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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 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Brilliant day and fun for all the family

We had such a great day, very unique and everyone had a great time. Definitely worth a visit with the kids.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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23 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had such a great day, very unique and everyone had a great time. Definitely worth a visit with the kids.

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1 Thank Slayerphil
Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved seeing all the old school rides. Really fun and loads to see and do. Took part in the Easter egg hunt too, which was an added bonus.

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1 Thank smooglies
Gloucester, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I didn't feel that this was the best value-for-money day out that we have been on recently! There is very little to do once inside that doesn't require the purchase of tokens, or use of coins in penny machines. There are lovely fairground antiques on display, but take away the rides that you have to pay for and the entry... More 

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Thank dc66pjb66
Tavistock, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was unsure about going but really glad we did. The staff were friendly and there was something for everyone. Rides for the younger members of our group as well as the faster adults rides. A lot of the old fairground attractions were there, slot machines, funny mirrors etc etc. The place was clean and tidy with seating indoors and out.

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2 Thank barbaraanne352
Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited today . The two young girls working on the rides were friendly and worked hard . Did have a problem with one member of staff but spoke to the manager who agreed with what we said was apologetic and took what we said seriously . Well worth a visit . Cakes in the cafe tasted lovely too.

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Thank Jackie M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fun day, great rides (would recommend the rocket). Enjoyed the arcade games. Interesting museum. Definitely would recommend stopping for lunch as we had lovely meals. Will definitely go again

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1 Thank G Michelle L
Chester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fab place for kids, adults & seniors with vintage fairground rides (2-3tokens per ride) , vintage games/slot machines (2p or 10p) & lots to see including the staff doing a show several times a day . Kids even get chance to try walking on stilts, doing plates on sticks, tight rope walking & hoola hopping with expert advice & guidance.... More 

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2 Thank Lynda C
Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 20, 2017

Really enjoyed experiencing the old style rides and attractions. my boys aged 4 & 6 were excited about going on the dodgems. They took part in the Easter egg hunt and enjoyed eating their reward at the end. I think the ghost train may have given the youngest nightmares!

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2 Thank Jude556
Helston, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 20, 2017 via mobile

Had a great time at dingles. Something for everyone, and cafe delightful. Plenty of space to take a picnic and love the old school rides Ghost train and dodgems were my fave

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Newquay, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 19, 2017 via mobile

The carpark is just a patch of land - not marked out but the place is worth a visit. Nostalgia at its best for any age group. There is a cafe for food - everything is under cover so even on a rainy day its ideal. Would recommend.

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