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Leeds Valentine's Fair

13 February 2014 - 23 February 2014

With over 150 spectacular theme park rides and attractions!


The famous Valentine's Fun Fair will be back in Leeds for the Half Term holidays opening Thursday 13th February until Sunday 23rd of February on the Elland Road Car Parks alongside Leeds United Football Club.

The Valentine's Fair was the first such fair in the World right here in Leeds twenty three years ago and has steadily grown into a huge spectacle. With a move from it's original city centre location to Elland Road, each year the event seems to bring together bigger and better rides from across Europe. Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly day of rides and amusements, or a thrilling night out, there is always plenty to enjoy.

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 Moondancer. This is the only one in the UK which has just been imported from France. The Sky Flyer which spins its riders 30 metres into the air in a suspended seat at high speed will make a welcome return to the Fair. Direct from a theme park, the Crazy Mouse Roller Coaster which spins its cars along its winding and twisting track, is one of three coasters at the Fair. Another coaster is the giant children’s Roller Coaster the Big Apple. There are also plenty of rides for those who enjoy more traditional fairground rides, including the ever-popular Gallopers, Ghost Train and four Fun Houses.These rides amongst the 150 attractions on offer will give thrill seekers and families an amazing experience.

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 13th of February and will then be open Friday 14th from 5pm until 10.30pm with a giant firework display at 8pm to celebrate Valentines Day, then daily from 1pm until 10.30pm through until Sunday 23rd February.

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. 

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 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 staggering bargain busting £1 each.  

Opening Times for the fair are:

Thursday 13th February  5.00pm – 10.30pm
Friday 14th February   5.00pm – 10.30pm (Fireworks at 8pm)
Saturday 15th February  1.00pm – 10.30pm
Sunday 16th February  1.00pm – 10.00pm
Monday 17th -Saturday 22nd February   1.00pm – 10.30pm
Sunday 23rd February  1.00pm – 10.00pm

Price:   See details above

Contact details:   www.valentinesfair.co.uk

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