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Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre

Milford, Lifton PL16 0AT, England
+44 1566 783425
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Nostalgic day out

Short queue at check in. Staff more interested in getting you to sign up for gift aid than getting... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Barrie59
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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Fun for all ages

Well I'm in St Ives for 2 weeks with my family, we have just got back from a vintage fairground in... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Mary T
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“ghost train”(89 reviews)
“slot machines”(56 reviews)
“great fun”(65 reviews)
About
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...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Milford, Lifton PL16 0AT, England
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+44 1566 783425
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Short queue at check in. Staff more interested in getting you to sign up for gift aid than getting you through the turnstiles and in. We had booked online the day before but the gift aid option wasn’t available online. To see working amusements from...More

Thank Barrie59
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Well I'm in St Ives for 2 weeks with my family, we have just got back from a vintage fairground in Devon, what an amazing day we have had, it's not expensive and there is plenty to do, there is a lovely Cafe on site...More

Thank Mary T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have visited Dingles repeatedly and it never fails to disappoint. The management are always working on something new, restoring a ride, curating an exhibition of photos/artwork, providing information regarding the history of the fairground. It's really tremendous! I have taken groups of school children and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a surprise birthday treat for our six year old granddaughter, enjoyed by all! All the rides were great fun one of the favourites was the dodgem cars.

1  Thank Helen T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

......great vfm day out. Nostalgic trip for those of a certain age but kids of all ages will enjoy. Staff cannot do enough for you. Totally recommend.

2  Thank Neil D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A fantastic day out. We weren't sure if our stomachs could still deal with some of the rides or whether we could still both fit side by side in the ghost train car but we did! There was so much to see and do -...More

1  Thank 767normanb
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A step back in time that brings all ones memories to life again. Many attractions and rides. Good restaurant. Loos OK. Parking on rough ground, but not a problem. Well worth a visit if on your own or a family.

Thank Nick H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What can be nicer than stepping back to your own childhood, particularly when accompanied by your granddaughter. This was a lovely few hours out, and we would certainly return. The staff were great and apart from the fun of the fair there was a lot...More

1  Thank Keith S
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Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

Took my young boys over the Easter break but so many rides were unmanned so we couldn’t go on them. It was also difficult as they were to small to ride on those rides that were manned alone and I couldn’t take both of them...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

The fact that people are willing to spend time collecting and preserving such an important part of our heritage is inspiring. This is a lovely step back in time and a fun day out for adults just as much as children . It is well...More

Thank Alan W
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Lipsy1703
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30 July 2017|
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Response from Lynne B | Reviewed this property |
Family 2 adults and up to 4children £43.20 that includes 40 tokens for the rides. Standard entry without tokens £28.00 if you gift aid you can return free entry for up to 12 months. Tokens for rides are 50p each and most... More
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David A
6 April 2017|
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Response from Michael S | Property representative |
Yes, you can show the confirmation on your phone screen, as long as we're able to scan the code to validate the offer. Hope you will enjoy your visit!
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