Hey adults, listen up! Are you looking for the ultimate fun-fuelled experience that is packed with iconic games, street food vendors and a drinks menu to die for? You need to make your way to Fairgame Canary Wharf for non-stop fun! What’s more…we’ve been there, so we can let you in on everything you need to know!
What is Fairgame Canary Wharf?
You can enjoy all your classic fairground games in a totally new way! It’s essentially a private playground, for those who love fun and games and who LOVE to have a good time.
You can fully feel like a child once again as the nostalgia creeps over – as you enjoy a fairground like in the olden days but with a totally modern feel!
From boozy sweets, prosecco-infused candy floss and an immersive experience filled with childhood nostalgia and good times – is there a better place for an adult to unwind?
Where is Fairgame Canary Wharf?
It’s the perfect activity to do on your trip to London!
25 Fishermans Walk,
Tuesday and Wednesday 11:30 - 00:00
Thursday to Saturday 11:30 - 01:00
Sunday 11:30 - 23:00
£15.00 per person
The venue is cashless and no person under 18 is allowed
Fairgame Canary Wharf – Our Experience
First and foremost – the space is filled with bright lights, and a rubber duck installation on the wall. So, you know it’s going to be a quirky experience that you’ll remember for days. It’s pretty and pink and mellow yellow! You’ll find plenty of chairs and tables to sit on while you wait for your allotted time.
Before you head to your table, you must check-in and they’ll give you each a card where you scan each game before you start. This is how they track your points for the digital leader board (so make sure to keep your cards safe!). There’s also a cloakroom if you want to check in your jackets and bags, saves you carrying them around with you! Once you’re all sorted, head over to the tables!
Please note: your game will start 30 minutes after your booking time. So, our booking was for 2:45pm but our games didn’t start till 3:15pm.
But it’s okay because there’s plenty to drink and eat (we’ll talk more about this later). So, you won’t just be sitting around bored.
We bought a bottle of rose to share between us and took plenty of selfies (as you do). We also had a look around and felt the excitement bubble… Soon enough it was our time for some funfair activity games!
We made our way to the desk by the collection of ducks where the lovely staff will ask you the time of your check-in and off you go!
The Fairground Games
You can choose whichever game you want to start first. There are 9 to choose from:
- Dunk the Junk
- The Final Furlong
- Lawn of the Dead
- Gopher Broke
- Circus Freak
- Space Race
- Alley Hoop
- Pantry Pandemonium
- Phoney Island
You play two rounds of each, which have a 10-20 second gap between each round. Once you’ve played all 9 games twice, that’s your time over.
Dunk the Junk
The Final Furlong
So, you need the ball, as you have to roll it into a set of holes that control how fast your horse moves. You have 3 holes for ‘walk‘, 5 holes for ‘trot‘ and 3 holes for ‘gallop‘. Of course, we’re all aiming to gallop! Was it hard? Kinda, but once you got the hang of it, I was dropping it down the gallop hole every time! My friend one the first two rounds, and I won the last two rounds.
Whack them where it hurts with your mallet! But it’s not as easy as you think. It starts off with a relatively normal pace, but it soon zooms ahead and you’re whacking left, right and centre! Can you hit them all?
Lawn of the Dead
This was fun, but some of our balls may have hit the cage instead… Oops.
You’ll find 5 holes that periodically light up. When a hole lights up, aim your water pistol and shoot the water. Then quickly aim at whichever lights up next. The first one to make their clown reach the top is the winner! I came 3rd – boo.
The spaceships on the board will spin super fast and you have to press the big green button whenever the gun shooter hits the prime area, to stop the spinning.
There are 5 to work with, but each space gets smaller and smaller. Can you beat everyone else?
I was not good at this one. But I’ve never been good at basketball. I was the goal defender for netball…not the goal scorer and that was for a reason!
Fun and energetic, not to mention super competitive! My friends were acing this game.
A selection of items of all sizes will be stood up on 4 shelves, your aim of the game was to whack them and make them fall down! I have to admit when the item didn’t fall down, I was throwing the balls harder and harder, but hey…it worked!
I won this one.
You’ll find a selection of still and animate red targets moving round and round, up and down. We had to shoot at them with our pistol guns (there were no real pellets).
The moving targets earned you more points, so I aimed for those. Not going to lie, it wasn’t my best game! But it was so much fun, we were all hilariously shouting and screaming trying to shoot the duck moving across the waves!
Once we were done with all the games, it was time to head to the digital leaderboard screens where you scan your cards to find your score. I lost, bummer. But my spirit was high because I literally just had the best time at this giant adult funfair!
Now it was time for some drinks.
Food & Drink
We didn’t grab any food as we had just had bottomless brunch before coming here, but it was tempting.
The selection of food on offer ranges from delicious and generously-sized pizzas from Rudy’s Pizza Napoletana. Juicy burgers with seriously good toppings at Burger&Beyond or dive head first into crispy and flavourful tacos at Dos Mas Tacos!
If you’re just thirsty, you’ll have a whole range of drinks on offer. From adult slushies and artisanal cocktails to frozen margaritas, London-brewed beer and plenty of soft drinks!
We got some passion-fruit martinis and headed out onto the terrace where we had a lovely view of the river. It was breezy and beautiful during the heat wave!
Final Thoughts on Fairgame Canary Wharf…
We had the best time! Couldn’t stop smiling or laughing and it was the perfect way to start off our weekend together.
It’s about time you head over!
So, fellow adults if you really want to let loose and release your inner child (and get a little competitive), why not make a trip to Fairgame Canary Wharf? You won’t regret it!