12 ideas for February 2023 half term in Thanet

Meet the Alpacas at Quex

Ramsgate Tunnels

Ramsgate Tunnels will be running Deep Shelter Explorer Tours every day from February 13-19 until 19th at 10am, noon, 2pm and 4pm. Tickets can be booked here:


There will also be two of Tunnel Town Explorer Tours on February 16th and 17th at 1:30pm. Tickets can be booked here: https://ramsgatetunnels.merlintickets.co.uk/product/E000023

A family ticket on either Explorer tours (two adults and two children) is £22.

On Saturday 18th February the Tunnels will be trialling a day time run of the popular Railway Tunnel Tou. Tickets can be booked here: https://ramsgatetunnels.merlintickets.co.uk/pro…/SIE000004

The Tunnel displays and small Home Front Museum are free to browse

Lillyputt Minigolf Broadstairs

Lillyputt is open every day during half term, 10am-4pm(ish)!

It has 12 championship holes and a lucky 13th hole.. The Garden Cafe is also open, serving a full menu of tasty treats, from classic toasties, rolls and tea cakes, to the amazing sweet and savoury crepes and their freshly ground coffee.

Entry, adults £6, Under 10s £4.80


Lego Model Exhibition

RAF Manston History Museum, runs until February 19.

Join us for the ultimate family-friendly Lego exhibition open 10am -3pm

Are you a Lego enthusiast? If so then join the ultimate family-friendly LEGO exhibition week.

The Museum is proud to own LEGO models, so why not pop down and enjoy the fun with like-minded LEGO lovers?

LEGO Figure Hunt – Search the Museum and find the hidden LEGO figures to win a prize! Only £1.50

Normal Museum entrance fees apply – Adult £5, Child £2.50, Under 5s Free, Concessions £4, Carers Free, Family (2 adults and up to 4 children) £15

Margate Caves

Look to the Skies, runs until February 19, daily 11am to 4pm

Celebrating Margaret Bryan, amazing former resident of 1 Northdown Road with a themed trail in the Caves about all things astronomical and the night sky.

​Trail free to do. Cave entry prices

Adult £4.50
Child (4 – 16 yrs) £2
Concession £4
Family £10


Bright-Eyed and Bushy-Tailed

Powell-Cotton Museum, Birchington, 18th and 19th February, 11am-3pm

Family-friendly explorer event in the museum.

Everyone will have the chance to see the museum through the eyes of the animals using super-sight equipment and tools.

Follow the trail, visit the ‘opticians’ and test your senses!

All activities are included with your general admission ticket.

Entry Price

Adult £3.50
Child £2.50
Student/Senior £3
3 & Under/Carer FREE

Half Term Make ‘n’ Paint

Hornby Visitor Centre, Margate,  Wednesday 15th, Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th February, 10.30am – 2.30pm

Build and paint a Make ‘n’ Paint kit of the Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vc.

For just £5 per person you get to make the kit, paint it with the correct colours and take it home on a stand!

£1 entry for kids into the museum

Museum (10am-4pm), Café (10am-3.30pm) and Shop will be open as normal and normal ticket prices apply

Adult £5

Children 5-15 years /Senior Citizen £2.50

Under 5’s Free

Family Ticket (2 Adults and up to 4 Children) £12.50

Conservation Fest 2023!

February 16-17, Crab Museum, 9 Broad Street Margate, from noon

Conservation Fest will feature workshops, activities, talks and music for all ages

The Crab Museum teams up with national wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation to organise the first ever Conservation Fest with workshops, activities, talks and music for all ages – and thanks to Crab Museum’s still active crowdfunder and the National Lottery Heritage Fund it’s totally free!

Conservation Fest will provide the public with practical tips and education to help local wildlife get ready for spring. Over the two days attendees will explore the science of conservation in a fun and interactive way, encouraging all visitors to engage with nature and stake their claim in improving their local areas.

Headline performance from avant-garde electro K-pop band Tirikilatops

Activities led by the Windmill Project:
Seed Bomb making workshop
‘Build your own Moth’ workshop
Soil under the microscope: explore soil like you’ve never seen it before!
‘What to grow in your garden’ workshops
Talks on topics such as climate change, decolonising conservation, community science and

Friday evening event will be charged at £5 on the door.

Monkton Nature Reserve

Monkton Nature Reserve is a unique environment for British flora and fauna that thrive on chalk-based habitats. It is a managed by The Thanet Countryside Trust. The grassland contains many species of rare orchids and a variety of wildflowers; the woodland is over 40 years old and a haven for birds; the ponds teem with wildlife.

Activities include:

Trail Walks

Sculpture Hunt

Nature Bingo

Brass Rubbing


Bat Cave

Chalk Cliffs

The Reserve is open to both members and the general public on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturdays and Sundays from 10.30am-3.30pm. Last entry is 2.30pm.

Family £10, Adult £5, Child £2.50


Lost Island

Angry gods, chattering monkeys, a mineshaft that plunges downwards ‘forever’ and a host of interactive features can be found by players at the second Lost Island adventure golf course in Margate.

Based at the Flamingo on Margate seafront the new addition takes crazy golf into escape room territory.

Opening hours and admission

Mon– Thurs
10am – 8pm

Fri – Sun
10am – 9pm

Adventurers £8 – ages 14 and over

Explorers £6 – under 14s

Mini Explorers £4 – under 1 metre tall

Students and OAPs £6 – NUS card required, Monday to Friday

Early Bird £6 – arrive before noon, Monday to Friday

Adventure Team Ticket £27 -4 x Adventurers

Family Ticket £23 -2 Adventurers + 2 explorers

Groups of 6+ £6 each person

Find out more here

Alpaca Experience & Alpaca Trekking at Quex Park Estate, Birchington

Alpaca Trekking/Walking is great for those of you wishing to try an activity of a different nature that takes you away from the hectic hustle and bustle of urban life.

The team specially train Alpacas for Trekking, Experience days, Interaction visits for schools, clubs, societies, families and Special Needs groups.

Enjoy a carefree and leisurely couple of hours with the alpacas and take some alpaca memories home for free.

The meeting point is outside The Watering Hole Cafe.

Experiences from £8.50 per person. Friday – Sunday and Bank Holidays. Open daily during school holidays. Booking is essential

Full details are available here

Active Ramsgate

If getting outdoors and keeping active is your pastime of choice, then Active Ramsgate features activities such as cycling routes, walking trails, birdwatching and kayaking.

The Contra Trail: Ramsgate to Pegwell Bay

Sea It All: Ramsgate to Broadstairs

Town Rounders: Regency, Royal and Riviera

Beach Roamer: Ramsgate to Margate

The Way of St Augustine: Ramsgate to Canterbury

England Coastal Path: Ramsgate to Camber

Augustine Camino: Rochester Cathedral to Ramsgate

Active Ramsgate not only features scenic walking trails, but also family-friendly cycle routes and even kayak routes, all in downloadable, easy-to-use format. New for 2021 is the Pier to Pier Cycling Trail

Download a copy of the latest Active Ramsgate leaflet 

The Spitfire and Hurricane Museum

Displaying the two iconic war planes, and also holding a host of objects and artefacts telling the story of life in and around Ramsgate during WWII. Central to the display are the iconic Spitfire Mk XVI and Hawker Hurricane Mk IIc.

Free entry. Open Tuesday-Sunday, 10am to 4pm

Find more attractions at Visit Thanet here


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  1. This is the tip of the ice-berg, hundreds of buildings throughout thanet need massive remedial work done and then there are those with damp which is not caused by the occupant but through matters beyond their control, its not only private rented property but council & housing association property,

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