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Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre

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Address: Lifton PL16 0AT, England
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+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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Winter weekend vintage funfair, indoors and weatherproof

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 December 2016
Roger E
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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 94 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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18 reviews
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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
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

This was a place I had wanted to visit for some time and it did not disappoint. The history was well displayed and easy to access, not too much; the rides and machines were a trip back in time to my youth! The staff were, without exception, friendly & helpful, adding to the enjoyment. We had lunch in the restaurant... More 

1 Thank Elaine V
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We took our grandchildren there in half term,We did wonder whether it would be boring for them,but they really enjoyed it,the rides were great and the slot machines held them for a good hour or so.The staff were dressed in halloween costume and were great with the kids.The only thing that let them down was the unwiped table we sat... More 

Thank Annettewhittle64
Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Second visit & have to say just love it... friendly & helpful staff, fast vintage rides... laughed a lot

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Camborne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Didn't know what to expect. Easy to find. Plenty of parking. Price to enter was reasonable with a ticket lasting a year was good value. Lots of 1 and 2p games so take some coppers with you. 10 tokens a person is plenty. Lots of older basic rides from pre 80s. Ghost train was a giggle. It is only a... More 

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