Hoppings summer fair to return to Newcastle Town Moor in 2022 after two-year hiatus

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The huge summer funfair will return to Newcastle this summer with its biggest selection of rides yet

The gigantic Hoppings fair will return to Newcastle this summer.

The funfair will set up shop on Newcastle's Town Moor once again this June after an absence of two years.

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Event organisers are promising that Hoppings will be "bigger and better than ever before".

The fair – which this year marks its 140th anniversary – has not taken place since 2019 because of Covid.

Crow Events, which took over the operating of the Hoppings from The Freemen of Newcastle, has promised to make up for lost time, with some of Europe’s “biggest, fastest and wildest rides” on offer.

More than 450 rides and attractions will be available to visitors, from the sedate to the scary, when Hoppings kicks off on Friday, June 17.

It will run for just over a week until Saturday, June 25.

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A smorgasbord of rides ill hit the Town Moor

These include favourites such as Magic Mouse Rollercoaster, the Ghost Train, Dodgems and Fun House taking up residence alongside white knuckle experiences for thrill-seekers such as Tagada, Extreme, and Star Flyer.

Other experiences include Reverse Bungee, where riders are catapulted 150 feet up in the air, and the Ice Jet which is a turbocharged version of a Waltzer.

There are also family rides on the cards that are suitable for the younger attendees.

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The fair will come to the city in June

Ryan Crow of Crow Events said the team were very excited to be bringing the event back home.

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He said: “This will be the first time the Hoppings have been at the Town Moor since 2019 and we’ve been working tirelessly to bring the most fantastic line-up of some of Europe’s top attractions.

“We know people will have really missed it and so we’re determined to make this year one that everyone will really remember.”

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