Chesterfield welcomes first ever visit of giant observation wheel
Residents and visitors can see Chesterfield from a new perspective as a giant observation wheel takes pride of place in the market place.
The 60 metre observation wheel with 40 gondolas affords stunning views of Chesterfield even higher than the Crooked Spire.
The wheel has been brought to the town centre by Chesterfield Borough Council in partnership with operator Mellors Group events and will operate daily from Saturday 10 February until Sunday 11 March.
The wheel has previously featured in such high profile locations as Hyde Park, the London Olympic celebrations, Liverpool, Leeds and Bristol.
Councillor Steve Brunt, Chesterfield Borough Council’s cabinet member for town centres and visitor economy, said:-
“One of the council’s key commitments is to provide a thriving borough and it is very exciting that we are able to welcome this Observation wheel to Chesterfield town centre.”
A two cycle trip on the wheel takes 13 minutes allowing people plenty of time to take in the sights of the town centre and wider borough.
There is also a specially adapted disabled access gondola meaning everyone can enjoy this stunning ride. For those wanting to impress a loved one or even propose, there is also a VIP gondola with champagne.
The wheel will be open from 10am to 8pm each Sunday to Thursday and 10am to 10pm each Friday and Saturday.
Ticket prices are:
- Adults £6
- Concessions £5
- Children (under 1.4 metres) £4
Councillor Brunt added:-
“The wheel will be open for Valentine’s Day and the last day of operation will be Mothering Sunday – and a trip to see the sights of Chesterfield will be a great way to celebrate these occasions.”
John Lowery from the Mellors Group added:-
“As the UK’s leading operator of mobile tourist attractions we are looking forward to our first visit to Chesterfield with the UK’s largest transportable wheel.”