Things to see and do in Thanet during the Easter holiday 2024

Easter fun in Thanet

Easter Disco

March 29, Bar 7 59 High St, Margate, Noon – 2pm & 4pm – 6pm

Easter disco including games, dancing, Easter egg hunt and more.

£8 per child including a lunch box meal / Adults free

Message the Bar 7 Facebook page or call them on 07908965443 to book your space

Easter Food Festival

The Broadstairs Easter Food Festival has a distinctly green theme this year with junior and adult planting sessions alongside hands-on craft and cookery workshops.

Children will be able to try their hands at winding willow, screen printing and rolling sushi.

Each year, the free-to-enter festival brings together almost 100 of the region’s best artisan food and drink producers. They offer an eclectic array of local and regional delicacies, seasoned with a peppering of workshops and demonstrations.

The festival’s Easter bonnets are going regal for 2024 with drop-in sessions of making paper crowns, suitable for even the youngest family member.

All the children’s sessions are free-to-attend.

The food festival takes place on Victoria Gardens from March 29 to March 31. Gates open at 10am closing at 6pm on Friday and Saturday, 5pm Sunday.

Entry is free with ‘Pop a Pound’ buckets for people to donate if they wish.

Oliver Jr

Stargazers Performing Arts take to the stage for their latest show next month.

After the success of ‘Annie Jr’ and ‘Wizard of Oz Youth edition’ last year Stargazers will stage ‘Oliver Jr’ on April 13 at the Centre, Birchington.

There will be two shows, at 2.30pm and then 6pm.

Around 25 young people are involved in the production and the main part of Oliver is being played by Palm Bay student Gabrielle Ross and Holy Trinity Ramsgate student Liam Cannon, who appeared on BBC’s chorister of the year award

The production has been produced and choreographed by Tara Challenor, directed by teacher Hester Smith and the vocal coach is local singer Tara James.

Tickets are £10 per person and available at: http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/stargazers-performing-arts

The Corner community open day

March 30, 1pm-3pm, The Corner coffee house, Whitehall Road, Ramsgate

Crafts, Easter eggs, cakes, hot cross buns and opening of a new garden project. There’ll also be a  bouncy castle assault course, mini-taster sessions for Family Karate, and Glee Club choir, Easter craft for the children and an Easter trail quiz with chocolate egg prizes.

All free.

Thanet Gang Show

March 28-30, The Centre Birchington

Shows at 7.30pm plus Saturday matinee at 2.30pm

Thanet Gang Show is a variety show that is put on annually by Thanet Scouts and Guides. The show has been entertaining audiences for over 70 years, and is returning to The Centre, Birchington after a resounding success in 2023.

The show comprises, songs, dances and comedy sketches in the style of Ralph Reader. This year will have a cast on stage from Brownie Guides and Cub Scouts through to Explorer Scouts and Leaders.

Tickets: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/whats-on/kent/the-centre-birchington/thanet-gang-show/e-mdplmb

Easter Family Feaster

March 31, noon-3pm Parish of the Holy Family, Minnis Road, Birchington

Egg and spoon races, cake decorating, stalls, bouncy castle, barbecue, tombola, colouring competition, raffle and egg hunt.

Free parking at Birchington Medical Centre opposite the church

Park Life

The Thanet Community Safety Partnership (TCSP) is hosting a family event at the Broadstairs Memorial Recreation Ground on Tuesday 9 April, between 11am and 3pm.

The one-day event brings the popular Park Life and Annual Safety Bonanza events together, for the first time, in a convenient community hub.

Some 30 local agencies and partners will offer young people, aged 11 to 25, free and confidential advice and support on mental and sexual health, drug and alcohol use, healthy relationships and personal safety, in addition to careers advice, counselling and more.

Residents of all ages are invited to the outdoor community hub, for practical advice on personal safety. The ‘Community Conversation’ will give local people an opportunity to speak to the team about anti-social behaviour, at an outdoor Neighbourhood Engagement Meeting.

