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Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre

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

Just got to love this place. It's run totally by volunteers, who obviously enjoy being there and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Mark L
Bideford, United Kingdom
Great place to visit

Took the grandchildren for a visit in the school holidays, great day had by all. The children had... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Devon, 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 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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  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Milford, Lifton PL16 0AT, England
+44 1566 783425
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Reviewed yesterday

Just got to love this place. It's run totally by volunteers, who obviously enjoy being there and are so friendly and enthusiastic about the rides. The place is spotlessly clean and professionally run. The onsite cafe offers a delicious selection of cakes and hot snacks,...More

Thank Mark L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took the grandchildren for a visit in the school holidays, great day had by all. The children had a great time on the rides and I had a good time reading the info on steam fairgrounds

Thank rikray
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A most enjoyable couple of hours reliving some past memories. My young daughter thoroughly enjoyed the rides and is now a very competent dodgem car driver having never been in one previously.

Thank Ian G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although regular visitors to Devon this is the first time we have been here. There is a fairground museum, which is absolutely fascinating, telling the history of fairgrounds. There are also some vintage fairground rides that you can ride, also side shows and slot machines....More

1  Thank roppet59
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You pay an entrance fee then also pay for tokens for the rides, which means it's not a cheap afternoon, but the dodgems are great and the old equipment fascinating. There is a very small picnic area (we didn't use the cafe).

Thank Emma A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic day at this indoor attraction today. It's a charity, not a business and it exists to preserve our Fairground heritage. I've always loved fairgrounds so this was a real treat for me and great for our primary age kids. There are exhibitions but the...More

1  Thank Princess-Ida30
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for the second time,taking the grandchildren with us. Fantastic fun for us all on the rides. Even got my 85 year old mother on the dodgem cars. She loved them. Would recommend a visit to anyone visiting Devon or Cornwall. Food in the cafe...More

1  Thank Ruth L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great time on all of the rides. It kept us all entertained (two adults, two teens and a toddler). Lots of different things to try out.

1  Thank lawschelt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We needed an activity to suit three adults and two teenage boys. On the strength of a couple of positive reviews we picked Dingles and were not disappointed. The museum houses a collection of fairground attractions from the early nineteenth century onwards. We loved looking...More

1  Thank Judy A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Decided at short notice to visit Dingles Heritage Fairground on our way home from holiday in Cornwall - what an adventure! We bought tokens in with our admission price and went on most of the heritage rides - what a blast from the past! Well...More

Thank Graham W
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18 August 2017|
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Response from Cornwallgurl | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it's all very gentle. There's one called "The Friendly Caterpillar" which I saw toddlers on, and also someone was holding a tiny baby on the Gallopers when I went again. There aren't masses of rides though - but it's... More
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
David A
6 April 2017|
Response from Dingles_FHC | 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!