Traditional Fairground Rides Hire
For many years Traditional Fairground Rides have been a fantastic form of family entertainment. Funfair rides will keep guests of all ages thoroughly entertained, you can hire fairground rides for any occasion, company family fun day, University ball, wedding, the options are endless to suit your crowd. We have all the firm favourites from the good old days of steam including Bumper Cars, Ferris Wheel, Cake Walk, Helter Skelter, Chairoplanes and Gallopers. To compliment your event we can create a Retro Arcade games zone, a number of Side Stalls and even Catering Wagons for Hot dogs and Burgers and Mobile Bars to complete your perfect fairground themed event.
Traditional Funfair Rides
This classic funfair big wheel fairground ride is also know as a traditional ferris wheel. Hire the Big wheel to offer a high visibility factor at events, once on the ride guests will be able to see far across the town or show ground and enjoy the breathtaking views, like having your own mini version of the London eye.
The Cake Walk emerged around 1909 – named after a fast and frenetic dance – The ride consists of undulating bridges and gangways driven by cranks, in the good old days the belt drive often connected to the organ such that a speed up of the music meant a speed up of the ride and a speed up of the riders ‘dancing’.
Carousel – Gallopers
The traditional Carousel galloping horse’s roundabout, also known as Gallopers, the trademark of the golden age of funfair rides. When the power of steam came to the fairgrounds late in the 19th century, it allowed for the running of big heavily ornamented gallopers, lines of carousel horses going up and down on brass poles, whilst revolving the whole ride to the sound of mechanical music. The truly spectacular appearance prompts event organisers to book a Carousel as the centrepiece of the show. Basically a merry go round for adults they now have a wonderful nostalgia value. For a traditional ride hire, the old fashioned carousel can not be beaten.
Fairground chair-o-planes, are a great attraction at any fun day fairground. As the ride rotates the Chairoplanes are elevated and swing out in the open as if they are flying as individual units.
Chair o planes are one of the most popular traditional fairground attractions suitable for both adults and children, a ride most of us have experienced and a carnival ride that always attracts maximum attention. Feel the freedom of flying around your event within the safety of a seat. Hire Chair-o-planes for a great visual attraction at your event.
Funfair Chairoplanes hold their own with all the other best fairground rides.
This thrill ride first appeared in 1938, conceived as part of a background in flight-simulation training. The Dive Bomber ride consists of twin cars mounted on a vertical rotating arm, with the cars spinning on their own axles, producing a fearful ride without the rider being turned upside-down.
The Dive Bomber Hire can be argued to be the first true thrill-ride, cutting an imposing site on any fairground with the stark and lonely nature of the vertical car making the Dive Bomber a tentative hit on the fairground.
Helter Skelter / Lighthouse Slip
The Helter Skelter fairground ride, another all time classic, this spiral helter skelter slide for hire built around a high tower is still one of the favourite fairground rides. The fairground Helter Skelter hire is a great centrepiece for any corporate fairground, guests simply take a mat, climb the internal stairs, when they reach the top they will get wonderful panoramic views of the whole area.
The Octopus ride was first built around the end of the 1930’s, they had long arms and were quite a big operation and thrill ride at the time. More were made as the ride proved a popular hit, and the name Octopus stuck well, since the machine had 8 arms, and a sweeping plunging movement caused by an offset spindle and wire system. Later production in the late 1950’s learnt that shorter arms made a more manageable machine. The Octopus ride hire is still a very popular in the UK, similar style thrill rides such as the Orbiter began pushing up the public’s expectations.
The funfair games High Striker is hugely popular at any event and ideal for family fun days, promotions and themed events, Test your strength on the 15 foot high traditional striker, ring the bell to win. Great entertainment throughout the day with guests trying to see how strong they are. Hi Striker hire really is a test of strength. You can also hire high striker in a package with our other fairground games. The high striker can be used both indoors and out, optional lighting is available on request for night time use. Suitable for use by both children & adults alike.
