Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre

Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre

Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre is a 45,000 square foot indoor attraction that provides a unique opportunity to view our Fairground Heritage in a beautiful rural location. 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 - offering a great day out for all the family.

We have working rides and vintage stalls to make your experience complete. There is free parking on site, a cafeteria, and picnic tables should you prefer to bring your own refreshments.

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  • The Victorian Rodeo Switchback

    Believed to be the oldest working powered Fairground Ride, the Rodeo Switchback. The spectacular carved wooden cars, featuring stars of the silent screen, and some bizarre animal characters, date from the 1920s.

  • The 1930s Dodgem ride

    Our 1930s Dodgems were the largest track to ever travel in the UK, and feature some stunning artwork by Hall & Fowle added in the early 1950s.

  • The 1930s Skid ride

    The 1930s skid ride has recently been returned to full working order, following an extensive restoration project. The stunning artwork, by artist F G Fowle, dates from the 1960s.

  • The 1940s Ghost Train

    Our 1940s Ghost Train is a rare survivor, and the subject of a recent restoration project. The artwork is original, and by the well-know firm of Hall & Fowle, acknowledged masters of this craft.

  • The 1960s Vintage Arcade

    Our 1960s arcade is an original example from the period and features a large collection of vintage slot machines from the 1940s-1970s.

Admission & prices

2015 opening times at the Fairground Heritage Centre: season runs from 14 – 22 February (Spring Half Term Week) and then 27 March through to 1 November .

We will be open 7 DAYS A WEEK in 2015.
10:00 until 5:00. Last entry 4:00.

Admission prices for 2015

Passport Tickets (includes 10 tokens per person; 40 tokens with a family ticket). Adults £12.60 Child/Senior £10.80. Child under 3 years old free.
Family saver ticket £43.20 for two adults and up to four children.

Standard Tickets (admission only, tokens can be purchased separately if required). Adults £9.00 Child/Senior £7.00. Child under 3 years old free.
Family saver ticket £28.00 for two adults and up to four children.

Book online at least one day in advance and save 15% off our normal admission prices - Visit our secure online booking page by clicking our icon below

Vintage rides and prize games at extra cost (subject to availability), Tokens required - typically 2 tokens per ride or game, three for a dodgem car (up to 2 people).

Coaches welcome by arrangement. Private parties can be booked, contact us for details.

Free parking and entry to cafeteria and gift shop.

Find us

Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre is just one mile from the A30 in West Devon, 35 miles west of Exeter, and seven miles east of Launceston. Watch out for the brown signs (Dingles Heritage Fairground) on the A30 and minor roads.

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  • Parking available
  • Toilets On-Site
  • Wheelchair access
  • Cafe on-site
  • Childrens activities
  • Gift Shop

With the exception of assistance dogs, we regret that pets are not permitted anywhere in the Museum. Dogs (on a lead please) welcome in the car park only.

Disabled access: All areas can be accessed by ramps where appropriate. Seating is provided throughout for the use of visitors.

The Fairground Heritage Centre, Milford
PL16 0AT

T: 01566 783425
E: info@fairground-heritage.org.uk

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Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre

The Fairground Heritage Centre, Milford
Lifton, DEVON PL16 0AT