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Described as Margate's heartbeat, Dreamland is one of the UK's best-loved amusement parks and has been for a century. Today it is known for being a fantastic venue home to live music, art exhibits and Margate beach. It's one of Kent's top attractions, along with Hever Castle and Kingsgate Bay. Following a revamp in 2017, the amusement park was re-landscaped. Today it combines restored vintage theme park rides, art installations, thrilling new rides, unique bars, adventurous and delicious street food, with an electrifying and eclectic program of live events. Featuring favourites including Brooklands Speedway, the Gallopers, the Wedgwood Tea Cups, and The Waltzer, alongside new adrenaline-pumping rides such as Dreamland Drop, Dreamcatcher and Pendulum, this is perfect for any thrill seeker.
Dreamland is considered to be the oldest-surviving amusement park in Great Britain! The site (re-named Dreamland in 1920) dates back to the British railway boom of the early 1870's. Originally, the 'Hall by the Sea', was operated by the famous circus extravagant, 'Lord' George Sanger. The venue was later snapped up by John Henry Iles, who transformed it into a garden and amusement park with the notable Scenic Railway as its focus. The seaside park has hosted a zoo, miniature railway, WWII troops, big bands like the Who and the Rolling Stones and so much more. Every time you go, there'll be something new for the family to explore.
The little ones will love The Octopus' Garden, which has a potting shed for arts and crafts, a circus tent, a grassy hill to roll down, beach huts. The Octopus's House is filled with climbing frames, sandpits, cargo nets and much more, so it's a fantastic choice for a birthday party, too.
Don't miss out on the year-round entertainment, from spooky Halloween scares and magical Christmas moments, to summer holiday family fun. The explosion of colour across the site, with vibrant umbrellas, beautiful bunting and colourful rides in vivid shades, it's a magical experience. The calendar of events is truly fantastic, from movie screenings to delicious street food and rides.
Children and animal lovers alike will love the Dreamland Ark where you can climb aboard to meet rabbits, reptiles and much more. Then you can hop over to one of the many interactive art installations, such as the colourful and vibrant Solaris, or Mural by the Sea. After, play some games in the Arcade. Then step into a spinning dream in the roller disco room, where you can go roller-skating with your family, friends and skate until your heart's content to the groovy selection of music.
Busy during the day? Dreamland offers a wonderful selection of specially curated movies for the drive-in cinema on its giant HD outdoor screen. They have daytime and evening showings, for any family occasion. Guests can bring along food and drink to enjoy in their cars, plus a limited selection of food and drink can be purchased in the evening.
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