Sports groups will be offering information and free taster sessions for a range of sports including Pickleball, American football, football, skateboarding and more.

The event also features a fun dog show and Enve Canine Services will be on hand to offer free advice for dog owners. Registration for the dog show will be open from 11am, and costs £1 per entry.

Broadstairs Town Shed Spring fundraiser

April 2, noon until 2pm, at the Shed, 3 Oakwood Industrial Estate, Dane Valley Road, Broadstairs

Lots of Shed made items for sale, kids; corner and raffle.

Cliftonville Farmers Market

March 31, 10am to 1pm, Walpole Bay Lawns

40 producers attending each month, local food and drink with a handful of craft stalls.Producers sell meat, speciality pies, seasonal veg & fruit, cheese, artisan bread, vegetarian slices, free range eggs, duck eggs, cakes, fudge, local honey, luxury marshmallows, preserves, wild game, juices, olives, oils, vinegars, fresh fish, shell fish, Russian food, Hungarian specialities, smoked fish, cookies, ginger wine (seasonal), speciality teas, gourmet pies, meringues, savoury tarts, freshly roasted coffee, patisseries, plants, hanging baskets, fleeces and more.

Birchington craft and food fair

March 30, 9am to 3pm, Dog Acre (Station Road, opposite the library)

Raising funds for Birchington events and Christmas lights.

J&L Netball Club

April 2-3, 10.30am to 2.30pm, King Ethelbert School Birchington

Easter Netball School for school years 7-13 featuring London Pulse head coach Dionne De Moubray

Have fun and learn new skills. Limited spaces so book quickly,

£25 session or both for £45

Call 07891725070 to reserve a space.

Open Cockpit Weekend

April 13-14, 10am to 4pm, Raf Manston History Museum, Manston Road

Fire engine rides, open Cockpits, tank rides, Super car Saturday and Ramsgate Old Motor and Motorcycle Club display on Sunday.

Refreshments available. No need to book.

Museum admission prices apply, ride prices separate

Car park off B2050 Manston Road (what 3 words- remarried.mornings.pave)

East Kent Coaching

If you’re looking for an Easter Holiday activity for your children to burn off some energy, East Kent Coaching are once again hosting morning running sessions across Thanet.

Palm Bay Recreation Ground has now been added to their regular venues in Ramsgate, Broadstairs and Margate and there will be separate groups for primary and secondary school pupils each weekday morning from Tuesday 2nd April until school restarts.

Each session costs £5 and full details of venues and how to pay are on the ‘School Holidays’ link at www.eastkentcoaching.com, from where you can also download the necessary parental consent form.

As usual, all are welcome regardless of previous experience and activities are always adapted to make sure runners of all abilities are suitably challenged to improve their running performance.

Contact [email protected] when you’re ready to book or if you have any questions beforehand.

Book pop-up

April 8th, book pop-up with author readings at the Albion Hotel in Broadstairs; children’s story books in the morning, novels for 18+ in the afternoon.

Easter Beer Festival

March 29-30, Ramsgate Brewery Ltd . Pysons Road Industrial Estate, 4 Hornet Cl, Broadstairs,

GADDS’ preparations are underway for Easter Weekend. The Easter Beer Festival will have 12 additional guest cask ales available, all hand selected and collected by Eddie Gadd – alongside the taproom bar serving 6 GADDS’ casks, 5 kegs and a range of soft drinks, wines, and spirits.

Gadds have also brewed a 9% Dark Chocolate Easter Egg Stout. This is a one-off ale that will be pouring exclusively on Saturday, March 30th – once it’s gone, it’s gone!

There will be live music each day, between 2pm and 4pm, from The SuperMicks (Friday) and GADDZUKES (Saturday), whilst Urban Grillaz will be cooking up a feast throughout (expect beer fest classics!).

There will be a free minibus service running over both the days. It will shuttle you between the Gadds taproom and those of Shivering Sands, NorthDown and Wantsum. Family friendly and free entry.

