A Review of Dreamland Margate

Earlier this year we were invited to join Dreamland at Margate to celebrate their First Birthday. 

Talking to my parents and grandparents we were saying how nice it is that they are reinvesting in the seaside towns and it was what was needed especially in these troubling times when going aboard is getting more worrying for people with young children. 
Richard was working so myself and the boys met my Nan and Grandad from their caravan and travelled up with my mum and dad. The park has a simple band system or you can pay per rides. I love this way of paying because it means the grandparents who wouldn’t normally go on rides can still come along and enjoy the day without having to pay for the privilege. 


There were some great rides along with some of the old funfair stalls like “hook a duck” but not so much for the younger kids. They had a small area outside just for the toddlers, which has about 3 paying rides and also some buses/boats that are free to play in. Oliver loved the kids rides and if we go back I would just buy him a few tokens to go on thoserides until his a bit older to enjoy the bigger rides. 


Leo really enjoyed seeing the animals which were at the park for the party. He spent ages stroking the snakes and rabbits and really enjoyed watching the spiders among all the other animals. 
I loved the feel of the food court and the seating areas that are dotted around the place, we didn’t eat but my grandparents got chips and really enjoyed them. 


My parents commented that they thought it looked a bit run down with peeling paint etcs, but to me I thought it added to the charm of the place especially since everyone was dressed up in 60’s outfits. The staff all looked amazing and were very friendly stopping to chat to the boys. 


Inside there was loads more to do with a roller disco, a old fashion selection of video games, Modern video games and an inside children play area called “The Octopus’s Garden” we didn’t have time to check it all out this visit but if we were in the area we would make a return visit.  
If you’re in the area or surrounding area I would recommend a visit to Dreamland for a fun afternoon out. I would suggest having a look round first to see if you would benefit for a band or just buying tokens for a selection of rides.
Happy Birthday Dreamland!
Written by Keighley Miles

Crafty crafts: Halloween Decorations

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With Halloween coming up and the cold winter days drawing in, It’s the perfect excuse to spend cozy days indoors doing some Art and Crafts.

These Loo Roll spookies are a ideal craft for toddlers and can be spread over a few restless/rainy days.

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We made Bats, Cats, Ghosts and Spiders.They were so simple and fun to make.

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The first day we just had a painting day with loads of Loo Rolls and Oliver painted them Black, Grey, white and multi coloured (this was Oliver’s favourite one to do).

A few days later and another restless afternoon we started working on making them into Halloween spookies. Below is a quick outline on how we made each one. We made them up as we went along so next time we would do some things different but that’s the fun in doing things your own way there is no wrong or right way. 

The Ghost

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For the ghost we simply laid white tissue paper over the top of a loo roll and glued goggly eyes on.

The Cats

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For the cat we cut a loo roll in half so we got two cats out of one Loo Roll. Then I cut out felt ears (You could also use cardboard) and Oliver glued them and the eyes on then drew on a mouth.

Thinking about it we could have kept them as one Loo Roll and used a pipe cleaner as a tail. 

The Bats

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The bats were really simple again. I cut out the wings from black felt while Oliver glued on the eyes. 

The Spider

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The spider was the most work. We had to divide the bottom half into 8 “legs” then Oliver went wild sticking on as many eyes as he could. 

We are having a Halloween party and we will be using these as decorations for the party. Most people have the supplies laying around to make these so they are a cheap/free way to decorate.