Goose Fair: 5 - 9 October 2016
Nottingham Goose Fair thrills and delights city residents and visitors.
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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.
This autumn, 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.
In 2015 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.
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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