events
Silcock’s events fall into three categories:
Regular fun fairs

Local authorities: Now more than ever, town and city centres are in need of regeneration. A fun fair is the perfect ‘pop up’ event to bring people back into the heart of town, and it needn’t cost your council a penny. In fact, we’ll pay you!

In addition, we also take a selection of our rides to the world famous Nottingham Goose Fair and Hull Fair, two of the largest funfairs in the UK.

Usually we operate on ‘pay as you go’ basis, with rides and attractions priced individually. Often we run special offers, money-saving vouchers etc, as well as occasional ‘pay one price’ wristband fairs.

For details of our latest events and offers, please see our Facebook page.

The majority of our events are fairs organised by ourselves in partnership with local authorities and site owners across the North West of England. We also own a handful of our own sites.

The season begins with Leigh in February, running right through to November with bonfire fairs in Heywood (Rochdale) and St Helens. During the season we also visit public parks, car parks and other sites in Daisy Nook (near Oldham), Leyland, Tarleton (near Southport), Radcliffe, Runcorn, Warrington, Irlam, Frodsham, Rainford, Ormskirk and Ashton-in-Makerfield.

Covid 19

private events 

Silcock’s are highly experienced in the provision of fairground rides at music festivals and other ‘gated’ events. We have a long-standing contract with the world famous Creamfields, Reminisce festival in St Helens, and have previously supplied rides at the V Festival (Weston Park) and Download. Therefore you can trust us to handle the logistics that such highly demanding events entail.

Usually ‘white knuckle’ rides are the order of the day, in keeping with the energetic crowd and party atmosphere at such events. We can also supply family rides, games and catering on request.

The rides really come into their own after dark with their lighting effects. Attractions such as a Ferris wheel/giant observation wheel and other tall rides also make a great backdrop to TV broadcasts, online vides and photos of your event – as well as being the ultimate selfie spot for your guests’ social media posts!

Over the years we have also supplied fairground attractions at events including St Helens Show and various Christmas lights switch-ons.

PRIVATE HIRE

What would make your wedding more memorable than giving your guests a spin on the Dodgems (bumper cars) during the celebrations? Silcock’s can provide this and other rides including a carousel (galloping horses) or traditional fairground games.

We have also supplied rides to proms and balls at establishments including the University of Manchester, University of Liverpool, Runshaw College, Rainhill High School and many more.

A funfair makes a great backdrop to films and television dramas, as well TV commercials, product launches etc. Or why not hire some of our attractions for your Christmas party or corporate event? Your staff/customers will not forget it – and thanks to social media, neither will their friends!

Trust Silcock’s, with over 100 years’ experience in the business, to take care of everything. From attraction delivery and risk assessments to set-up, staffing, power and efficient operation through to dismantling, removal and clean-up – we’ve got it covered!

Remember, substantial discounts are provided for midweek bookings.

John Silcock's Waltzer
rides for hire

Family rides, thrill rides, traditional rides and more, for all types of events. See our selection.

games for hire

From Hook-A-Duck to the Coconut Shy, fairground games make a fun addition to any event.

event catering

We offer a wide selection of hot and cold food and drinks, from a variety of kiosks.

events

From regular funfairs to music festivals and corporate events, Silcock’s have you covered.

Contact us

Address:

Silcock’s Fun Fairs

Liverpool Road North

Burscough

Lancashire

L40 5TN

(office): 01704 822667

07540 058503 / 07850 722454

testimonials
Vale Royal Borough Council
Cheshire

John Silcock, and his father before him, have been bringing their fun fair to Frodsham for many years. Their annual visit has been eagerly awaited by generations of residents. The totally professional attitude of John and his staff inspires confidence. Come fair or foul weather, the 100% commitment of all ensures the best possible entertainment for customers.

Joan Musker
Lancashire

“Wade Hall Community Centre Leyland would like to say a great big thank you to Silcock’s for your donation of craft material for the children we sent them out to children with care packages from our food bank. We really appreciate your kindness and support.”

William Pitcher
via Facebook

I just want to say to all the staff on the fair: your rides were good, but your staff and your team were good exceptional.”

Hurslton Hall
Lancashire

“Wow! What a day yesterday! Thank you so much to everyone who came to our 25th anniversary family fun day, we loved having you all there and it couldn’t have gone better! Big pat on the back to the suppliers and contractors on the day, including Silcock’s Fun Fairs. We couldn’t have done it without you!”

Estelle Williams
via Facebook

Thank you so very much for posting back my daughter’s ID she lost at Creamfields! Much appreciated.”