Fairground fun with new ride

THIS year’s fairground fun is set to provide more thrills and spills than ever before with a full size rollercoaster taking pride of place.

Stevens Fun Fair will be opening tonight at the Abington Road recreation ground in Corby.

But organisers say this year will be extra special to mark the celebration of the Jubilee and the visit of the Queen and Olympic torch to the town.

Charmaine Stevens, director of Stevens Amusements Ltd, said there will be fun for all ages at the event.

She said: “We thought we would make it a special year as Corby is a special place for us. We have got more than a fair this year.

“We have pulled out all of the stops with it being the Jubilee year – a bit of a special year for Corby with the Queen and Olympic flame coming and we have some fantastic rides.”

The full size Wild Mouse is set to be this year’s top attraction with the 33m high Skyflier and the Shaker also among the favourites.

Charmaine said: “It’s quite scary but also enjoyable. Obviously there is a height limit but you can still take children of a certain height on. It’s brilliant – a nice thrilling ride.”

The fair will be coming a week later than planned after the field was waterlogged following heavy rainfall.

Charmaine added: “We had an unbelievable amount of emails and phone calls from the public of Corby asking whether it was still going ahead.

“We know it’s a special year in the calendar and we hope people will be pleased.”

The fair will be opened officially at 2.30pm tomorrow by Corby mayor Gail McDade.

Entry to the fair is free and it is open from 5pm on weekday nights and from 2.30pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

It will be in Corby until Sunday, May 27.