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WHAT’S ON IN 2017

There’s always something on at the Fairground Heritage Centre!

The Fairground Heritage Centre has a reputation for offering special events throughout the year designed to compliment the permanent exhibitions on site. This year we have a fantastic selection of different events, with something for everyone.

There will be special themed events throughout the season, in addition to which we are open during the February Half Term holidays, and then from March until the end of October,  7 days a week . Come along and pay us a visit – it’s a great day out for all the family.

Thank you for hosting the first of many crafting events in your great fairground surroundings.

Joanna Johnson

Spine Tingles at Dingles – Halloween Special

Spine Tingles at Dingles
Saturday 21  – Sunday 29 October 2017

From 10am each day

October Half Term Week

Free admission for children in Halloween costume if accompanied by a paying adult.

Meet the Dingles Sorcerers
Create a Halloween Hooter
Play the spooky sound quiz in the haunted Hoopla
See the Dingles ghosts – live spooks in the Ghost Train.

Normal admission charges apply – book in advance for big savings.
Vintage rides, stalls, arcade, etc, all open (using tokens, at small additional cost)

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Halloween Spooktacular – Dingles After Dark

Halloween Spooktacular
Saturday 28 October 2017

Doors open 8pm
Licensed bar until midnight. Hot Food available.

Cabaret by international star Frank Sanazi – star of Glastonbury and the Edinburgh Festival – “Songs From Ze Bunker”.

Music by top local rock band 1st Rev1val.

Entertainment from the amazing Higher Beings – The Wicca Man of Winkleigh, stilt walking, juggling Zombie fun, The Countess of Darkness , on the Silks, Sexy Fire Breathing Vampire Circus stars.

Tickets £12 in advance – book online – click here   
(£15 on the door if any remaining) – book early to avoid disappointment.
Ticket price includes rides. 
(No concessions, Gift Aid and promotional/free tickets not valid for this event).

Plus – the Abandoned Fairground – vintage rides and games, fun for all
Drive the Demon Dodgems….
Ride the Full Moon Rocket of Doom
The Ghost Train … Meet the Munsters inside…… if you dare.

Free parking on site.

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The STEAM Powered Big Draw

The Big Draw
Saturday 8 October 2016

From 10am

Come and join in with this year’s Big Draw event – fun for all ages. This year’s theme is:

The STEAM Powered Big Draw

Bringing together Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths. STEAM fuses creative innovation, enterprise, digital technologies and the arts.

Artistic and creative thinking is essential to industries across the world.  Look around you. The chair you’re sitting in, the computer you’re using to read this and the building you’re in, all began life as a drawing. Drawing is a universal language that helps to reshape our world.

So for The Big Draw 2016 Festival, we want you to show the world how Drawing Changes Lives beyond art. We can change perceptions about art by showing that creativity enables innovation.

Have fun, get creative – local artists Jennie Hale and Julia Vella from Workshop Under the Sky will be on hand to lead a wide range of fun and informative sessions.

Normal admission charges apply – book in advance for big savings.
There is no additional charge for participating in the Big Draw activities.
Vintage rides, stalls, arcade, etc, all open (using tokens, at small additional cost)

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Festive Fun at Dingles

xmas01Saturday 3 December & Sunday 4 December 2016

From 10am each day

A new Christmas themed event for 2016!

Come and meet Santa and his helpers, and our Christmas Fire Fairy.
Zak Frost, the Winter Wonderland Wizard will entertain everyone with his magic.

Face painting. Christmas balloon modelling,
Festive food and mulled wine.

All the fun of the Vintage Funfair:  Golden Gallopers, Dodgems, Mini Waltzer, Ghost Train, Shooting Gallery,  Super Chariot Racer, Childrens rides, stalls and games, Vintage Arcade (using the tokens, at small extra cost).

Fairground Organ.

Normal admission prices apply – why not buy your tickets online in advance for big savings – click here?
Gift Aid/Season tickets will be valid for this event

Festive Fun Weekend

 

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Christmas Craft and Gift Markets

Christmas MarketSaturday 9 December & Sunday 10 December 2017
and Saturday 16 December & Sunday 17 December 2017

From 10am each day

Our popular Christmas Market will be held over two weekends this year!

Food and Craft Stalls, including lots of stallholders with a great mix of Christmas Comestibles, Seasonal gifts, Hand Crafted Gifts, Glassware, Candles, Confectionery, Soft toys,  Hand crafted cards, Lace, Pet foods, Jewellery, Leather crafts, Cushions, Soaps, Patchwork kits and more.

Face painting for the children.Come and meet Father Christmas. Enjoy mince pies and festive refreshments.

All the fun of the Vintage Funfair:  Golden Gallopers, Dodgems, Moonrocket, Mini Waltzer, Ghost Train, Shooting Gallery,  Super Chariot Racer, Childrens rides, stalls and games, Vintage Arcade (using the tokens, at small extra cost).

Festive Fun For Everyone!

£3 entry on the door for adults; accompanied children free.
Gift Aid/Season tickets valid for this event

 

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Mothers’ Day

Mothers Day
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sunday 26 March 2017

From 10am

Mums ride for free on our Super Dodgems – Happy Mothers’ Day!

Treat yourself to afternoon tea in our Carousel Cafe

Normal admission charges apply – book in advance for big savings.

Vintage rides, stalls, arcade, etc, all open (using tokens, at small additional cost)

Wall of Death Weekend

Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Dingles!
Saturday 17 June – Sunday 18 June 2017

10am – 8pm Saturday
10am – 5pm Sunday

Back by popular demand! Our spectacular Wall of Death Weekend.

The Ken Fox Hell Riders will once again attend with their Wall of Death for a weekend of thrills and excitement.

Vintage Motorcycles, Classic American Cars, licensed bar. All the Fun of the Vintage Fair.

Saturday evening: Raw Rocking 50’s inspired Rockabilly from the West Country’s top trio, Delta 88! Rock around our vintage Motorcycle Speedway Ride to the authentic live Rockabilly beat! 5-8pm

Normal admission charges apply – book in advance for big savings.

Wall of Death shows, Vintage rides, stalls, arcade, etc, all open (using tokens, at small additional cost)

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Wonderland at Dingles

Wonderland at Dingles

Wonderland at DIngles

Spring Half Term – Saturday 13 – Sunday 21 February 2016
 From 10am each day
Joining in the fun will be a juggling White rabbit, unicycling Mad Hatter and a conjuring Queen of Hearts.
Curiouser and curiouser……………………..
Dont fall down a hole this half term, come and join in the Mad Hatters Tea Party at Dingles!
 
Dont forget your fancy dress…………………..
(Free admission for children in Alice in Wonderland or Pirate costume if accompanied by a paying adult.)

“Higher Beings” Stiltwalking, facepainting and fun.
Costumed characters around the site.

Lucas Jet ‘the Madhatter’ returns with circus tricks and high jinks! Crazy juggling, crazy unicycling, crazy tricks from one crazy guy!
Shows and tricks throughout the day with Mr Lucas the one wheel wonder!

The Jelly Belly BeanBoozled challenge. Every bean could be either super tasty or wildly wacky. BeanBoozled is the Russian Roulette of candy games. The catch is that you cannot tell what you’re going to get until you eat it!
Lots of fun for all the family

Normal admission charges apply – book in advance for big savings.
Vintage rides, stalls, arcade, etc, all open (using tokens, at small additional cost)

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