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Europe's largest funfair with 400 rides and attractions gets extra date added after opening in England

Europe's largest funfair with 400 rides and attractions gets extra date added after opening in England

An extra date has been added to the massive funfair

Europe's largest funfair, which boasts 400 rides and attractions, has had an extra date added after opening in England.

While we've recently had a few watery spells, it's clear many of us are still in full-on summer-mode and eager for a proper good trip away.

Well, look no further than a staycation in Newcastle upon Tyne to check out the continent's largest funfair, which has re-opened for the summer with so much hype that a new date has been added to this season's itinerary.

Dating all the way back to 1882, The Hoppings Fair was originally a Temperance Fair designed to be a 'counter-attraction' to the annual Race week hosted at a nearby Newcastle Racecourse.

An extra date has been added to 'Europe's largest funfair'.

So, with over 400 of the country's 'biggest and brightest' attractions from traditional favourites to the latest 'jaw-dropping thrill rides' - it's clear this British fairground is far from your average local funfair which usually consists of a dodgy Helter Skelter, some questionable-looking sausage rolls and an anxiety-inducing rickety carousel wheel.

Promising 'something for all the family', the park boasts over a kilometre of rides, attractions, gourmet cuisines and stalls making it no surprise it's been dubbed the 'North East's summer destination'.

Perfect for thrill-seekers all over, the funfair is home to the Star Flyer which sends brace riders 'nearly 200ft' in the air.

The funfair boasts 400 of the country's 'biggest and brightest' attractions.

If heights aren't your thing and you fancy yourself a bit of a racer, then look no further than the Mach Bomber - the UK's favourite G4 listed attraction to touch speeds up to a whopping '80mph'.

Not to worry if you're not an adrenaline junkie though as those looking for a more chilled-out day can enjoy panoramic views of Newcastle on their famous giant observation wheel.

Other attractions include hook-a-duck stalls, some iconic dodgems, bouncy castles, spinning tea cups, mini coasters and slides galore.

The funfair opened its doors on Friday (16 June) and its website currently states it will close for the summer this Sunday (25 June).

The funfair has a ride in mind for every member of the family.

But the BBC has since reported that an extra date has been added to this year's schedule due to high demand, allegedly according to organisers.

Doors will be open from 1pm to 11pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, with opening hours slightly less during the working week, 2pm to 11pm.

The rides are priced individually and range from £1.50 to £5 and entrance is free.

Well, that's this weekend's plans sorted!

LADbible has reached out to Hoppings Funfairs for comment.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@thehoppings

Topics: Good News, Theme Park, UK News