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Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre

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Address: Lifton PL16 0AT, England
Phone Number:
+44 1566 783425
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre is the home of the National Fairground...

Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre is the home of the National Fairground Collection. It is a facility unique in the UK, designed to capture the magic of a bygone age through exhibits, vintage engineering and stunning artwork displays. Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre is a 45,000 square foot indoor attraction that provides a unique opportunity to view and interact with our Fairground Heritage in a beautiful rural location.Come and enjoy All the Fun of the Vintage Fair - our historic rides, shows and stalls operate for your enjoyment, and at a small additional cost.Vintage Penny Arcade, Cafe, Gift Shop. Free Parking.See our website for further information and details of special events.

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Good old fashioned family fun

A fun afternoon spent with my children and partners (youngest 19). You don't have to be a child to enjoy Dingles and it was quite reasonably priced. All of the rides were great... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A fun afternoon spent with my children and partners (youngest 19). You don't have to be a child to enjoy Dingles and it was quite reasonably priced. All of the rides were great fun and the ghost train bought back childhood memories.

Thank PigletsRule
Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A seriously underrated attraction. Awesome rides that are beautiful and often way faster than they look. Relaxed enthusiastic staff and volunteers. Well thought out activities for half term week. Lucas Jet circus skills and Higher Beings activities a particular highlight. Masses of fascinating fairground history to discover. We will be back.

Thank Zenowibbkes
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Today was such good fun. We will definitely return. The staff were really engaging and really got the children involved in the activities. The rides and slot machines were a hit with my 8 yr old. It wasn't crowded and there were no queues. Bliss. Thanks for a great day.

Thank mum2ne
Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the grandchildren & family here for the Christmas event we had a great day all the fun of the traditional fair plus face painting, magician, fire eater & ok course father Christmas wow the kids just adored it went last summer previously on just a normal day out again had a great day purchased a family ticket great value... More 

Thank michael J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Called in at weekend with young children and grand parents, lots to see, touch, and do, plenty of brilliant history, old photos, explanations of what the showmen of yesteryear did before television entertained us all. Super staff, father christmas, with great stories of fair trailers full of money too heavy to pull. we stayed till the end and the rides... More 

Thank Roger E
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

This curious attraction offers a look back at a far simpler time. Long before Disneyland & Universal Studios, there were still amusement parks, but they were portable. They'd be loaded up onto trucks, trains or trailers once they wore out their welcome in a given locality & move on to someplace new. Dingles Fairground Heritage Center is an attempt to... More 

Thank Shawn F
Yeovil, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Went here twice during half term , brilliant day out everyone enjoyed it especially my husband who turned into a teenager again , if fact comments from grand children "is that grandad!!".

Thank jen343
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Family outing, ages 7 to 60. Everyone had an amazing time. The staff were so friendly, helpful and informative. Had a beautiful lunch there and enjoyed the museum and rides. Will definitely go again next time we are in Devon. Good day out even if the weather is not at its best.

Thank Blueshoes123
Norfolk, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This place is seemingly in the middle of nowhere, which is a shame as it deserves to be high on the visitors list. This is my second visit whilst on holiday in the area last time being around 2004, when our family were younger. I returned with my 18 and 21 year old daughters and had just if not more... More 

Thank Church679
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

When we arrived we did start to wonder if we'd made a mistake but once inside we had such a laugh on the old fair rides, the bumper cars in particular. Was good value too and food in cafe was very nice. would come back again.

Thank loobieloochill

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