The car park closes for the duration of the Goose Fair.
‘Forest Park and Ride site is currently closed ( 25 September ) until the 11th of October for the Goose Fair.’
Half a million visitors from across the region are expected to attend the extended ten-day event.
With more than 250 rides and attractions and thrills aplenty for all ages, Goose Fair is one of the largest travelling funfairs in Europe and has been staged annually in Nottingham since at least 1284.
New rides this year include the TipTop and Xcelerator, as well as lots of returning favourites such as Reverse Bungee, Ice Jet Matterhorn, Star Flyer, and two giant wheels giving panoramic views across the fair and the city beyond. All the Goose Fair classics will also be in attendance such as The Skid, Gallopers and the Cake Walk – the only ride still operating that featured when the fair was held at Old Market Square – plus lots of side-show games such as hook-a-duck and basketball.
Food is always a highlight at the fair and along with the traditional fairground favourites of mushy peas, Grantham gingerbread and Cock-on-a-Stick, visitors will be able to eat their way around the world with a diverse range of food from Greek and Caribbean to Panjabi cuisines.
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Fairgoers can once again get money-off ride vouchers to save 50p on participating rides and attractions from Monday to Friday. They can be downloaded as e-vouchers for just £1 from whatsonnottingham.com.
Councillor Pavlos Kotsonis, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture at Nottingham City Council, said: “Autumn is nearly upon us and we’re looking forward to bringing Goose Fair back to Nottingham. Last year’s extended event was a huge success, welcoming hundreds of thousands of visitors from near and far.
“We’re pleased that it will return this year for ten days, enabling people and families of all ages to enjoy the exciting rides, attractions and food on offer. It’s great that the money-off ride vouchers are available once again to ensure that Goose Fair is an affordable day out for everyone.”
William Percival, Chair of the Showmen’s Guild (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire branch), said: “After the success of last year’s extended Goose Fair we are looking forward to bringing the fair back to Nottingham for ten days, and hope it will be just as successful. We are bringing some exciting new rides and there will be something for everyone. We’d like to thank all the visitors who have attended the fair previously and hope to see them again this year.”