vintage FAIRGROUND prop HIRe
We receive many requests from Theatre, Photographic Studio's, TV and Film Prop Buyers and Set Designers wishing to hire our attractions for their filming or advertising projects. Below is a selection of our most popular hires and are all working period fairground props with the side stalls in particular dressed ready for on set use with authentic period 'prizeware'.
Prices are for one day hire, after which if the prop is required for a longer hire term, 50% discount will be given for each consecutive days hire after the first day. Prices shown do not include your additional delivery/collection charges if hire location is over 30 miles of SY16 4DA; please CONTACT US for an accurate quote, outlining your hire location postcode, dates of hire required and props you wish to hire.
1940's CHILDREN'S ROUNDABOUT RIDE ~ £495.00
The renovation of our beautiful rare 1940's Coulson Minor Mobile hand turned roundabout ride is now complete and as the photos proudly show, for anyone looking for a perfect trailer mounted kiddies ride for their photographic shoot or filming purposes, this will be the prop for you! Will seat 9 children at full capacity, with a maximum per user height of 1.25 metres, and with the vehicles onboard consisting of a rocket ship, a two seater yacht, 1 x police car, 1 x roadside recovery car, 2 x motorbikes and nestled next to these, 2 x motorcycle side cars. Comes with a choice of a central traffic policeman or an illuminated central spray. For anyone requiring a festive themed ride for Christmas advertising or filming use, this ride can convert to a 'North Pole Express' Ride featuring three engines pulling a carriage each and a choice of a vintage blown mould Santa or illuminated spray in the centre. No electric is required to use (lights are illuminated with a rechargeable internal battery) however longer hire use may prefer to use their own electric socket supply for ease.
Must have direct even ground access for trailer build up and an operating area of 15ft x 10ft is required. Ride takes approx. 1 hour to build up & 1 hour to pull down.
An original Coulson Minor Mobile as renovated by Traditional Fairground Co.
An original Coulson Minor Mobile as renovated by Traditional Fairground Co.
Hire our stunning Candyfloss & Popcorn Barrow for your productions and photographic shoots.
On the set of ITV's Coronation Street - Christmas Season 2019 Photo Copyright ITV 2019
Our Candy Floss & Barrow is a fully working prop and can be manned as an extra by us, or we can teach your actors to whip up a lovely Floss on a Stick!
Our beautiful Candy Floss & Popcorn barrow on the set of BBC 1 'Love Lies & Records' by Rollem Productions 2017
CANDY FLOSS & POPCORN CART ~ £395.00
Nothing says 'fairground', vintage or otherwise, than a fabulous stick of freshly made sweet candy floss or a cone of just popped corn, and served from our stunning barrow, you'll really set the traditional funfair scene beautifully for your production! We can set up our Barrow for one day shoots with a trained member of staff, dressed to the nines and serving as an on set extra or we can spend a couple of hours training one of your actors to use the popcorn machine safely and spin up a floss on a stick perfectly. Barrow can either be used as a stand alone prop with prepared popcorn filling the serving machine and bags of candy floss hanging from the stall or you can use it as a fully working prop.
Please note: Electric point is required to run machines. Approximate size of attraction is (h) 6ft 5" x (w) 7ft x (d) 4ft. Stall takes approx. 1½ hour to erect & 1½ hour to pull down.
CORK SHOOTING RIFLE RANGE GALLERY ~ £595.00
Our superbly decorated 8 foot side stall fairground colourfully boasts 'vintage funfair' making it just perfect for magazine shoots or tv advertisements where a side stall is required to make an immediate impact with little extras required to capture a slice of funfair amusements. Comes with everything you need to use as a working prop and is full to the brim with a choice of typical bygone era seaside souvenirs or village fete prop prizeware or modern day seaside souvenirs or village fete prop prizeware, meaning you won't have to dress the stall for period authenticity, as we'll have sorted it for you! It contains a very popular working Rifle Range game, with bygone era cork rifle guns that can be aimed at the metal targets in the hope of knocking one (or more) over for a win. Even by our own estimation we believe this side stall joint to be one of the most highly decorated around, and just spot on for any number of creative projects. Often booked alongside our Swanny side stall game (£995.00 when hired together) to create a large traditional side stall joint and perfect for on set large space filling.
