Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Dreamland

Hello

Thanks for popping in.

The fun fair is a popular seaside attraction which Margate provided from the 1880 s at the height of its popularity as a seaside destination.   By 1920 the area was given the name Dreamland and acquired a scenic railway wooden rollercoaster, Grade II listed.  After many exciting times, Dreamland fell into decline, closing in 2005 but happily twelve years later it has been refurbished, updated, relaunched twice and is open once again.

It's a vast site, hardly visible from the seafront.  It's free to enter and look around plus there's a cinema and ballroom, music events and festivals.
















With all the rides tucked away from the beach yet easily accessible seems to offer the best of both worlds.  Plenty for everyone, even the more adventurous!

Cheerio

8 comments:

  1. Going to the funfair was always the highlight of any time spent at the seaside when I was a child. I don't like the big rides though, the carousel is enough for me.

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    1. I know what you mean, the roundabouts you get in a park are enough to make me dizzy!

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  2. Not sure I like the look of some of those rides 🙀. B x

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    1. I don't know how people can enjoy those really extreme rides, it's bad enough just watching! x

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  3. Scary times on some of those rides, but fun none the less.

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    1. Very colourful and a great Buzz around the place.

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  4. A permanent site for a funfair must be an asset. I used to enjoy the big wheel as a child, but you wouldn't get me on one of those rides these days.

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    1. You probably didn't even consider as a child that the wheel might get stuck with you at the top. It's my first thought nowadays!

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