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Getting here, FAQs and pricing

Address

Marine Terrace, Margate, CT9 1XJ

Address

Marine Terrace, Margate, CT9 1XJ

We are on a prominent location on the Margate seafront which is situated on the north-eastern tip of Kent, with excellent transport links from London and just a hop across the Channel from France.
Our outdoor park, rides, amusements, arcades and roller disco are operated on a seasonal basis normally open at weekends and holidays from spring through to the end of summer.
During the autumn and winter months we have a great line up of ticketed live music and events and you can find out What’s going on at Dreamland here

Our Location

Dreamland’s entrance is on Marine Terrace, Margate, CT9 1XJ; the entrance to the Amusement Park is just to the side of the cinema on Hall By The Sea Road. Parking is available in the nearby Arlington Car Park. Please note, this car park is operated by Smart Parking. Parking tariff applies 24 hours a day Monday – Sunday.

Getting here

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Excellent road links with the M20 and M2 motorways close-by providing easy links from London.

Helpful route planners:
www.theaa.com/route-planner
www.rac.co.uk/route-planner

The Eurotunnel train at Calais will transport you to Folkestone in just 35 minutes. From there, it is approximately a 1 hour drive to Thanet on the A20 and A256, follow the signs to Margate.

You’ll find parking near Dreamland at the Arlington Car Park, located on All Saints Avenue, CT9 5QH.

The parking tariffs are:

Up to 1hr – £1.50
Up to 2hrs – £3.00
Up to 4hrs – £6.00
Up to 15hrs – £9.00

Parking tariff applies 24 hours a day Monday – Sunday.

Travel with Stagecoach to and from Dreamland
Whether you are out enjoying the rides, throwing some shapes in the Roller Disco, or at a late-night music event, Stagecoach offer frequent bus services linking Dreamland with Thanet and Canterbury – so you don’t have to worry about petrol, parking or finding a designated driver!

Travelling to Canterbury?
You can pick up the #8/8A service from Marine Terrace bus stop just outside the Margate Amusements, a five-minute walk from Dreamland.
During the day, buses run every 15 minutes and the last bus taking you to Canterbury will depart at 22:15 (Mondays to Saturdays). On Sundays and Bank Holidays, the last #8 will leave at 21:45.

Travelling elsewhere in Thanet?
If you’re in Thanet, the Loop serves Margate, Cliftonville, Broadstairs, Ramsgate and Westwood Cross. Running every 10 minutes until 18:30, and up to every 15 minutes in the evenings, pick up or hop off the bus at Cecil Street Council Offices bus stop (outside Thanet District Council Office), just an 8-minute walk from Dreamland.

The last loop service destined for Broadstairs via Cliftonville departs at 23:45 (Monday to Saturday) and 23:35 on Sundays and Bank Holidays.

If you’re heading towards Westwood Cross and Ramsgate the last Loop service departs at 23:50 (Monday to Saturday) and 23:15 on Sundays and Bank Holidays.

Tickets to suit you!
The current £2 single bus fare offer is running until the end of June-so you can enjoy any length of a single journey for just £2!
If you’re staying local, the Thanet DayRider is a great choice. Hop on and off Stagecoach buses all day for just £5. Perfect if you are travelling from Ramsgate or Broadstairs.

If you’re travelling from further out, the South East DayRider is just £8 and allows unlimited travel on any Stagecoach bus in Kent and east Sussex.

Ticket options Price
Thanet DayRider £5
South East DayRider £8

Take the kids for a quid!

If you have an adult ticket or concession pass, you can take up to four kids (aged 5 to 15) for just £1 each with our ‘kid for a quid’ add-on ticket. Ask your bus driver about ‘kid for quid’.

Tel: +44 (0) 345 810 1000
www.stagecoachbus.com

Dreamland is just 5 minutes’ walk from Margate train station and is regularly served by Southeastern High Speed services travelling to/from London St Pancras as well trains from London Victoria. The train from London St Pancras takes 90 minutes and a little longer from Victoria, and it’s just 50 minutes from Ashford International station

Southeastern have a number of ways to save on your train tickets including:

  • If you are travelling as a group of 3-9 adults, you could save up to 34% on tickets with their GroupSave tickets.
  • Southeasterns Advance tickets go on sale 12 weeks before the booking date and the earlier you book, the cheaper the ticket could be.
  • With Kids for a Quid tickets, you pay just £1 each for up to four children when you travel with them Off-Peak.

