Scare festival, Screamland, will return to Margate in Kent for its third year this October.

Taking place every Friday and Saturday evening from Friday 13th to Saturday 28th October, Screamland will offer visitors a live, immersive and theatrical experience which will includes mazes and sideshows featuring professional actors to engage and interact with.

The experience is said to be individual to each visitor and organisers warn of ‘sights, sounds and smells like no other’.

Ticket holders to Screamland will also have unlimited use of Dreamland’s rides, which includes dodgems, merry-go rounds and helter skelters

Groups of 15 or more are entitled to discounts at Screamland.


Dreamland is an amusement park which dates back to the early 1860s. In its heyday it included a zoo, a miniature railway, a 2,220-seat cinema, cafés, restaurants, bars, retail and a 2,000-capacity ballroom which played host to The Who, The Yardbirds and The Rolling Stones, amongst others.

Today Dreamland continues to bring old-fashioned British seaside amusement to Margate with rides, sideshows and traditional fairground games suitable for all ages, as well as a Roller Room where groups can put on skates and roller skate to music.

What else can groups do in Margate?

Groups visiting Margate can also visit Turner Contemporary, an art gallery showcasing temporary and historical art, including the work of British painter JMW Turner, who regularly visited the town.

Situated on the seafront of the town, the art gallery also has a rolling programme of exhibitions by international contemporary artists. The 2017 programme of exhibitions includes Phyllida Barlow: ARTISTS ROOMS and Michael Armitage: New and recent paintings. Taking place from 27th May to 17th September the exhibition will bring artists, young people, students and teachers with audiences to celebrate the role of art in society across generations and cultures.

Other exhibitions at Turner Contemporary in 2017 include Entangled: Threads and Making (28th January to 7th May) and Jean Arp: The Poetry of Forms; Tracey Emin, My Bed and JMW Turner, Petworth (7th October to 14th January 2018).

For more information and to book tickets to Screamland, click here.