Dodgems Experience At Carter’s Steam Fair

Dodgems cars going round circuit

Carters Steam Fair sadly hasn’t been able to tour this year due to Covid-19. Boo! All is not lost though! You can still experience the fun of the fair with their exclusive dodgems experience! We were invited along with some friends today to try it out.

The dodgems experience gives you 30 minutes exclusive use for your social bubble group. The experience costs £60 for up to 5 drivers. Additional drivers can be added for £12 each. The minimum height is 1.1m to ride and 1.3m to drive. My son who is 7 was just about tall enough to drive on his own which he was thrilled about!

On arrival at Carter’s Yard you will be shown in through the entrance by a member of staff and asked to sanitise your hands. The staff will be wearing face masks and adhering to social distancing. You climb into your dodgems, put your seat belts on and then have a safety briefing from the staff. Then you’re off!

The dodgems have been through a lengthy restoration process. They look amazing! I particularly love the upholstery on the seats. So classic and luxurious. They really are picture perfect. The effort that Carter’s go to in order to keep everything original and restoring it to a superb standard is amazing. They are seriously talented! If you’d like to see what other rides they have then check out our post from last year’s visit:

The dodgems experience at Carter’s would be great for a birthday celebration or family outing. We felt very covid secure and well looked after. All dodgems, handrails and touch areas are disinfected between groups. As you have exclusive use of the dodgems you don’t need to worry about social distancing either. There are separate entrance/exit doors and plenty of hand sanitiser available.

As well as the dodgems you can also book to play hook-a-duck. You are guaranteed to win a prize every time. You can book a pick and mix of sweets too.

We had a great time and would recommend the dodgems experience as a fun family activity. Sessions are available until 31st August 2020. To find out more and book your slot visit

Disclaimer: We were kindly gifted a free dodgems experience and hook-a-duck for our group in order to carry out this review. All words, photos and opinions are that of my own.

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