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Dreamland, Margate • 10–11 July 2024

FAQs

  • How do I get there?
    Dreamland’s entrance is on Marine Terrace, Margate CT9 1XJ; the entrance to the Amusement Park is just to the side of the cinema on Hall By The Sea Road. Link to Google Map Car Excellent road links with the M20 and M2 motorways close-by providing easy links from London. Helpful route planners: www.theaa.com/route-planner www.rac.co.uk/route-planner Driving from France, the Eurotunnel train at Calais will transport you to Folkestone in just 35 minutes. From there, it is approximately a 1 hour drive to Thanet on the A20 and A256, follow the signs to Margate. Bus Stagecoach offer frequent bus services linking Dreamland with Thanet and Canterbury Travelling to Canterbury? You can pick up the #8/8A service from Marine Terrace bus stop just outside the Margate Amusements, a five-minute walk from Dreamland. During the day, buses run every 15 minutes and the last bus taking you to Canterbury will depart at 22:15 (Mondays to Saturdays). On Sundays and Bank Holidays, the last #8 will leave at 21:45. Travelling elsewhere in Thanet? If you’re in Thanet, the Loop serves Margate, Cliftonville, Broadstairs, Ramsgate and Westwood Cross. Running every 10 minutes until 18:30, and up to every 15 minutes in the evenings, pick up or hop off the bus at Cecil Street Council Offices bus stop (outside Thanet District Council Office), just an 8-minute walk from Dreamland. The last loop service destined for Broadstairs via Cliftonville departs at 23:45 (Monday to Saturday) and 23:35 on Sundays and Bank Holidays. If you’re heading towards Westwood Cross and Ramsgate the last Loop service departs at 23:50 (Monday to Saturday) and 23:15 on Sundays and Bank Holidays. Tel: +44 (0) 345 810 1000 www.stagecoachbus.com Coach National Express coaches run from London Victoria coach station to Margate, stopping on Marine Parade just down the road from Dreamland. The first coach leaves London Victoria at 07:30 and the last coach leaves Margate at 18:30 https://www.nationalexpress.com/en Rail Dreamland is just 5 minutes’ walk from Margate train station and is regularly served by Southeastern High Speed services travelling to/from London St Pancras as well trains from London Victoria. The train from London St Pancras takes 90 minutes and a little longer from Victoria, and it’s just 50 minutes from Ashford International station
  • Is there parking at Dreamland?
    You’ll find parking near Dreamland at the Arlington Car Park, located on All Saints Avenue, CT9 5QH and and Dreamland Car Park on Belgrave Road, CT9 1XG. Please note, these car parks are operated by Smart Parking. For the Dreamland car park, he current rates are: Up to 1 hour – £1.50 Up to 2 hours – £3.00 Up to 4 hours – £6.00 Up to 15 hours – £9.00 Parking tariff applies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Is accommodation available?
    We have a recommended list of hotels and Airbnb’s. We are also working to secure favourable rates for local hotels and will be sharing these in due course. Please see our Accommodation page here.
  • What's in place for accessibility?
    Accessibility We aim to provide clear and accurate information to help our delegates with accessibility requirements so you can plan and enjoy your visit. We will be collecting accessibility requirements through the ticket booking form and forms on our website. Equally, if you have any questions or would like to talk with the team, please contact us via email: ukcf@ukcreativefestival.co.uk On the Day Our delegate management will be able to give you information regarding onsite facilities, venue floor plans, access, restrictions and provide any further advice needed to ensure your needs are met. Facilities Accessible toilets are available throughout the venue, and you’ll find their locations marked on the venue floor plans. Please note that some of these facilities are fitted with a RADAR Key, you are therefore advised to bring your own key to avoid unnecessary waits. Gender neutral toilets can be found in the Roller Room. The nearest Changing Places toilet is located at Thanet Gateway Plus, on Cecil Street. More information can be found here. The majority of Dreamland’s venues are accessible for wheelchairs. If you need assistance when visiting, you’ll find members of the Delegate Management and registration teams on hand who will be happy to help. Most of the venue is paved with flat surfaces and paths, although loose pea shingle is used in some areas. Please note wheelchairs are not available to hire at Dreamland, we therefore advise you to bring your own. Quiet space will be available within the venue to provides a space to relax, take medicine if required and take a sensory break. These will be clearly marked on the venue floor plan.
  • How are we being sustainable?
