FUNFAIR TO THANK NHS STAFF IN YORK
Written by YO1 Radio Web Team on September 9, 2020
COVID-19 Measures in Place and Free NHS Access at York Unlimited Ride Fun Park Fun Fair!
The York Fun Fair Fun Park is returning to the City and once again promises a great value day out for families from far and wide when it visits the Roko Health Club next to Clifton Moor Retail Park from Thursday September 10th through until Sunday 20th September with over 20 rides and attractions.
Due to the current pandemic as well as reducing capacity other measures include sanitiser stations at the main entrance and on all individual rides, temperature screening on entry, regular cleaning of attractions and there will be a one-way system in operation. Guests will also be required to scan the track and trace barcode on entry or write their details in a book for each session.
Organisers are also asking that people do not attend this event if they have any of the associated symptoms of COVID-19 such as a recent onset of a new continuous cough or a high temperature (over 38°C) or a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia). “We have gone above and beyond,” says George Rowland Tucker one of the organisers, “the rides and attractions once inside the fun park are all treated with a disinfectant fog on a regular basis and we are fully compliant with all Government guidelines in relation to reducing COVID-19 and mitigating any risks to our guests who for a one off admission charge of £6.99 can ride for up to two and a half hours of fantastic fun on all the rides if they arrive at the start of a session!”
And it is the rides that are the biggest attraction, especially as guests can enjoy spin after hair-raising spin with an unlimited ride wristband on amazing attractions from white knuckle thrillers to wholesome family fun. Most spectacular is set to be the Snow Storm which spins riders upside down spinning in suspended seats for an exhilarating experience they’ll never forget.
Families will love the brand new Dodgems, the G Force or the Waltzer while the Sizzler Twist always proves popular with the families. There will also be a kids Roller Coaster, two Fun Houses, the Cliffhanger and an amazing selection of children’s rides. Food and games and Bungee Trampolines are payable once inside the security controlled site so mum and dad can always enjoy a coffee while the kids are enjoying the rides. There is even a kid’s play area within the park featuring some giant games, a sand pit with giant deckchairs and on Saturday’s there will be Superhero characters on hand to entertain the kids.
Saturday’s and Sunday’s there will be 3 sessions from 12 noon–2.30pm, 3-5.30pm and 6-8.30pm, while weekdays there will be 2 sessions from 4-6,30pm and 6.30-9pm. Wristbands are on sale for a one-off charge of £6.99 Height restrictions apply on some attractions while non riding adults accompanying children who are sampling the attractions pay just £2.00.
The fair which attracts hundreds of visitors each year will also open for two hours free of charge on both Saturday’s the 12th and 19th September from 9am until 11am as a thank you to NHS staff working on the front line since the start and during the coronavirus pandemic.
Speaking George said, “During lock down we were bring our numerous trucks out on to the road in and around the region during the Thursday thank you to the NHS at 8pm in a cavalcade consisting of 10 fairground vehicles to show our support for the NHS and since this finished once we were able to get open we wanted to do something extra and we want to give something back to the staff. Both Saturday’s during our time at York we will open from 9am until 11am and invite all these fantastic people and their families as a thank you for their valued hard work from our families at GR Tuckers Funfairs to theirs”
Staff do not need to book at the event, it is for anyone as long as they show their NHS identification they just need to turn up which will allow them and one guest free admission before the fair opens for the public later in the morning. The organiser is promising a great morning on both days for the families who work for the NHS from across all of York and beyond.