• Dreamland Margate, the UK’s original pleasure park transforms into The Frosted Fairground once again for Christmas 2016 weekends and holidays from 3rd December until 2nd January
  • There is a 10% discount of all wristbands for the first two weekends (3/4/10/11 Dec)
  • The first Dreamland Vintage Market will also be 3rd December, 12pm until 6pm and the Dreamland Tea Dance on 11th December, 2pm until 8pm.
  • The Frosted Fairground will be a magical winter experience with Father Christmas’s Grotto, Christmas tree, carols and live music.
  • Unlimited use of the rides and attractions when a cheaper off-peak wristband or membership is purchased.
  • Gift Membership is the perfect Christmas present that keeps on giving. Visit Dreamland Membership for more info.
  • Members of the media and their families are invited on Saturday 3rd December to experience The Frosted Fairground, Grotto, Dreamland Vintage Market and rides and attractions.
  • For more info about The Frosted Fairground, visit The Frosted Fairground

The Frosted Fairground returns this Christmas at the UK’s original pleasure park, Dreamland Margate. For weekends and school holidays from Saturday 3rd December until 2nd January 2017, The Frosted Fairground will transform Dreamland into a magical winter experience for people of all ages to get into the festive spirit. Guests will be able to enjoy performances from local school choirs and community groups as well as music on the bandstand, (during the weekends), pop-up panto, carol singing, Teddy and Betty’s Christmas Show and much more.

Guests can head inside and experience Dreamland Undercover with a yuletide skate on the Roller Disco to those Christmas classics or chance their arm at one of the retro arcade machines to win those stocking fillers! The Octopus’s Garden is full of winter wonder too for the under 8s as Ozzy gets in the Christmas spirit as well. 

Rebecca Ellis, Events & Programming Director, Dreamland:

“We are delighted to welcome back The Frosted Fairground for our second Christmas season. Anyone looking for some festive fun, thrills and good times will be able to enjoy all the delights of Christmas with entertainment from bands, carol singing, parades and much more. Suitable for all ages, The Frosted Fairground will guarantee to get everyone in the festive spirit and spread the Christmas cheer!”



  • Sat 3rd – Sunday 4th and Sat 10th – Sun 11th December: 12pm until 6pm.
  • Open daily from Sat 17th – 2nd January*: 12pm until 6pm.
  • *Christmas Eve, 24th December: 12pm until 4pm.
  • *Christmas Day – CLOSED




In the midst of the Scenic Railway, guests can help the Elves get organised this Christmas ahead of meeting the big man himself, Father Christmas. Little ones can enjoy a great festive interactive experience. They will help Angus the Elf sort the coloured baubles in their correct jars, help Betty Bear mix the magic reindeer food and as a treat they can take away their own bag of food to leave out for Christmas Eve! With all the tasks completed, little ones will become honorary elves and as a reward, will step into the Grotto, have their picture taken with Father Christmas and receive a traditional gift. The experience, photograph and gift are all included in the ticket price of £9.95 per child standard entry, £8.95 for members. The Grotto will be running from 1pm until 5pm everyday of The Frosted Fairground, except for Christmas Eve, when it will be open 11am until 3:30pm. 10-15 minute sessions. Ideal for children aged 2 to 12.  Under 2s can opt for a photograph only option. Christmas Grotto



Enter into a magical festive story telling den in The Frosted Fairground and enjoy a special reading of “The Night Before Christmas,” by one of the Fun Fairers.



Dreamland mascots, Teddy and Betty Bear introduce their Christmas Show. Guests can join them in their festive living room at the Garden Stage, and get involved in the show and all the fun and games.


It’s not Christmas without a good ol’ pantomime! The Pop-Up Panto, lead by the Fun Fairers will be in and around the park entertaining guests as they soak up the joyful atmosphere. With more glitter, sparkle and song than ever before, guests will be able to choose classics such as Jack in the Beanstalk, Cinderella and Aladdin and even participate in them. “Oh no they won’t! Oh yes, they will!”



Armed with a portable front door and a full repertoire of classic carols the Fun Fairers will serenade those guests who knock on the door…when will you slam the door?


The Dreamland Ark Animal Experience returns for the Frosted Fairground with a multitude of cuddly and creepy creatures! Guests can find out a number of interesting facts about each animal, their personalities and characters all in an undercover space. Unlimited access when a wristband or membership is purchased. 

For more info about each attraction, visit The Frosted Fairground

As well as all of the attractions, guests can enjoy all the usual favourite rides, at off-peak prices! Guests can experience all the fun of the Christmas fair with unlimited rides and attractions starting from only £7 for a wristband when booked in advance online. Plus, when any wristband is purchased, guests will get one free “Little Kid” wristband for anyone under 90cms. 



The perfect gift that will last a year! Give the gift that keeps on giving with a Dreamland Membership, this Christmas. From as little as £25 and with peak, (Cherry on Top) and off-peak, (Sprinkles) options, Amusement Park membership enables guests to ride unlimited, whilst the NEW Octopus’s Garden and Roller Disco memberships give unlimited access to those areas. All members get priority booking and discounts off a range of events as well as discounts off food, drinks and the Dreamland Shop. Guests can purchase Gift Memberships online at Dreamland Membership or at the Dreamland Membership lounge. T&Cs apply.




The UK’s original pleasure park, Dreamland Margate is hosting the first very Dreamland Vintage Market on Saturday 3rd December. From 12pm until 6pm, traders selling vintage, antique, up-styled, repro and industrial stock will be providing an eclectic alternative to high street shopping, perfect for all those unique Christmas presents for loved ones.

Being the first Dreamland Vintage Market and held in the newly refurbished Hall By The Sea will mark another great milestone in Dreamland’s history. The iconic venue has hosted gigs by famous bands such as The Who and The Rolling Stones, who have both performed there during the 60s and 70s. Hall By The Sea is a fitting venue for all things vintage due to its long heritage, prior to the amusement park being named as Dreamland.

Filled to the brim with unique and stylish present ideas, the Dreamland Vintage Market will provide endless distinctive goods at bargain prices. Combining with that unmistakable Christmas atmosphere, guests can really get into the festive spirit with a memorable shopping experience for all. For more info about the Dreamland Vintage Market, visit Dreamland Vintage Market

Guest admission is £1 online in advance or £3 on the door. Dreamland Members enter for FREE. For more info about Membership, visit Dreamland Membership


There is still time for those vintage traders out there who wish to sell their wares in the first Dreamland Vintage Market. The location offering a plethora of facilities and benefits on the day with good on-site facilities, including cash point, free wi-fi, eateries, plus professional marketing and social media support making this unique market the perfect way to get their product into the hands of their targeted audience at the perfect time of year! To register interest, traders should visit Dreamland Vintage Market



Continuing with the vintage theme and returning for a Christmas edition, the Dreamland Tea Dance is a slice of strictly at Margate! Guests can enjoy an extended dance session with music in the beautifully restored 1920s Ballroom. Ms Tequila Slammer Anna will be the hostess for the afternoon, offering demonstrations and tuition. Participants can take part in the traditional tea dance from 2pm and stay for the new swing section from 5pm.

Plus with live music from 78 RPMS, the Dreamland Tea Dance will be a chance for dancers to dust off their shoes and enjoy sequence and social dance with a mix of Ballroom, Latin, Swing and Argentine Tango. All abilities welcome! All tickets include a beautiful cream tea. 

Prices are as follows:

  • In adv: £14.95
  • In adv Vegetarian: £14.95
  • In adv OAP: £12.95
  • In adv OAP Vegetarian: £12.95

Discounts for Members

For more info, visit Dreamland Xmas Tea Dance

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