Easter open day and egg hunt

March 29, 10am to 3pm, St Stephen’s Park

Haine Road, Ramsgate, CT12 5NE

Spring offers, egg hunt and refreshments. Walk around the site, see the show home, visit the gated playground and maybe meet a Spring lamb.

Windmill Community Gardens Margate

The gardens hold the first community open day of 2024 with Compost Fest on Friday 5th April
from noon to 3pm

The Community Compost Scheme launches with the informative open day with guest including the team behind Heart and Soil who will be running interactive compost workshops.

There will also be craft activities for the whole family to enjoy, a hands-on cooking demonstration by the garden’s own Adriana, a harvest of seasonal produce on the market stall, Ridan Composter Demonstrations, Spring foraging walks and more.

Tickets are £5 per adult and children go free!

Book your place via www.ticketsource.co.uk/windmill-community-gardens-margate

WonderWorks at Hornby

March 29-April 12

The WonderWorks Margate is gearing up for an egg-citing lineup of activities and special offers for families to enjoy during the school holidays. From delightful bunny trails to discounted entry fees, there’s something for everyone to hop into the Easter spirit!

From Good Friday, March 29th until Friday, April 12th, families are invited to embark on an Easter Bunny Trail throughout The WonderWorks exhibition.

For £2 (plus entrance fee), children can hunt for hidden bunnies adorned with letters to try to find the hidden word and receive a tasty prize. Entry to the Easter Bunny Trail also includes a chance to win a ‘Bumper Hamper’ valued at £50.

As a special treat to round off the school holidays, on April 13th and 14th, children aged 5-15 can enjoy admission for just £1, in addition to the ongoing offer of free entry for children under 5 when accompanied by a paying adult.

Visitors can also enjoy:

Scalextric – Meet the Design Team: Join a free event where guests can meet the minds behind the Scalextric design (see https://www.wonderworksmargate.co.uk/whats-on/  for dates and times)

Motorholics Car Meet: On March 30th, gather in the car park for a free event. Please note that the car park will be closed to visitors, except for those with a disabled parking badge.

Afternoon Tea: Indulge in a delectable Afternoon Tea every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at The WonderWorks café. Reservations require a minimum of 48 hours’ notice.

The WonderWorks will be open throughout Easter from 10am to 4pm, with the last admission to the exhibition and café at 3:30pm. The WonderWorks café and shop can also be accessed without paying to enter the exhibition.

For more information and to book tickets, visit www.wonderworksmargate.co.uk.

CMK Connect programme

Listening events

Drop in and have a chat with the team

Tues 9th April, 11am – 3pm at Park Life in Memorial Rec, Broadstairs

Thurs 11th April, 3pm – 4pm at Quarterdeck Family Hub, Zion Place, Cliftonville

Fri 12th April, 2pm – 5pm at Ramsgate Leisure Centre

Scorcha Skate session

Wednesday 10th April, 3pm – 4pm, Hartsdown Academy, Margate ​

Drop-in and join the team from Scorcha Skate School. All equipment is provided, but if you have your own feel free to bring it along. Wear comfortable clothes and footwear suitable for the weather and the activity. Bring a drink of water and your CMK Connect card if you have one (you will be given one if not).

Meet on the hard court behind the main building, weather permitting, at 3pm.

Yoga and mindfulness workshop

Wednesday 10th April,4pm – 5pm, ARK Cliftonville Cultural Space,Albion Road, Cliftonville ​

Yoga mats provided, but if you have your own feel free to bring it along. Wear comfortable clothes and footwear. Bring a drink of water and your CMK Connect card if you have one (you will be given one if not).

