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Tooleys Victorian Children's Chair-O-Plane Hire

“Fly around on our super-fast Chair-o-Planes!”

Our Childrens Chair-o-Planes are a classic example of 1950’s fairground rides. With beautifully painted Aviation themed artwork by local artist Pete Theobald, they are a great addition to any event or party.

The Chair-o-Planes are available nationwide, requiring a footprint of 26ft diameter. Please notify us if your event has limited access so that arrangements can be made.

All of our equipment is ADIPS tested, hold public liability of 5 million and have been risk assessed (all available on request). Please get in touch if you would like to hire this ride for your event. We travel the majority of the country and are always willing to work with you to give you your desired package.


The History


Built by Coulsons a popular fairground ride manufacturer in the United Kingdom in the 1950’s. This style of children ride proved very popular with a wide range of children at the time and many were produced, even today the chair’o’planes are a very popular attraction at any event. The original owners of this ride are currently unknown to us, however when we purchased this ride in late 2017 it was in a very sorry state.

Over the course of 4 months the ride was completely overhauled with many aspects being repaired or rebuilt. We fitted in with an in keeping set of rounding boards to compliment the era it was built. The picture of the aviation scenes were painted by Pete Theobald of Lincoln in early 2018. The rest of the artwork is painted in house by ourselves. We constructed a set of gold coloured handrails on the perimeter for extra safety.

Funfair Hire


We offer a stunning selection of the finest vintage fairground, available for year-round hire for any event throughout the UK.

Lighting & Prop Hire


Whether it’s our festoon lighting, or our bespoke painted fairground horses, our lighting and prop hire will add the finishing touch to any event.

Event Stall Hire


Guaranteed fun for everyone, our event stalls can be hired with our favourite traditional games, or we can tailor these to your specific event.

Fairground Ride Restoration


The restoration of unloved, vintage fairgrounds is our passion! Our experience in the amusement industry allows us to offer this as a bespoke service.

Ready to book?

Have an event coming up? or just want more information on what we offer?, then please contact us and we will do our best to help.

Contact Us

”I hired the swingboats for my wedding in June and they were fantastic! Our venue was out in the sticks, with a narrow gate and that was no problem”

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Sarah Storer

”We hired the children’s carousel for our daughter’s 3rd birthday party yesterday and the whole experience was amazing. Tom & his team worked so hard to get it up in our garden.”

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Saira Aspinall

”Again thank you so much for helping make Annabelle and Luke’s wedding so very special. What you did for us was just fantastic. You were always very helpful, professional,”

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Linda Farrar

”For the past 20 years, we have been running a traditional Christmas lights switch on event in our village involving merry go round, chestnuts,”

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Sharon Speed

”We hired the vintage swingboats for our event, the Chiltern Crafts & Design show. I could not have been more impressed with the service we received from start to finish.

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Louise Love

”You was absolutely amazing yesterday and made everybody’s day. It was lovely to meet such genuine and hard working men. Thank you i had the best fun ever with my daughter”

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Jodie Vessey

”We recently hired Tooleys Amusements for a fundraising carnival, amazing service and everyone loved the swing boats, trash can and high striker!

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