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National Heritage Memorial Fund support for Moonrocket Appeal

The Fairground Heritage Trust, operators of Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre, are delighted to announce it has been awarded £90,000 from the National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) to help safeguard Shaw’s Moonrocket, the only historic thrill ride of its kind still fully intact and functioning. The money from NHMF launches the Trust’s fundraising appeal to raise the final £17000 to secure this unique piece of fairground heritage. Built in the 1930s, …Read More

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 seeking lively, outgoing, friendly people to engage with our visitors and enhance their experience at …Read More

The 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 and drinks to tempt you. The cafe will open at 9.30am each day, so if you …Read More

What’s new at the Fairground Heritage Centre for 2016?

We’ve been busy at Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre as usual this winter. The key addition to the Main Gallery this year is our Time Tunnel – this new walk through attraction traces the development of our fairgrounds from the 1860s through to the present day. Lavishly illustrated with historical images, the time line shows how our fairs changed over time  in the context of other historical and world events. A …Read More