Dreamland reveals the number of Bank Holiday visitors – and it’s huge

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A massive 50,000 people flocked to Dreamland for its Bank Holiday opening weekend.

Visitors flooded into the park to check out the new lay-out, restored rides, art installations, street food and eclectic new bars.

On Friday, visitors first enjoyed the all-new Scenic Stage – an outdoor stage in a newly landscaped space with amphitheatre seating.

The first act to play at the new park was Los Angeles band Vintage Trouble, with Dreamland’s  own Hollywood-style lettering in the background. Free entertainment on the large new stage provided a festival atmosphere throughout the weekend.

The fun stretched beyond the park to the seafront, with Dreamland’s restored 1930s pub Cinque Ports and Ziggy’s, Margate’s first rooftop bar, opening to the public.


Photo Frank Leppard Photography

Back in the park, Maximo Park officially launched the state-of-the-art Hall By The Sea on Saturday, and on Sunday, Margate Wonderland festival saw The Kills headline, with other acts including Carl Barat and The Jackals.


Steven Mitchell, CEO at Dreamland Margate, said: “We’re delighted with the success of our opening weekend.

“The high visitor numbers reflect the interest that people have in Dreamland. We are confident that this will be a great year for the park and Margate.”

Half term

Dreamland is free to enter and is open for the half term and weekends until July 21.After that date the park will be open for the whole of the summer through to September.

The indoor areas are open all year round and include the Roller Disco, vintage arcades and The Octopus’s Garden.

Dreamland will be closed for the Demon Dayz gig on June 10.