The Swinging Gyms fairground ride. If you enjoy an old style white-knuckle ride, then this is definitely one of the top fairground attractions for you. With Swinging Gyms hire, up to 4 riders stand and back and forth creating a pendulum motion to try and achieve the goal of completing a full rotation of the cage. The Swinging Gyms funfair ride is not for the feint-hearted and will leave you catching your breath after a good workout.
The fairground Swinging Gyms are a great attraction at any corporate fairground, why not compliment the Swinging Gyms ride with some of our other more gentle fairground games.
Wall of Death
The show is suited to a large crowd and holds a maximum of 200 people, the daredevil stuntmen will perform between 6 and 20 shows to suit crowd size.
This unique show first appeared in the United Kingdom in 1929, by 1950 there were many Walls of Death in the Country. Today there are a few remaining in the World with only a handful of people able to meet the exacting standards required.
The Hell Riders Wall of Death is indeed one of the last great live shows traveling today and is a major attraction at many events throughout the UK.
Our team leader is recognised as the World’s Leading Wall of Death Rider, and has numerous television appearances to his credit, including ITV’s Heartbeat and You Bet, currently featured on BBC1 and has recently been on Blue Peter. The show is also regularly seen on the Discovery and other satellite channels.
The fairground Waltzer is great at creating excitement through speed, lights and music inside an enclosed area. On the Waltzer fairground ride a series of round cars pivoted to platforms, travel around a circular track with hills and a flat section.
The Waltzer undulates causing the cars to spin on their own axis, and they can be made to twist even faster by the operators walking the platform whilst the Waltzer rideis in motion. Hire Waltzer for all the fun of the fair. The Waltzer funfair ride can have two to three passengers per seat and is a great crowd pleaser. Waltzer hire is one of our most popular fairground rides.
The traditional Waltzer offers great fun for all riders, as funfair rides go this is one of the best.
As the name suggests, the Wave Swinger ride hire moves in an oscillating, wave like motion as the top rises telescopically, tilting at its peak, flinging riders of young and old into the cool breeze at 30km/h (10 rpm). The rotating top is raised via 4 sets of cables linked to a hydraulic ram inside the central column. The ram then retracts, pulling the cables that lift the centre ring (and attached carousel) upwards; eventually tilting over a curve in top of the central pole, which rotates in the opposite direction to create the ride’s oscillating motion.
Favourites Ride Hire
Hire Funfair Rides
PSW Events offer the hire of fairground rides Nationwide for any event in the UK, on a 24/7 basis. You can hire fairground rides in packages to receive fantastic discounted rates on some of the best ride equipment available. Our favourites section of Funfair rides for hire includes Dodgems, Waltzer, Miami, Simulator, Helter Skelter, Orbitor, Twister, Ghost Train + many more. Create your very own funfair with fully tested and Insured equipment which can be complimented with Side Stalls, Side shows and Food outlets.
With the Dodgems hire, otherwise known as Bumper Cars, being the most popular attraction of all fairground rides, early booking is recommended. Inside the fairground dodgems track there are flashing and fluorescent lights, strobes, smoke machines and lasers complimented with a top of the range sound system.
Dodgem cars are a must for your corporate fairground, these amusement rides will keep everyone entertained. Hire Dodgems and let the fun begin.
With Dodgems hire, set up time is 5 hours, dismantling 5 hours and there will be 3 staff operating the equipment. Funfair dodgems are classic fairground attractions for any event.
Ever since the London Eye graced the banks of the River Thames for the new millennium, people around the world have re-awoken to the potential of the Giant Ferris Wheel as an observation structure and tourist attraction.
Towering over 100ft (35 metres) into the sky, this impressive structure is one of the tallest rides of its kind currently traveling the UK. The attraction has already appeared at some of the county’s biggest events, and is also perfect for corporate hire, product launches etc.
Jump and Smile
The Jump & Smile funfair hire ride has the chair cars arranged on a number of radial arms around a central axis. The central axis then rotates, causing the arms to lift into the air at random intervals making an erratic jumping motion. Fast and furious, this ride can provide a number of different experiences due to its sophisticated computer control system, every ride is different.