In a fantastic boost to the night time economy, Southeastern will be adding a schedule of late night trains from Margate on Friday and Saturday nights this summer from the beginning of June until September 2024.

Whether you’re catching the train to ride our Scenic Railway and dance the night away with us, or coasting down to Margate for a lovely day out, you can really make the most of your visit.

Train tickets for these later trains will be available to buy approximately 12 weeks in advance.

Visit the Southeastern website or app, or use the booking widget on this page nearer the time.

Last Train Towards Medway Towns from Margate

Monday – Saturday Friday Saturday
23:05 23:35 23:35

 

Last Train Towards Canterbury West from Margate

 

Monday – Thursday Friday Saturday
22:49 23:10 23:30

 

Last Train Towards Dover

 

Monday – Thursday Friday Saturday
No direct trains 23:18 23:18

 

Book your train ticket here and when you book direct with Southeastern you will pay no booking fees!

Southeastern Trains
www.southeasternrailway.co.uk

National Express runs a national network of coach services. Coaches run from London Victoria to various stops in Margate and take approximately 2 hours.
www.nationalexpress.com

Tel: +44 (0) 8717 818178
Tel +44 (0) 8717 818179 (disabled persons travel helpline)
Textphone: +44 (0) 121 455 0086

FAQS

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Yes, Dreamland is free to enter and we are operating a pay-per-ride system in 2022. Rides are individually priced and you can find out more here.

Our outdoor park, rides, amusements, roller disco and retro arcades are operated on a seasonal basis normally from spring through to summer.
During the winter months, we have a great line up of live music and events and you can find out more by checking out our What’s On Pages Here.

The park is free to enter and, as we are operating a pay-per-ride system, the rides are individually priced. You can find out more about the rides available this season here.

Dreamland is free to enter for everyone and our rides are operated on a pay per ride basis with tokens available at the token booths on the park.  We operate a policy where carers, personal assistants or companions can ride for free provided they are accompanying A PAYING child or adult with accessible needs on the same ride.  We do ask for the following forms of identification / documentation at the token booths so please do bring these with you:

  • A certified NHS letter from your doctor or consultant clearly stating why you are eligible for a companion pass.
  • A letter from a professional body (e.g. Nurse, Bupa Healthcare Advisor etc) clearing stating why you are eligible for a companion pass.
  • A DLA, DWP or PIP letter stating you are entitled to a companion pass.
  • A National Carer & Disability card or Nimbus Disability card.

Please note that both carer and the adult / child with access needs should present their wristband given to them at the token booth, to the ride operator prior to getting on the ride.
Bands distributed at the token booth to carers and the adult / child they are with, are void if tampered with or transferred to another person.

SOME RIDES  MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR CERTAIN GUESTS AND THE RIDE OPERATORS WILL ADVISE AT EACH RIDE. REFUSAL ON THE GROUNDS OF HEALTH AND SAFETY DOES NOT CONSTITUTE DISCRIMINATION.

Find out more and plan your visit by checking out our accessibility policy here 

 

We do encourage our visitors to use contactless or card payment methods if they can.

For a full list of our rides, and the cost of each individual ride, please click here.

This year we have decided to continue operating flexible hours at Dreamland, opening our outdoor park and great line up of rides, alongside the amusement arcade and retro Roller Disco at weekends and holidays.  You can find out what’s going on and plan your visit here
The rides are operated on a pay per ride basis rather than a wristband, as we found that many of our visitors did not want to pay to ride everything and would prefer to just pay for the rides they wanted to experience. The majority of rides are priced at 1 token per person, whilst The Scenic Railway is 2 tokens per person and you can find out more here
We have kept our popular free to enter model in operation as we know that Dreamland’s atmosphere is at its best when the site is busy with high volumes of visitors, freely coming and going back and forth to the beach and the Old Town, during their day in Margate.

