All the fun of the carnival

16/12/14...'SECC - GLASGOW'To celebrate the launch of the IRN-BRU Carnival at the SECC on 19 December, Santa got into the spirit of things by having a go at one of the best loved carnival games of all time hook a duck ! However this was no ordinary version as duck in question was over 6ft tall and 6ft wide, and the pool he hooked it from was the River Clyde
16/12/14...'SECC - GLASGOW'To celebrate the launch of the IRN-BRU Carnival at the SECC on 19 December, Santa got into the spirit of things by having a go at one of the best loved carnival games of all time hook a duck ! However this was no ordinary version as duck in question was over 6ft tall and 6ft wide, and the pool he hooked it from was the River Clyde

Santa got in to the carnival spirit this yuletide having a go at one of the best loved Carnival games of all time ‘hook-a-duck’ a l’extreme, hooking a 6ft tall and 6ft wide quacker from the Clyde to kick off carnival season at the SECC.

Celebrating 94 years of family fun, the IRN-BRU Carnival is Europe’s largest indoor funfair with more than 60 rides and attractions including hook-a-duck.

New to this year is the Crazy Mouse, a thrilling roller-coaster that will send the daredevils in the family on a speed frenzy.

Also new for 2014, is the Dreams Live and TopFlip which will take riders on an up-side-down spin.

Visitors can reach new heights on the returning Extreme XL as the carnival ventures outside the SECC and onto the banks of the River Clyde.

A spokeswoman warned: “Expect to scream at the top of your lungs as you are spun and swung 50 feet into the air.”

There’s fun for all the family on regular favourites, the teacups, dodgems, carousel, Drop Zone and Speed Buzz.

This year, there will also be theme days, giving funseekers a chance to dress up as their favourite childhood characters: pirates, princesses, super heroes and villains.

Tickets are £13. Over 60s get in for a discounted £8 on showing their bus pass.

And, Santa and the duck are available for selfies.

Carnival runs until Sunday, January 11, closed on Christmas Day. Book tickets at irn-bru-carnival.com.