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 Thursday 9 February until Sunday 19 February 2017 on the Elland Road Car Parks alongside Leeds United Football Club.
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 what was Europe’s first and is still the largest Valentine fair, which having initially been held in the City Centre from 1992 until 2000 is still going strong at its current home on the car parks at Elland Road adjoining Leeds United 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 attractions this year in the form of the Top Scan, Superstar and a 33 metre observation wheel. Direct from a theme park will be the Crazy Mouse Roller Coaster which spins its cars along its winding and twisting track, one of three coasters which includes a the Big Apple Coaster and Go Gator. These rides amongst the 100 attractions on offer will give thrill seekers and families an amazing experience including one World first prototype ride which should be arriving in the UK just before the fair.
The fun gets underway on Thursday 9 February at 5pm, Friday 10 February from 5pm, Saturday 11 from 5.45pm and will then open daily through until and including Sunday 21 February from 1pm until 10.30pm with the exception of Tuesday 14 February when, due to a football match, the fair will be open from 12 noon until 4pm.
This year’s chosen charity which the fair will be supporting is 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 if you want to experience all the fun of the fair from a different view, pay a visit to the free model show on Saturday 18th of February in Leeds United’s Billy’s Bar from 11am until 4.00pm and see all the rides in miniature as well as a number of trade stands and refreshments.
Organisers are promising that all children’s rides will be operating at just £1.50 at all times with the exception of Roller Coasters, the Pony Express and Bungee Trampolines and 26 of the large rides will be just £2 midweek 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 bargain busting £1.50 each.
- Thursday 9 February 5.00pm – 10.30pm
- Friday 10 February 5.00pm – 10.30pm
- Saturday 11 February 5.45pm – 10.30pm
- Sunday 12 February 1.00pm – 10.00pm
- Monday 13 February 1.00pm – 10.30pm
- Tuesday 14 February 12.00 – 4.00pm (Early close due to a football match)
- Wednesday 15 February 1.00pm – 10.30pm
- Thursday 16 February 1.00pm – 10.30pm
- Friday 17 February 1.00pm – 10.30pm
- Saturday 18 February 1.00pm – 10.30pm
- Sunday 19 February 1.00pm – 10.00pm
Admission £1 (OAP’s and children under 1 metre FREE)
Car Parking – FREE