44 things to see and do in Thanet, August 18-20

Final day of Broadstairs Folk Week Photo Louis McLaren

Broadstairs Folk Week

Last day Friday August 18

Your last chance to enjoy concerts, children’s fun, gigs, dances and more on the final day of the annual Broadstairs Folk Week.

Includes Printed Painted Polished

Three Thanet artists bringing something different to the Broadstairs Folk Week Craft Market

Printed, Painted, Polished is a mini collective that will be offering a variety of hands-on and educational activities throughout Broadstairs Folk Week (11th-18th August) in the Craft Market.

Exclusive to Folk Week, these will include print your own limited edition postcard sessions, Initial/texture your own silver pendant (whilst learning about working with silver), and watercolour painting demos.

Gem Blastock, Sian Morgan and Jessica Newby are the artists forming ‘Printed, Painted, Polished’; an environmentally conscious collective.

Last day also includes Suntou Susso Supported by Dan Sealey

August 18, 2pm-4pm, Queens Road Baptist Church

Suntou Susso is a multi-instrumentalist: Kora player, percussionist, singer and composer from The Gambia.

Born a Griot in a 700-year old tradition, the Kora – harp-lute with 22 strings – is unique to the Griots of the Mandinka people. Griots have a unique societal role as oral historians, transmitting and preserving a people’s culture through the generations in song, music and poetry.

Suntou has played the festival circuit including WOMAD, Shambala, Wilderness Festival, Hay Festival, Beyond the Border and more.

Suntou’s family includes some of the world’s most well-respected West African musicians, including Seckou Keita, Solo Cissokho and Sura and Mamudou Susso.

Tickets: https://broadstairsfolkweek.org.uk/artist/suntou-susso/

More details and online booking on the website at www.broadstairsfolkweek.org.uk.

Follow on Facebook – The Official Broadstairs Folk Week Facebook https://www.facebook.com/BroadstairsFW/

Cliftonville Night Market

August 18, 5pm-9pm, The Oval Bandstand and Lawns

Street food, music, vintage, arts & crafts, and artisanal goods

You’ll be able to buy goods from local makers and pick up a range of tasty dishes from Kentish food stalls while taking a seat in the bandstand amphitheatre to enjoy some free live music and entertainment.

Sandra Art4All Summer show

Sandra Art4All Art Studio presents 12 local artists with a varied range of abilities and learning impairments who are exhibiting their artwork in the Proud 2 Create annual summer exhibition at The Margate School.

Among those exhibiting are five artists selected to be part of the Portfolio Exhibition 2023 at Turner Contemporary in Margate and one artist selected for the Royal Academy London’s Young Artist Summer Show 2023.

There are more than 100 paintings on display, created by artists whose ages range from 13-52 years old. The Sandra Art4All artists are inspired by a wide range of themes, from landscapes to urban environments, and from animals to abstracts, so there will be something for everyone to enjoy.

The exhibition is at The Margate School in Margate High Street from 17th-30th August, open from 11am – 4pm.

Margate mayor’s community awards and family day

Margate mayor Cllr Rob Yates and the Margate Charter Trustees have announced the return of The Mayor’s Community Awards.

A community picnic and awards ceremony at the Sunken Garden in Westbrook next Saturday (August 19) will shine the spotlight on the local grassroots community groups and thank the many unsung people who do so much for Margate.

The event, which will run from 4pm-8pm, is family friendly, open to the community and free to attend. It will feature performances from the Social Singing Choir, a raffle with prizes from local artists, authors, and restaurants and much more.

Residents are being encouraged to come along with their picnic blankets and baskets and use this as an opportunity to meet each other, the hardworking volunteers and workers.

Peter A Leigh (1963 – 2022) A Life’s Work

18th-20th August

Across three venues:

Arts in Ramsgate, 46 High St

Hold, Penstone House, Albert St

Radford House, 18-20 Effingham St

Fri 18th Aug, 10am-6pm (private views at Hold and Radford Hse 6-9pm)

Sat 19th Aug, 10am-6pm

Sun 20th Aug, 10am-4pm

A curator’s talk at 12noon on Friday 18th August, just drop into our space at Arts in Ramsgate for that, no need to book.

Exhibitions, a sale of art and a fundraiser have been organised by three close friends of a Ramsgate artist who tragically died by suicide last year.

Lucy Troubridge, Ruth Rollason and Russell Chater, who are also artists, have organised the events to raise money for Arts in Ramsgate and East Kent Mind in memory of  Peter A Leigh.