All the food and drink outlets at Dreamland accept contactless and card payments.

You must be over 14 to be able to enter our park alone. Children under the age of 14 are to be accompanied by an adult aged 16+. Age restrictions for ticketed events may vary, please check the specific information per event.

The Arlington Car Park is a multi storey car park just around the corner from Dreamland on All Saints Avenue, CT9 5QH. Arlington Car Park is operated and managed by SMART parking. The car parks cost £9 for all day parking.

No, but guests are welcome to bring their own.

No, there is no storage for buggies on site.

Our full park and venue terms and conditions can be viewed here.

You can read our accessibility policy here.

Visit our Rides section on our website for more details on our line up this year. We’ve included applicable height restrictions in the descriptions of the rides. Find out more here.

Yes! It was not the wood that was listed it was the structure, design and location of the railway. It has been lovingly re-built under the watchful eye of English Heritage.

The Whip and the Corbiere Wheel are being stored by our partners at The Dreamland Heritage Trust for future development.

During wet weather conditions it may be necessary to temporarily close some of our rides and in cases of high winds the Big Wheel. If this happens, we will do everything within our power to open these rides as soon possible.

Please refer to our Accessibility page for information.

You can read our accessibility policy here.

Our outdoor park, rides, amusements, roller disco and retro arcades are operated on a seasonal basis normally from spring through to summer.
During the winter months, we have a great line up of live music and events and you can find out more by checking out our What’s On Pages Here.

Anyone under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

We offer shoes all the way down to a kids size 8.

The Roller Room may be closed for some events. Please check the Roller Room opening times before you travel.

You can read our accessibility policy here.

Our full park and venue terms and conditions can be viewed here.

Our outdoor park, rides, amusements, roller disco and retro arcades are operated on a seasonal basis normally from spring through to summer.
During the winter months, we have a great line up of live music and events and you can find out more by checking out our What’s On Pages Here.

If your query is ticket-related, please contact our ticketing partner AXS here. If you have purchased your ticket from one of our other authorised ticket sellers (including See Tickets, DICE, Skiddle, and Resident Advisor), please refer to their individual websites for customer service information.

Dreamland is a responsible licenced event venue where the safety and security of our guests is a top priority.

The event management team, together with our security and medical providers, work closely with the emergency services to provide a safe place from which to enjoy live entertainment.

Each event is risk assessed and audience profiled to ensure we have relevant security measures in place. These details are communicated to Kent Police in advance of the event and can include covert officers, drug detection dogs, general purpose patrol dogs, various levels of personal and bag searches, age identification and Security Industry Authority (SIA) officers.

Our entire site is covered by CCTV which is viewed and recorded from a dedicated Operations Control. Additionally, all our security officers wear Body Worn Video devices.

We urge our guests to help us ensure that Dreamland maintains its high standards of safety by alerting a member of staff or security should you see something that doesn’t look right or an incident that should be brought to our attention.

The concert will go ahead rain or shine, unless decided by the management and artist that it is unsafe to continue. Please ensure you bring adequate clothing for the weather conditions on the day.

Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. The ticket purchaser is required to bring ID alongside their ticket to gain entry to the event. Letters of authorisation will be accepted in place of the original ticket purchaser’s ID. Dreamland reserves the right to refuse admission if these terms are not adhered to. If you have booked your tickets through one of our authorised ticket agents (e.g. AXS, See Tickets, DICE, Skiddle, Resident Advisor), please refer to your ticket or email confirmation for further information on terms and conditions, and their contact details.

If an event is cancelled, our Guest Services team will be in touch with you. If you have booked your tickets through one of our authorised ticket agents (e.g. AXS, See Tickets, DICE, Skiddle, Resident Advisor), please refer to your ticket or email confirmation for further information on their cancellation policy and contact details.

Our outdoor park and Scenic Stage area are accessible for wheelchair users and there is a dedicated Accessible Platform, which must be booked prior to arrival. All Accessible tickets will need to be booked in advance via the Dreamland website. When you book an accessible ticket, you will receive a complimentary carer / personal assistant ticket alongside.  Proof of eligibility will need to be provided alongside your ticket on entry to the event. If you have any specific access needs, please contact us prior to the event on customerservices@dreamland.co.uk.

