Described time and again as the heartbeat of Margate, Dreamland was one of the UK’s oldest and best-loved amusement parks, as well as being a major entertainment venue. The site included a 16-acre amusement park with a zoo and miniature railway, 2,200-seat purpose built Cinema, cafés, restaurants, bars, shops and a 2,000-capacity ballroom, which has played host to The Who, The Yardbirds, The Rolling Stones, T. Rex and Hawkwind to name but a few…
For many generations Dreamland thrilled and delighted visitors to Margate and sustained her community. This community campaigned hard for a number of years to save the park from redevelopment and it will be this community spirit and support that will again help reinstate Dreamland as a world-class visitor attraction.
The Dreamland Trust grew out of the 6-year long Save Dreamland Campaign and is now working in partnership with Thanet District Council and The Heritage Lottery Fund and a professional team, including multi-award winning HemingwayDesign, to create the world’s first amusement park of thrilling historic rides, classic side shows, eateries and evocative spaces set within
a landscape designed to host themed festivals and special events.