Peter, a prolific and talented artist, died aged 59 in October 2022 following the death of his partner David.

He left behind more than 200 pieces of his work which have been given in trust to the three friends by his family.

The sale of the artworks will raise money for the two charities “giving Peter the legacy he deserves, and for something positive to come from this tragic story.”

A Go Fund Me page has been set up for those who would like to donate to the charities: https://gofund.me/59ff3e74

Peter’s instagram is still open @peter_a_leigh_art to see examples of his work.

WET LAND  by Sukey Sleeper

16 August – 3 September, The Lido Stores Cliftonville

Private view 7pm-9pm Sat 19 August

The Lido Stores present a solo exhibition of work by Sukey Sleeper, winner of The Lido Open 2022.

Wet Land brings together a collection of works made in response to the New River, an artificial waterway that runs from Hertfordshire to London supplying the city with fresh drinking water for over 400 years. While the remains of the New River can be followed all the way down to Clerkenwell, since 1946 the channel has completed its journey at the East Reservoir in Stoke Newington, next to where the artist lives.

Since moving to the area, Sukey has been visiting the site to walk, swim, and make drawings and paintings to take back to the studio and shape into new compositions. Part informed by observation and part by literature and storytelling, these paintings document  a year of life at a meeting point of land and water at the edges of the city.

Sukey Sleeper was the winner of The Lido Open 2022. For the past five years, she has lived and worked in London where she studied painting at Turps Art school 2020-22. Prior to this, she studied Classics at the University of Cambridge 2011-15 and Fine Art at Brighton and Hove City College 2010-11.

Margate is like Nowhere

August 18, 7pm, Tom Thumb Theatre Cliftonville

A Gregg Araki night of film + Performance Hosted by Pretzel Cage and Dr. Gothi-Camus

Tickets from £5 Book now

Hassan K / Los Sara Fontan

August 18, 7.30pm, WhereElse? The Centre, Margate

Spanish electroacoustic trailblazers, Los Sara Fontan, and French-Iranian electronic prog man-machine Hassan K.

This is an all ages event.

Tickets  Free / Donation ticket £3 Book now

Drawing Life from Words: Gary Dadd

August 18-22, Pie Factory Gallery in Margate, open 10.30am to 5.30pm daily

Gary has a unique method of drawing by bending his handwriting to form a portrait – often with such detail that at first glance the viewer doesn’t realise they are looking at the written word.

This exhibition showcases people to celebrate: creatives, scientists, writers and leaders. Whatever the icon’s background, Gary finds ways to incorporate meaning through both text and the visual to create a distinctive and inimitable effect. He has exhibited in London, Cambridge and Los Angeles and has sold artwork across the world.

This exhibition showcases his latest new works and a selection of limited and open edition prints from his catalogue.

‘Selfish Crab’ Kids Book Reading & Workshop

August 18, 11am, Crab Museum, 9 Broad Street Margate

Join author Anya Glazer and Crab Museum for a book reading and drawing workshop! Bring Your Own Pillow!

A little about the book: Claude has the most beautiful shell of all the crabs on the beach. It makes him feel special and he’s determined never, ever to part with it. Of course, hermit crabs change their shells as they grow – in fact they often swap with each other.
But when it’s time to swap, Claude says ‘NO!’. His decision spins the hermit crab community into chaos and it means that little Alphonso’s shell is much too big.
At the seaside this is dangerous. Can Claude give up his selfish ways in time to save his friend?

Reading age 3 to 8

This is a BYOP event (Bring Your Own Pillow)


£10 with a book
£5 without

Book now

Ramsgate Soul Train

August 19, Ramsgate Music Hall, 9pm

After a whole year away, the Ramsgate Soul Train returns this Summer with a very special guest: Simon Lee of Faze Action!

Faze Action are one of the few acts, in the modern disco world, who write and create original music. Also with RST residents DJ Hooch and Jeff Levy,

Entry Requirements: 18+

Tickets £10 + £1.50 booking fee Book now

Fiona de Bulat, Joanna Hyslop and Molly Okell

Laurent Delaye Gallery,1 Addington Street, Ramsgate

Now until September 3

This show presents three women artists who are in their own different ways looking at colour and structure.

As a colourist and printmaker Fiona de Bulat looks at the organic forms, layers of saturations and transparency to achieve nature inspired abstract tableaux and themes related to the memory of places, past and forgotten. T

The intimate and distant coexist in Joanna Hyslop’s paintings. Patterns obtained through touch, by taking prints from her own palm, offer something distinctly personal, yet universal.