    We are going paperless at the Creative Festival by cutting out all paper handouts and giveaways, and bringing in more digital signage, QR codes and using sustainable materials for any printed graphics. We pledge to re-use or donate any single use materials or equipment after the event and work with as many local suppliers and staff as possible to ensure we use produce that is as local as possible to support the local economy. We encourage our delegates to use public or shared transportation to help reduce the event carbon footprint. Water stations will be located throughout the venue and we urge you to bring your own refillable water bottles, alternatively, we will have branded re-usable water bottles available to purchase.
  • Are there sponsorship opportunities?
    Yes there are sponsorship opportunities at the Creative Awards and Creative Festival. If you would like to know more please complete this form
  • If it rains, will the event still take place?
    The majority of the event will be held inside however the lunch areas and Awards ceremony will be outside. The event will go ahead rain or shine, unless decided by the management that it is unsafe to continue. There will be outdoor cover for the lunch area and Awards ceremony. Please ensure you bring adequate clothing for the weather conditions on the day.
  • What should I wear?
    Please be aware that the awards presentation will take place outdoors so please wear your glad rags but ensure they are weather appropriate!
  • Will there be a cloakroom?
    Yes we will have a cloakroom located at the entrance that can be used during the festival, to hold small baggage and coats.
  • Will you be serving alcohol?
    Yes, there will be alcohol served in designated areas. If you are buying drinks, please ensure you do not leave these areas when drinking them. You will also need to show proof of age when buying alcohol.
  • Will you be serving food?
    Yes, there are a variety of food outlets, including food trucks, on the park for you to purchase food and drinks.
  • List of bars open late in Margate/Ramsgate/Broadstairs
    Lifeboat – open until 1am Sun-Weds, 2am Thurs-Sat Sundowners bar – open until 11pm Mon-Wed, 12am Thurs, 3am Fri-Sun The Britannia – 12am Sun-Thurs, 1am Fri+Sat Arch Bar Lounge + Kitchen – 12am Sun-Wed, 2am Thurs, 3:30am Fri+Sat Waterfront – 11pm Sun-Wed, 12am Thurs, 1am Fri+Sat Enoteca – 11pm Sun, 12am Mon-Thurs, 2:30am Sat+Sun The Royal – 1pm Sun-Wed, 2am Thurs-Sat ROKKA – 3am Sat+Sun The Dolphin Lounge Bar – 1am Sun-Thurs, 1:30am Sat+Sun The Chapel – 1am Mon-Wed, 2am Thurs-Sat Harpers – 11:30pm Tues+Wed, 12am Thurs+Fri, 12:30am Sat Fez – 11:30pm Fri+Sat The Little Prince (UKs smallest pub!) – 11pm Fri-Sun Daisy Margate (on Margate Harbour Arm) - Thursday 6-930/Friday/Saturday 5-10 George & Heart - Wednesday: 17:00 to 22:00, Thursday: 16:00 to 22:00, Friday/Saturday: 16:00 to 23:00
  • List of restaurants local to Dreamland
    Po'Boy - Fish & Chips - vegan options - 7 min walk to Dreamland Buoy & Oyster - Seafood - vegan options - 6 min walk to Dreamland Dive - Tacos - vegan options - 12 min walk to Dreamland The Greek Kitchen - Greek - vegan options - 9 min walk to Dreamland GB Pizza Co - Pizza - vegan options - 6 min walk to Dreamland Ralph's - Pizza - vegan options - 9 min walk to Dreamland Ministry of Pies - Pie - vegan options & fully gluten free - 8 min walk to Dreamland Georgio's - Italian food - vegan options - 4 min walk to Dreamland Lucky Chip - burgers - vegan option - 3 min walk to Dreamland
  • When will tickets go on sale
    2024 tickets on sale date is still to be announced.
  • How can I get help with tickets?
    If you have any problems with booking, please contact ukcf@ukcreativefestival.co.uk and we will be happy to assist.
  • Young creatives go free, but do I still need to register for a ticket?
    Yes, you can register for a free ticket on the Careers Fair page.
  • Do I get a tickets for the awards?
    If you purchase a ‘Full Festival & Awards Ticket’ you will have access to the Creative Circle Awards ceremony within your ticket. If you buy a ‘Festival Pass’ you will not be given access to the Awards ceremony. Alternatively you can purchase a ‘Creative Circle Awards Ceremony’ solely for the Creative Circle Awards, and not the Festival.
  • Is my ticket refundable?
    Tickets are not refundable. The UK Creative Festival reserves the right to modify, suspend or cancel the Festival and/or these Awards Rules if it considers it necessary or appropriate to do so, including if there is any actual or anticipated breach of applicable law, or if there are technical failures, unauthorised human intervention or other causes that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness or proper conduct of the UK Creative Festival Awards, or if modification, suspension or cancellation is necessary due to an event outside UK Creative Festival’s reasonable control.
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