​Contemporary dance workshop

Thursday 11th April, 1pm – 2pm

Quarterdeck Family Hub,Zion Place, Cliftonville ​

Wear comfortable clothes and footwear. Bring a drink of water and your CMK Connect card if you have one

Street Dance workshop

Thursday 11th April. 2pm – 3pm

At Quarterdeck Family Hub, Zion Place, Cliftonville

Boxing with Little Champs Boxing Club

Thursday 11th April, 4pm – 5pm

At Quarterdeck Family Hub, Zion Place, Cliftonville

Yoga and mindfulness workshop

Friday 12th April, 2pm – 3pm

At Ramsgate Leisure Centre, High St, Ramsgate

Football skills with PLYR Academy

Friday 12th April, 3pm – 4pm

At Ramsgate Leisure Centre

Boxfit with Loz

Friday 12th April, 4pm – 5pm

At Ramsgate Leisure Centre

​Details for all sessions at: https://www.cmk-cic.org/cmk-connect-programme

Bright-Eyed Birds

29 March-1 April, Quex Estate, Birchington, 11am-4pm

Watch incredible owl displays from Wide-Eyes Falconry

Challenge Grandpa to a game of boules, test your sister at giant Jenga or gather everyone for a game of croquet with our classic garden games

Embark on a journey to become an adventurous bird spotter and search the museum and gardens for all different types of birds

Get arty with bold bird-themed colouring activities

Tickets  Adult £4.00, Child £3.00, Concession £3.50, Infant FREE, Carer FREE, Powell-Cotton Member FREE Book now

Easter Disco

March 29, Under 1 Roof, Pysons Road Ramsgate

1pm – 3pm and 4pm – 6pm

Put on your party clothes, party with your friends, play games, enjoy the soft play and even meet the Easter bunny!

– Access to the soft play
– Party dances, games and prizes
– All your favourite tunes
– Meet the Easter bunny!
– A children’s meal! (a choice of burger, nuggets or hot dog and chips)
Suitable for ages 5+

Tickets Child: £10.95 / Adult: £2.00 Book now

Easter at Margate Caves

29 March – 14 April. Open Daily 10am – 5pm with last admission at 4.30pm

Celebrate Easter at the Caves with the Flora and Fauna Fairies and a trail.

Messy Mondays return on the 1st and 8th April with fairy and flower themed crafts £1.50 per child

Tickets Adult £5 Child £2.50 Concession £4 Family £12

Quigley Theatre Arts- Zootropolis

April 4, The Centre Birchington, 9am-3.30pm

Singing, dancing, craft and games. Suitable ages 4-11

Cost £30 (sibling discount with one full paying child)

Book by emailing [email protected] or call 07900685632

Punk Nature, Poetry and Sounds Workshop for Young Adults

March 30, 12.30pm to 1,30pm, Windmill Community Gardens, Dane Valley

Join artist Brigitte Aphrodite at Windmill Community Gardens for a wild nature workshop that features punk plants, poetry and sounds!

In this one-hour, gentle, fun and low-pressure workshop, you’ll learn more about nature, record sounds, play with words and respond to the environment, with some exciting writing prompts and activities.

You’ll have the chance to create a soundscape, or sound piece, either as an individual or collectively, which you can use to build on any future work. After the workshop, you’ll also be able to explore Windmill Community Gardens individually and get inspired even more.

You’re welcome to bring a phone/tablet to record sounds to your personal device, and any other writing materials that are useful for you. No other materials are needed for this workshop, and garden tools etc will be provided.

If you have any access requirements that you’d like the organisers to be aware of, please let them know, either in advance, or on the day.  Email  [email protected].

Tickets are for one young adult, recommended for ages 14 – 25 years old, costing £2 plus booking fee Book now

Margate Jetsetters Easter fair

April 7. 11am to 3pm, Westgate Community Centre, Lymington Road

Shows, bric-a-brac, bouncy castle, raffle, tombola, food and drink, facepainting and games.

Easter On The Estate

March 30, 10am to 2pm, Chapel House Estate, Thorne Hill, Chapel Drive, Minster

Easter Egg hunt and cupcake decorating with Wright Choice Events.

Follow the Estate map on their Easter Trail to collect eggs.

Once you have found them all, join them to decorate and take home two delicious cupcakes!