The Matterhorn fairground ride for hire or Flying Bobs is an amusement ride very similar to the Superbob, which consists of a number of cars attached to axels that swing in and out. The rising and lowering shape of the ride base causes an enhanced swinging motion which becomes more dramatic the faster the ride goes.
The Miami Trip is a sixteen seater ride where the seats swing from side to side and then move into a complete rotation either direction, suddenly the passengers stop in mid air there is the unnerving anxiety as they are not sure whether they are going to swing left or right in the next movement. The Miami trip fairground ride is one of the modern fairground attractions. These amusement rides bring the fun fair to your event. The Miami trip hire is very similar to the thrills of a flying carpet without the uniformity of movement. The Miami trip ride is also great for spectators to watch the guests on board as they squeal with delight it really is a visually superb looking unit.
Orbitor ride hire, imagine six arms, radiating from a central rotating axis, jointed like an elbow, with a cluster of cars on the end of each one. The orbitor ride rotates, the speed increases and the cars, which also turn independently, are lifted up as the jointed arms swing out. The orbitor is an open-air ride, which needs an area of 60-foot diameter. The Orbitor hire offers one of the most exhilarating funfair rides available, ideal for your corporate fairground.
A Paratrooper is a type of fairground ride based on cars suspended below a wheel rotating at an oblique angle. The cars freely swing out sideways under centrifugal force while the wheel rotates and then lifts to create a parachute sensation. Also known as an “Umbrella Ride”, the cars on a paratrooper have an umbrella or shaped canopy above the riders. The Paratrooper hire ride suitable for almost all ages.
The Rocka-plane ride has a shape similar to that of a Ferris wheel, but with seats that are enclosed in an egg shaped cage which rock and roll as the ride turns. If the rocking builds sufficient momentum the seats will flip upside-down and end-over-end creating a sensation of dizziness, the Cars can also be held in position by engaging a wheel lock the seat and prevent it from rocking causing the passengers to rotate upside down.
The Rotor is a large upright barrel which uses basic centrifugal force to pin its occupants to the outsides of a wooden cylinder. The riders at full revolution experience a force equivalent to almost 3 g. When the optimum speed is reached the riders become safely stuck to the wall, the operator retracts the floor leaving the riders stuck to the wall of the drum. At this point the more daring will rotate themselves upside down. For those that cannot handle being giddy most Rotors for hire were constructed with an observation deck.
Another ride that harnesses the power of centrifugal force, the Round Up is an amusement ride consisting of a circular horizontal platform with a vertical cage-like wall around the edge. This time the riders are fastened inside the giant mesh cage, when the ride reaches high velocity it lifts into the air letting you know what a fighter pilot experiences in a high G force dive as it spins almost vertically.
The Astrojet 17 seater Capsule Simulator hire is the most popular choice simulator on the UK market. Using the very latest cutting edge UK technology to drive the accurate and responsive hydraulic system and reproduced on screen with Cinema style HD Projectors onto the biggest Capsule screen size in the UK, the stunning effect is completed with the Virtual Surround sound system. Units come with self contained super silent generators or can run internally on 63amp 3 Phase supply.
The Super Bob is a basic two-hill roundabout with a condensed set of cars giving the customer a chance to experience a similar thrill to the dangerous mountain sport. Both the Matterhorn and Super Bob had the advantage of a high riding capacity whilst still retaining all the necessary ‘thrill seeking’ aspects to convince the public to have a go.
The Super Bowl ride consists of ten cars similar to a Waltzer which free spin on the main ride platform. The platform then rises to a 45 degree angle as it increases speed, in turn the cars spin from side to side giving the riders a real kick as they fly around the bottom.
Riders sit in a round bowl with no seat belts or restraints. There are bars behind the riders which they hold onto. The ride starts to spin and hydraulic arms move theriders up and down. Most operators give time for riders to get to their seats again before making the ride bounce. Sometimes riders will be told the ride is over and the gates will not open and the operator will restart the ride making everyone fall over and then open the gates.
