We're really happy that you've chosen to come to Carters Steam Fair – we're very proud of our vintage rides and attractions, and are looking forward to giving you the opportunity to enjoy them as much as we do.
The fair operates with tokens, which you can spend on all rides and games. The food stalls (ice cream, candy floss, fish bar and the doughnuts stand) all take cash. The tokens are worth 50p each. You can either buy them from the manned token booth at the fair and get 2 free rides when you spend £20, or buy them online up to midnight the night before your visit to get the best deals:
The Token Booth
When you arrive at the fair
Come to the token booth to redeem your online booking, or to buy your ride tokens. We accept cards and cash. You can also buy tokens using Token Machines around the fair, but please note you don't get any free ride offers that way.
Ride tokens are gold coins, so you need to bring something to put them in - an old purse, or a bag will do.
Tokens are like gold coins, so bring something with you to put them in (photo: Dave Goodman)
If you are eligible for free rides, we give you free ride tickets which you can exchange on the rides. Please note you need two free ride tickets to ride the Dodgem because you can get two people in one car. They cannot be used for food.
If you try to redeem your online booking on day other than the one you have booked for, you will only get half your free ride tickets.
Click here to explore the rides and attractions online before your visit.
Free ride tickets being dispensed at the Token Booth
How much do the rides cost?
Click here for current prices.
We supply portable toilets on site.
We have various food and refreshment stalls on the fair which take cash - fairground staples such as Candy Floss, the Fish Bar, Ice Cream Van and the Doughnut Stand.
Lost children, property or pets
If a child gets separated from their family our staff will make sure they are safe and take them to the token booth. We will then make an announcement to the fair to let you know they are safe with us. If you find a lost item or animal on the fair, please bring it to the token booth where we will look after it until its owner comes to claim it.
Parking varies from site to site, and we generally don't supply it ourselves unless we announce it on our Diary page. Please respect the locals and park your car responsibly.
Any more questions?
Please look at our FAQ