E-Mail: info@hamptoncourtfunfair.co.uk, Phone: 020 8795 4282

News from the world of fairs

Fun Fair news from around the country

Team 2B UK

 

Hello, 

I just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you again for all your hard work and partnership last week, and in the weeks leading up to the Data Night Out party at ExCel London. 

The party was a roaring success and we really appreciate you being a part of it. Albert and his team were brilliant and everybody loved the dodgems - they really did look great.

Many thanks again, and we look forward to hopefully working with you again soon!

Best, 

Team 2B UK

Images supplied courtesy of 2B UK (Instagram @2bukdmc).


Toilets added to our Funfairs

You will be pleased to know we have now acquired new portable toilets for our Funfairs for your convenience and comfort.

For a list of all our upcoming Funfairs click on our Upcoming Funfairs page or click this link www.irvinleisure.co.uk/upcoming-funfairs/


Chiswick RNLI Lifeboats at Turnham Green

We had the pleasure of supporting Chiswick RNLI this year at Turnham Green! 

"We are very grateful for the opportunity to have a stand at your Turnham Green funfair last weekend to help raise funds and spread awareness of the safety work of the RNLI on the Thames. Thank you again on behalf of Chiswick RNLI." - David Clarke

Chiswick is one of the RNLI's newest lifeboat stations and one of four stations operating on the River Thames – the first stations to specifically cover a river rather than estuarial waters or the sea.

Chiswick RNLI is the busiest station of 2018 and is entirely run by volunteers.

To support Chiswick RNLI direct please use the info below:

BACS transfer Bank:                     Barclays Bank  (Poole High Street Branch) Account Name:    RNLI Fundraising Branches Direct Credits Sort code:             20-68-95 Account No:          93032671 IBAN is                 GB29BARC20689593032671 swift code is        BARCGB22 Barclays Bank PLC, PO Box 44, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1YA.   Please quote reference  816657 CHISWICK in the description of the transfer.


Happy Customer at Turnham Green

One of our Games Stalls Showmen Jeanette Bartlett at Turnham Green Sat 19th May 2018.

A regular customer asked if they could have their photo with her as she always give them a lovely prize!


PJ Masks at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Catboy and Owlette from PJ Masks were at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Saturday 28th April 2018.

Come and bring all the family on Saturday 5th May 2018 when Jake and Finn from Adventure Time join us. 

Token cost only £1.20 each or 10 for £10!


Leo & Raph - TMNT

Sat 21st April 2018

Leo & Raph from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, next up Catboy & Owlette from PJ Masks on Sat 28th April!


Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Character Days

Character days at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park have already been a huge success!

Chase & Skye from Paw Patrol joined us on 5th April and Peppa Pig on 12th April. It has been a fantastic time for all families.

Next we have Leo & Raph from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at intervals on Saturday 21st April.

With a £1 entry fee and tokens costing £1.20 each or 10 for £10 and remember Tuesdays 24th April and 1st May 2018 all rides just 1 token!

Hope to see you all there.

[ngg_images source="galleries" container_ids="47" display_type="photocrati-nextgen_basic_slideshow" gallery_width="320" gallery_height="240" cycle_effect="fade" cycle_interval="3" show_thumbnail_link="0" thumbnail_link_text="[Show picture list]" order_by="sortorder" order_direction="ASC" returns="included" maximum_entity_count="500"]


Corporate Events

Home of corporate fair

Your team, clients and partners deserve the very best you can provide when it comes to entertainment.

Our reputation for quality equipment, professional service and safety conscious event planning has ensured a satisfied client base that includes: Honda,BMW,Microsoft,KPMG,Mobil Oil,Glaxo Wellcome and Hampton Court Palace to name but a few.

Irvin Leisure Ltd is the first choice for companies looking for reliable, professional fun fairs. We understand the exacting requirements of the corporate host and are trusted to provide the quality of equipment and service that the business community rightly demands.

Whatever you take from Irvin Leisure, no matter how many or how few items you hire, you will get the same high standard of care and attention with £10 million public liability insurance, risk assessments and full method analysis of how to provide for your event.

Whatever your budget, we will help and make sure that you get the best value for money and most excitement for your guests. Our attractions not only bring activities for all to enjoy, but they have superb lighting effects and music all included in the package. You get much more than a fairground ride when you hire Irvin Leisure!

