Monday, 18 September 2017

A Visit To Dreamland, Margate

Although we have visited Dreamland so many times over the past couple of years, we haven't actually been this summer as we have been so busy. But that changed at the weekend when we were invited along to spend the day there.

I could not believe how much it has changed over the past 9 months. The park is so colourful and full of greenery, making it so welcoming and fun looking. Tree's have been planted to make it look like a more recreational area, that you actually want to go to and the park flows into the different sections. There are loads of new rides and something for EVERYONE to do. Dreamland is free for everyone to go into and to go onto the rides there are a few different payment options. You can either buy a wristband, get a Pay-as-you-go card or buy tickets for individual rides. There is also the option of a yearly membership pass, which is a great idea if you go a lot or you live locally. Within three trips to the park, you will have made your money back on the membership.

The park is colorful and reminds me more of the kinds of fairgrounds that I used to go to as a child, yet as well as the retro rides that we all remember as kids, there are still rides that you would find in bigger theme parks like Chessington. But you're paying a third of the price to get into Dreamland. Dreamland is definitely worth the price of a wristband or member pass and we will become more regular visitors to Dreamland. Don't just take my word for it, take a look at the fun Tilly and her friend had at the weekend.

Margate is fast becoming a popular place to visit again and with people from London choosing to live in Margate and commute to London daily it is bringing new people to the area. With London being only an hour and a half away on the high-speed train from Southeastern, it makes a fabulous escape from the city and offers a welcome escape from the hustle and bustle of normal life. Dreamland is a 5-minute walk from the moment you step off the train and it is incredibly easy to find. Dreamland is quirky and around the park, you will find scattered letters that will make up  'Dreamland' and seating areas that are made up with old ride seat - I loved this idea. There is also a huge park-like area to take some time out.

Dreamland Margate is considered to be the oldest-surviving amusement park in Great Britain: The site of Dreamland (as it was re-named in 1920) dates back to the British railway boom and the early 1870s when, in its original form, the ‘Hall by the Sea’ was operated by the circus tycoon, ‘Lord’ George Sanger. Now with its refit, it has a huge amazing stage that has seen the likes of  Gorillaz and Faithless playing on it and offering a free outdoor concert for visitors to Dreamland. The Dreamland grounds hold 3,500 in front of the stage and the stage is the same size as the pyramid stage at Glastonbury. You an Find more details about Dreamland on the website

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