Dreamland Margate’s Scenic Railway, the oldest roller coaster in the UK, opens, marking the completion of one of the UK's biggest restoration projects...Read More
The re-imagined Dreamland is a world-class UK visitor attraction, providing entertainment for everyone through truly re-inventing the famous seaside amusement park experience.
Working in partnership with Sands Heritage Limited and Thanet District Council award winning multi-disciplinary designers HemingwayDesign led by Wayne Hemingway MBE, Gerardine Hemingway MBE and Jack Hemingway were appointed to deliver the look, feel, smell, taste and sound of a re-imagined Dreamland.
The new Dreamland is a unique vintage-style amusement park with rides, classic side shows, eateries and evocative spaces set within a landscape capable of hosting national festivals, major events and visiting attractions.
The Dreamland project plays a significant role in community engagement, education, training, sustainable employment and boosting the local economy. It is also a major component in the continued regeneration of Margate, spearheaded by Turner Contemporary in 2011.
The Dreamland site is owned by Thanet District Council. The council, working with The Dreamland Trust secured a funding package of £18 million, which includes external funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Sea Change grant, to deliver the first phase of the project.
The 2015 phase one opening of the Dreamland pleasure park has required the herculean effort of many passionate and dedicated individuals to revive some memorable sites including the Hall by the Sea and a 1920s Cinema capable of seating over 2,200 people. We are extremely grateful to the authorities and individuals who have invested time and money in Dreamland and for the unprecedented community support.
The ‘Save Dreamland’ campaign successfully lead to the regeneration of a fire damaged and derelict site, back into a fully operational pleasure park. This is a first for the UK and a monumental achievement that will go down in history. Dreamland is work in progress, there’s so much more to come!
The wait is finally over. The UK’s original pleasure park Dreamland Margate, re-opened to the public on Friday 19 June...Read More