Molly Okell is a printmaker and sculptor playing with systematic structures and their tensions with free forms, using linocut, lithography, etching, drypoint, collage and steel.

All three artists live and work in Thanet.

The Classroom Book Shop Westgate

August 19, 2pm

Free story time with The Scarecrow’s Wedding

Della Rovere x Sea Shed Beach Dining Pop Up

August 19, Margate Main Sands, arrival from 6.30pm-7.30pm

Della Rovere Pasta presents a 3 course set menu of locally sourced fresh fish with hand made pasta, prepared by an Italian!

Embrace the essence of Italian al fresco dining, and Margate’s great sunsets.

Expect beach fire pits and excellently curated tunes by DJ @mattwalshcv

SET MENU £40 per head

Amuse Bouche – Mackerel and Salmon croquettes served with a glass of Hattingley Brut

Antipasti – Octopus, Celery and Potato Salad. Pan Fried Atlantic Prawn Crostini, Anchovy Cream

Main – Della Rovere signature Ravioli filled with Wild Bass fillet and Cherry Tomato Sauce

Dessert – @lulusgelatomargate Lemon Vodka Sorbetto

So, gather your friends and join us for an evening of exceptional food, beach tunes and a few Negroni’s.

Booking essential 

Deep State in the Park

August 19, 1pm-8pm, Ellington Park Ramsgate

Deep State In The Park – a free pop up event at the bandstand in Ellington Park! Bring a blanket and your choice of tipple, bed in for the day and soak up the festival atmosphere! Food is also available from the Ellington Park cafe.

Event supporting charities Hope: a local non-profit organisation supporting disabled people; and The National Autistic Society.

Annual Safety Bonanza

August 19, 11am-3pm, Dane Park Margate

Thanet Community Safety Partnership annual safety bonanzas. This year giving advice to dog owners about how they can stay safe when out walking. This is a family-friendly event with lots to do for all ages. Enve Canine Services will be providing a dog show so bring along your four-legged friend and see if they win a rosette.

Home by the Sea XV

York Street Gallery Ramsgate

An  exhibition of paintings by owner Mike Samson celebrating The Isle of Thanet Coastline which runs until 30th August.

Continuing 11th birthday celebration drinks on Saturday 19th 2pm-5pm folks.

Also open on Sunday 11-3pm.

Sanctum Futurum: Relics and Forbidden Desires

Now until  26th August, Main Space, Liminal Gallery, 34 Fort Hill, Margate

‘Sanctum Futurum: Relics and Forbidden Desires’ a solo exhibition by Henrietta Armstrong. This new body of work is an evocative exploration of religious iconography and the boundaries of sacred art.

‘Sanctum Futurum’ is a poignant reflection on the complexities of human desire. The works in the exhibition interweave themes of witchcraft, charms and apotropaic practices whilst exuding a queer sensuality.

[email protected] | www.liminal-gallery.com

Moth Night

August 19, 6pm-8pm

Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory

All welcome to this FREE event at the SBBOT Field Centre (CT13 9PF) where we will be looking at the moths recorded here the night before.

Queen – The Live Experience by Queen II

August 19, 7pm, The Pavilion Broadstairs

A Main Event is bringing back to the Pavilion, Broadstairs one of the UK’s most prominent and authentic Queen tribute bands, Queen II.

Queen II recreate the magic, the sounds and the showman ship of a live Wembley concert, blasting out all the electric hits such as Crazy Little Thing Called Love, I Want to Break Free, Somebody to Love, We Are The Champions, We Will Rock You and of course Bohemian Rhapsody.

Doors open from 7pm with support act starting at 7.30pm and Queen II to follow.

Age limit of 12+, under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

Tickets From £19.67 at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-queen-experience-tickets-578941438427

Broadstairs Bandstand live music

2.30pm-4pm both days

August 19 Sue Caroline and The Andy Wall Band

August 20 Invicta Concert Band

Magic Hours Cinema Walk: Margate

August 20.

Come and explore cinema history with guide from Palace Cinema Broadstairs. Re-visiting the town’s love for the sights, sounds and sensations of film from the 1890s to today

10.30am – 11.30am (1 hour)

Meeting point: Corner Fort Road / Mansion Street

The Palace’s Cinema Walks explore and celebrate isle cinemas past and present, from converted sheds and shops to glorious picture palaces, and from buildings still standing to those of which all flickering traces are long gone. Taking in some local personalities and social history along the way, plus lots of archive images, we’ll re-visit each town’s love for the sights, sounds and sensations of film from the 1890s to today.

