‘Breathtaking’ new rides to wow The Mart visitors in King’s Lynn

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Lynn Mart’s chief steward, Donald Gray, has described new rides at The Mart as “breathtaking” and is looking forward to bringing them to the town for the first time this Friday.

With The Mart set to take over Lynn’s Tuesday Market Place just in time for Valentine’s Day, there is plenty to keep your loved ones entertained with two new rides that are sure to take your breath away.

Donald Gray said: “We’ve got The Altitude which has a 140 ft drop, it is similar to a ride we had a The Mart around four years ago, but it is the first time you will have seen this version of it in Lynn.

“The Oblivion holds 16 people at a time and swings from side-to-side and up-and-down, this will be its first appearance at The Mart.”

He added: “They are breathtaking. Both are very popular rides and it is nice that we can bring something new to Lynn this year, but we will still have all the traditional rides such as the jumping frogs, the dodgems and the waltzers.”

Thrill seekers will be able to test out their nerve on the rides from Friday lunchtime, when the official opening ceremony, which will be led by the mayor Cllr Elizabeth Watson, will begin at noon.

Prayers will be led by the Reverend Canon Christopher Ivory and the Chaplain to the Showmen’s Guild, the Reverend Canon Simon Stokes, followed by the reading of The Mart Proclamation before the Bishop of Lynn blesses The Mart.

The Mart will then be open until Tuesday, February 25, opening on weekdays from 5pm and from noon on Saturdays, but closed on Sundays.

Children’s Day will be held on Monday, February 17, open from noon till 10pm, when all rides will be a just £1, apart from the Booster and dodgems.

Mr Gray said: “We’re looking forward to doing it all again, we just hope that the weather improves a bit.”

The Mart will take over Lynn’s Tuesday Market Place from this evening until February 25, with traffic restricted from the area until the following day.

Tuesday Market Place West road, which runs in front of the King’s Lynn Corn Exchange, will remain open to two-way traffic as normal.

There will be no parking available on the Tuesday Market Place or on the Common Staithe Quay car park, behind the King’s Lynn Corn Exchange between these dates.