The Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre is home to the National Fairground Collection and the Fairground Heritage Trust. It is a facility unique in the UK. There are superb displays of Fairground Art and Memorabilia, and a large array of vintage rides, stalls and shows. Our vintage fairground rides operate every day throughout the season.

There will be special themed events throughout the season, in addition to which we are open every day from April through to the end of October and certain weekends in November and December (Please check our ‘Visit us’ page for opening dates/times) . Come along and pay us a visit – it’s a great day out for all the family.

What’s on Offer?

Nestling in the West Devon Countryside, the Fairground Heritage Centre offers over 45,000 square feet of indoor displays and provides a unique opportunity to view our Fairground and Industrial Heritage in a beautiful rural location. Working and static fairground exhibits offer a fun and informative day out for all the family.

  • Less than a mile off the main A30 dual carriageway west of Okehampton, with excellent access for coaches.
  • Free parking.
  • Free entry to the Carousel Cafe that is open all day for coffee, lunches and cream teas. 
  • Picnic area.

NOTE: Our rides and stalls operate on a token system. Tokens have a face value of 50p. Rides and stalls typically cost from 2 tokens per person or per game, they can be purchased from  reception and from the machine in the vintage fairground.

This term we are welcoming Primary and Secondary Schools from Barnstaple, Newport, Callington and three groups of degree students from Plymouth College of Art. topics looked at will include the construction of fairground rides, fairground art, history, photograph and design.
Please get in touch if you would like to speak to us about educational visits.