FUN PROMISED AS VALENTINES FAIR RETURN’S TO LEEDS
It’s the UK’s largest Valentines Event, and back in Leeds for the Half Term holidays will be the famous Valentines Fun Fair opening Valentines Day.On Friday Leeds Utd made the decision to change their game originally planned for Tue 19 Feb to Wed 20 Feb which has resulted in the fair not being able to open on the Wednesday night although the Tuesday is now all day instead.
Each year the event seems to bring together bigger and better rides from across Europe and whether you’re looking for a family-friendly day of rides and amusements or a thrilling night out, there is always plenty to enjoy at Europe’s first and largest Valentine fair, which having initially been held in the City Centre until 2000 is still going strong at its current home on the car parks at Elland Road adjoing Leeds Utd FC.
Amongst the array of Roller Coasters, thrill rides, family rides, Dodgems, Twists and Waltzer’s which have always been the staple diet of the Valentines Fair, there will be a fantastic new attraction this year in the form of the 2Xtreme the only one in the UK while returning is Sky Flyer one of only two in the UK which spins its riders 30 metres into the air in a suspended seat at high speed. Direct from a theme park will be the Crazy Mouse Roller Coaster which spins its cars along its winding and twisting track, one of four coasters which includes the only portable vertical lift Roller Coaster in Europe. These rides amongst the 150 attractions on offer will give thrill seekers and families an amazing experience.
Also there were plenty of rides for those who enjoy more traditional fairground rides, including the ever-popular Gallopers, Ghost Train and four Fun Houses.
The fair also offers visitors the chance to enjoy many other attractions, such as giant prize games, food and novelty stalls and the numerous side shows that are on offer, including an indoor seating area.
The fun gets underway at 5pm on Thursday 14th of February and will then be open Friday 15th from 5pm until 10.30pm, then daily from 1pm until 10.30pm through until Sunday 24th February (Except Tuesday 19th when the fair will open from 1pm – 4.30pm due to a football fixture).
Once again there will be a huge firework display lighting up the sky above the fair on Wednesday 20th February at 8.15pm and guests are advised to get to the fair early to soak up the fun.
This year’s chosen charities which the fair will be supporting are Martin House Hospice which cares for Children and Young People with progressive life limiting illnesses, and provides support to their families in a purpose built hospice in Boston Spa, Wetherby and Cash for Kids.
And if you really want to experience all the fun of the fair, pay a visit to the free model show on Saturday 23rd of February in the Leeds United Banqueting Suite from 11am until 4.00pm and see all the rides in miniature as well as a number of trade stands and refreshments.
Parking is free at the Valentines Fair; however Elland Road is well served by First Leeds Bus Services no’s 51 and 55 from Vicar Lane stand M7 outside the market.
Organisers are promising that all children’s rides will be operating at just one pound midweek throughout the day with the exception of Roller Coasters and Bungee Trampolines and 25 of the large rides will be just £1.50 when the fair is open midweek from 1pm until 6pm with visitors encouraged to log on to www.valentinesfair.co.uk for free fun fair vouchers which are valid anytime and will reduce the large rides even further during this time to a staggering bargain busting £1 each.
Speaking, Roger Tuby and Stewart Robinson of International Fun Fairs commented, “We are proud to once again present the biggest selection of theme park and fun fair rides to be seen at any Valentines event in the UK and one of the largest fairs in the whole of Europe. This year the fair is better than ever and we will be once again having a fantastic firework display too. Together with spectacular new attractions such as 2Xtreme we have again for the fifth year kept prices at fantastic rates for our guests and we are looking forward to welcoming families from across the City and beyond for what is a truly spectacular half term experience.”
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE LEEDS VALENTINES FAIR WILL NOW BE OPEN ON TUESDAY 19 FEBRUARY FROM 1PM TO 10.30PM AND INSTEAD WILL CLOSE ON WEDNESDAY 2OTH FEBRUARY AT 4.30PM DUE TO A REARRANGED FOOTBALL FIXTURE.
AS A RESULT THE PLANNED FIREWORK DISPLAY FOR WED 20TH OF FEBRUARY HAS NOW BEEN RESCHEDULED AND WILL TAKE PLACE ON THURSDAY 21 FEBRUARY AT 8.15PM.
New Opening times are:
Thursday 14th February 5.00pm – 10.30pm
Friday 15th February 5.00pm – 10.30pm
Saturday 16th February 1.00pm – 10.30pm
Sunday 17th Februar