Dreamland announces packed programme of free Summer events

Dreamland Margate has announced a packed summer holiday programme.

From July 21, the peak season begins and the park will present a weekly programme of free events and entertainment throughout the summer holidays.

Week days

Mondays mean magic; with pop-up shows and workshops around the park.

Tuesdays will have sports and games, including street football skills coaching and family fun with move and groove dance workshops for youngsters and their parents.

Wednesdays bring the very best live circus acts in association with The Coasters Touring Network, including: Dizzy O’Dare’s Giant Balloon Show, Le Cirque du Platzak – think acrobatics, fire and much more, and the Strong Lady, who displays exhilarating feats of strength performed with elegance.

Thursdays are family focused and include a blockbuster line-up of special guest appearances by favourite TV characters including Peppa Pig and Family, PAW Patrol and Octonauts, as well as other pop-up entertainment acts throughout the park.

Sunset Sessions

The Sunset Sessions continue into summer and are extended to Fridays and Saturdays, giving guests the chance to ride, dine and dance with live music and entertainment from 7pm and the park staying open until 10pm.

Acts taking to the Scenic Stage over the summer include Sam and The Womp, The Correspondents, Dub Pistols, Trojan Sound System, Sister Bliss from Faithless and there’s an indie DJ battle with The Charlatans’ Tim Burgess versus Blur’s Dave Rowntree.

Free to enter, Dreamland’s Sunset Sessions are a great way for visitors to spend their night or end their day; with a range of  street food on offer at The Friendliest Food Court Ever and bars including the Treetop Bar and Slide Bar to enjoy.

The park will offer unlimited ride wristbands at £12.50 for Big Kids (over 1.25m) and £9 for Little Kids (under 1.25m). Free tickets to the sunset sessions are bookable in advance online.

Continuing the music line-up throughout the summer will be the Battle of the Bands. Taking place on Sundays, the best musical talent around will compete on the Scenic Stage to become the inaugural champions.


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Ticketed events for the summer include the exciting arrival of the World’s Biggest Bouncy Castle and the return of the daredevil motorcycle attraction – Messham’s Wall of Death.

Upcoming events

20 July – Toots and the Maytals
22 July – Slaves
22 July – Slaves DJ set (free)
22 July-6 Aug – Wall of Death arrives
23 July – Battle of the Bands (free)
26 July – Arrr We There Yet (free)
27 July – Peppa Pig and family appearance (free)
28 July – The Correspondents (free)
30 July – Battle of the Bands (free)
2 Aug – Strong Lady (free)
4 Aug – Bring Your Own Brass (free)
5 Aug – Trojan Sound System (free)
6 Aug – Battle of the Bands (free)
9 Aug – Sur Mesure (free)
10 Aug – PAW Patrol – Chase and Marshall appearance (free)
11 Aug – Perhaps Contraption (free)
12 Aug – Faithless DJ set ft. Sister Bliss, Kideko, TCTS (free)
12 Aug – Cockles and Muscles – Margate Pride after party
12-26 Aug – World’s Biggest Bouncy Castle comes to Dreamland
13 Aug – Battle of the Bands (free)
16 Aug – Dizzy O Dare (free)
18 Aug – Jenova Collective (free)
19 Aug – Soho Radio ft. Norman Jay MBE, Ghostpoet, Tasty Lopez (free)
20 Aug – Battle of the Bands (free)
23 Aug – Happy Feet (free)
24 Aug – Octonauts – Captain Barnacles and Kwazii appearance (free)
25 Aug – Sam and The Womp (free)
30 Aug – Cirque Du Platzak (free)
1 Sep – Dub Pistols, Kioko (free)
2 Sep – DJ set Dave Rowntree v Tim Burgess (free)
3 Sep – Battle of the Bands final (free)