Days Out

Day out at Carters Steam Fair

Last weekend Carters Steam Fair came to Woking for its annual visit. I spent a bit of my childhood in Maidenhead where Carters is actually based and I can remember going to it when I was little. I really hope one day when Clem gets a bit older she will love it as much as I do.

There’s something about fairs that I really like, the sounds, the smells and the lights. In North Devon we used to get a really big fair come to town every September. It has a lot of modern rides unlike Carters STeam Fair which is a traditional vintage fair. As soon as you get close to it you can hear the old style music and smell the candy floss.  flyingchairfair

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This was the first time I’d been during the day and although you couldn’t see all the lights flashing the rides looked wonderful. The artwork and signage is amazing, the detail on some of the rides is insane and hand painted! They even offer lessons in how to do sign writing at their base in Maidenhead.



Clementine is still a bit young for most of the rides but she managed to have a few rides on one of them. We also couldn’t resist getting an ice cream from the cute little ice cream van.


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If Carters ever comes to your town or one near by I definitely recommend going, there is rides for all ages.

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1 Comment

  1. martyn

    2nd October 2015 at 1:10 pm

    Oh wow. This looks like such a fun place for everyone. Thanks for linking up with us on the #bigfatlinky hope to see you there this week

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