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Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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A Treasure hidden down rural lanes.

Wow. Off the beaten track but well worth a few hours of anyone’s time! Tucked away in beautiful... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
All the fun of fair

My grandfather worked for Orton and Spooners and we live just round the corner from where there... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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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, vintage engineering and stunning artwork displays. Dingles...more
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Milford, Lifton PL16 0AT, England
+44 1566 783425
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Wow. Off the beaten track but well worth a few hours of anyone’s time! Tucked away in beautiful rolling hills & fields it is an Aladdin’s cave of funfair history. The collection is extensive. Showman’s caravans nestle among penny arcade games & vintage carousel horses....More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

My grandfather worked for Orton and Spooners and we live just round the corner from where there factory was in Burton upon Trent so brought back lots of memories especially being able to go on rides they built. Great to see all the rides and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very helpful staff and volunteers. My friend and I are 65 and 73 and we had a great time, and was also nice to see young kids going on the type of rides that our children had enjoyed many many years earlier. . The hall...More

Thank pat786
Reviewed 1 week ago

Brought back memories of my childhood. Great for kids and oldies as well. Great 4hrs spent. Nice people who are very helpful.

Thank delboy762014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good points Lots of rides close together Not much waiting which was a bonus with a 4 year old Staff very very kind and friendly Bad points Very expensive!! £60+ for us to get in. Two adults and 1 child with a disabled and career!...More

1  Thank becky168
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hidden away but well worth a visit. So much there that we had forgotten about but remembered experiencing in childhood. Superb collection and great fun. Cafe serves good coffee and cake.

Thank Marion B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited as two mature ladies who love fairground rides. I thought we'd be out of place as we didn't have children with us but there were all ages there. We'd expected to spend a couple of hours but ended up staying for hours including...More

Thank BobsterDevon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit here. I found a couple of the rides quite challenging as I am a bit of a wimp. Enjoyed the penny arcade the most.

Thank Andrew P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Can't rate this place highly enough. We will be back soon with our return ticket. Staff are friendly and informative, absolute credit to Dingles. Thank you.

Thank emsthurlby
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dingles is a great place for young and old to enjoy the sites, sounds and smells of the fair. The magificent old rides are well maintained and riding them is a treat as some date back to the 1930's. The centre also explains the history...More

1  Thank Johnspaul58
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Cindy R
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Response from Sue H | Reviewed this property |
If you have it on your phone I think it should be ok. Check with the venue first or find a local library where you can usually get to a printer.
Mike G
29 May 2018|
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Response from Barrie59 | Reviewed this property |
I think there are three just as you come down the first ramp. £1 a go. They were working the other day
18 August 2017|
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Response from Erika W | Reviewed this property |
Not really