Thousands of people are expected to experience all the sights and sounds as the country’s famous Valentines Fair returns to South Leeds!
Leeds has certainly enjoyed a love affair since what was the first ever Valentines Fair in the UK descended on Leeds back in 1992 bringing with it rides the likes of which had never been seen before in the City filling the Headrow and what was at the time the car parks alongside Leeds Market. The event has since grown in not just stature but also popularity and moved out of the City Centre and on to the car parks of Elland Road alongside the football ground in 2000 and there it has remained ever since with the exception of one year in 2001 when it was held at the Royal Armouries.
The extra room the car parks afford has however opened the fair up to bigger and better rides with the huge Spinning Wild Mouse Roller Coaster always popular and back this year while the families always enjoy the Big Apple Roller Coaster. Regarded as one of Europe’s biggest fun fairs over a hundred rides and attractions fill the car parks in the shadow of the famous football stadium with attractions the Vertigo a giant ride with rotating arms reaching a height of 33 metres and a giant Reverse Bungee. The thrilling 30 metre Sky Flyer will offer views across the whole of the City, on the Sea Storm you can experience a force ten gale from the safety of your own boat and the Devil Rock swings skywards before a stomach tingling free fall back to earth. Other rides for the thrill seekers will include the Superspin, Over the Top, SuperBowl and Tagada.
New for 2015 will be three rides the Extreme, Wave Swinger and Top Spin with the fair also as always featuring the latest white knuckle rides for thrill seekers to the ever-popular family and children’s rides.
There is even a pub on site for a relaxing drink as well as lots of hot food from Hamburgers and hot dogs to sticky candy floss and do-nuts.
Entertainment this year will include the snow princesses who will be in attendance from Sunday 15 February through until Friday 20 February from 2-6pm daily at the fair which will open from Thursday 12 February through until Sunday 22 February. Admission is just £1, children under 1 metre and OAPs free and once inside rides are priced from £1 upwards with all kids rides being just £1 midweek while over 20 large rides are just £1.50 midweek until 6pm.
Opening Times for the fair are
- Thursday 12 February 5.00pm – 10.30pm
- Friday 13 February 5.00pm – 10.30pm
- Saturday 14 February 5.45pm – 10.30pm
- Sunday 15 February 1.00pm – 10.00pm (Snow Princesses 2-6pm)
- Monday 16 February 1.00pm – 10.30pm (Snow Princesses 2-6pm)
- Tuesday 17 February 1.00pm – 10.30pm (Snow Princesses 2-6pm)
- Wednesday 18 February 1.00pm – 10.30pm (Snow Princesses 2-6pm)
- Thursday 19 February 1.00pm – 10.30pm (Snow Princesses 2-6pm)
- Friday 20 February 1.00pm – 10.30pm (Snow Princesses 2-6pm)
- Saturday 21 February 1.00pm – 10.30pm
- Sunday 22 February 1.00pm – 10.00pm
Admission £1 (OAP’s and children under 1 metre FREE)
Car Parking – FREE
Venue – Elland Road Car Parks, alongside Leeds United FC, LS11 OES
Log on to www.leedsvalentinesfair.co.uk for further information.