White Knuckle Rides

For the brave or perhaps the foolish, in fact for both, we offer a wide range of superb adrenaline thrill attractions. From the giant Booster, 120 feet high this ride is based on the NASA Space Training equipment used to test astronauts, so if you are courageous enough come and try this.

We also offer the superb Miami Trip, so 16 of you can sit in a row and be rotated at high speed. If you do not want to mix your drinks, this ride will mix them up for you.

What about the Orbitor? A ride that will lift you up and spin you round, giving you a new view on life and the party; completely upside down.

Plus many many more, as seen at the Science Museum in London during 2006 when we held an exhibition called the Science of Thrill so that the impact of these rides on the riders could be fully tested and, guess what, all the best brains in British science found out that these rides scare the hell out of you!

We can provide anything and everything in the business, so contact us with your wishes and we will meet your aspirations.

Family Fun Days

You may want something for everyone so select from our family favourites. First of all the wonderful Dodgems Cars where you can bump your pals, and your boss, enjoying road range legally and safely, time after time after time. This is always the most popular attraction at every event.

Then you get other large rides such as the Twister, where you can spin and shake but stay upright, or the Jumping Frogs and Octopus which have the same fun effect.

Do not forget the Carousel, the galloping horses, which form the centre piece of hundreds of Corporate Parties each and every year.

You can try the Ghost Train and Funhouse; or the Crazy Cottage and Big Wheel plus the fabulous fairground stalls.

We have the widest range of fun for all ages.

Traditional Victorian Fayre

Now we have reached the 21st Century we find that more and more of our clients want to look back over 100 years to the Victorian era, and so they hire our Victorian attractions. We provide that atmosphere for you with our period pieces.

Centre stage as always is the Carousel. Standing proud at the heart of any function this traditional ride has provided entertainment and enjoyment for well over 120 years, and the excitement seems to grow year on year, not diminish.

Then you will find a Ferris Wheel, the traditional Big Wheel based on a design created for the centre of Paris in the year of the centenary of the French Revolution, and standing tall and proud ever since.

You could take a Helter Skelter, again following a great tradition and you will be amazed how much fun is still generated on these thrilling slides.

We have games such as the good old coconut shy and hoopla stall, plus Hook a Duck, Balls in Buckets and Mops and Cans. We provide stalls, prizes and staff for you, and all prizes meet British Standards for Safety, apart from the Coconuts which meet British Standards for nuts!

We have Victorian style children's rides and can organise entertainers for your functions who will add to the fun.

Simulator Hire

If it a modern and futuristic approach you want and need, we can provide all the best in the business for you. For instance you can hire giant simulators, rockets and cars, for 16 to 24 people where you can select from a wide range of experiences such as rocket flight, ski jumping, car racing and safaris with the simulators moving and shaking as you drive.

Alternatively you can select from our one or two player games, with racing, motorcycles, skiing, and of course in the nicest possible way shoot em ups and space wars. Do not forget the classic games such as Space Invaders now making a comeback!

Dodgem and Carousel Hire

Everyone loves the Dodgems and Carousel ride, and these can brighten up any event from a giant corporate party to a birthday celebration or wedding reception. There are many alternatives on offer, giving a wide price range depending on the size and quality of the equipment you want. Contact us and tell us a little bit about your venue and your budget and we can offer you the best value you can have.

Everyone loves the Dodgems, and ride them time and time again at any party. However what can be better as your centre piece than the traditional Victorian Style Carousel, the Galloping Horses and the traditional fairground music. Again there are many alternatives covering a wide price range, come and talk to us and let us turn your aspirations into action!

Games and Stalls

We have a wide range of fairground games from which you can select. All of these you have known and loved all your lives, such as the good old Coconut Shy, the Hoopla Stall, the Shooting Gallery, Mop and Cans, Test of Strength, and many more from which you can select.

If you wish we will provide prizes, all to BSI standards (apart from the Coconuts which meet British Nut Standards!) and you may want to think about using our round stalls as bars and food serveries at your event.

We have beautiful traditional food carts from which you can buy Candyfloss, Popcorn and Toffee Apples plus Waffles and Fairground Sweets.

