School Fundraising With Funfair Rides

School fundraising with funfair rides is one of the best ways to raise money for schools, we know this with all the feedback we have been given from the schools we have worked with.

In this post we are going to tell you the best rides to hire to raise money for your school. The rides are chosen as the best because they can ride the most people with the lowest hire cost, so this will give you the highest profit for your school event.

Toy Roundabout Ride

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Toy Ride

The toy roundabout ride is one of the most popular children’s funfair rides for hire.

This ride can ride a average of 16 children per ride and can have 12 rides per hour, so this is a average of 192 children per hour. The average charge per child on the toy roundabout is £2 to £2.50 per ride, so if your event is busy you can earn up to £384 per hour at £2 and £480 per hour at £2.50 and at a average hire cost of £595 for 4 hours you can make a profit of £941 at £2 and £1325 at £2.50.

Tea Cups Ride

The tea cup ride is a classic and has been around for years. If you have ever been to a funfair when you was a child i am sure you have been on a tea cup ride.

This ride can ride a average of 16 children per ride and can have 12 rides per hour, so this is a average of 192 children per hour. The average charge per child on the toy roundabout is £2 to £2.50 per ride, so if your event is busy you can earn up to £384 per hour at £2 and £480 per hour at £2.50 and at a average hire cost of £595 for 4 hours you can make a profit of £941 at £2 and £1325 at £2.50.

The Flying Chairs

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Flying Chairs

The children’s fly chairs is another good ride as it can ride up to 20 children per ride.

This ride can ride 20 children per ride and can have 10 rides per hour, so this is a average of 200 children per hour. The average charge per child on the toy roundabout is £2 to £2.50 per ride, so if your event is busy you can earn up to £400 per hour at £2 and £500 per hour at £2.50 and at a average hire cost of £595 for 4 hours you can make a profit of £1005 at £2 and £1405 at £2.50.

Children’s Ferris Wheel

childrens ferris wheel hire

Nothing gives more of a funfair look to a event as much as a ferris wheel. Ferris wheels are one of the oldest funfair rides in the world and are the number symbol of funfairs across the world.

The children’s ferris wheel can ride a average of 16 children per ride and can have 10 rides per hour, so this is a average of 160 children per hour. The average charge per child on the toy roundabout is £2 to £2.50 per ride, so if your event is busy you can earn up to £320 per hour at £2 and £400 per hour at £2.50 and at a average hire cost of £595 for 4 hours you can make a profit of £685 at £2 and £1005 at £2.50.

Children’s Train Ride

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Children’s Train

The children’s train ride is very popular with the smaller children.

The train ride can ride a average of 20 children per ride and can have 10 rides per hour, so this is a average of 200 children per hour. The average charge per child on the toy roundabout is £2 to £2.50 per ride, so if your event is busy you can earn up to £400 per hour at £2 and £500 per hour at £2.50 and at a average hire cost of £595 for 4 hours you can make a profit of £1005 at £2 and £1405 at £2.50.

Helter Skelter

Helter Skelter Hire
Helter Skelter

The helter skelter is one of the most famous funfair rides of all time and is classed as a traditional funfair ride, it is still as popular today as when it was invented years ago.

If your event is a busy event with a lot of people then helter skelter hire is a must for your fundraising event.

The helter skelter can ride up to 200 people per hour including adults. The average charge for a helter skelter is £2.5 for 3 slides. With 200 people at £2.50 each you can earn £500 per hour and at a average hire price of £1000 for 5 hours you can earn up to £2000.

Crazy Fun House

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Crazy Fun House

The crazy fun house is a must if you have a lot of people at your event as it can entertain a average of 250 people per hour. The average charge per child on the crazy fun house is £2.50 per person. So if your event is busy you can earn up to £625 per hour and at a average cost of £1400 for up to 5 hours you can profit £1725.

Go Gator Roller Coaster

The go gator roller coaster is a must if you are wanting to give your event the wow factor by having a roller coaster at your event. The go gator roller coaster can ride 12 children per ride and can have 15 rides per hour. The average charge per child on the go gator roller coaster is £3 per person. So if your event is busy you can earn up to £540 per hour and at a average cost of £1400 for up to 5 hours you can profit £1300.


Please keep in mind the prices given above on all the rides are if your event is busy and you are riding full with the ride for the full hire time.

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