Yes it’s that time of year again, when the fun fair comes to the Tuesday Market Place, here in King’s Lynn.
The official opening by the Mayor will be on Friday 14th February at 12 noon. Family Day will be on Monday the 17th, from 12 noon till 10pm, when all rides will be a just £1, apart from the Booster and Dodgems.
The Mart will be open from Thursday 14th to Tuesday 25th, opening on weekdays from 5pm and on Saturdays from 12 noon. The Mart will be closed on Sundays.
Traditionally, the Mart is the first funfair in the Showmen’s calendar where new rides are tried out and old favourites brought out from winter storage. This year there are no less than three new rides to experience as well as the traditional carousel.
Some of us dread the Mart, as we know it usually brings with it a spell of cold weather. But others look forward to all the fun of the fair, having a go on the side stalls and buying candy floss, rock and all types of other sweeties from the mobile shops!