Fairlop Fair returning to Redbridge with fun for all the family

11:42 30 June 2014

Actors at last year

Actors at last year's Fairlop Fair. [Picture: Redbridge Council]


An action-packed attraction full of fun for all the family is returning to the borough on Saturday.

Plate spinning at last year's Fairlop Fair. [Picture: Ron Jeffries]Plate spinning at last year's Fairlop Fair. [Picture: Ron Jeffries]

Fairlop Waters Country Park is set to stage the third annual Fairlop Fair, which is inspired by a historical fair which took place at the site for 150 years.

More than 5,000 residents turned out to 2013’s event and it is hoped even more will join in with this year’s festivities.

The park will be divided into different zones containing activities for adults and children alike.

One of the highlights will be the Fairlop Arena, which will feature performances from the Woodford Choir, the Roding Primary School Choir, the Valentines Singers and the Chingford Morris Men, who will also be running a workshop.

Bicycle Ballet will be running a session called “Strictly Cycling,” which will include a combination of cycling and movement, and visitors are encouraged to bring along their best Alice in Wonderland costumes to the Redbridge Cafe for a series of Mad Hatter tea parties.

Over at the “Pooch Tent,” Catwalk Pets will be hosting a dogs’ fashion show, which will display the latest pet accessories.

There will also be a pop-up shop and Doggy’s Delights will be manning a mobile grooming salon.

An array of activities will be available at the fair’s Village Green, including psychic readings, fairground rides, a football area manned by Redbridge Football Club players and entertainment from Redbridge Music Lounge.

Other zones will include the Story Boat for children, the Tour de France-themed Cycle Wheel, the Silver Wheels Roller Disco, Back to Nature and the Arts and Crafts Marquee.

The fair will run from 11am to 6pm at the site in Forest Road, Barkingside, which is run by Vision Redbridge Culture and Leisure.

For more information on the schedule and events for which places need to be booked, visit the Redbridge Council website.


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Ilford Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Ilford Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Ilford Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest News Stories

Yesterday, 18:50
Doris Greenstein in the Recorder in 2008. She was one of the original founders of the Redbridge Pensioners Forum and sadly passed away on Saturday. Photo: Jules Dann

One of the founding and most influential members of the Redbridge Pensioners Forum has died aged 93.

Yesterday, 14:36
Specialist care provider Health 1000 holding a networking lunch at the Redbridge Institute of Adult Education.
Dr Jagan John speaking

A specialist healthcare provider held a networking lunch for its service users on Thursday.

Yesterday, 13:07
Ilford South MP Mike Gapes is currently in hospital after having emergency surgery over the weekend.

Mike Gapes has been taken to hospital after suffering “chest pains” on Saturday, and remains there having undergone emergency surgery.

Yesterday, 13:02
Junior doctors have voted in favour of strike action (Pic:PA)

Junior doctors voted in favour of strike action over contract changes proposed by the Health Secretary.

Most read news


Nike Trainers

Nike’s motto is ‘to bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete in the world.’ With this in mind it’s no surprise why Nike is the preferred training gear for most A-list athletes. Get an extra boost in your run or height in your jump with £500 to spend on Nike trainers.

MAC Makeup

MAC are renowned for their flawless, fabulous make up that is used worldwide by the stars. You too can have the chance to have the perfect makeup to suit your needs with £1,000 to spend on all the glam goodies you like!

Digital Edition

Read the Ilford Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24

Local business directory

Our trusted business finder