MORE than 200 children with disabilities got the chance to experience all the fun of the fair at Bramcote Hills Park.
The day of waltzers and dodgems was organised by Freemasons lodges in Edwalton, West Bridgford and Loughborough to thrill youngsters who might otherwise not be able to join in.
Eight-year-old Oliver Hickman-Slawson, who has Asperger's syndrome, said he was having a great day going on the rides.
He said: "The best one I've been on was the waltzers because it was great when they spun around really fast.
"But I want to go on all of them to see what they are like – and I'm looking forward to the food too."
His mum, Louise Hickman-Slawson, 46, of Kimberley, said that she was grateful to the Masons for organising the event.
She said: "It's just wonderful to see Oliver darting around and really enjoying himself.
"I don't think he would feel as at ease at somewhere like Goose Fair because of the crowds, so this is almost allowing him access to another world which he wouldn't usually experience. It's been a fantastic day and I hope they run something similar next year."
Tina McHargue from Indigo Kids, a Hucknall-based charity for children with autism, said the fair was perfect for the children.
She said: "It's a wonderful day out for the children and the rides have been slowed down a bit so they can still get the thrills without it being too daunting.
"It still feels like a real fair with the hot dog stalls and background music, so it's a great sensory experience for the youngsters."
Freemason Frank Noonam, said he was pleased to see so many people enjoying the fair.
He said: "It's brilliant we are able to give disabled children the experience of a fair without the stresses and packed atmosphere of a 'real' fair.
"The children seem to be having a great time on the rides and smiles from parents and carers are excellent to see.
"It's the second year we've run the fair and there are more children this year, which is great to see."