heritage open day
England’s largest festival of history and culture
Every September thousands of volunteers across England organise events to celebrate our fantastic history and culture. Join us at Dreamland Margate for a weekend of FUN, FREE activities*
Celebrating Heritage Open Days 2023 - 16th-17th September
*Some workshops have limited number capacity limited so please reserve your space
KIDS CIRCUS SKILLS
Channel you inner Showman this Open Heritage Day!🎪🎠🤹♂️🎡
In honour of Margate's Greatest Showman, Lord George Sanger, and to celebrate Dreamland's magnificent circus history, join us for our" Kids Circus Skills workshop" hosted by the wonderful
THIS BEAN SPINS
📍Saturday 16th September 2023
📍Ballroom at Dreamland Margate (Hall by the Sea Road CT9 1XP)
as we celebrate Open Heritage days.
📍Learn impressive tricks with lots of circus props including spinning plates, balancing feathers, juggling scarfs, hula hoops, mini stilts and more!Come dressed as your favourite circus hero!
📍Spaces are limited so please book to reserve your space.
Recommended age suitability 5 years+
Book via eventbrite
Maximum workshop capacity 20
Join us as we take a look back at Britain's 'Greatest Showman" Lord George Sanger, who in the 1870's brought his menagerie of animals and zoological gardens to Dreamland, Margate.
Find out about this fascinating Victorian circus innovator, the performers he brought to Margate, and how his influence shaped the future of our town.
Brought to you by local historian Carl Hudson.
Date: Saturday 16th September 2023
Location:Ballroom at Dreamland Margate
Book today or simply turn up on the day
tILES OF JOY
CLAY TILE WORKSHOP
Come and create a Dreamland inspired tile and become part of the larger project!
Join us on Sunday 17th September between 11am- 3pm and create your own tile to add to the project!
Jayne Wright began this ambitious community art project with a Margate WI workshop in February 2023.
The collection of tiles is growing all the time with Thanet WIs, Girl Guides, Thanet Schools, Margate Caves, Turner Contemporary, Ramsgate HSAZ and local businesses joining the Joy.
Spaces are limited to 100 tiles, so do book if possible to avoid disappointment or simply turn up on the day!
PINBALL CARDBOARD ARCADE
Join us for on SUNDAY 17th SEPTEMBER from 11am when the fabulous PINBALL GEOFF from the award winning TV show
The Repair Shop
will be hosting a ‘Cardboard Arcade’ workshop✨
Come create your own arcade game inspired by Dreamlands historic arcade games 👾🕹🤩
NO BOOKING REQUIRED!
Turn up on the day between 11am and 3pm