Adults-only fairground with favourite carnival games opening in London

All the fun of the fair…but children are BANNED: Adults-only indoor fairground with classic carnival games, soft toy prizes and street food trucks will open its doors in London next month

  • Fairgame is due to open its doors in Canary Wharf, London, on October 4 
  • The adults-only fairground will feature childhood favourites – with a twist
  • Three bars and a riverside terrace will also be on site with themed cocktails
  • Makers say the new venue will ‘re-awaken our most joyous inner-kid’

Adults can feel like a ‘child once more’ as an over-18s immersive fairground coupling video games with riverside drinks opens.

Fairgame, due to open in London’s Canary Wharf on October 4, will give iconic games such as whac-a-mole, roll-a-ball derby, duck shoot, and water gun clown a unique twist.

Conventional fairground components, created by inside designer Patrick McKinney, will be on show as well as rubber duck installations, mirrors and luminous carousel cubicles.

Redesigned video games have been four years in the making and gamers will soon be able to battle it out to win one of Fairgame’s big pink teddies – but kids are banned.

The venue will feature three bars and a riverside terrace where visitors can have fairground-themed cocktails and London-brewed craft beer. 

Under 18s are strictly banned from Fairgame, the new immersive fairground set to open its doors in Canary Wharf, London next month

As well as playing classic favourites, visitors can enjoy a drink at one of the site’s bars or on the riverside terrace

‘Fairgame is a very immersive expertise the place friends can eat, drink and be a child once more,’ Entrepreneur Richard Hilton, who is launching the idea, told the Street Food Blog. 

‘The fairground has been loved for generations and now we’ve mixed the video games everybody loves with state-of-the-art expertise in an unbelievable setting.’

He described the 20,000 sq ft venue as an ‘epic evening out’ where adults can feel nostalgic as well as indulge in new, never before seen games.

‘The fairground games to help us re-awaken our most joyous inner-kid,’ the event’s website reads. 

Nostalgic video games have been mixed with state-of-the-art expertise in the new venue

Adults will be battling to win soft toys while enjoying gaming, drinks and street food stalls 

It has been described as an ‘epic evening out’ with the redesigned video games taking four years to develop

‘This is the funfair, exactly like you don’t remember. With every game hooked up to innovative RFID wristband tech, and a bespoke app that logs gamers’ scores, tracks leader boards and takes bragging rights to a whole new level.’

The makers have also teamed up with street food names Burger&Beyond, Rudy’s Pizza Napoletana, and Mexican, Dos Mas Tacos for an all round experience. 

Fairgame’s site has received £3.5m funding from BGF as well as £1.5m from a consortium of personal buyers. 

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