It’s the UK’s largest Valentines Event, and it's back in Leeds for the Half Term holidays, opening Thursday 12 February until Sunday 22 of February on the Elland Road Car Parks alongside Leeds United Football Club.
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
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 from 1992 until 2000, is still going strong at its current home on the car parks at Elland Road adjoing Leeds Utd FC in its 24th year!
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 Spin, Extreme and Wave Swinger. 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 giant children’s Roller Coaster the Big Apple. 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. New for 2015 the snow princesses will feature on selected days too.
This year’s chosen charities 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. If you really want to experience all the fun of the fair, pay a visit to the free model show on Sunday 15th 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.
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. Visitors are 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.