Children's Rides

We have a great selection of rides for children, ranging from the ever popular Tea Cups to the super giant train ride, and everything in between.

There are old fashioned choices, such as the Chairoplanes and Swingboats, and modern options such as the Formula Car Track and Jet Planes. These are great value and great fun.

We have inflatables, giant slides and bungee trampolines

Do not forget the funhouses and other side shows in which children love to play.

Food and Refreshments

If you want to have a full fairground feel to your function, why not hire our mobile catering units to provide your food and drink? We serve hot and cold food, specialist diets such as vegetarian and Halal options, plus of course the ever popular Burgers and Hot Dogs.

We have sweet stalls, Donut counters, magnificent Costa Coffee stands, plus the Victorian Style Candy Floss and Toffee Apple Carts. We can provide any food you want, all prepared to the highest standards.

Latest Corporate News


Paris!

George Irvin's Irvin Leisure was very excited to work on a special project in Paris, France this year.

On the 3rd March 2018 Mira Mikati the French Fashion House promoted their new range at a event presentation which included special battery powered dodgem cars.

The event was fantastic and the client was super happy about the cars!

A huge thanks to Alix Malandain for helping us co-ordinate this project. 

[ngg_images source="galleries" container_ids="38" display_type="photocrati-nextgen_basic_slideshow" gallery_width="640" gallery_height="480" cycle_effect="fade" cycle_interval="10" show_thumbnail_link="0" thumbnail_link_text="[Show picture list]" order_by="sortorder" order_direction="ASC" returns="included" maximum_entity_count="500"]

Logistics are no problem for George Irvin's Irvin Leisure, for a quote or any information regarding how we can be a part of your event call 020 8795 4282 or email info@irvinleisure.co.uk


Manorfield Primary School Fundraiser

Congratulations on raising over £50,000!

Manorfield Primary School put together a fundraising initiative towards the cost of the build of their new Nursery and Outdoor area.

They had over 300 runners take part in a new half marathon on the 4th March 2018 in London (The Big Half), which was won by Sir Mo Farah. It was a fantastic day with staff, and friends of the school taking part, as well as manning a water station for all 15,000 runners.

George Irvin's Irvin Leisure is proud to be a part of this amazing fundraising effort.


Fright Night Costume Competition Winner Announced

We had a great response to our Fright Night Halloween Costume Competition with so many people coming along in costume - and no wonder as we were offering £500 for the best costume! Fairgoers were asked to take a picture of themselves in all their made up glory (or should we say gory!) and send it to us by email.

And the winner is....

(Submitted by Keira Farley)

So really well done to the winner - £500 pounds is officially yours! - But it was a close call.....

In second place we had a spooky effort from Ava and Scarlett:

And following close on their heels in third was this creepy character:

Our second and third place runners-up receive free access to any future George Irvin funfair of their choice.

Here are some of the other entries that we also liked:

[gallery ids="6718,6719,6720,6721,6723,6724"]

So well done to all the above for a really great effort.


Irvin Leisure raise £4300 for great causes

It was our absolute pleasure to present the Mayor of Hammersmith and Fulham Council with a cheque for £4300 to go towards The Mayor of Hammersmith & Fulham Appeal Fund and the Grenfell Tower appeal.

The money donated was raised by our amazing funfair visitors at the Shepherds Bush Green Summer Funfair - it is with their generosity and support that we are able to do our bit to help support our local communities and as always we are extremely grateful for the support of all our funfair visitors.

Nominated charities for the mayoral year 2017 - 2018

The Mayor of Hammersmith & Fulham Appeal Fund

The Mayor has chosen to support Hammersmith & Fulham Foodbank and The Barons Court Project as his chosen charities to support during his mayoral year.

Both have an impressive record in helping people in Hammersmith & Fulham.

Hammersmith and Fulham Foodbank

The Hammersmith & Fulham Foodbank is an independent charity founded in 2010, to meet the need of local people experiencing food poverty. Since launching, they have provided enough food to prepare over 200,000 meals and grown from one Foodbank Centre - into three. As well as emergency food parcels, they also work with partners to try and solve some of the underlying causes of poverty. The generosity of the public ensures that they can continue to meet growing need. 

