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Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre

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Address: Lifton PL16 0AT, England
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+44 1566 783425
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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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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What a great day out. We visited today as a family with small children. I must admit before we entered I thought the admission was a little steep but soon realised it offered so... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Rowlyroo
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Stroud
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Stroud
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great day out. We visited today as a family with small children. I must admit before we entered I thought the admission was a little steep but soon realised it offered so much entertainment and stayed all day. The museum was interesting, the rides fantastic and I'm not sure I've ever been looked after by such wonderful warm... More 

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Thank Rowlyroo
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Dingles is a terrific indoor attraction and a Godsend on a cold, wet March day. The staff we met were very friendly and obviously care about the exhibits. Many of the old 'machines' still work and take 2p coins, making 'feeding' them very reasonable. Special mention goes to the dodgems, on which we spent most of our tokens (included with... More 

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Thank RouteCanal
Christchurch, Dorset, England, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Brilliant place to visit. Excellent museum area that is full of fascinating information, well worth reading it all if you don't have excited children wanting to go on the rides. The transport area is interesting but it would be nice to be able to walk around the exhibits and to know a bit more. The highlight is obviously the ride... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

What a jewel this place is, a fairground under cover. Lots of memories come tumbling back, coin slot machines, stalls and of course the big rides. If you haven't been yet, then put it on your bucket list definitely. Also tucked away is a transport museum, lots of original vehicles straight off the fair. You can spend hours here and... More 

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1 Thank MrMez
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Well what can I say,What an absolute gem of a find,literally died and went to heaven...!!! I felt like I was taken back to my childhood with all the rides,spent hours(and £££'s..lol) in the penny arcade,kids loved it too,the staff are very diligent proud and very friendly and informative of their pride and joys.

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1 Thank scottie b
Beaworthy, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great place for old and young all the attractions are amazing reliving the age of the traditional fairground. All the staff are very knowledgeable and enthusiastic and made our visit even more enjoyable. Had go on all the rides and dodgems which really brought back memories. Recommended for any age over 5 to 95

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Thank Barry H
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 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.

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Thank PigletsRule
Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

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.

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cornwall
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 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.

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

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 

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