Cornish Funfairs Blog

Half Term Fairs

After the wettest winter for 1,000,000 years in the West Country it was no surprise that there was little enthusiasm for fun fairs in fields this Feb 2014.

Anderton and Rowlands opened just along from Dawlish (where the railway was washed away) in Newton Abbot and stayed there until the 2nd March.

David Rowlands and co were not open on a particular site  - but I think are now out and about for private business.

Fair Dates 2014

First Dates announced for 2014 in the Torquay area.


Anderton and Rowland Fun Fair Easter 2014 (06/04/2014 - 20/04/2014). Kings Drive TQ2 5JE

Anderton & Rowland Mouse Roller Coaster (01/07/2014 - 31/08/2014) Paignton Green TQ4 6AG

Anderton and Rowlands Fun Fair 2014(01/08/2014 - 01/09/2014) Torre Abbey Meadows TQ2 5JE

Torbay Royal Regatta 2014 (23/08/2014 - 27/08/2014) includes the fair above. TQ1 2BH

More details at

Aand R Dodgems

Site Maintenance

Over the New Year break, I have migrated the site to a new hosting partner Royalwebhosting and moved the  to a new content management system (CMS): Joomla from Mambo.

There has been some disruption and the off weird template (like the one showing now). But hopefully - all sorted now.

Corgi Trailer

03/01/2014 - Nearly Finished!

05/01/2014 - Finished.  Now the list of planned upgrades, like updating the template, linking to Facebook and so on.


Dingles This Weekend (7/8th Dec 2013)

Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre - open this weekend for Christmas Market and Carols. Find it at PL16 0AT or click here


Dingles FHT

Last weeks of November

Very little happening in November......

David Rowland and many other showmen have now returned to their yards and are having a holiday, begining maintenance and repairs and (some) are planning to open over Christmas.

Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre are open on the 7th and 8th Dec for their annual 'carols' night.

Further afield there is the Winter Wonderland at Hyde Park, London.

Here are some Video Links to fairs from 2013:

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