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.
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.