Families have a “cracking time” at Easter funfair in Newsome

THRILL-SEEKERS and happy youngsters have been flocking to Huddersfield’s Easter fair.

Easter fun in Huddersfield

THRILL-SEEKERS and happy youngsters have been flocking to Huddersfield’s Easter fair.

Families and friends have been whizzing around on the rides at the funfair in the riverside car park off King’s Bridge Road.

It is a traditional Easter treat for Huddersfield and one which stretches back many decades.

Over the years the fair has been held at many sites including Canker Lane, Red Doles Lane and Cambridge Road.

But this holiday, it has returned to the car park next to the River Colne running past King’s Mill Lane.

Many of the rides and stalls are run by families with long fairground traditions stretching back many years.

Their Huddersfield visit is one of many throughout the summer.

Debra Dawson, from Moldgreen, and Leanne Elson, from Almondbury, took their children down to the fair yesterday.

Zoe Dawson, six, joined her sister Scarlet, three, brother Charlie, two, and Leanne’s children Gabriella and Alexander Batley, both three, on the Mini-Twist ride.

Debra said: “We’ve come down because it’s something to keep the children occupied during the holidays – they are really enjoying it.”

Aland Mahmood, four, and his brother Lawand, three, were flying high on the Astrojets, while Rachel Smith, Scott Levitt and their daughter Casey Levitt were trying out some of the smaller rides before they went on the bigger, scarier ones.

Later, they had a go on the hook-a-duck stall to try to win a SpongeBob SquarePants teddy.

The funfair’s final day is today.

 

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