Nottingham's Annual Goose Fair

This city really does look like a lot of fun! The Goose Fair is one of Europe's oldest and largest festivals, an annual event featuring food, rides, and games. The Fair is part of Nottingham's rich history, and is the perfect travel destination for children of all ages. 

The Goose Fair began as a trade event, known for its high-quality cheese and the thousands of geese that passed through from Lincolnshire to be sold in Nottingham.

During its 700 year existence, the only breaks in continuation were during the Bubonic Plague in the 17th century and again during the two World Wars in the 20th century. Today it is one of Britain’s largest funfairs, known for its rides and games.

The Fair is now held on the Forest recreation ground (at the Forest tram stop). Entry is free.

In addition to the usual array of Roller Coasters, Water Rides, Giant Wheels, Bombers, Dodgems, Twists, Waltzers and Miamis, this year there will be a number of new attractions that have not visited Nottingham before.

Information about how to get there.

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