COVID-19 UPDATE (May 2020)

In accordance with government guidance, our museum: Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre has not been opened for the 2020 season.

Specific guidance on when we might be allowed to reopen remains unclear.

This uncertainty and the guidance on Social Distancing restrictions , revised hygiene and operational changes we would have to impose were we to open would greatly increase costs and lead to significantly reduced income.

Taking this and the revenue that we have already lost to date, the Trustees have made the decision that the Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre will remain closed for 2020 and will not reopen until Feb/March 2021.

The Fairground Heritage Trust would like to apologise to visitors and enthusiasts for the closure this year and would like to thank all of our staff who have been laid-off as a result of this difficult situation.

The Trust hopes to reopen Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre in 2021 with a new building doubling the size of our under-cover displays offering a sustainable museum while greatly increasing the facilities that we offer to visitors and enthusiasts alike.

The Fairground Heritage Trust is entirely supported by donations and the revenue received through the operation of Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre. In these extremely difficult times, with the Centre closed, we are seeking emergency funding from various agencies and donations to keep the Trust operating.

We have always been grateful for the support from the public and now, in these exceptional times, we are appealing again.  A donation, no matter how small to be made via this link.

All enquiries about the closure or of the operations of the Trust should be addressed to

2020 Half Term

We are open again from the 15th to the 23rd February.

Our special theme this half-term is film and tv characters. Children in Fancy Dress get in free when accompanied by a paying adult.

Face painting and, of course, all the fun of our vintage fairground.

Christmas Special Weekend 2019

2019 Winter Warmer

Double bonus tokens when purchase online before the 9th December. Buy £10 worth and normally you receive 12 tokens…but during the offer get an extra 5 tokens.  £20 gets an extra 10 tokens.  Come and see us and save.

2019 Shriek Week

Shriek Week runs throughout the October Half term with special events between the 21-27th October. Free admission for children in Halloween costume when accompanied by a fare-paying adult.


2019 Easter Opening

We are open seven days a week, right through the school holidays and have special events from the 15th to the 22nd, including Circus skills workshop and Easter Egg hunts and we have a full supporting cast from 23 to 28th April.

Please note Easter Egg hunt only between 15th and 22nd

Feb Half Term 2019

Come along to our great half-term Wonderland. All rides open and fantastic entertainment for the family.

 Come along and pay us a visit – it’s a great day out for all the family.

Mum’s get in for free on Mother’s day.

This Sunday (31st March 2019), take your Mum along to Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre for free admission.  Come on everyone, take Mum for a ride.