Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre

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Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre

Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre
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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, 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, Gift Shop. Free Parking.See our website for further information and details of special events. We do not operate the Cafe . The Carousel Cafe is an independently owned and operated business.
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tony w
Great Torrington, UK24 contributions
Lots to do and see.
Jul 2021
Great day out with the grand children. So much to see and the rides were exciting for the children, it also brought back memories of my childhood days at funfairs.
Written September 4, 2021
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Flossy
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A whole day of entertainment - well worth the money
Oct 2019 • Family
I have visited Dingles a number of times with various family members and teenagers. All ages love it with something for everyone. There are rides of different speeds for thrill seekers and the more calm rides for a tamer time. The the arcade with old penny slots is great fun and also educational for children to see the old coins and toys. There is a cafe on site with great facilities and a large car park with plenty of space. I would recommend for a whole day activity and great if the glorious British weather decides to pour down as only a short walk between exhibition buildings. A great historical yet fun place to be for the whole family. 5 stars !!
Written June 30, 2020
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Amber
Callington, UK25 contributions
Great
Apr 2019 • Family
Really good experience, wouldn’t recommend going here on a cold day as it is freezing!!
The cafe here is soo good! They do the best milkshakes I can find!!
Written March 17, 2020
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Rachael S
Mullion, UK6 contributions
Enjoyable
Feb 2020 • Family
A great place to go when it's raining, thoroughly enjoyed our time here. Will look to come back in the future.
Written March 12, 2020
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Louise
Dingle, Ireland1 contribution
Bad managment
Feb 2020 • Family
I think its disgusting to see another review similar to mine days after my review.

After I have made a complaint regarding this man. I also have had no kind of reply from managment or anyone higher up in realation to this matter.

Poorly managed, I can not beleive this man still has a job in a place where children go to have FUN. Hes clearly a bully.
Written February 23, 2020
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tcu028
Gunnislake, UK58 contributions
Fantastic day out for friends and family
Feb 2020 • Family
We loved our day out at Dingles, it has such a lovely authentic feel of a fairground and the volunteers and staff do such a good job to make the rides fun and ensure everyone has a great time.
We went on the ghost train, ark ride, moon rocket, dodgems and also had fun on the side shows (even won a coconut!).
The museum is such a great element and really informative and interesting to learn the history of the fairground.
We stopped for lunch in the cafe and the food is really tasty and well priced.

All in all a great way to spend 3+ hours, happy faces all round.
Written February 23, 2020
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Cala P
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Rude Manager
Feb 2020 • Family
Myself along with my 2 young sons, my friend and her young daughter came to visit Dingles during the half term. We were welcomed by 2 lovely female staff on reception and made our way through the museum and then onto the rides.
My son bought some cans floss at the carousel shack ( part of the cafe ) and the young lady there was so polite and cheerful, made my son happy.
The staff were all dressed up , bar some in red dingles and those dressed up were amazing and helpful.
But then we stumbled across a man who appeared to be the manager, bold head, glasses and with the most rude and argumentative persona!
My friends little girl was trying to say she wanted to go on the ride ( she has a speech impairment) so she was trying to ask him and he completely lost it with her, saying I can’t understand you etc to the point she burst into tears.
Luckily the children had gone on all they wanted , so we were heading up to the cafe for something to eat and done treats.
Well what can I say about the cafe and the staff..... blooming amazing!!! They were so busy , but that didn’t stop them being very helpful , polite and attentive to their customers.
We ordered tuna / cheese paninis which were amazing!!! And also a chocolate milkshake, all brought over by a bubbly cafe team member.
I’d visit Dingles again ONLY to use the CAFE! You girls saved the day xXx
Written February 21, 2020
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Go820754
6 contributions
Utterly fantastic day out!
Feb 2020 • Friends
A wonderful combination of museum pieces to look at and more importantly, rides and stalls that actually work! I went with my parents and a friend, and had such a good time! The rides were great, the exhibits interesting, and the staff were wonderful. A really nice cafe too. Only 2 very minor things to be aware of. In wet weather such as today, the car park is slightly muddy, flip flops not advised! Also while the admission includes 10 tokens, be aware that the rides are 3 tokens each. More are available for 50p each. We spent £1.50 each extra, but you may be tempted to get more! Cant reccomend enough for a fun all weather attraction.
Written February 21, 2020
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JohnaSailor
Tavistock, UK1 contribution
GREAT DAY OUT
Feb 2020
We (2 adults and a 8 and 6 year old) thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Huge plus point is that you can take your own picnic and provided you do not eat in Cafe you can settle anywhere - ideal for special diet folk.
Written February 20, 2020
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Alicew1603
1 contribution
Lovely day out with 2&5 Yr old
Feb 2020 • Family
My husband and I took our 2 & 5 year olds in half term. We weren't expecting much, but were pleasently surprised and had a great day out.

Its more of a museum with reclaimed rides as opposed to a fairground. I could see that some may be disappointed by this attraction, as vintage and learning about history isnt to everyone's liking, but we (adults) could appreciate this, and the kids loved the rides and hall of mirrors. I wouldn't recommend it for older kids, 10+, as they would probably expect a full fair by today's standards and would be disappointed!

I need to mention the staff, who were helpful, entertaining and most delightful! They really made an effort with the customers, by mingling with the crowd, providing free face painting, free dressing up, making medals and by cycling round the attractions on unicycles/penny farthing.

We paid for the days entry and by gift aiding our payment, have a year's pass, which we will be sure to use again this year. I will also recommend to my parents who will appreciate this attraction, although they won't need to purchase the tokens for the rides!
Written February 19, 2020
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