The Hoppings gives major update on 2025 as steps taken to 'protect' Town Moor

The Hoppings organisers have delivered a major update on next year's event, after the huge success of the funfair's visit to Newcastle last month. And it's good news as it's been confirmed that, having been forced to make things 'slightly smaller' this time round, 2025 will see things return to normal.

A Tyneside institution for well over a century now, The Hoppings is an event many people look forward to year after year and all involved with the task of bringing Europe's largest travelling fair to Newcastle worked hard to ensure that, despite a dire few months of weather in the lead up, that the Town Moor was ready to welcome all the attractions, including a new 60m big wheel and white knuckle ride XXL.

Damage to some areas meant that this year's Hoppings had to be scaled back ever so slightly, but with fine weather greeting pretty much the whole run year, taking away a few showers the last few days, the fair was once again a massive success, with early indications suggesting that hundreds and thousands of visitors flocked through the gates.

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And the big thing to take away from comments made in the aftermath of another great year for The Hoppings is that it will be back bigger and better next year.

Talking about this year's event and the challenges everyone faced, Ryan Crow of organisers Crow Events, said: "This year was always going to be a challenge because the ground was so soft because of the previous bad weather and that was why the site was slightly smaller. Putting boards under thousands of tons of heavy equipment was a massive and difficult undertaking but everyone took it on themselves to do it, which means that very little damage has been caused to the land itself."

Giving reassurances for next year, he added: "The Town Moor has been home to The Hoppings for years, so it’s important to us that it is treated with respect, which is why everyone did everything they could to protect it. The good news however is the fact that we were a slightly smaller site didn’t deter any of our visitors – and we will be back at full size in 2025."