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Welcome to the online home of the Fairground Heritage Trust and the Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre at Lifton, Devon. The Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre is proud to present the National Fairground Collection. 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. The 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.

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Fairground Heritage Centre Online TicketingVisit our online shop for a wide range of books and gifts and to pre-book your visit at discounted rates.

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Special Events - Shriek WeekRoll up, roll up, for noise and spectacle, thrills and spills!

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See all our paintings on the BBC - in conjunction with the Public Catalogue FoundationView our paintings on the BBC website, in conjunction with the Public Catalogue Foundation.

Moonrocket to land at Dingles!


The Fairground Heritage Trust is delighted to announce that an agreement has been reached with the Maden family to purchase the only surviving Lakin Moonrocket ride, with a view to exhibiting and operating the ride at its successful Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre, near Lifton, in West Devon. This important development demonstrates that the aim of

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Ever thought about running away with the circus?


How about volunteering at our amazing, vintage undercover working fairground? Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre, near Lifton, is run by a charitable trust, founded in 1986, to preserve and present our historic fairground heritage. Our collection of fairground art and artefacts is indisputably world class and the most comprehensive and important in this country. We are

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The Carousel Cafe at Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre

Carousel Cafe at Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre

Carousel Cafe at Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre We’re pleased to announce that our cafe is being rebranded for the 2016 season, and will now trade as the Carousel Cafe under the management of our new catering partner and local businesswoman Leanne Knight. There is a new menu, with a wide choice of meals, snacks

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2016 leaflet
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Over 45,000 square feet of rides and displays – all undercover!

Vintage Fairground Rides
Fairground Games and Stalls
Gallery of Fairground Art
Vintage Fairground Vehicles
Cafe and Gift Shop
Free Parking
Free WiFi in the Cafe
Children’s Outdoor Play Area
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What our visitors say: next prev

  • What a brilliant day out! Aged between 3-69 all enjoyed it just the same! Will be recommending to friends!

    Elizabeth Whitford

  • We visited today and it was absolutely wonderful!

    Samantha Webb

  • Just seen you you on antiques road show and I am now a fan and shall be coming to see you next year :-)

    Daren Weston

  • Visited a while back and loved the place :) cant wait till the brooklands ride is restored.

    Graeme Raeside

  • Had a great day out at Dingles, family enjoyed it too.

    Alan Grace

  • I had the Best Day EVER ! I wish i could come and live with you ! Thank you for a wonderful day ! Xx

    Sharon King

  • We loved every single second of our visit, took about a million photographs and can't wait to visit again! Thank you!

    Ellie Jarvis

  • Thank you to everyone at Dingles for making us feel so welcome! See you next time hopefully. D&D

    Dick and Dom , BBC

  • had yet another great day. for a look into the past of fairgrounds. this is the place to go. for a good laugh on the rides. this is the place to go. :D

    Sharon Stone

  • had a great time. Brought back childhood memories.

    Nick Whitford

  • This was a very good day out, and fab value, we took our family ages 7 to 22 and they all enjoyed it just the same

    Julie Tanner Claydon

  • What a fantastic day out for the kids (and I really enjoyed it too)!

    Bamham Farm Cottages

  • Love this place truly inspirational signage from sadly bygone era

    Lynda Johnson

  • Would just like to say what a great day I had yesterday. I really enjoyed visiting and going on the rides, the skid in particular! You have done such a great job in restoring all the rides to their former glory, well done! Can't wait to come again soon.

    Graham SkidBoi Charlwood

  • What a fantastic place , I loved every moment of it, lost count how many times i rode the Ark, thrilling.

    Debra Reeve

  • Fantastic weekend at Dingles once again. Everyone so friendly and helpfull.

    Stephen Morrison Snr

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