why silcock’s

Silcock’s Amusements today is run today by John Edward Silcock, with grown-up children Jensen, Tedi, Desiree and Sterling Silcock now actively involved in the company. As a family business, we respond quickly to customer’s wishes.

We get to know each of our clients on a personal level and therefore understand their individual wants and needs. We are friendly and accommodating but also professional to the end. We carry each job through with sincere passion and pride.

Book Silcock’s and you can be sure you’ve got four generations of fairground expertise behind you – from one of the biggest names in the business.

We have established a good relationship with many local authorities, corporate bodies and event organisers throughout Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire, Merseyside and beyond.

Clients include ICI, Bentley Motors, Seddon Construction, Libby’s Juices, University of Manchester, Lancaster University, Liverpool John Moores University, St Helens Borough Council, Warrington Borough Council and many more. We have also assisted several Round Table, Rotary Clubs and Lions organisations throughout the North West.

Photograph of John Edward Silcock, and his family.

From a candy floss barrow to a full scale fair, Silcock’s can bring the fun of the fair to your location with the minimum of time and fuss. We have a large stable of our own rides and attractions ready for hire, plus access to many more via trusted partners that we have been working with sometimes for several generations.

But where did it all begin? John Edward’s grandfather, Edward Silcock, was one of four brothers who once ran fairground game outside coal mines in Wigan to entertain miners each night on their way home. Lawrence, Edward, Herbert and Arthur Silcock then started travelling with rides just before the First World War.

The family really made its name, however, at Warrington Potato Market, operating a number of ‘Holiday at Home’ fairs during the War, at which the rides and attractions operated under ‘blackout’ covers. From then on, Silcock’s and Warrington have become intrinsically linked.

To this day, one of Silcock’s most well-known fairground presentations is the annual Daisy Nook Easter Fair in Failsworth near Oldham. The event’s popularity was such that LS Lowry was inspired to paint a picture of the holiday crowds there. This has been sold several times over for multi millions of pounds.

From early steam powered rides, to 1940s thrillers such as the Skid and today’s favourites such as the Waltzer, Dodgems and Freak Out, Silcock’s have always travelled first class amusements for young and old. And now we can bring them to you!

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.”