around 1978. To all the people who don’t know, and the few that do. In August 2021 I sold my beloved Albion. I wasn’t actively looking to sell the […]

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Blue Peter Celebrates The Showman’s Guild of Great Britain Centenary 1989

Great event at Kings Cross

Sometimes we are fortunate enough to take part in some wonderful festivals, and one such was in the concourse of the new Kings Cross Station in the very heart of London. We can only praise the imagination and courage of the team from Network Rail who put this together and thank all those technical staff […]

Halloween Competition 2021

Congratulations to this years winner of the Halloween Competition who has asked us to remove her information from the website. We thank everyone who got involved and look forward to doing this next year!

Standon Calling Festival 2021

Standoners! Where do we begin… What a groundbreaking and thoroughly joyous 3.5 days of music, comedy and family entertainment we had! The thrill and excitement of being back in the field after two years apart, of being together with you and the memorable sets from all artists involved will be unforgettable. Thanks to an incredible […]

Fair at Fort Nelson

Hi George,   I just wanted to email as promised to say a massive thank you to everyone that was involved with the fair at Fort Nelson. It was a huge hit with the visitors, and there were several comments from visitors about how nice the staff were 😊   The event worked well, something […]

Amersham Charter Funfair 2021

Some photos from the opening day at Amersham Charter Funfair 2021. Great to see this community coming together through this difficult time.  

World Fun Fair Month

World Fun Fair month is a month of celebrating the past, raising awareness for the present and protecting the future of all Fairgrounds and Fun Fairs internationally. Please support your local Fun Fair! #future4fairgrounds

Helter Skelter at Silverstone 2021

Silverstone 2021

Radio Jackie Prize Winner Announced

Congratulations to Jane Sweeney and her family on being one of the prize winners of a day of fun at Hampton Court Funfair! “Dear Jan Just thought I would drop you an email to thank Radio Jackie for a great day out at George Irvin’s fair at Hampton Court, which I won the competition last […]

COVID-19 safety measures in place complies with new Government Guidance

At Irvin Leisure your safety is our no.1 priority which is why we have made significant changes to our setup and protocols, this is the new standard with all our fairs moving forward to give you confidence and reassurance while supporting our NHS.  

Cultural Fairs Exciting News

via GIPHY Culture creates jobs, supports livelihoods, and brings joy to everyone.  The UK leads the world in the creative industries and we can all feel pride in that. Now, in these challenging times, it’s our turn to show our support for culture.  With an unprecedented investment through the Culture Recovery Fund, the government  is […]

Eco Friendly Posters

As one of the major Funfair companies in the UK we understand our recycling obligations. Our posters are now completely eco friendly, printed on recyclable material using water based inks.    

Speedway History

Hi George, hope you are all well. I read something on facebook a short while ago about your speedway and the size of the centre island. I have some of Philip Bradley’s notes, he lived in Epsom and recorded London fairs from the mid 30’s, and is usually reliable. He says your grandad George had […]

Photoshoot at Clapham Common

Despite Clapham Common being cancelled we had the very unique opportunity of working with some great professionals who wanted to use our setting for their work. Photo credit Instagram: stoyanovjones    

Clapham Common Festive Funfair Cancelled

Due to a rise in Coronavirus cases in Lambeth, we’ve had to cancel the Festive Funfair we were scheduled to run at Clapham Common from 18th December until 31st December.   Though we’ve run COVID-19 Secure Funfairs this year, Irvin Leisure along with the local authority & Public Health England have had to cancel to limit […]

Lee Valley Festive Funfair Cancelled

Due to a rise in Coronavirus cases in Waltham Forest, we’ve had to cancel the Festive Funfair we were scheduled to run at Lee Valley Ice Rink Centre from 12th December until 3rd Jan.   Though we’ve run COVID-19 Secure Funfairs this year, the local authority asked us to cancel as part of their plans to […]

Festive Funfairs confirmed after lockdown!

Two of our favourite Funfairs are back from 12th December 2020 running right through to January. Plan your trip with your family and loved ones this festive period. All our fairs are suitable for adults and children and COVID-19 secure while also complying with tier 2 & 3 COVID-19 regulations.

Supporting A Crystal Palace Christmas

We are pleased to be supporting A Crystal Palace Christmas! Please get involved by making a donation if you can afford to so everyone in the community can share in the happiness and joy of A Crystal Palace Christmas. Visit #crystalpalacefestival #crystalpalacechristmas #crystalpalace