Bad weather – Cinema Walks do not offer any protection from the weather. In the event of weather bad enough to prevent a Walk taking place eg heavy rain, gale force winds, participants will be given the choice of an alternative date or a full refund.

Tickets £7 Adult, £6 Concession, £3.50 Under-15, Free – Carer accompanying disabled participant Book now

World Helicopter Day Fly In & BBQ

August 20,Polar Helicopters at Manston Airport, noon to 4pm

Helicopter Rides: Experience the thrill of soaring through the sky in a helicopter! Take a breathtaking ride and enjoy panoramic views of the stunning landscape.
BBQ Feast: Indulge in a spread of BBQ favourites. Vegetarian options will also be available.

For further information please feel free to call us on 07584064729 or email [email protected]

Summer Sundays Concert: The Bonnevilles

August 20, 1pm-5pm, Free  · The Oval Bandstand & Lawns

The Oval’s Summer Sundays concerts are free-to-enter and take place throughout the summer season

]-Doors, toilets and concessions open: 1pm – 5pm .
-Concert: 2pm – 4pm.

Free tickets via the event page https://www.facebook.com/events/891482758940804/

East Kent Coast Photography Exhibition

August 11-29, Droit House Margate (Stone Pier), open 10am-5pm

Thanet Coast Project and Bird Wise East Kent bring their second East Kent Coast Photography Exhibition. Images captured by local photographers from eight categories;

Coastal Landscape
Coastal Wildlife
Savvy Sea Dogs
Daring Dozen
Human Impact
Good Coastal Conduct
Under 19
Under 12

This exhibition aims to raise awareness of the features and coast of the North East Kent Marine Protected Area (NEKMPA).

Monkton Nature Reserve

Join Monkton Nature Reserve for activities for all the family including making homes for worms, exploring the pond, creating solar ovens and much more.

Sessions are on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 11am and 1pm throughout August.

Prices per child are £3 members and £5 non members which includes entrance to the reserve.

There are also free moth trap mornings included with reserve entrance fee on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 10.15am in the education garden.

Monkton Nature Reserve is a unique environment for British flora and fauna that thrive on chalk-based habitats. It is a charity managed by The Thanet Countryside Trust.

Opening hours: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday 10:30am – 3:30pm.

Find the events page at https://monkton-reserve.org/events/

Revolution skate park and climbing

Offering 3 huge warehouses, crammed full of all types of ramps for beginners and expert riders alike. Users can Skateboard, Scooter, Inline Skate and BMX, all in the safety of the state-of-the-art, immaculately maintained, indoor environment.

Alongside the Skatepark is a further warehouse, which houses the Climbing Centre, and is packed with a diverse range of colourful walls, suitable for all levels of climber.

Housed in between these facilities is a Skate & Surf & Climbing shop with everything you could ever need, along with a snack bar for refuelling between activities.

All staff are fully trained, friendly, passionate and happy to help every visitor have a great time.

Lost Island

Golf and interactive darts at Flamingo Arcade, Margate seafront

From aiming your darts at the board to make a virtual ‘wall’ tumble down or to bag a collection of gold coins to testing your Robin Hood arrow skills – interactive boards at Lost Island Golf in Margate are putting a whole new slant on the game.

Three digital augmented reality dartboards have been installed upstairs at the Flamingo Arcade in Marine Terrace, alongside the venue’s second jungle-themed crazy golf course and a drinks cafe for players.

In augmented reality darts, players throw physical darts at a physical dartboard, but also experience interactive visuals, game statistics, virtual targets, animations, and scoring indicators superimposed onto the dartboard through projected high resolution graphics.

The new crazy golf challenge is another 18 hole course, with a lucky 19th hole. You can either book online or turn up and play. Golf opening times are 10am daily, with last entry 7:30pm Monday to Thursday and 8:30pm Friday to Sunday.

The boards are available to be booked for 1 hour slots from noon daily, closing 8pm Monday to Thursday, and 9pm Friday to Sunday. Boards can be booked for a flat hourly fee for up to 6 players.

Off peak board fees per hour are £25 all day Monday to Thursday, and up till 5pm Fridays. Peak time £35 per hour Friday from 6pm and weekends.

For bookings, head to www.lostislandgolf.co.uk and follow the link to book darts.

Ramsgate Micro Museum

Discover the earliest ways people counted and calculated and then found a way to indicate the important “0”.