On the fairground Twist, or fairground Twister, clusters of cars revolve independently at the end of three arms, which in turn revolve horizontally around a central pivot. The funfair twist is one of the most popular rides to hire for your next corporate fairground. The twist ride achieves a wheel – within – wheels action giving an apparent collision course as the arms appear to intersect. This coupled with the sudden swing as the cars reach their furthest point, the rush of fresh air, the G-force felt by the riders make the Twister ride hire a great attraction for any mobile fairground.
Family Rides & Side Shows
Hire Fairground Games and Kids Rides
PSW Events have a vast range of Side Stalls, Games and family funfair rides for hire to compliment your fun day. The games for hire include the hoopla, cork shoot, coconut shy, hook a duck, tin-can alley and many more. We can also create a games zone Dome with an array of arcade machines, punch ball machines and Giant games, for when you get peckish how about a lovely Chocolate Fountain, Candy Buffet, Drinks Fountains, Burger and Hot dog carts and candyfloss machines, to creat the perfect Fairground event. The family funfair ride hire section contains information on many of the gentle ride solutions including Cascade Slides, Bungee Trampolines, Ghost Trains and Fun houses. For free advice on what best suits your event please give us a call 0845 3703660.
Using multiple bungee cords the traditional trampoline has been turbo charged to give a gravity defying ride that gets the adrenaline pumping in a totally safe environment.
Jumpers are able to reach heights that would be impossible using a trampoline alone, secured and safe in their adjustable purpose built harness they are free to experiment with acrobatic movements and summersaults (the record is 5in one jump) or to simply jump as high as they can. The rapid rate at which confidence sky rockets after your first double somersaults creates a contagious buzz between both participants and spectators.
Enjoy the sensation of skiing on this brightly coloured modern Cascade Slide.
Firmly seated on a comfortable mat, hold your breath and off you speed down the 21m slide from a height of 9m.
Drop Tower Small
A smaller version of the ever popular Drop Towers, 6 riders are held firmly in place by a lap bar and raised to a height of 25ft then held in suspense before experiencing a number of stomach lifting drops.
A fabulous family attraction coming in many sizes themes and colours. Imaginative constructions incorporating slides, lighting, moving stairs, walkways and tunnels.
The traditional ghost train hire is a favourite with guests of all ages, take a seat on the ghost train and you will be frightened by all the weird visual effects and noises that come from within the unit, the ghost train ride is an unforgettable experience, ride around the inner dungeon, suddenly a skeleton appears with all the ghoulish noises you don’t know what to expect next, great entertainment and a real family favourite. The Ghost train hire is one of the most popular fairground attractions for your event or Halloween party.
There are many children’s fairground rides, Juvenile or kids rides available. The Cup & Saucer also known as the tea cups ride is very popular as is the children’s carousel. The Toyset Juvenile ride always proves popular and the parents can ride with their children. All rides for hire are suitable for your corporate fairground, Fun day, Fete or Children’s Party. These rides offer a nice compact size with a quick set up time. The funfair rides can be set up, opened, dismantled and removed from the venue in a single day.
Other children’s fairground rides, include The Swing Boats we also have a number of items for kids ride hire in the Inflatables section of the entertainment tab, these include Water Balls, Quad Bikes and many more.
This is a competetive fun filled 8 player racing game with horses, Camels or for a Christmas theme – Reindeer! The attention to detail is incredible with hand-painted horses and riders, an authentic galloping motion during play, finished off with realistic scenery, backdrops and the infamous ‘ Kentucky Derby’ jingle. The players (up to a maximum of 8 per game) roll a ball along their play table, aiming towards a set of coloured rings. Each of the rings has a scoring value which moves their model along the track in accordance to the number of points scored. The more points a player scores, the further along the track their model moves. First player past the post is declared the winner !
Kentucky Derby Space required: 5 metres (16 feet) width * 4 metres (13 feet) depth * 3 metres (10 feet) height
Can you find your way through the amazing Mirror Maze, send in your kids or parents and revel in delight as you watch them get lost and bump their nose in the hall of mirrors and panelled glass. Fantastic family fun for all ages.
