Without doubt the most iconic fairground ride of all time, the Carousel (or Merry-go-round as it is often called) is a true family favourite enjoyed and remembered by young and old. Always an eye-catching attraction, the Carousel has entertained crowds at fairgrounds since the reign of Queen Victoria, and the history of this wonderful ride goes back even further when person power or mules turned the rides as the public enjoyed their fun.
Most of our current perceptions of the British seaside are all the stronger for having Victorian roots and both The Needles and the Isle of Wight have a strong Victorian heritage.
The Carousel is a traditional single horse round-about. There are 2 steps onto the carousel, plus a step ladder of 3 steps, should you require it to climb onto the horse. You are also required to hold on to the horses, so you must be able to grip. When riding the carousel please make sure you sit still and hold on tight. Babies must be in a harness to ride. Children under 5s must be accompanied. Please enquire at the carousel if you wish to discuss your requirements. Babies must be in a forward facing harness to ride the carousel.