Nostalgic Frosted Fairground a Dreamland for last-minute planners

Event planners looking for a last-minute Christmas incentive may want to consider Margate's The Frosted Fairground at Dreamland.


Returning for its third year, with its nostalgia-themed and posh fairground inspired décor, the venue feels distinctly 1950’s, with an American diner, roller disco, cheeseburgers and soda.

For the traditionalists, there’s an authentic penny arcade with shove ha'penny, while the fairground has a Brooklands Speedway, Dodgems, Waltzer, wooden roller coaster and the Magic Mouse among the fairground classics.

And of course there’s Santa’s grotto and an ice skating rink.

Based in Margate, Kent, the Frosted Fairground opens on the first two weekends in December, then every day from 16 December until January 3, 2018 (closed on Christmas Day).  

Senior creative producer at Dreamland Margate Rebecca Ellis said: "It’s been a very exciting year at Dreamland and ending it by providing an amazing festive experience at the park is really important to us."

Fact file
Hotels: Boutique B&Bs, classic seafront hotels, campsites and self-catering cottages can be found in Margate, Broadstairs, Ramsgate and the surrounding villages
Transport: Margate station is a short walk away, with regular trains into London, or 1.5 hour drive from the capital down the M2.
Food & drink: The Lifeboat Ale And Cider House has a brilliant choice of pale ales, stouts, ciders and pies - and log fires to warm the cockles in winter. 
Did you know? Dreamland in Margate, the amusement park is one of the oldest in the UK. 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’ it was operated by the circus tycoon, ‘Lord’ George Sanger.

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