The Hoppings is back!

The world’s biggest travelling fun fair returns to Newcastle’s Town Moor from Friday, 19th June to Sunday, 29th June with over 300 rides and attractions.

A regular favourite with families and visitors across the North East and now in its 133rd year, Hoppings 2015 promises to be the biggest yet, bringing another ten fun-filled days to the region.

Watch out for the return of thrilling rides, such as AIR, Extreme and Crazy Mouse – sure to make even the bravest dare devils scream.

But that’s not all. This year, the amazing Newcastle Military Show will be taking place on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st June – so there will be even more to see!

Thanks also to Trinity Mirror Group, publishers of the Newcastle Chronicle and Journal for their support.

We all look forward to seeing you there!



From 1st June, look out for more fantastic competitions on Facebook and Twitter to get you in the mood for the big, official launch on Saturday 20th June.


Address                             Newcastle Town Moor, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 3DA

Date of event                    Friday 19th June to 27th June 2015

Opening Times                  Friday 19th June – 1pm – 10.30pm

                                           Saturday 20th – official launch at 1pm

                                           Sunday 21st – from 1pm

                                           Monday 22nd to Friday 26th – from 2pm

                                           Saturday 27th – from 1pm

Newcastle Military Show 20th-21st June

More information to follow.

Opening times to be announced soon.


How to get there

However you decide to travel, remember, entry is free to The Hoppings!


Access is via the Grandstand Road entrance near the Blue House roundabout.

Parking – there are many parking restrictions in Jesmond and Gosforth, so we strongly recommend that you park on site where it only costs £3 to park all day.


Pedestrians can enter The Hoppings via the main entrance on the Great North Road, via the car parking area on Grandstand Road, or from Claremont Road which will bring you onto the fairground at the southern end, near the fortune tellers.


You can travel by bus or Metro to the Hoppings.  Alight at the Great North Road if travelling by bus, or at West Jesmond Metro station, if travelling by Metro.

Nexus can give you any travel information you need to get to and from The Hoppings!



Whatever your age, there are rides to suit everyone. All rides and attractions are individually priced.

Save money

Vouchers – Go to our vouchers tab to download as many vouchers as you need.  You’ll save ££££s!



Your safety is our priority.
A fairground superintendent is on duty throughout the duration of The Hoppings.   He can be found at the Control Centre next to the main entrance on the Great North Road.

First Aid

Feeling unwell? The First Aid centre can be found at the main entrance on the Great North Road at the portacabins. St. John’s Ambulance Staff will also be patrolling the site.


Fairground ride operators reserve the right to prevent any passengers from using their ride if they feel that they are under the influence of alcohol on arrival.