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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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Fun visit, off the beaten track

I didn't know that Dingles existed until I came across it on Trip Advisor whilst looking for things... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
HoneyBadgerBex
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
Great fun

This isn’t the biggest most flashy venue you could go to, but it is absolutely fantastic. The idea... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
r0bb0thered
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South Molton, United Kingdom
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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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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

we found this place unfair to seniors that were unable to gift aid this meant that our one ticket only enabled us single entry no repeats whereas those working and earning can get in as often as they wish most of the games eg coconut...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank John F
Reviewed 1 week ago

I didn't know that Dingles existed until I came across it on Trip Advisor whilst looking for things to do with a friend that was visiting as it was raining. It's only about 9 miles from Tavistock, but as it's down country lanes, takes a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank HoneyBadgerBex
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This isn’t the biggest most flashy venue you could go to, but it is absolutely fantastic. The idea that without these guys the beautiful craftsmanship of these wonderful old fairgrounds would be lost. We used gift aid and can now get back in for free...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank r0bb0thered
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

All the fun of the fair is here at Dingles', with fairground attractions and vehicles going back over 100 years, several of them still able to be experienced. Not only the dodgems and other rides, but a hall of mirrors and a ghost train, from...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this place on a whim while on holiday in October (2 adults and 2 children, 3 & 8). We had a groupon deal which was great value for money (full price would have been too much of a stretch for us). Staff were...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Claires112
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Went to Dingles with my wife & 2 Grandchildren, The staff were lovely jolly & very helpful. There is lots to see & read about, very informative & interesting. The children (and Adults) loved going on the rides (Dodgems,Ghost train,Rocket,Merry Go Round, Plus some other...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank surfpuppet
Reviewed 5 November 2018

Brought back so many memories. A great place to spend a few hours. Static displays and historical memorabilia of fair grounds of old. Then the fairground rides, dodgems, gallopers. etc. Such fun! They are expanding into another large unit so more rides. The staff are...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SilverOAP66
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

A fabulous day for everyone! The staff are great, there is plenty to see and do and the cafe was clean, with good food on offer at reasonable prices.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Deborah S
Reviewed 2 November 2018

Bought back many memories of early Fairground rides. It is not a large area so it was easy to get round with rides being indoors in a large shed. There was also another shed with static displays and props. Going on a weekday it was...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank TravellersDownUnder
Reviewed 30 October 2018

After riding on the dodgems I felt 14 years old ( I'm a grandmother now) . The gallopers are very nostalgic. Can be a bit pricey if you want to do everything. You buy tokens to use so stallholders don't need to handle money. The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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HaylzMoore
28 October 2018|
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Response from David_r1954 | Reviewed this property |
It is 60+ and the tickets last for a year. Hope this helps
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8 July 2018|
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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.
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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
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