Hoppings Showmen raise £3,000 for Hospital in Olympian effort

June 25th, 2016

Funfair organisers for the Newcastle Hoppings have raised £2,800 for the Great North Children’s Hospital in a fun filled family event that has brought the Olympics to Tyneside a month early. The children, whose families help organise Europe’s largest travelling funfair, have been hard at work for the past week and a half in the […]


Joe Wilson Descendants Visit Hoppings

June 23rd, 2016

The Hoppings has become a staple part of the history of Newcastle, with this year being the fair’s 134th annual appearance on the Town Moor. We all know Geordies are proud of their heritage, and this year The Hoppings welcomes the descendants of famous Geordie singer, Joe Wilson. Flying all the way from Canada, the […]


Hoppings School celebrates 25 years

June 23rd, 2016

Whilst thousands of Geordies are currently descending on the Town Moor for the annual Hoppings funfair, life continues as normal for the children of the travelling showmen that help run the event. Now in its 25th year, the Hoppings School takes place over two weeks and sees children from all four corners of the UK […]


The Hoppings: a true love’s tale

June 22nd, 2016

The arrival of The Hoppings, 17th-25th June this year, will bring back memories of fun, laughter and joy to many. However, for local man Jim Horner, the Town Moor funfair holds a very special place in his heart. Forty four years ago a true romance blossomed between Jim and wife-to-be Margaret after he wooed her […]


Music and Aerial Display gets Hoppings Underway

June 18th, 2016

The formal launch of The Hoppings 2016 took place today  to the accompaniment of a wide repertoire of music from the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Band, a parachute display from the Royal Logistic Corps Silver Stars and the presence of record numbers of excited Hoppings enthusiasts, keen to try the white knuckle rides.   It […]


Hoppings visit puts Scarlett in a spin

June 17th, 2016

Newcastle’s famous Hoppings funfair is officially here and the opening Friday night was given a hearty injection of VIP power from Gogglebox star Scarlett Moffatt.     Despite a cloudy start to the day, a ray of sunshine arrived at the Hoppings in the form of Scarlett who was just one of thousands of North-Easterners […]


Turn your Dad into a true warrior

June 16th, 2016

The Newcastle Military Show is back at The Hoppings once again this year 18th-19th June and is hosting a whole load of action for one lucky person this Father’s Day. One of the best armoured combat vehicles in the world, the Warrior, which has seen action in war zones such as Afghanistan, will be making […]


Gogglebox Star to appear at Hoppings

June 10th, 2016

Star of hit Channel 4 series Gogglebox and Capital North East Breakfast presenter Scarlett Moffatt is set to meet with fans and soak up the sights on the first Friday of Newcastle’s Hoppings Funfair. The Hoppings team have until now managed to keep Scarlett’s appearance a tight secret. Through a series of clues on social […]


Rolling out the Silver Carpet for first Hoppings arrivals

June 9th, 2016

Funfair fans, start getting excited. The first rides are beginning to arrive on Newcastle Town Moor ahead of the Hoppings return next week. Ground preparations are well underway as metal roadways were laid down to accommodate the first arrivals for the official pull on this week. This gives the visiting a good nine days to […]


Mystery Guest set to go Hoppings Mad

June 8th, 2016

The Hoppings is almost upon us! Europe’s largest travelling funfair is now less than two weeks away and there’s a surprise in store to make the opening night that extra bit more special.   Founded in 1882, The Hoppings has grown into one of the biggest events on the Geordie calendar and in 2015 attracted […]