All The Fun Of The Fair


Henley Festival’s Summer Fling is giving you all the fun of the fair with a vintage fun fair! Take a nostalgic trip back to riding on Ferris wheels and carousels, we’ve got the full works coming to Summer Fling.

Irvin Leisure Entertainments Ltd is one of the UK’s major suppliers of Funfair attractions with many of their classical rides like the Carousel dating back over 100 years The Irvin family have been involved in the travelling amusement industry for five generations and were on site for Henley Royal Regatta from circa 1850 until 1967.  

Irvins are an avid operator and supporter of many major festivals, private events and Charter Fairs throughout England; The Charter Fairs have been around since the 12th century and provide historic culture to locals and tourists alike. They are pioneers in the Cultural Fair industry, back in 2000 they began a winter tradition with the Millennium Fair that operated on the Mall in-between Buckingham Palace and Trafalgar Square, this then moved to become the much loved Winter Wonderland in  Hyde Park. 

George Irvin  It has taken many years to obtain the knowledge that we have and we continue to provide entertainment and excitement to people of all ages which is unique to our society and culture We have a long association with Henley and are absolutely delighted to be coming back this year as part of Henley Festival’s Summer Fling’