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WHAT’S ON IN 2017

There’s always something on at the Fairground Heritage Centre!

The Fairground Heritage Centre has a reputation for offering special events throughout the year designed to compliment the permanent exhibitions on site. This year we have a fantastic selection of different events, with something for everyone.

There will be special themed events throughout the season, in addition to which we are open during the February Half Term holidays, and then from March until the end of October,  7 days a week . Come along and pay us a visit – it’s a great day out for all the family.

Thank you for hosting the first of many crafting events in your great fairground surroundings.

Joanna Johnson

Out of this World

Out of this World event poster

Saturday 11 – Sunday 19 February 2017

From 10am each day

Spring Half Term Week

Kids dress as your favourite Space character and get in Free with a paying adult

We proudly present the Blast Off of our super new ride the Mighty Moonrocket. Step into your Rocket Car and hold tight!

Be amazed at the Space Age skills of our favourite Circus Star, Lucas Jet!

Visit the Space Lab and spin your own Galaxy space art!

Meet the Aliens…. And the Spooks in the Ghost Train.

Play the Flying Saucers Game and enjoy all the fun of the Vintage Fair under cover.

Have your face painted like an Extra Terrestrial!

Normal admission charges apply – book in advance for big savings.

Vintage rides, stalls, arcade, etc, all open (using tokens, at small additional cost)

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Easter Circus Eggs-travagnza!

Easter Circus Eggs-travagnza
Saturday 8 April until Monday 17 April 2017

From 10am each day

With Big Top Mania’s Wonder Show! Juggling, Wire walking, Hula Hooping, Balloon modelling, Stilt Walking and much, much more.

Special shows in our Circus Tent throughout the day at NO extra charge!

Easter egg Hunt and lots of fun for all the family!

Have your face painted

Normal admission charges apply – book in advance for big savings..

Vintage rides, stalls, arcade, etc, all open (using tokens, at small additional cost)

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Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Dingles!

Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Dingles!

Saturday 27 May until Sunday 4 June 2017

From 10am each day

May Half Term Week

Kids in fancy dress get in Free with a paying adult! Big prize for the best costume each day!

Come and meet the Tinman, Scarecrow and Lion; and you might even see Dorothy…

Dare to Compare with Jelly Belly Bean Boozled challenge ! Trick or Treat with the Original Gourmet Jelly Bean!

Normal admission charges apply – book in advance for big savings.

Vintage rides, stalls, arcade, etc, all open (using tokens, at small additional cost)

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Wall of Death Weekend

Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Dingles!

Saturday 17 June – Sunday 18 June 2017

10am – 8pm Saturday
10am – 5pm Sunday

Back by popular demand! Our spectacular Wall of Death Weekend.

The Ken Fox Hell Riders will once again attend with their Wall of Death for a weekend of thrills and excitement.

Vintage Motorcycles, Retro/vintage stalls, licensed bar. All the Fun of the Vintage Fair.

Saturday evening: Raw Rocking 50’s inspired Rockabilly from the West Country’s top trio, Delta 88! Rock around our vintage Motorcycle Speedway Ride to the authentic live Rockabilly beat!

Normal admission charges apply – book in advance for big savings.

Wall of Death shows, Vintage rides, stalls, arcade, etc, all open (using tokens, at small additional cost)

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Big Summer Fun Week

Pirates & Mermaids - Bug SUmmer Fun Week
Saturday 19 – Bank Holiday Monday 28 August 2016

From 10am each day

Theme to be announced

Lots of fun for all the family

Normal admission charges apply – book in advance for big savings.

Vintage rides, stalls, arcade, etc, all open (using tokens, at small additional cost)

 

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Spine Tingles at Dingles

Tingles at DIngles Halloween event poster
Saturday 21  – Sunday 29 October 2016

From 10am each day

October Half Term Week

Free admission for children in Halloween costume if accompanied by a paying adult.

Lucas Jet ‘the Pumpking’ returns with circus tricks and Halloween high jinks! Crazy juggling, crazy unicycling, crazy tricks from one crazy guy! Let’s go crazy for Halloween!
Shows and tricks throughout the day with Mr Lucas the one wheel wonder!

“Higher Beings” Stiltwalking, facepainting and spooky fun.
Live Spooks in the Ghost Train.

The Jelly Belly BeanBoozled challenge. Every bean could be either super tasty or wildly wacky. BeanBoozled is the Russian Roulette of candy games. The catch is that you cannot tell what you’re going to get until you eat it!
Lots of fun for all the family

Normal admission charges apply – book in advance for big savings.
Vintage rides, stalls, arcade, etc, all open (using tokens, at small additional cost)

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Halloween Spooktacular – Dingles After Dark

Halloween Spooktacular
Saturday 28 October 2017

Doors open 8pm
Licensed bar until midnight. Hot Food available. Event finishes at 1am

Entertainment to be announced:

All in the capable hands of your Ringmaster and Mistress from Higher Beings

Plus – the Abandoned Fairground – vintage rides and games, fun for all  (at small extra cost – all rides and stalls operate on a token system)

Free parking on site.

ADVANCE TICKETS ONLY – LIMITED NUMBERS! BOOK EARLY
NB Gift Aid tickets and other promotional tickets are not valid for this event. No concessions. Not suitable for children under 16.

