- A range of new rides will arrive at the amusement park in 2018.
- Dreamland Margate is committed to delivering an increased number of events next year.
- Ongoing investment in staff and the search for prime talent to support the business is underway.
On Friday 3rd November 2017, Sands Heritage Limited, trading as Dreamland Margate, successfully exited administration. This has been followed by a corporate reorganisation that will put Dreamland in a strong position for the future.
The recent £25 million investment has seen the first phase of redevelopment, which has enabled the complete re-landscaping of the park, the continued restoration of Dreamland’s vintage rides, the introduction of a contemporary street food offer and eclectic bars. This sits alongside the delivery of three new businesses to Margate seafront including Cinque Ports pub and restaurant, Ziggy’s rooftop bar and the Quarterdeck brewhouse.
The phased expansion planned for Dreamland includes the addition of more rides in 2018 to cater for families and thrill-seekers alike and will see the events programme grow exponentially throughout the year.
Jennie Double, Commercial Director at Dreamland Margate said:
“Exiting administration is great news for both the organisation and for the regeneration of Margate. It means that we can look forward with real confidence as we continue to deliver the Dreamland experience to our guests.
We are really excited for the future and we are building strong foundations across the entire business. This includes increasing our permanent team, which also contributes to our positive effect on the local economy.
Dreamland is committed to delivering even more events in 2018 and this, together with an increased ride line-up, will ensure that we are widely recognised as a unique entertainment venue in the South East.”
Notes to editors
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.
Following a £25 million investment from Arrowgrass Capital Partners, Dreamland reopened in May 2017. The park has been re-landscaped and has meticulously restored vintage rides, world-class entertainment spaces, modern interactive art installations, contemporary street food, eclectic bars and live entertainment with a backdrop of Margate beach. It is less than 90 minutes from London by train with Margate station only a 5-minute walk away.