Posted: 3rd March 2021

As the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions are in place, we realise that many people are wondering how and when public attractions like us will be returning to normal opening.

Here is our latest update on what will be happening at Dreamland…


2020 was the year Dreamland turned 100 years old and we had planned to celebrate in style, sadly our centenary didn’t turn out the way we hoped. We stayed open throughout the pandemic (where Government guidelines allowed) for private hire, commercial filming and photography, but repeated lockdowns and tight COVID-19 restrictions, meant we were unable to operate our amusement park rides and indoor entertainment attractions (Octopus’s Garden or Roller Disco).

Therefore, we will be refunding the remaining months membership fees back to our loyal members. If you are a member, please complete and return a refund form link here: Refunds are calculated by the remaining time left on the membership from 24 March 2020.

Fast forward to 2021 and whilst the end is in sight for COVID-19 restrictions, it doesn’t alter the fact that Dreamland is unlike other visitor attractions and theme parks; it is a unique venue with many vintage rides. Realistically the rides ages and configurations mean it is impossible to accommodate social distancing and safety measures, whilst offering the carefree visitor experience our customers have come to expect. Therefore, until guidelines on social distancing are relaxed, we have decided not to announce the reopening of our rides or attractions, yet. (Please note whilst a date of 21st June 2021 has been indicated by the Government as the first possible day of relaxation of social distancing, this date, and how exactly the rules will be relaxed, are not yet confirmed.)

But don’t worry, there is lots more to Dreamland than just the rides! We’ve already announced a Family Bingo show on 4th June, and that’s not all, we are in talks with various external event promoters about hosting all kinds of events and gigs in 2021 and we will be making more exciting announcements soon. If you are already holding a ticket for a scheduled or rescheduled event at Dreamland, and have specific questions please contact the ticket company you purchased your ticket from (e.g., AXS, See Tickets etc.)

As well as events, Dreamland is well known for the food and drink it offers, and right now we are busy planning the reopening of our two seafront restaurants On the Roof and Cinque Ports. We think you’ll agree that having a drink together watching the sunset on Margate Sands is long overdue.

Throughout the pandemic, we have taken many provisional bookings for weddings, and we can see that 2021 is going to be the summer of love. Don’t miss out, if you’ve had to put your 2020 wedding plans on hold and are interested in what Dreamland can offer as a venue in 2021/22 for either a wedding, private hire or as a backdrop for filming and photography please see our hire website here:

We thank you for your support and commitment to Dreamland, your good wishes throughout the pandemic have really touched us. We’ve missed you and are doing everything to get back to normal after a year of abnormality. We cannot wait to see all your smiling faces back at Dreamland where they belong.

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