Buxton's carnival funfair is back in town - in pictures

Visitors brave the Freak Out ride.
Visitors brave the Freak Out ride.

By now you’ve probably noticed, the fair is back in town!

The James Mellors funfair on the Market Place in Buxton was officially opened on Wednesday afternoon by newly-crowned Buxton Well Dressing Festival Queen Phoebe Mitchell.

Tyrone Lewis, 2, gets going on one of the fairground rides.

Tyrone Lewis, 2, gets going on one of the fairground rides.

Packed with rides and stalls, the fair will remain in place throughout the wells dressing week, including for Carnival Day on Saturday.

The fair is open from late-afternoon until 10.30pm on Thursday and until 11.30pm on Friday.

On Carnival Day, the fair will be open from noon until 11.30pm, and on Sunday from 2pm until 9pm.

Pick up a copy of the official souvenir Buxton Well Dressing Festival programme for ride discount vouchers. The programmes are available from selected local shops, priced £1.50.

Nikki Barnfield with daughter Lilly Sanderson Facebook live their ride on the Midnight Express.

Nikki Barnfield with daughter Lilly Sanderson Facebook live their ride on the Midnight Express.

For more information on the well dressing festival, visit www.buxtonwelldressing.co.uk.

Five-year-olds Lottie Wapplington and Freya Hibbert with their prizes after success on the hook a duck stall.

Five-year-olds Lottie Wapplington and Freya Hibbert with their prizes after success on the hook a duck stall.

Youngsters speed down the Helter Skelter.

Youngsters speed down the Helter Skelter.

Five-year-old Ernest Connolly, from Buxton, on one of the rides.

Five-year-old Ernest Connolly, from Buxton, on one of the rides.