Barons Court Project

Supporting people on low incomes who are vulnerable to mental health problems/and or homelessness

------------------------------------

Grenfell Towers Appeal

The Grenfell Towers Appeal was set up to support the people affected by the tragic fire at Grenfell Towers and is working with local authorities to coordinate relief efforts and make sure funds get to where they are most needed.

Photo: George Irvin presenting the donation to the Mayor of the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham Councillor Michael Cartwright


Annual Hampton Court Easter Fair raises over £2000 for The Princess Alice Hospice

Irvin Leisure is proud to announce that the sum of £2000 was raised for the the Princess Alice Hospice charity at George Irvin's annual Easter funfair at Hampton Court on Thursday 13th April. The funfair was a great success running from the 13th to the 18th April 2017, with over 40,000 visitors attending over the six days.

The Princess Alice Hospice is a wonderful charity providing specialist nurses, doctors, therapists, social workers, and bereavement volunteers who all offer care and support for families at home or at the Hospice in Esher. For more information about the The Princess Alice Hospice please visit: www.pah.org.uk

George Irvin's Funfair has raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for charity over the years and we'd like to thank all our supporters who attended this fair. The generous support of the local community helps us to continue to give to these fantastic causes.


George Irvin's Carousel gets a makeover at London Fashion Week

Fashion designer Marta Jakubowski showed real style at this years' London Fashion week by using a funfair carousel from Irvin Leisure to show off her Spring/Summer 2017 collection. Created by set designer Gary Card, the carousel was redressed in hot pink and rotated at slower speeds to show off the chic eveningwear in matching fuchsia, tangerine and black.

We're really glad to see this timeless attraction being used in new and interesting ways. But if you are a purist and like to see the carousel in its traditional form then why not head over to one of our upcoming funfairs and take a ride for old time's sake!


Fairfield Funfair in Kingston raises £1000 for Momentum

George Irvin's funfairs are once again generously donating £1000 to the Mayor of Kingston upon Thames's Charitable Trust. The Mayor' charitable trust is proud to be supporting Momentum during 2016/2017 which an amazing charity that supports children with cancer and other life-limiting conditions. 

One of Momentum's main aims is to improve the healing environment in local hospitals. Being admitted to hospital is very traumatic for children and their families.

Research shows that the environment in which children are treated makes a huge difference to their experience in hospital and can even have an impact on how well they respond to treatment. Momentum has achieved incredible results in each of their partner hospitals, from refurbishing treatment rooms to providing facilities for parents.

After a child has been diagnosed with cancer, they can often struggle to deal with the emotional and the physical changes that they find themselves suddenly dealing with. Momentum offers tailored support to each individual child and their family and provides a variety of therapy services including music, dance and drama. The charity also raises funds for trips and treats, including respite holidays at their stunning log cabins in the New Forest, which are equipped with their own beach hut.

And should the very worst happen, Momentum continues to support families through the heartbreak of losing a child. Through its Echoes programme, run by a dedicated group of bereaved parents, it works hard to identify the needs of each family to provide help where it can.

For more information visit: www.moment-um.org or call 020 8974 5931.

George Irvin's funfair is incredibly happy to be supporting this wonderful cause and we thank all our funfair visitors for their help in raising this money.

Photo shows: Ms Marie Claire Edwards, Services Manager - Green Spaces, Climate Change & Sustainability; The Mayor of the Royal Borough, Cllr Geoff Austin; George Irvin Snr and The Mayoress of the Royal Borough, Mrs Sheila Austin.


Annual Shepherds Bush Green Fun Fair raises £1000 for Charity

Irvin Leisure is delighted to announce that the annual Shepherds Bush Green Fun Fair held on the 22nd July to 7th August raised £1000 for the Major of Hammersmith & Fulham's charities. This term Councillor Mercy Umeh, Mayor of Hammersmith & Fulham is supporting Hammersmith & Fulham Mind and Hammersmith and Fulham Foodbank, two great charities in the local area that are really making a different to local people's lives.

The picture shows George Irvin Jr and his wife Ashley alongside Cllr Mercy Umeh, The Mayor of Hammersmith & Fulham and Mr Maxwell Umeh, Consort to the Mayor.

