Video: Love is in the air with return of Leeds Valentine’s Fair

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Love is a rollercoaster at the best of times.

And for loved-up couples in Leeds they can put the heart-pumping adrenaline of thrill rides to the test as one of Europe’s biggest fairs rolls into the city.

Lord Mayor of Leeds Coun David Congreve at Leeds Valentine's Fair.

Lord Mayor of Leeds Coun David Congreve at Leeds Valentine's Fair.

The popular Valentine’s Fair, which is expected to attract thousands of visitors, aims to help spread the love in the run up to one of the most romantic days of the year.

And among those to test out the dizzying delight of the rides first was the Lord Mayor of Leeds, Coun David Congreave.

He was joined by hundreds of children from across the city to whirl on the waltzers and ride on the rollercoasters when the annual attraction opened at Elland Road yesterday.

The Lord Mayor told the Yorkshire Evening Post:“It was fantastic to be at the official opening of this year’s Leeds Valentine’s Fair, which once again will be offering a wide range of rides and attractions for all the family to enjoy during half term.”

This year will see the fair’s very own snow princesses in attendance at the event, which celebrates its 22nd year in Leeds. And the popular adrenaline-pumping Sky Flyer will once again set up camp along with a selection of thrill rides and family attractions.

Roger Tuby and Stewart Robinson of International Fun Fairs said: “This year the fair is better than ever and we will be once again having a fantastic firework display too.

“We are looking forward to welcoming families from across the city and beyond for what is a truly spectacular half term experience.”

The Valentine’s Fair will remain open until Sunday, February 22.

And the YEP is set to help our readers enjoy the thrills of the fair with a series of special offers.

See today’s paper for a series of money-saving vouchers for the attractions.