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Sarah storer hired our adult swing boats as part of her wedding in the peak district, heres what she had to say after the wedding; 

”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 (our marquee company struggled). Excellent service and reasonably priced especially for a weekend, and the length of time we had them not to mention probably the sunniest day of the year! Would highly recommend to anyone. All our guests keep telling how much fun they had! Definitely got some memories and photos to cherish! Thanks a lot!”

Saira Aspinall hired the childrens carousel for her daughters 3rd birthday party. It was a tough job, setting the carousel up in her garden and carrying all the components through a normal garden gate between two brick garages, after the party saira sent us this review; 

”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 (through pretty limited access!) and then running it all afternoon – dealing with lots of excited pre-schoolers with patience and a great sense of fun. The carousel was a beautiful addition to the party; the kids loved it and everyone commented on how magical it was. Couldn’t recommend these guys more.”

We provided Linda Farrar with our Swingboats, side stalls and big striker for her daughters wedding in June 2016. Following the wedding Linda sent us this lovely email;

”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, friendly and made the guests feel very welcome. Nothing was too much trouble for you. Lots of guests commented on what a nice guy you are and what a brilliant set up you have. Everything was beautifully presented and in perfect condition. It was so unusual to have the swing boats and it brought back so many lovely childhood memories for us all.You have a fantastic business which I sincerely hope goes really well for you”

For the past three years each December we have been making the trip to the lovely village of Houghton and Wyton for their christmas light switch on event. Sharon Speed is part of the committee that provides a free night for all the local children, she has sent in this lovely review;

”For the past 20 years, we have been running a traditional Christmas lights switch on event in our village involving merry go round, chestnuts, candy floss and Father Christmas arriving on a sleigh and handing sweets out to the children. We contacted Tom Tooley as our previous swing boat provider had ceased trading and we were initially anxious as the swingboats are an integral part of the evening and they needed to be professionally and safely manned as well as looking the part in the village square. We could not have been more pleased with the swingboats, which not only look very traditional but extremely attractive. As far as Tom and his management of the event, it really was very professional throughout set up, take down and the handling of around 200 people enjoying the boats during the event. In December Tooleys will be in their third year with us and we can honestly say our event would not be the same without them”

We were asked to provide a set of Swingboats for the ICHF Chilterns craft and designs show to entertain both children and their parents. Louise Love is the Operations Executive at the company and was very pleased with our product, 

”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. The swingboats fitted in perfectly with the look of the show. A big thank you to Tom for his professional service, I highly recommend this company to anyone looking for an attractive, traditional swing boat”

In May 2016 we provided Jodie Vessey our swingboats and high striker. She wanted something fun and different for her wedding, this is what she sent to us the day after,

”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”

Kizzy Lynch was running a charity fun day in august 2015 and wanted some old fashioned fun for the guests. We provided the swingboats, childrens striker and small side stall, this is what she had to say following the fun day;

”We recently hired Tooleys Amusements for a fundraising carnival, amazing service and everyone loved the swing boats, trash can and high striker! Would definitely recommend using them to others. Thanks guys”



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Companies we have worked with;

Dusk till Dawn Events

Roger Tuby Funfairs

Yorkshire wildlife park

Fantasy Island

Yorkshire Water


Farralls Transport Ltd

Leeds City Council

Boston borough Council


And many more.