George Irvin's Funfair has raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for charity over the years and we'd like to thank all our supporters who attended this fair. The generous support of the local community helps us to continue to give to these fantastic causes.


Generous George Irvin Supports Hospice

George Irvin's Funfair recently presented a cheque for £2,000 to us at Hampton Court Palace.

The funds were raised, in part, from the sale of wristbands on ‘Charity Tuesday' at this year's Hampton Court Fair.

Unfortunately, bad weather over the Easter weekend meant that the footfall at the Fair was lower than usual and fewer than anticipated wristbands were sold.

However, George Irvin generously decided to top up the proceeds from the wristband sales with an additional donation, to ensure that we still received the £2,000 that he had pledged.

George had been inspired to support the Hospice after talking to Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nina Kale, who cares for Hospice patients in the comfort of their own homes.

Mia Patterson from our Fundraising Team said: "Everyone at the Hospice wants to say a huge ‘Thank-you' to George and his team for their fundraising.

"As a charity, our care is only free thanks to the generosity of supporters like Irvin Leisure. This kind donation will help us to continue to care for our patients and their families when they need us most."

The funfair will be raising money again for us at next year's Hampton Court Fair on the 14th to 18th April 2017; when it is hoped that the weather will be kinder.

For further information on fundraising for Hampton Court Palace please contact the Fundraising Team on 01372 461808 or email supportercare@pah.org.uk .


George Irvin's Shepherds Bush Funfair Raises £1000 for Charity

The Charity Wristband Day at this Easter's funfair at Shepherds Bush Green was a roaring success and raised £1000 for charity. The picture above shows George Irvin Jnr presenting the cheque to the Mayor of London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham

These funds will go towards the following two charities:

  *     Lupus -  Hammersmith Hospital.        http://www.londonlupuscentre.co.uk/about-us/charities/  *     Maggie's West London Cancer Centre - Charing Cross Hospital.        https://www.maggiescentres.org/our-centres/maggies-west-london/

George Irvin's Funfair has raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for charity over the years and we'd like to thank all our supporters who attended this fair. The generous support of the local community helps us to continue to give to these fantastic causes.


Enter Islington in Bloom 2016 and win up to £100!

This year's Islington in Bloom competition will open for entries Friday - 15th April and you could be in with a chance to win up to £100 in Camden Garden Centre vouchers!

The competition invites Islington's residents and businesses to enter their blooming masterpieces. If you don't have a window box, container garden or front garden at home you could plant up a tree pit on your street, estate or a forgotten corner in your community. George Irvin leisure sponsors the Best Children's Planting category You can also nominate an area of planting that you feel deserves a prize. So if you marvel at a great pub garden or a well planted street on your journey to work every day you can nominate them too. Camden Garden Centre - Free compost, half price plant and £5 gift voucher for EVERY entrant, from Camden Garden Centre.

Prizes for each category:

1st - £100

2nd - £75

3rd - £50

Categories:

Best Front GardenBest Tree PitBest Container GardenBest Children's PlantingBest Community Centre GardenBest Residential Communal GardenBest Community GardenBest StreetBest EstateBest Forgotten CornerBest Blooming Pub or Business

You have until 31st May to enter so don't delay! Judging will take place between mid June - beginning of July. You will be able to enter online or pick up an entry form from any of Islington's libraries, leisure centres or the Town Hall and 222 Upper Street office reception areas. 

For more information or to enter visit: www.islington.gov.uk/inbloom, call 020 7527 2838 or email inbloom@islington.gov.uk


George Irvin's Fun Fair help raise £35,000 for St John's Hospice

Easter Fayre Raises £35,000! Thousands filled St John's Wood Church Gardens in support.

There was a funfair, donkey rides, the chance to meet Peppa Pig, face painting and a BBQ surrounded by an array of local traders selling food, toys, jewellery and many more homemade crafts. We would like to thank our sponsors; Barclays St John's Wood, Hamptons International, Yasmeen Restaurant and Casualty First, as well as our loyal volunteers for making the event possible. Thank you to all our supporters who attended. The generous support of the local community helps us to continue to deliver our expert palliative care services both on-site and in the community completely free of charge.

[gallery columns="2" size="medium" ids="6139,6140"]