​Learn the stories of the thinkers and inventors whose ideas helped develop computing through the ages.  Find the stories of the heroes of computing including Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace in Victorian times, Tommy Flowers the inventor of Colossus in the Second World War and on through the 20th to the start of the 21st centuries.

​Other topics include the contribution made to British computing by Sir Clive Sinclair and the historic firsts in games, sounds, graphics, robotics, computer languages and much more.

1pm-4pm, Church Hill, Ramsgate

Adult  or Child  £5

​Group/Family of 4   £15

​Price Includes all retro games play

Under 3s Free

Cash only

Margate Caves

1 Northdown Road

The Caves were originally dug as a chalk quarry in the 17th and 18th centuries and are 94.2m long and 12.2m tall at the highest point. Originally opened to the public in 1863, the Margate Caves re-opened for the next generation of explorers on Thursday 22nd August 2019.

After visiting the Caves, browse the gift shop and stop off at the community café, popular locally for selling a range of delicious dishes.

The Cafe is open 10am to 4.30pm on the same days as the Caves.

Summer (March-October) Open seven days per week, 10am-5pm, last entry 4.30pm

Adult £4.50

Child £2

Concession £4

Under 4’s FREE

Family (2 adults/2 children) £10 https://www.margatecaves.co.uk/

Lillyputt Mini Golf, Broadstairs

Minigolf fun for all the family, with 12 championship holes and a lucky 13th hole… a must-do activity if you’re visiting the East Kent Coast.

If mini golf isn’t your cup of tea (have a pot of tea all to yourself instead!).

Wheelchair access into Cafe and Tea Garden area.

Adults: £6 Children under 10: £5

Lillyputt Mini Golf
Victoria Parade

Daily from 10am – 5pm daily (weather permitting) Open later weekends/summer holidays/fine weather

The Spitfire and Hurricane Museum at Manston

Museum site, 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.

As well as the collection, the Museum has a small shop and the café (open 7 days a week from May 18th) serves teas, coffees and quality hot food, with an outside seating area.

Visitors are welcome to sit on the benches in the Allied Crew Memorial Garden to relax and reflect, in an evocative atmosphere.

Visitors are able to book a flight in the Spitfire Simulator. The Spitfire Flight Experience costs £30 for 30 minutes. Book your flight from their website here.

Free entry Donations welcome

Shell Grotto

Grotto Hill, Margate

Discovered in 1835, Margate’s Shell Grotto is an astonishing find; 70ft (21 metres) of winding passages decorated with 4.6 million shells.

The walls are covered in images of gods and goddesses, trees of life and patterns made from the shells of whelks, mussels and oysters.

Some think it is an ancient Pagan grotto, others that it is simply an ornate Regency folly; but with no definitive explanation or history, the Shell Grotto is Kent’s greatest mystery.

Group Visits are to be Pre-Booked – https://www.shellgrotto.co.uk/

Open 10am to 5pm, daily during school holidays.

Adult £4.50

Concessions (Students, Seniors (over 60), Registered Disabled, Armed Forces (serving and veterans) £4

Child (4-16) £2

Under 4’s FREE

Family ticket (2 adults & up to 2 children) £10

Dickens House Museum

Celebrating Charles Dickens’ long connection with Broadstairs (1837-1851). It is housed in the cottage that was Charles Dickens’ inspiration for the home of Betsey Trotwood in David Copperfield. According to the reminiscences of Charles Dickens son Charley, they regularly had tea there with Miss Mary Pearson Strong, and her belief of her right to stop the passage of donkeys in front of her cottage became the donkey incident for the character of Betsey Trotwood.

2 Victoria Parade

Adult £4

Child £2

Family (2 Adults & 2 Children) £10

Concession (Students. Anyone unable to access upstairs) £3

Crampton Tower Museum

Friday – Sunday plus Bank Holiday Mondays 2pm to 4.30pm (last entry 4pm)

Crampton Tower Museum is a family-friendly museum celebrating the life and work of a Victorian engineer, transport and local history.

Crampton Tower Museum, on The Broadway, is a fascinating small museum, partly housed in a flint tower adjacent to the Broadstairs Railway Station. The tower formed part of Broadstairs’ first public water supply.

Adults £3, Child (4-16yrs) £1.50, Family Ticket £7.50 (2 Adults & 2 Children).

See website for details of events throughout the year.

Ramsgate Tunnels

Ramsgate’s Tunnels tours take you deep underground to unlock the story of a hidden city, which evolved from the largest and only known Civilian Deep Shelter Air Raid Precaution scheme authorised by Central Government.

