A VINTAGE fairground is set to delight visitors to Maldon's Promenade Park for the Queen's platinum jubilee.

Carters Steam Fair is coming to the park for the platinum jubilee weekend, marking Her Majesty's 70 years on the throne.

Bosses say the fair is a "fabulous family day out" with rides dating from the 1890s to the 1960s.

The traditional English travelling funfair has been rescuing and restoring vintage fairground rides and attractions for the past 40 years.

These attractions are then taken on tour around London and the South East for everyone to enjoy.

Owners Joby and Georgina Carter say their collection of rides and side stalls makes the travelling vintage funfair the largest of its kind in the world.

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A spokesman said: "Experience the thrills of a bygone era and feast your senses: the rock’n’roll music, sumptuous colours, steam engines, twinkling lights, lilting fairground organ, the aroma of doughnuts, candy floss and coal."

There is a new token system in place for the 2022 tour.

Entry to the fair is free but visitors must have tokens for all the rides and stalls, which will be available online.

Each ride or sidestall requires one ride token which is £3 and the fair will give free rides to those who book online.

Online token bundles start from £30 which gives visitors 10 tokens plus two extra free ride passes which can be redeemed on any ride.

Limited online deals are available for each day. Bosses urge residents to book early to avoid disappointment.

When the online deals have sold out tokens can be bought with cash or card at the fair, but no free rides will be included.

The fair will be in the popular park from Wedensday, June 1 to Sunday, June 5.

This is part of the travelling fair's final tour as the Carters have announced they are looking for a permanent home and a new owner.

The decision has been made after the owners have had the "enormous task" of looking for suitable land for the fair and trying to familiarise themselves with planning laws among other regulations.

Mr Carter said: "We are now facing the reality that the best future for the fair is for it to be re-homed on a permanent site and operated by someone else.

"I’m confident the next owners can share in this success but for us as a family, it’s time to pass the baton and let someone else continue the magic."

Anyone with an interest in finding out more about buying the fair can contact Carters by emailing sales@cartersfair.com.

Book the jubilee weekend Promenade Park fair online at carterssteamfair.co.uk/2022-tour-dates.