All the fun of an Easter fair will be returning to Great Yarmouth town centre next month.

The Easter Fair, which is more than a century old, will be taking over Great Yarmouth Market Place, Fullers Hill, Brewery Plain and Church Plain from Thursday, April 13 until Sunday, April 16.

Great Yarmouth Borough Council is once again working with the eastern counties branch of the Showmen's Guild to bring back the fair to the town to help extend the Easter celebrations.

Among the rides and attractions planned this year are dodgems, bungee trampolines, bumper boats, rodeo bulls, carousels, a haunted house, a fun house and hook-a-duck.

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There will also be fairground favourites such as candy floss, toffee apples, and doughnuts for children to get their teeth into.

Graham Plant, the mayor of Great Yarmouth, will officially open the fair in the Market Place on Thursday, April 13, when he hands over the ceremonial Charter Key to representatives of the Showmen's Guild.

Mr Plant said: “Having lived in Great Yarmouth since I was young, I know just how loved the Easter Fair is by our residents and visitors.

“As mayor, I am proud to officially open this year’s fair, which I know will provide a fun-filled four days to be enjoyed by families and friends.”

The fair will stay open until 11pm on its first day, then continue on Friday, April 14, and Saturday, April 15, between 11am and 11pm. On Sunday, April 16, it will be open between noon and 6pm.  

The car parks at Fullers Hill, Brewers Plain and the Market Place will be closed on Wednesday, April 12, to enable the event to set up.

On Wednesday, April 12, until Sunday, April 16, there will be a temporary road closure on The Conge, from the Brewery Plain entrance down to Temple Road.

The two-day market will be cancelled while the fair is in town.