The military story is told elsewhere, but very little remains of the civilian story of a front line town under some of the heaviest aerial bombing in Britain.

Adult £9

Senior/Disabled £7

Child £6

Family ticket (2 adults, 2 children) £22

A 50p booking fee applies to Adult & Senior tickets to cover online charges

Find tour dates and info here


Park opens each day at 10.30am for 6 weeks of summer

Programme of live music,  rides, including the Scenic Railway and The Big Wheel, plus slap-up street food, free film screenings and more, summer by the sea is sorted!

Check out the opening times here: https://www.dreamland.co.uk/opening-times/

This Museum Is (Not) Obsolete

Ramsgate interactive museum in Church Hill celebrating experimental and obsolete electronic technology, scientific, telecommunication and musical technology

Various interactive displays and educational material on the history of experimental, scientific and DIY electronics.

History of obsolete lab equipment, telephony, toys, sound, vision and much more

Good for all ages

Visits by pre-booking system 

Tickets £5 Under 13’s FREE

RAF Manston History Museum

Aircraft, displays, photos, models and cafe

10am to 4pm Mon-Fri
Last entry 3:15pm

10am to 4pm Sat-Sun
Last Entry 3:15pm

Adult: £5.50
Child: £2.50 Under 5’s Free
Concessions: £4.50
Carers: £2.50
Family (2 adults and up to 4 children): £16

Rascal Bay Adventure Golf

Manston Road, Ramsgate

Designed in Sweden, the adventure encounters pirates, cannons, an octopus, snakes, skulls, a cannibal’s cooking pot, a crashed jeep, rocks, a volcano, dinosaurs, waterfalls, dinosaur eggs, a treasure chest, crocodiles and two rafts that the whole family will love!

Also available for parties, corporate events and private hire.

To book online, click here.

Adults: £8.75 Children: £6.50 Groups: £32 (4 adults) Family: £25 (2 adults + 2 children) Under 3s £3

Open Mon-Fri 10am-5pm Sat & Sun 9am-5pm

Little Seaside Town

High Street, Ramsgate

A centre for children and families, unlike traditional soft play centres, it promotes imaginative role play in a stimulating play “town” environment.

Each themed set is full of play props, costumes and toys to encourage children to explore and make believe. Everything at Little Seaside Town has been carefully designed to be as realistic as possible, so they can experience and act out real life scenarios.

2 hour session charged at £7 per child. Babies £1.50. All adults will be charged £1.50


Open 7 days per week 9.30am – 5.30pm

Dinky Town Thanet

Pysons Road, Ramsgate

Check Facebook for latest opening times/prices.

Monday – Friday 10am – 3pm (Last entry is 2pm) £3 per child

No booking system – operating on a walk in basis only

Dinky Town is a children’s indoor play centre created to enhance the fun and educational experience imaginative role play brings to a child’s early years.

Dinky Town is suitable for those from walking up to around age 7. Website

Kids Bright House

Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday 10am-3pm; Wednesday & Friday 10am-5:30pm *

Kids Bright House is a family-run, indoor play area for kids from 0 – 11 years.

This is a place for kids to have fun, and mums to relax, have a cup of coffee or tea, and socialise. We also offer fresh, delicious food at our cafe.

There is a baby area for babies under 2, and a host of other indoor fun for children over 2.

No need to book

Toddler group and Tortoise visit every Monday 10am-12pm & Thursday 12:30pm-2:30pm

For more information  See Here.

Free Adult with:

Babes-in-arms £2

Child £6

Extra Adults £1.50 each

Sandwich & Pegwell Bay National Nature Reserve

Sandwich Road, Cliffsend

Of international importance for its bird population.

The site includes Pegwell Bay Country Park, a little gem with stunning sea views, a play area and picnic spot with mobile refreshments nearby – perfect for family fun in the fresh air

Palace Cinema Broadstairs


You thought Romeo and Juliet had problems? Meet Pixar’s Ember and Wade, the fire and water elements whose love affair might literally evaporate them both.

Friday 11 August to Thursday 24 August

Details here

Carlton Cinema Westgate

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem (PG)

After years of being sheltered from the human world, the Turtle brothers set out to win the hearts of New Yorkers and be accepted as normal teenagers through heroic acts. Their new friend April O’Neil helps them take on a mysterious crime syndicate, but they soon get in over their heads when an army of mutants is unleashed upon them.

August 18-24. Details here