All the Fun of the Fair
(And some of the pure fear)
The ongoing fun train that is the Digbeth Express continues to chug-chug through Happyville with smile-making momentum, this time with a full-on, super professional, all-singing-all-dancing funfair rolling into town. The people trusted with Ice Skate Birmingham and the big wheel that grace Centenary Square every winter are steering this project, that'll sit in that big gap between Charles Henry Street, Moseley Street and Rea Street, April 12 onwards. There's the usual sort of jovial attractions like dodgems and that ferris wheel, and then there's the stuff of nightmares, like the Star Flyer, ghost train, waltzer and whatnot. There's all the usual old school hoopla tomfoolery and harrowing rollercoastery plus, refreshingly for Digbo these days, no booze on site. Organisers are going big on security so if, like me, you find funfairs a little, ummm, edgy in your old age, this'll be a nice little antidote to that. There's no charge to get in (buy tokens on arrival) and, rather charmingly, the lights will be visible from the Bullring steps. Just follow them! (Or head here). Open every day from 4pm. More
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