With Carters Steam Fair returning to Cobham along its tour including other destinations such as; Reading, Caterham and Woking, the self-proclaimed ‘largest vintage travelling funfair’ is heading for the Leg of Mutton field on the 27th and 28th of April.

Steam fairs, which were invited in the 1850s, have always been of great popularity with Carters steam fair originating in 1977 created by John Carter. Carter’s holds this fact true with attendance in high numbers yet usually a spacious floorplan allowing the prevention of overcrowding. Open from 11am to 8pm the fair has activities for old and young including an arcade, dodgems and a ghost train. Individual attractions such as hook-a-duck and the coconut shy making up some of the 19 choices of attractions.

The attraction for many is that Carters still relies on steam to power its rides although controversial environmentally, a nostalgic atmosphere is restored. The more commonly attracted audience being families and groups of young teenagers create a family-friendly location. 50s and 60s music is often projected throughout the fair creating a truly immersive experience.

Smaller items like the laughing policeman and penny slots ensure that you can never run out of things to do at this vintage steam fair experience.

In select locations firework displays are also present.