Roller rink, rides and astro turf beer garden coming to Rainton Arena from Monday, April 12
A roller rink, a host of rides and street food traders are set to be the star attractions at a Spring Fair spectacular..
After the success of its Winter Wonderland, Rainton Arena is running a Spring Fair from Monday, April 12 to Sunday, May 9 in its large car park area, ahead of live performances resuming inside from May 21.
It’s hoped the outdoors event will provide some much-needed entertainment for families as the country emerges from lockdown.
Highlights will include a roller rink, more fair ground rides than ever before, an astro turf beer garden, street food from the likes of The Calabash Tree, who specialise in Caribbean food, and a crêperie.
Emma Grainger, administrator at the arena, said: “The Winter Wonderland was really popular and really helped to get people in the festive spirit. Since then things have been a bit sombre in Lockdown, but we hope this Spring Fair will give families a good excuse to come out and enjoy themselves together again.
"We will have more rides and stalls this time and we’re hoping to attract more people. There’s been a great response on Facebook so far when we’ve posted about the event.”
The arena was taken over in October 2019 by businessman Jay Johal who’s aiming to stamp it firmly on the touring circuit.
With venues allowed to reopen for live performances from May 17, the arena already has a number of shows lined up, including Circus of Horrors on May 22, Bounce ‘n’ Bingo on July 2, Little Fix on July 20, The Ultimate Girl Power Concert on August 26, Soul II Soul on August 28, Lady Boys of Bangkok on October 5-6 and Judge Jules on November 19.