Geordies will flock to the funfair over the next eight days

Photos: 25 first look images of The Hoppings as fairground opens in Newcastle

The Hoppings has returned to Newcastle after a two-year hiatus

A trip to The Hoppings in Newcastle is a rite of passage for many Geordie children.

The annual fairground has been coming to Tyneside for decades and this year celebrates its 140th anniversary.

It’s a particularly poignant year for the event after two years away due to Covid-19.

The Hoppings welcomed its first visitors of 2022 on Friday, June 17 as the Lord Mayor declared the event oficially open.

NewcastleWorld was one of the first to have a nosey at this year’s attractions.

From tasty food stalls to classic rides and newfangled thrillers, there’s something for everyone.

Take a look at 25 images from the first hours of this year’s The Hoppings below.

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