Many of our events are managed by external promoters and so we often do not have full details of exactly what the production will involve until very close to the day of the show. Most of our events will contain flashing lights and use of haze as standard. We make every effort to advertise on doors of the event if this is the case.

Most of our events have age restrictions, in which case you will need to provide proof of age on entry. Please refer to the individual event page for the age restrictions of that specific event. When purchasing alcohol, if you appear to be under the age of 25, you may be asked for proof of age. We reserve the right to refuse to serve you alcohol if you do not have valid photographic ID.
Acceptable forms of ID to prove you are over 18 include:
• A photo driving licence
• A passport
• A proof of age card, such as the PASS card from the national Proof of Age Standards Scheme.

For outdoor ticketed events, we do not operate a cloakroom.

If you’ve lost something whilst with us, please send an e mail to our customer services team on customerservices@dreamland.co.uk and they’ll search lost property to see if it has been handed in.

Portable seating is not permitted in the concert arena. Food and drink must not be brought into the park; there are a number of outlets available to purchase food and drink from. Please note that guests will have to pass through security and bag searches to enter all ticketed events. Please refer to the full park entry terms & conditions here for more information.

There are baby changing areas available in the toilets/welfare areas on the park.

The Arlington Car Park is a multi storey car park just around the corner from Dreamland on All Saints Avenue, CT9 5QH. Arlington Car Park is operated and managed by SMART parking. The car parks cost £9 for all day parking.

PLEASE ENSURE YOU PURCHASE THE CORRECT PARKING TICKET, ALLOWING PLENTY OF TIME TO RETURN TO YOUR CAR. FINES WILL BE ISSUED BY SMART PARKING IF YOU EXIT THE CAR PARK WITHOUT PAYING THE CORRECT PARKING CHARGE.

For ticketed events, only ticketholders for the event will have access to the park during the event.

You can read our full specific venue, tickets & admission T&C’s here.

Our full park and venue terms and conditions can be viewed here.

You can read our accessibility policy here.

You can read our Security policy here.

If your query is ticket-related, please contact our ticketing partner AXS here. If you have purchased your ticket from one of our other authorised ticket sellers (including See Tickets, DICE, Skiddle, and Resident Advisor), please refer to their individual websites for customer service information.

Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. The ticket purchaser is required to bring ID alongside their ticket to gain entry to the event. Letters of authorisation will be accepted in place of the original ticket purchaser’s ID. Dreamland reserves the right to refuse admission if these terms are not adhered to. If you have booked your tickets through one of our authorised ticket agents (e.g. AXS, See Tickets, DICE, Skiddle, Resident Advisor), please refer to your ticket or email confirmation for further information on terms and conditions, and their contact details.

Our Hall By The Sea and Ballroom venues are both fully accessible for wheelchair users. There is an accessible platform available in Hall By The Sea for up to 6 wheelchair users plus their companions / carers or personal assistants (12 tickets, sold as 6 pairs). Tickets for the accessible platform will need to be booked in advance via the Dreamland website. These tickets also provide entry to the unreserved disabled access area. Dreamland offers a complimentary personal assistant / companion ticket alongside all disabled ticket bookings. Proof of eligibility will need to be provided alongside your ticket on entry to the event. If you have any specific access needs, please contact us prior to the event on customerservices@dreamland.co.uk.

Dreamland is a responsible licenced event venue where the safety and security of our guests is a top priority.

The event management team, together with our security and medical providers, work closely with the emergency services to provide a safe place from which to enjoy live entertainment.

Each event is risk assessed and audience profiled to ensure we have relevant security measures in place. These details are communicated to Kent Police in advance of the event and can include covert officers, drug detection dogs, general purpose patrol dogs, various levels of personal and bag searches, age identification and Security Industry Authority (SIA) officers.

Our entire site is covered by CCTV which is viewed and recorded from a dedicated Operations Control. Additionally, all our security officers wear Body Worn Video devices.