Vintage rides, stalls, arcade, etc, all open (using tokens, at small additional cost)

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The STEAM Powered Big Draw

The Big Draw
Saturday 8 October 2016

From 10am

Come and join in with this year’s Big Draw event – fun for all ages. This year’s theme is:

The STEAM Powered Big Draw

Bringing together Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths. STEAM fuses creative innovation, enterprise, digital technologies and the arts.

Artistic and creative thinking is essential to industries across the world.  Look around you. The chair you’re sitting in, the computer you’re using to read this and the building you’re in, all began life as a drawing. Drawing is a universal language that helps to reshape our world.

So for The Big Draw 2016 Festival, we want you to show the world how Drawing Changes Lives beyond art. We can change perceptions about art by showing that creativity enables innovation.

Have fun, get creative – local artists Jennie Hale and Julia Vella from Workshop Under the Sky will be on hand to lead a wide range of fun and informative sessions.

Normal admission charges apply – book in advance for big savings.
There is no additional charge for participating in the Big Draw activities.
Vintage rides, stalls, arcade, etc, all open (using tokens, at small additional cost)

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Festive Fun at Dingles

xmas01Saturday 3 December & Sunday 4 December 2016

From 10am each day

A new Christmas themed event for 2016!

Come and meet Santa and his helpers, and our Christmas Fire Fairy.
Zak Frost, the Winter Wonderland Wizard will entertain everyone with his magic.

Face painting. Christmas balloon modelling,
Festive food and mulled wine.

All the fun of the Vintage Funfair:  Golden Gallopers, Dodgems, Mini Waltzer, Ghost Train, Shooting Gallery,  Super Chariot Racer, Childrens rides, stalls and games, Vintage Arcade (using the tokens, at small extra cost).

Fairground Organ.

Normal admission prices apply – why not buy your tickets online in advance for big savings – click here?
Gift Aid/Season tickets will be valid for this event

Festive Fun Weekend

 

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Christmas Craft and Gift Market

Christmas MarketSaturday 10 December & Sunday 11 December 2016

From 10am each day

Our popular Christmas Market is becoming a two day event this year!

Food and Craft Stalls, including over 30 stallholders with a good mix of Christmas Comestibles, Seasonal gifts, Hand Crafted Gifts, Glassware, Candles, Confectionery, Soft toys,  Hand crafted cards, Lace, Pet foods, Jewellery, Leather crafts, Cushions, Soaps, Patchwork kits and more.

Face painting for the children.Come and meet Father Christmas. Enjoy mince pies and festive refreshments.

All the fun of the Vintage Funfair:  Golden Gallopers, Dodgems, Mini Waltzer, Ghost Train, Shooting Gallery,  Super Chariot Racer, Childrens rides, stalls and games, Vintage Arcade (using the tokens, at small extra cost).

Festive Fun For Everyone!

£3 entry on the door for adults; accompanied children free.
Gift Aid/Season tickets valid for this event

 

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Wonderland at Dingles

Wonderland at Dingles

Wonderland at DIngles

Spring Half Term – Saturday 13 – Sunday 21 February 2016
 From 10am each day
Joining in the fun will be a juggling White rabbit, unicycling Mad Hatter and a conjuring Queen of Hearts.
Curiouser and curiouser……………………..
Dont fall down a hole this half term, come and join in the Mad Hatters Tea Party at Dingles!
Dont forget your fancy dress…………………..
(Free admission for children in Alice in Wonderland or Pirate costume if accompanied by a paying adult.)

“Higher Beings” Stiltwalking, facepainting and fun.
Costumed characters around the site.

Lucas Jet ‘the Madhatter’ returns with circus tricks and high jinks! Crazy juggling, crazy unicycling, crazy tricks from one crazy guy!
Shows and tricks throughout the day with Mr Lucas the one wheel wonder!

The Jelly Belly BeanBoozled challenge. Every bean could be either super tasty or wildly wacky. BeanBoozled is the Russian Roulette of candy games. The catch is that you cannot tell what you’re going to get until you eat it!
Lots of fun for all the family

Normal admission charges apply – book in advance for big savings.
Vintage rides, stalls, arcade, etc, all open (using tokens, at small additional cost)

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South West Organ Festival

The Kelders organs at the South West Organ Festival

Saturday 30 April – Monday 2 May 2016

From 10am each day

Visiting Fair, Street and Dance Organs

Fantastic Weekend For Fairground/Concert Organs and all Old Tyme Funfair Fans.
All the fun of the Vintage Fairground.
Normal admission charges apply – book in advance for big savings. Vintage rides, stalls, arcade, etc, all open (using tokens, at small additional cost)

List of organs attending – the following will attend at some point over the weekend – NB not all organs will be present on all three days.
20 Note Stuber                  Graham Martin            
31 Keyless Botting            Hogkins Family   
31 Keyless Dean                 Paul & Nattasha Bates               
26 Keyless Smith               Steve Morrison
31 note Pell                          Nigel Burgess                
20 Keyless Teaola             Steve Morrison
38 note Leach                     Ian Rogers                      
68 Key Gaviloi                   Philip Noble
105 Leach Dance               Ian Rogers                      
27 Keyless perlee              Matt and Ian
51 Key Van Eyke               Peter Newbury           
40 note Leach                     Norman Rogers
56 Key CJ Perlee               Alan Roberts                 
105 Dance organ               Geoff Davis
52 Key Verbeech               James Dundon             
35 Key Limonaire              Edwin Thomas
49 Key Bruce                       Edgar Lawrence

Bank Holiday Monday only:
Willem Kelders with Victory and Locomotion

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