Since RecFest’s inception, we have always been on the hunt for vibrant, cutting edge venues that break the traditional corporate event mould. In previous years, RecFest has been hosted on a boat going down the Thames, Borough Market, in a field split between 5 big top tents…so of course the next natural step would be to take over the oldest-surviving amusement park in Great Britain.
First opening in 1920, Dreamland was built to emulate American amusement parks of the time. It was an instant success with the scenic railway being a popular attraction, boasting panoramic views of the coast and thrilling drops and turns.
Dreamland has a long and storied history, proving itself to be a cultural landmark. From being an interrogation centre during World War 2 to being a Mod Rocker haven hosting greats such as The Rolling Stones and The Who, the history of the park cannot be understated.
See a more in-depth history of Dreamland here.
Margate was one of the original English coastal holiday destinations but has since reinvented itself as a seaside town with a hip twist. Nowadays, it is a trendy artistic town attracting artists from across the country.
Some of the local highlights:
Turner Contemporary Gallery
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.