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What's new for 2015

For the first time the Goose Fair includes a fantastic family 'Moose' bar featuring a schedule of FREE live entertainment. Relax and enjoy a drink indoors or in the covered beer garden, and recharge your batteries. Children are welcome in the Moose Bar. Find the bar close to Gregory Boulevard - it's also highlighted on the pdf icon site plan. [281kb]

Musicians will perform acoustic sets daily, at 7.30pm on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and at 2.30pm on Saturday and Sunday.

· Wednesday - Richie Muir

· Thursday - Samson 65

· Friday - The Burgandys

· Saturday - Richie Muir

· Sunday - Jazz act TBC

'Sharkey and the Pirates' is a brand new ride to the Goose Fair for 2015. This pirate themed family rollercoaster should be incredibly popular. See the ride in action in Germany:

Cash machine facilities will also be available at the Fair for the first time. Take advantage of eight ATMs located close to the tram stop entrance to the fair, and six more close to the new Moose Head bar. There is a £2 charge for each cash withdrawal. The ATM locations are highlighted on the pdf icon site plan. [281kb]

A list of all the major rides is pdf icon available to download [914kb], together with a pdf icon site plan [281kb] of the Fair.

What to expect at Goose Fair

With more than 720 years of history, Nottingham Goose Fair is one of Europe's most famous travelling fairs, and is still a fantastic event that delights all ages.

In 2015 the Forest Recreation Ground will once again host over 500 attractions, from the latest white knuckle experiences, family rides and the old favourites including waltzers, carousels and Hook-a-Duck. Other rides that have proved very popular in recent years are rides like Air, Airmaxx, AtmosFear, Bomber Mach 2, Crazy Bulls, the Giant Wheel, Moondance, Mouse coasters, Reverse Bungee, Rock Rage, Sea Storm, and Star Flyer.

This stellar presentation is joined by all the other favourites such as Dodgems, Dragon Coaster, Extremes, Freakouts, Frogs, Ghost Trains, Matterhorns, Miamis, Sizzler Twists, Superbowls, Super Spins, Super Stars, as well as Waltzers and Funhouses. For the traditionalists there are the Cake Walk, Gallopers (carousels), Helter Skelters, Rotors. The Super Skid also returns after missing the 2014 fair. Numerous games of skill are on offer to, including darts, hook a ducks, hooplas and cranes (grabbers).

Food is always a highlight at the Fair. Along with the traditional Goose Fair food of mushy peas and mint sauce, candy floss and brandy snaps, visitors will be able to eat their way around the world with chestnuts and doughnuts to food from the Caribbean, Chinese noodles, Indian kebabs, Spanish churros, paella and French crepes.

As always, admission to the ground is free.

Nottinghamshire Police will be conducting high visibility patrols to ensure the park remains a safe and secure space that can be enjoyed by everyone.

Ride Charges

In 2014 most rides cost between £1.50 to £5.00. The majority were charged at £2 - £3. Specialised rides charged between £4.00 and £6.00. Children's rides were £1.00 to £2.00. Don't miss the offer on the back of flyers around the city (available from Nottingham Tourism Centre Centre on Smithy Row and other locations) are £2's worth of self-print 50pence vouchers. pdf icon Alternatively you can download the flyer here [1Mb].

Location Map

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Forest Recreation Ground, Gregory Boulevard, Nottingham. NG7 6HB. Get directions to the Forest Recreation Ground. Please note, cycle parking will not be available at the Forest Recreation Ground for this event, so we don't recommend cycling to the event.

Disabled parking is available at the Goose Fair site - follow the signs from Forest Road.

Travelling to the Fair

By Tram: Travelling to Goose Fair has become even easier and more convenient for even more people to visit Goose Fair! Plan your journey here - get off at the Forest Recreation Ground for the fair.

By Bus: There are frequent bus services from around the city - plan your bus journey here. 

By car: Why not park and ride at the Queen's Drive Park and Ride, and catch the bus to Goose Fair? For just £5 per car, up to 6 people can get a return journey to Goose Fair from Queen's Drive Park and Ride (use NG2 1AP in your Sat Nav).

By train: Check trains from your station to Nottingham. Journey to Nottingham Station and then get onto a tram heading towards Phoenix Park or Hucknall at Nottingham Station. Get off at the Forest Recreation Ground. All returning trams back towards Clifton or Toton Lane stop at Nottingham Station.

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