Hook a Duck : is the only game were you always win something. The number on the bottom of the duck determines the type of prize you win, this varies from a small novelty to a nice cuddly toy. Coconut Shy : the most popular of all our fairground stalls. Each player is given three wooden balls with which to try and dislodge the Coconut targets from the holders. Cork Shoot : Each player is supplied with a cork firing gatt gun. The aim is to knock down the duck or green bottle targets. The winner receives a cuddly toy.Tin Can Alley : The objective of the game is to knock down the tower of tin cans off the shelf with three bean bags. Hoopla : throw the wooden rings over the target blocks, seat the ring flat on the counter and you will be the proud owner of a cuddly toy. Darts game : Step up to the throwing line to play, you are given 3 darts, your mission is to score under 20 with all three darts seated in the scoring area and there must not be two in a bed !
The trampoline Trailer hosts six trampolines (1.2 x 1.8) all on one trailer unit with two fold down sides. All sides are fully netted and the surrounding base area is fully padded the safety cage has a safety entry / exit door, and the complete unit takes only ten minutes to set up or break down. The trampolines have a maximum weight limit of 115kg. We also have available a 6 clock digital timer. This allows the operator to offer single rides at any given time, as opposed to having to wait for 6 at a time.
White Knuckle Rides
The Booster funfair ride has become an extremely common ride on European funfairs, particular in the UK. This is due to a combination of the ride’s spectacular visual impact, and its highly practical operation. The ride can be transported on only one trailer, and requires just three hours to build upThe ride is primarily a 37 metre arm, connected midway to the main support of the ride. Two sets of two seats are mounted at the end of each arm, back to back. Each four-seat assembly can swing through 360 degrees.
The arm rotates at up to 13 revolutions per minute, producing an acceleration of 3.5g on the riders. Riders should be 52 inches tall or more.
Drop Tower Large
The Drop tower hire or big drop is a fairground ride based around a central tower, the Riders are loaded into seats on 4 sides of the Tower then raised nervously to the top, after what seems an eternity stationed at the full elevation they then experience free-fall initially, followed by rapid heavy deceleration.
The Reverse Bungee (or catapult bungee, or Ejecton Seat)
The ride consists of two telescopic gantry towers mounted on a platform, which feed two elastic ropes down to a two person passenger sphere. The sphere is secured to the platform with an electro-magnet as the elastic ropes are stretched. When the electromagnet is turned off, the passenger car is catapulted vertically reaching an altitude of between 50 and 80 metres.
The roller coaster was first patented on January 20, 1885. A roller coaster consists of a track that rises in designed patterns, sometimes with one or more vertical loops that turn the rider briefly upside down. Some of the Roller coasters have multiple cars cars hooked together called a train. Wild Mouse roller coasters, run with single cars. Many Rollercoaster styles and sizes are available to hire from PSW Events.
Sky Master also known as the “Extreme Force” or “Shuttle” ride consists of a single stationary tower, supporting two 16-passenger gondolas on rotating arms. Passengers are arranged in rows of two, with the first four rows facing in one direction, and the other four facing opposite. During the ride, passengers are swung backwards and forwards to build up momentum, before the gondola performs several inversions. The two gondolas are connected to the motor so that they swing simultaneously; with one arm rotating clockwise while the other rotates counter clockwise.
A rotating ride which causing the seat units to swing out. The main arm Simultaneously raises into its elevated position, at the top the boom then rotates through 360 degrees giving a completely inverted ride.
The Top buzz hire has six rotating arms with 10 passengers strapped in back to back which are lifted into the air on a large arm rotating both Horizontally and vertically at the same time !
The Topspin fairground ride. If you enjoy a white-knuckle ride, then this is definitely one of the top fairground attractions for you. With Topspin hire, once locked into your seat and sitting comfortably, the ride of your life will begin. The Topspin funfair ride is not for the feint-hearted. The Topspin will twist and turn, and literally turn the world upside down. Don’t expect your legs to work properly afterwards either.
The fairground Topspin is a great attraction at any corporate fairground. The Topspin ride can be complimented by some of our other more gentle fairground games. Hire Topspin for all action fairground rides.