‘Chesterfield Big Wheel!!

Hey guys!! This week, I’ve decided to branch out from the subject of Hull and write about my trip down to Chesterfield where I travelled around on the big wheel that has resided there for a couple of months. The purpose of my trip was to visit some of my family who live there however after having it highly recommended to me, I couldn’t resist the opportunity to go on the wheel. In case you are wondering, Chesterfield is a large town in Derbyshire, about an hour and a half away from Hull. The huge observation wheel arrived there about a month ago and will continue to run until next Sunday. It’s seen some amazing locations in the past such as the London Olympics Celebration, Hyde Park, Liverpool and Leeds and it’s been so exciting for Chesterfield to tempoarily host this great attraction. So in today’s post, I’m going to be reviewing Chesterfield’s big wheel and describe it further.

My first impression of the wheel was that it was absolutely massive. Approximately 40 carriages all hung from its white metal structure with the people they were concealing inside seeming miniscule in comparison. We queued for about 10 minutes before we climbed into one of the carriages and were sent off up into the air. Luckily, the carriages held a maximum of 6 and with me, my parents, my grandparents and my sister, we all just about fit in. As we rose higher up into the air, the buildings around us grew smaller and smaller and the views became more and more spectacular. I discovered that Chesterfield had a real beauty from up in the air and it actually sprawled out a lot more than I’d initially thought it did. Because the carriage was crafted from see through glass, you experienced a 360Β° view and there were lots of different angles for you to see the bird’s eye view of Chesterfield from. As a visitor to Chesterfield, it gave me a lot of perspective and revealed to me where a lot of the different areas of Chesterfield link up. Thankfully, the wheel made two trips round before we were asked to get off so my breath was taken away for a second time and I was able to notice some little details I hadn’t necessarily spotted before. My family took the second trip around as an opportunity to play ‘Spot where the building is’ and occasionally you’d hear someone remark ‘Oh there’s the post office’ or ‘Look there’s Marks and Spencers’ so it was definitely a source of entertainment. I could barely force myself to exit the carriage since I’d really enjoyed myself and could’ve easily kept spinning around on the wheel all day. I would definitely reccomend the wheel if you live near Chesterfield or are in that area because the views from it are spectacular and I can guarantee that you won’t regret it.

Thanks for reading!! Have you ever been on a wheel like this one? Let me know in the comments!! There’ll be another post out soon but until then bye for now!!

Amelia Grace a.k.a Amelia in Hull


  1. Is this the same wheel from Winter Wonderland? I’m trying to recall when I’ve seen a big wheel in Hyde Park apart from then. I’m glad you had fun on the wheel and hope you had a good time visiting your family too. x

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  2. What a fantastic blog about an amazing experience. I couldn’t believe that the black and white buildings were so unique. It has looked fantastic in the snow!

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    • Awww yeah I understand that, it can be quite scary my sister keep implying that she thought the carriage was going to break so she sat very still and didn’t really move. Awww thank you so much 😊 xx


  3. It was good reading about your experience πŸ˜ƒ

    I’ve been on a wheel like that…though I doubt it was that big. Peoples screams were what I heard the most lol. Too frightened to admire the beauty of observing things from a Hugh distance.

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