Easter Bank Holiday fun in Thanet for kids and adults

There’s load to do on the isle for Easter. Whether it’s hunts for the kids or beer for the adults, it’s all on offer.

Here’s our round-up of Thanet fun for the bank holiday weekend.

Today (Thursday)

Easter Egg Trail

Broadstairs and St Peter’s Chamber of Commerce host an Easter trail for children up to 11 years and wearing an Easter bonnet or Easter costume.

The trail will be around the shops/businesses in the town. Children taking part will be required to pre-purchase a token.

Tokens on sale at Expressions and Malcolms in the High Street, and the Bottleneck in Charlotte Street.


Thanet Gang Show

13 April – 17 April

Thursday 13th, Saturday 15th and Monday 17th at 7:30pm plus Monday 17th at 2.30pm

Thanet Scouts and Guides present their annual Gang Show.

Filled with song, dance and sketches, the Gang Show gives an entirely different view of Scouting and Guiding. No camp fires, no tents and no “Ging Gang Goolie”, just young people showing their talent on stage.

Tickets* In advance – Evening shows £9, Matinee £8, FOMT 2 FREE tickets for any performance.
On the door – Evening shows £10, Matinee £9
*Booking fee applies: 50p per ticket holder in person/phone, £1.50 per ticket holder online
Theatre Royal Margate, call 01843 292795

Pie Factory Margate

Uncommon Ground

An exhibition of work encompassing themes of childhood, memory, play and reflection through various processes.

Work by: Paul Atkins, Simon Burbidge

Private View: Thursday 13th April, 6-9pm
Open House: Saturday 15th April, 10am-6pm
Family Print workshop: Monday 17th April, 12-3pm

Easter Half Term Lego Club

10 Cliff Street, Ramsgate

1pm to 5pm

Dickens Festival egg hunt.

Meet at Broadstairs bandstand at 11.45am.

Entry £2. All ages


Tudor House Easter event

Egg decorating and bulb planting on Saturday.

On Easter Sunday, bring in your Easter Bonnets – a prize will be given for the best one.

There will be both indoor and outdoor games, as well as music and refreshments.

Admission is free, but donations are welcome.

A Margate Museums Trust Event

Open 11.30am – 3.30pm

Planet Thanet Beer Fest 2017

14 – 15 April

Friday … Open  midday, last orders 9.15pm, close 10pm – Entry £5

Saturday…  Open  midday, last orders 7.45pm, close 8.30pm – Entry £3

Entry both days free to card carrying CAMRA members

Over 200 real ales, ciders and perries

International bottled beers

Live entertainment both days

Food available

Winter Gardens Margate

RSPCA Easter event,

Woodchurch Animal Centre, Queensdown Road,Birchington


A teddy bears picnic, egg hunt, barbecue, bake sale, craft stalls, face painting, activities for the children, to name a few!
Entry is £2 for adults, £1 for children.
(There will be extra costs for the egg hunt and other activities.)

Ramsgate Tunnels Easter Special Tours


Join  a guided walk above and below ground following the route of Ramsgate’s famous Wartime Tunnels. The tour will be guided throughout pointing out places of interest above ground and telling the Tunnels story below ground. The last half a mile will be underground when you will be following in the footsteps of those who rushed for cover during World War II. You will make your way into the Victorian Railway Tunnel to visit Tunnel Town before receiving a complimentary tea or coffee.

The tour is approximately one and a half miles long and you will be required to descend a short ladder (2.5 metres) to access the underground section.

Hard hats and torches will be provided whilst underground. Strongly recommended you wear suitable footwear such as boots or flat shoes.

Tickets £10  –  Places are limited and online booking is required (click here)

Unfortunately this tour is not suitable for children under 12 years or people with impaired mobility

Starting at The Sailors’ Church, Military Road, Ramsgate Harbour, and finishing
and finishing at Ramsgate Tunnels

Good Friday 14th April 10am

Easter Monday 17th April 10a

Star Wars games

Micro Museum, Church Hill, Ramsgate

14-17 April


For the Easter long weekend, enjoy four afternoons of themed games play as the Micro Museum bring back the popular early Star Wars games on the classic consoles.

Kids (14 years or younger) – come along dressed as a Star Wars character for 1/3 off the cost of entrance. For everyone else – no additional charge for the event…all included in the standard admission. price.

No need to book in advance.

Adult £4, Child £3, Family ticket £8*

Broadstairs Spring Fair

15 – 17 April

Taking place in Pierremont Park, Broadstairs

Three day fair with over 50 stalls, promoting the best of Kent’s food and drink producers.

Children’s activities include
*Art Space
*Face painting
*Easter Bonnet Competition.

Plenty of hot and cold food; ales, wines, spirits and juice. Come and support the best of Kent!

Face Painter – all 3 days​
Children’s Easter Bonnet Competition – Bells, buttons and bows when it comes to bonnets​ – anything goes. (For the under 12s)

​Monday 17th April – Judging 2.30pm at Chamber Office, Pierremont Hall

1] Most colourful
2] Most floral
3] Most inventive

10am to 5pm


Ramsgate Town Team Easter egg trail and children’s stall plus the town’s handmade and vintage fair

Harbour Parade

11am- 4pm

There are 30 businesses taking part. Entry forms from businesses including; Nanny’s Attic, Shakey Shakey, House of Elliot, the Beano Cafe and So Very Last Century, Lovetts in the high street, Custom House Information Centre, Homebasics in Queen St, York Street Gallery and the Daily Grind Cafe in Harbour St.

There will be bonnet making workshop, face painting and Joey the Clown will be making animal balloons.

Easter at Westwood Cross

WIN big this Easter

kmfm and Westwood Cross are offering shoppers the chance of winning a £250 Westwood Cross gift card plus a gigantic 650g Thornton’s Easter egg worth £25.  To enter customers need to show the kmfm Street Team a receipt for £5 or more in one transaction from one of the centre’s stores, restaurants or leisure venues for their chance to win the fabulous prize.  On Saturday 15th April the Street Team will be located outside Primark from 11am – 4pm. The Westwood Cross gift card can be spent in over 40 of the stores and restaurants so the lucky winner will be able to get everything they need to enjoy the new season in style.


Support your local charity

Westwood Cross’ charity of the year is The Gap Project. An important charity based in Thanet, working to improve the wellbeing and quality of life of local underprivileged and vulnerable people. Westwood Cross is hosting an Easter egg appeal – donate your Easter treats at the kmfm marquee located opposite Primark on Saturday 15th April between 11am – 4pm and help make Easter extra special for the whole community.


Fun-filled family activities

At midday on Good Friday and Easter Monday Waterstones at Westwood Cross will be hosting a fun-packed hour of activities. From pin the tail on the Easter bunny, to Easter egg bowling and egg decorating, this free event will delight the little ones this Easter holiday, be sure to arrive by midday for this popular event.


Catch a movie

The film children have been waiting for is now out and available to watch at View Cinema at Westwood Cross. Peppa Pig: My First Cinema Experience promises to be a real treat for all Peppa fans.


Indulge with a delicious dinner

With a variety of family-friendly dining options at Westwood Cross, there has never been a better time to treat everyone to a meal at their favourite restaurant. A definite crowd pleaser, Five Guys offers delicious burgers, fries and shakes. Or why not enjoy a freshly made pizza at ASK Italian – a winner every time.