As tall as Nelson’s Column at the dizzy height of nearly 60 metres, the ‘Wheel of Nottingham’ opens to the public on 31 January and will offer breathtaking views over Nottingham’s Old Market Square and beyond.
The attraction will be a spectacular addition to the range of cultural activities and entertainment planned for the city’s eighth Light Night event taking place on Friday 6 February.
The impressive structure has 40 enclosed lit gondolas, each of which can carry up to six passengers and can also accommodate wheelchairs. The ride is suitable for all ages and each ride lasts approximately 12 minutes.
Councillor Dave Trimble, Portfolio Holder for Community and Culture said, “The return of the wheel for the first time since 2011 is brilliant news for Nottingham. The big wheel is a welcome addition to the line-up for Light Night on 6 February, and will also be a great activity for families during the upcoming February half-term too.”
The big wheel is brought to Nottingham by James Mellors Amusements whose family have been providing attractions in Nottingham for over four generations. Edward Mellors said: “The wheel is a great attraction offering 360 degree panoramic views of the city and on clear days, tens of miles beyond. We are delighted to provide this unique event to our city.”
The Wheel of Nottingham will be under construction from 26 January, and will be open from Saturday 31 January until Sunday 22 February.
Flights are £6 for adults, £4 for children with an £18 family ticket available. The wheel will be open daily from 10am to 10pm. For more information and to book online visit: http://www.wheelofnottingham.co.uk/