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Europe’s Largest Funfair

Did you know that Newcastle is home to Europe’s largest funfair? Funfairs are a brilliant choice for fun family days out, to catch up with friends or as team outings. From 21st until 30th June 2024, The Hoppings reopens and draws crowds of thousands of fun-loving, thrill-seeking people looking for their next kick! There are attractions, rides, games and fun for all ages so bring the whole family for a day at the funfair you won’t forget. If you need excellent accommodation in Newcastle for your trip to The Hoppings, PREMIER SUITES serviced apartments offer space, comfort and convenience with great value for money. Book using our website for our best available rates and use the savings for a candyfloss at the fair!

The Hoppings

The Hoppings is an annual travelling funfair held on the Town Moor in Newcastle upon Tyne, during the last week in June every year. The first fair took place in 1882 in Newcastle, and it has grown in size and popularity since. This year the fair has 400 rides and attractions for all ages and is open for 10 days from 21st until 30th June 2024. Its location on Newcastle Town Moor is ideal to get to on foot or by public transport. It’s a 40-minute walk or just 10 minutes from our accommodation in Newcastle – perfect for an easy commute with plenty to see along the way. There are plenty of places to eat and drink along the way but don’t fill up if you plan to enjoy some of the faster rides!


Attractions at this fair will leave you reeling. From thrill-seeking rides to family favourites and high-powered arcade games to traditional funfair favourites, there is something for everyone. Reach new heights with the Star Flyer sending riders nearly 200ft in the air. Reach speeds of 80mph on The Mach Bomber, the UK’s favourite G4 listed attraction or enjoy panoramic views of Newcastle on the famous giant observation wheel. For a more wholesome experience with little ones, try your luck on the hook-a-duck stalls or try to keep your cool on the dodgems. The waltzers will leave you in a tizzy and the ghost train is sure to get your pulse racing. For younger visitors, there are over 100 child-friendly attractions including bouncy castles, slides, spinning teacups, and miniature roller coasters.

Important Info

The funfair will be open from June 21st until June 30th inclusive. Doors will be open from 1 pm to 11 pm on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, and opening hours will vary midweek so it’s advised to check their website before you set out. The site is free to enter for all visitors but rides will cost between £1.50 to £5 per ride. Family discounts are often available, ask at individual rides. The site is dog-friendly, and visitors can bring their own food and drink. The onsite car park costs £4 for the entire day and can be pre-booked in advance online. They advise pre-booking the car park as it can be busy and there is limited parking available in the area. Access is via the Grandstand Road entrance near the Blue House roundabout. Pedestrians can enter The Hoppings via the main entrance on the Great North Road, via the car parking area on Grandstand Road, or from Claremont Road via Exhibition Park. Bus numbers 11, 21, 306, X1, X45, and X77 and the green and yellow metro lines have routes that pass near the Town Moor.

Accommodation in Newcastle

Whether you’re here for a couple of great days at the funfair or are adding it to a packed Newcastle itinerary, PREMIER SUITES is ideally located to make the most of your time here. Centrally located on Thornton Street, we’re surrounded by shops, pubs, restaurants, bus routes, galleries, museums and attractions, everything you could want from a fantastic trip to one of the UK’s most vibrant cities. Our serviced apartments allow you to enjoy the city from a home-from-home with everything you could hope for to make yourself at home. Our in-suite, fully-equipped kitchen is ideal to cook healthy meals, pack lunches or chill a couple of drinks in the fridge. Our one and two-bedroom options are perfect for families or groups of friends with space for everyone to relax. Make yourself at home in the separate living and dining space, watching TV, catching up on the latest gossip with our complimentary Wi-Fi or enjoying a takeaway from a local restaurant.

Book our best available rates, guaranteed, when you secure your booking directly with one of our team or on our website. We look forward to welcoming you and hearing about your highlights of The Hoppings this year.

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