Irvin Leisure

Welcome to Irvin Leisure: The Premier Funfair Hire Company in the United Kingdom and beyond.

At Irvin Leisure, we don't just run fairs – we create unforgettable experiences. Our famous fairground family has been running funfairs for five generations, and we bring that knowledge and passion to every event that we work on. 

A rich history

It all started in 1841 with John Bennett ‘Benny’ Phelps who travelled with dancing booths and a forerunner to the carousel:  a ‘dobby ride’ made from wooden horses on poles and powered by a real live pony! Times changed and his son-in-law William Irvin encouraged him to invest in a steam carousel.

The rest is history, and the Irvin family is still travelling and hosting fairs at some of London’s most historic parks, including Clapham Common, Crystal Palace Park, Hampton Court Palace Green and Highbury Fields.

A world of choice

Alongside our classic carousel and big wheel, we offer family favourites like dodgems and the waltzer, and cutting-edge thrill rides such as the extreme, the super Trooper and the booster.

As well as our traditional funfairs, Irvin Leisure offers the premier ride hire service in the United Kingdom. If you can’t see the funfair ride or attraction that you want on our site, please do get in touch and we will do our best to source it for you. 

Why Choose Irvin Leisure?

From once-in-a-lifetime public events like the Millennium Fair at Buckingham Palace to intimate private moments such as weddings, we have the knowledge and attention to detail to make your occasion truly special.

Whether you’re a corporate giant like Porsche, Coca Cola or Amazon, a media powerhouse like Disney or Netflix, or hosting a local fete or private party, Irvin Leisure has your entertainment needs covered.

What sets us apart

  • Nationwide And International Availability: We have depots all over the UK and extensive experience in sending funfair equipment abroad, with particular expertise in Dubai and the Middle East. We can offer you the widest range of rides and attractions, wherever you are.
  • Independent Safety Certificates: Safety is our top priority. Irvin Leisure holds independent safety certificates to ensure that our rides and attractions meet the highest safety standards, ensuring that all your guests need to worry about is having fun.
  • £10 Million Public Liability Insurance: With £10 million in public liability insurance, you can rest assured that your event is covered in case of unforeseen circumstances.
  • Site Visits, Surveys, and Risk Assessments: Our team goes the extra mile to ensure that every event is meticulously planned and executed. We conduct site visits, surveys, and risk assessments to identify and mitigate potential issues, leaving nothing to chance.
  • Comprehensive Services: Irvin Leisure doesn’t just offer funfair rides and attractions. We can also assist with catering and marquee hire, and can even dress our staff in your company uniform or approved colours.  We take pride in simplifying the organisation process for you and helping to bring your ideas to life.

Contact Us Today 

Event planning can be daunting, so let Irvin Leisure help. Contact us today to discuss your event needs and discover how we can turn your vision into a stress-free reality. Your journey to a memorable and unique event begins with Irvin Leisure.

I visited the funfair – twice, actually! I have a disability, but found I could go on many rides due to helpful staff, and their kindness and eagerness to help. Thank you again for everything, I had a lovely time.

Jackie Collins