Dreamland is an integral part of the history of Margate. First opening in 1920, Dreamland was built to emulate American amusement parks of the time. In line with the spirit of RecFest, it boasts thrills and excitement for all who attend. From being an interrogation centre during World War 2 to being a Mod Rocker haven in the 60s, the history of the park cannot be understated.
Getting to Margate could not be easier! Margate might be at the tip of Kent, but it still has great connections to the rest of the country. Being near the M2, having regular trains to London St Pancras and Victoria and having an international connection from the Eurostar, Margate might be easier to get to than you might think…
How to get to Dreamland
Margate is very well connected via rail, with frequent direct trains to and from London St. Pancras and London Victoria. From Margate Train Station, it is only a short seafront walk to Dreamland which we will be signposted on the day. This will be manned by event stewards to help lead the way.
Margate has excellent road links with the M20 and M2 being close by. Round the corner from Dreamland is the Arlington Car Park, located on All Saints Avenue, CT9 5QH.
Plan your journey: ww.theaa.com
Bus / Coach
National Express runs a national network of coach services. Coaches run from London Victoria to various stops in Margate and take approximately 2 hours.
Check out routes here: www.nationalexpress.com/en/destinations
For local travellers, frequent bus links mean that travelling around Thanet and to Dreamland Margate is quick and easy. The 8, 32, 33, 34, 36, 56 and Loop are the main bus routes that Stagecoach runs through the towns, stopping in various places near the park.
Plan your journey: www.stagecoachbus.com
Where to stay
Margate has a large and varied selection of places to stay near Dreamland. There are also great options to stay in nearby towns such as Broadstairs and Canterbury or even London.
Holiday Lettings: www.holidaylettings.co.uk/margate
Getting to Margate could not be easier!Margate might be at the tip of Kent, but it still has great connections to the rest of the country.