Please note: Electric point is required if wishing to illuminate side stall. Approximate size of attraction is (h) 8ft x (w) 8ft x (d) 8ft. Stall takes approx. 2 hours to erect & 2 hours to pull down.
FAIRGROUND ORGAN ~ £250.00
Our replica of a traditional old fashioned Fairground Organ is so true to it's original, it's almost impossible to tell the difference. Plays a large selection of typical fairground organ music, but intead of using pipes, it uses an environmental quality sound system, which can be set at any level of volume to re-create the sounds of a bygone era funfair. Music can be switched to festive fairground organ tunes throughout Christmas if wished.
Size approx (h): 4ft 6" x (w): 3ft x (d) 2ft ~ Electric required for this attraction.
FORTUNES TOLD CLAIRVOYANT BOOTH ~ £495.00
Our stunning Tarot Booth is a superb piece of art in its own right; there's so much more to this wonderful fortune tellers tent than meets the eye; on the exterior panels beautiful hand painted gypsy girls display mirrored fortunes, which a curious viewer will love to decode and the header panel reads, 'Fortunes Told, Palmistry, Tarot & Crystal Ball'. Inside is just as eye-catching, and is entered through a 'theatre style' beaded curtain, which opens up to reveal two Gold & Red Velvet Louis XVI style Chairs, a Reading Table, Crystal Ball, Brass Inlaid Moneybox and a deck of Circus Sideshow Tarot Cards, all darkly illuminated with a 1920's style Beaded Lampshade. Perfect for any shoot wanting a real wow factor or where the actor is a fortune teller and you need a stand alone prop piece to fill out a set being instantly recognisable as a fortune telling booth.
Please note: Electric point is required is wishing to illuminate the Clairvoyant Booth. Approximate size of attraction is (h) 6ft 5" x (w) 7ft x (d) 4ft. Stall takes approx. 1½ hour to erect & 1½ hour to pull down.
OLD PENNY AMUSEMENTS ARCADE (12 MACHINES) ~ £695.00
DELUXE PENNY AMUSEMENTS ARCADE (14 MACHINES) ~ £795.00
SUPER DELUXE PENNY AMUSEMENTS ARCADE (16 MACHINES) ~ £895.00
For those of you looking for a large fairground stand alone attraction to fill your set with, our fabulous Old Penny Amusements Arcade is housed in a vintage fairground side stall joint and looks just amazing with its stunning hand painted fairground art, bulb lighting and old time signage, along with in situ Orange amplifiers which can be used if you wish them to be. Our Standard Old Penny Amusements Arcade includes a wonderful smattering of 12 different machines, ranging in dates from 1930's right through to 1970's and including a Ruffler & Walker Grip Tester, an Oliver Whales 24 Winning Cups Allwin, a Bryans Clock, a See Saw Penny Tipper, a Beromat 'B' One Armed Bandit, a Palladium Ring-a-Ding Buzzer alongside an Exhibit Supply Co. Sex Appeal Love Tester, a Bryans Bullion Machine, Rolling Penny Golf Game, Star Express Machine, a Duchess Aristocrat One Arm Bandit, a Rock-Ola 2 Player Ice Hockey Table, all machines using '1D Penny Tokens' for authenticity. Our Deluxe Old Penny Amusements Arcade includes all of the Standard package, with the addition of a Genco Spitfire Pin Table and Carousel Chocolate Prize Allwin. Finally, our Super Deluxe Old Penny Amusements Arcade includes all of the Deluxe package, with the addition of a 'What the Butler Saw' Mutoscope and a Madame Zelda Fortune Teller Machine.
Hire of our Penny Arcade requires an electric point and must be ground floor installed with no obstacles to overcome and no further than 5 metres distance from set up site for trailer build up and pull down; the complete stall installation takes approx. 2 hours to erect & 2 hours to pull down. Approximate size of attraction is (h) 8ft x (w) 12ft x (d) 8ft.
*our machines can be hired in single units for inside filming/studio use. If interested contact us with the machines you'd like to hire, your hire dates and studio/set postcode for an accurate quote and further information.
