All the fun of the fair returns to Belper

NDET 98506 Belper Fair roller coaster Paul and 5 year old George Rideout in the first cart, Phil and 5 year old Madeleine Ince in the 2nd cart and James with 4 year old Jake Chapman in 3rd cart.
NDET 98506 Belper Fair roller coaster Paul and 5 year old George Rideout in the first cart, Phil and 5 year old Madeleine Ince in the 2nd cart and James with 4 year old Jake Chapman in 3rd cart.

Organisers of Belper’s Spring Fair say the attraction will be “bigger than ever” when it returns to the town’s Coppice car park this week.

The event – which will run from April 4 -6 – will feature six big rides, including the “Giant Paratrooper”, which is making its first ever visit to Belper.

Other rides will include the ever popular Dodgems and Waltzer plus another favourite with teenagers – the Jump and Smile.

There will also be a children’s Roller Coaster and the Cyclone Twist.

Spokesman Neil Calladine said: “Billed as a ‘bumper half term bargain special’ prices at the event have again been fixed at just £1 per person on all the rides.

“Despite increasing operating costs the organisers arepleased to be able to continue to offer these special prices for this fair, thanks again to the co-operation of Belper Town Council.”

The modern history of the fair dates back to at least the beginning of the nineteenth century, it fair was revived in 2011 following a 12-year absence in the town.

However its origins can be traced back to 1260 and illustrate the town’s historic links with the world of the fairground.

This year there will also be a giant fun house and the Pony Express rides for the younger members of the family, a rifle range, hook-a-duck and traditional food including candy floss.

The fair, run by Proctors, will open at 6pm on Thursday, April 4 and at the same time on Friday.

On Saturday, the entertainment starts at 2pm.