We urge our guests to help us ensure that Dreamland maintains its high standards of safety by alerting a member of staff or security should you see something that doesn’t look right or an incident that should be brought to our attention.

Many of our events are managed by external promoters and so we often do not have full details of exactly what the production will involve until very close to the day of the show. Most of our events will contain flashing lights and use of haze as standard. We make every effort to advertise on doors of the event if this is the case.

There will be designated smoking areas located through the concourse doors to the park. There will be no access to the main outdoor park or rides.

Most of our events have age restrictions, in which case you will need to provide proof of age on entry. Please refer to the individual event page for the age restrictions of that specific event. When purchasing alcohol, if you appear to be under the age of 25, you may be asked for proof of age. We reserve the right to refuse to serve you alcohol if you do not have valid photographic ID.
Acceptable forms of ID to prove you are over 18 include:
• A photo driving licence
• A passport
• A proof of age card, such as the PASS card from the national Proof of Age Standards Scheme.

Yes. We operate a cloakroom for all indoor ticketed events. There is a charge for each item deposited. Please avoid bringing large bags and suitcases where possible, as space is limited.

No dangerous or hazardous items, lasers, chairs, stools, spray cans, professional cameras, glass, illegal substances, flags, banners, poles. Masks will be removed for security search. Please note that guests will have to pass through security and bag searches to enter all ticketed events. Please refer to the full park entry terms & conditions here for more information.

The Arlington Car Park is a multi storey car park just around the corner from Dreamland on All Saints Avenue, CT9 5QH. Arlington Car Park is operated and managed by SMART parking. The car parks cost £9 for all day parking.

PLEASE ENSURE YOU PURCHASE THE CORRECT PARKING TICKET, ALLOWING PLENTY OF TIME TO RETURN TO YOUR CAR. FINES WILL BE ISSUED BY SMART PARKING IF YOU EXIT THE CAR PARK WITHOUT PAYING THE CORRECT PARKING CHARGE.

For ticketed events, only ticketholders for the event will have access to the park during the event.

You can read our full specific venue, tickets & admission T&C’s here.

Our full park and venue terms and conditions can be viewed here.

You can read our accessibility policy here.

You can read our Security policy here.

We have decided to suspend our Dreamland Membership Scheme, in its current form, for the time being.

As a member, you will already have received two emails from us about your Dreamland Membership. If you missed these, or they happened to go into your junk mail, all you need to do is complete and return a refund form before Friday 30th September 2022. You can find the form in the Members section on our website here.

We love welcoming groups at Dreamland. Please email customerservices@dreamland.co.uk or call 01843 267026 for more information. You will be able to pay for your group tokens at the main token booth on the day of your visit, but we must know how many will be in the group, prior to your arrival, so we can have the tokens ready and waiting for you.

You can read our accessibility policy here.

Our full park and venue terms and conditions can be viewed here.

Our outdoor park, rides, amusements, roller disco and retro arcades are operated on a seasonal basis normally from spring through to summer.
During the winter months, we have a great line up of live music and events and you can find out more by checking out our What’s On Pages Here.

We can’t promise that every detail that you remember will be there but every nook and cranny of the new Dreamland will be touched by the hand of a designer. We do promise that there will be nowhere quite like Dreamland.

For full dates and opening times, please check our website.

Our outdoor park, rides, amusements, roller disco and retro arcades are operated on a seasonal basis normally from spring through to summer.
During the winter months, we have a great line up of live music and events and you can find out more by checking out our What’s On Pages Here.

We’re afraid we don’t have a camping area at Dreamland. However, there are a number of hotels in the area and we are only a five minute walk from Margate train station.

Only registered assistance dogs are permitted to enter the park.

Yes, there will be designated areas throughout the park. Smoking will not be allowed in any other areas.

Yes. There will be alcohol served in designated areas. If you are buying drinks, please ensure you do not leave these areas when drinking them. You will also need to show proof of age when buying alcohol.

Yes, there are a variety of food outlets on park. You can find out more about food and drink options here.

Our full park and venue terms and conditions can be viewed here.

You can read our accessibility policy here.

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