On the set of ITV's Coronation Street - Media City, Salford, Manchester 2019
On the set of S4C's Albi a Noa - Christmas 2017
Roast Chestnut Cart Hire - Fully Working Prop
On the set of Princess Switch 3 ~ January 2021 (Netflix - airing November 2021)
ROAST CHESTNUT BARROW HIRE ~ £395.00
No vintage Christmas image would be the same without a wonderful Hot Roasted Chestnut Barrow gracing it's pages or scene. Our Handcart was professionally built and hand painted by us, and we're very proud of all the admiring looks it receives. Your hire comes with a PAT tested oven which you can either use as a cold illumined prop, giving the effect of Chestnuts cooking or actually use it to make Roasted Chestnuts. We also supply the Cart with paper bags, hanging 'season's greetings' and roast chestnuts' hand painted signs and brass nut roasters, along with 4 net bags of wooden faux Chestnuts. Imagine just how festive this cart would look for your holiday production.
Electric required to illuminate and/or work oven - Direct from van build up access is required. Stall takes 1½ hour to erect & 1½ hour to pull down.
SWANEE SIDE STALL ~ £595.00
Our 8 foot side stall joint looks just fabulous in its bygone era hand painted artwork and gold leaf detailing! It contains a game that has sadly become rarer over the years, mainly because its other more popular Hook-a-Duck has taken right over...well here at Traditional Fairground Co, we're all about reviving old games from the bygone era and the Swanee (or Swaney/Swanie stall as it was sometimes named) has lots of 1930's glamour about it, with elegant Swans which glide around in the 'pond' waited to be hooked out with the hooped wand. Comes with everything you need to use as a working prop and is full to the brim with a choice of typical bygone era seaside souvenirs or village fete prop prizeware or modern day seaside souvenirs or village fete prop prizeware, meaning you won't have to dress the stall for period authenticity, as we'll have sorted it for you!. The winner is the person who matches any of the scores as seen on our winners scoreboard, once the 3 swans they've hooked out of the 'pond' have been added up. Often booked alongside our Rifle Range side stall game (£995.00 when hired together) to create a large traditional side stall joint and perfect for on set large space filling.
Please note: Electric point is required to run and illuminate side stall. Approximate size of attraction is (h) 8ft x (w) 8ft x (d) 8ft. Stall takes approx. 2 hours to erect & 2 hours to pull down.
SUPER 14FT HIGH STRIKER ~ £295.00
This amazing traditionally hand painted Super High Fairground Striker is so tall it literally feels like it's touching the clouds! Most of you know how these work, you take the wooden mallet provided and see if you can hit the pin hard enough to send the 'mouse' up the backboard, all the way till it rings the bell. Our 14ft Super High Striker comes with a Wooden Prize Box fully 'swagged up' with typical vintage wiggly worm prizeware props.
Must be built up on even level ground and an operating area of 15ft x 10ft x 10ft is required. Stakes or Sandbags will be required to anchor Striker safely onto ground when outdoors. Can also be built up indoors, but please be aware of the height and operating area required. Stall takes approximately 1 hour to build up & 1 hour to pull down.
Nottingham Vintage Race Day Event 2019 - Nottingham Race Course
On set of BBC 1's 'Love, Lies & Records' Rollem Productions
Traditional 4 Bay Swingboats Ride Hire
Victorian Children's Swing Boats Ride Hire
Kiddies Swingboats Ride Hire
Children's Swingboats Ride Hire - On Set Netflix Original Productions December 2020.
TRADITIONAL 4 BAY JUVENILE SWINGBOATS RIDE ~ £595.00
Our lovely Victorian inspired Swingboats Ride, comes with 4 traditionally decorated boats, suitable for children up to 1.35m in height (approx. 10 years old), seating 8 individuals at full capacity (2 per boat). These boats are powered by the riders themselves, who each have an alternating rope to pull and the speed of the swinging boat can be controlled easily once in rhythm. No electric is required to use (unless you'd like the ride illuminated for evening shoots, in this case you would require an electric socket point), making this is the perfect 'place on set and just photograph or film' prop. As photographs 3 and 4 highlight, our Swingboats can be converted to a Santa's High Flyers Ride for Christmas filming if required.
Must have direct even ground access for van build up and a minimum operating area of 20ft x 12ft. Ride takes approx. 2 hours to erect & 2 hours to pull down.
On the set of BBC1's Love, Lies & Records by Rollem Productions
WOODEN 11ft FUNFAIR SIGN ~ £95.00
Huge 11ft wooden Funfair Sign, hand painted in bright and colourful enamel paints and can be hung or placed wherever you desire for an instant 'vintage fairground' theme impact.