To book, call 01843 881290 or email [email protected]

Tickets  £15 per child

Easter Ramsgate Handmade & Vintage Fair

March 31, 11am to 4pm, Harbour Parade, Ramsgate

Ramsgate’s regular maker’s market with locally-produced and made goodies galore

Live Music at Broadstairs Bandstand – Decades Showband

March 31, 2pm-4pm

Weekend entertainment brought to you by Broadstairs & St. Peters Town Council

Easter Fun Day

April 2, noon-4pm, Ellington Park Ramsgate

The Friends of Ellington Park bring you the Easter Bunny Trail, a Bonnet Competition, a Colouring Competition plus games!

The Easter Egg Hunt is priced at £3 per child. Tickets can be purchased from the Ellington Park Cafe.

Great Eggcase and Scavenger Hunt with BeachArt

Join the hunt looking for clues of our marine life along the shore, and look out for shark and ray egg cases, on this activity that includes sand/beach art at the end!

You will need to wear suitable footwear and clothing for the beach, sand art and the weather conditions on the day.

All equipment is provided by the Thanet Coast Project – although you are welcome to bring your own spades! This event is run with the help of volunteer Coastal Wardens.

These events are suitable for families and especially children aged 4-11. Children must be accompanied by an adult throughout. Please book a ticket for the children in your group. (Up to 4 children per ticket, for a family group)

The event is free, but donations are welcome (suggest £2.50 per adult & child present)

April 2, Margate Main Sands 2pm-3.30pm Meet besides the Nayland Rock Shelter on the promenade – to sign in, before going to the beach (near the tidal boating pool).

April 3, Viking Bay Broadstairs 2pm – 3.30pm. Meet: Broadstairs Harbour, opposite Tartar Frigate area to sign in, and before we go down onto the beach.

April 4, Dumpton Gap, Broadstairs 2pm – 3.30pm. Meet: On the Beach, at bottom of the slope.

The events are free, but donations are welcome (suggest £2.50 per adult & child present) Book now

Brighter Days Market

April 6, 10am-3.30pm, Turner Contemporary Margate

This special market is a great opportunity to meet and buy from small, local, independent artists and makers

You’ll find brilliant shopping from amazing makers, designers and artists. Discover and buy hand-crafted jewellery, homewares, clothing, prints, cards, ceramics and more at @brighterdaysmarkets event at Turner Contemporary

Coastal Crafty Crew Handmade Fair

April 7, 10am to 3pm, Quex Small Barn, Quex Park, Birchington

The Coastal Crafty Crew hold a Handmade Craft Fair every month.

As well as being able to look through a beautiful selection of crafts made with love and care, there is also the opportunity to chat to other crafters, to exchange ideas, to get advice and maybe to learn something new.

Any profits from the tombola are donated to the Birchington Veterans Association

Free parking

Process Arts Festival

April 13-14

A free family arts festival at Margate Caves.

Sparking the urge to create and the passion for making in young people…It will be all about colour, emotion, our senses, still life, life drawing and more…

Depending on space, walk-ins welcome. Stay for the day or pop in for half hour.

Saturday 13th April

10am-1pm Emotion and Colour

What does angry look like? How does the colour yellow make you feel? How can I show love?

Designed for younger children but all welcome. Reading books including The Colour Monster by Anna Llenas and Julia’s Donaldson’s Colours, Colours Everywhere.

As with all the sessions you can make what you feel using the resources available. There will also be a collective project going on should you like to join in. With lots of colour and paint this session will be messy so please wear clothes you do not mind getting mucky.

1.30pm – 4.30pm Playing with Senses

Squelching paint between our toes, drawing with our eyes closed, listening to music, tasting sweet and sour foods. How do these things make you feel? What does it make you want to create?

Sunday 14th April

10am-1pm Fruit & Veg (Still Life)

A mound of lots of different fruit and vegetables for you to draw, paint, eat, use as tools, print with, create sculptures from and more. An alternative take on the traditional still life… and a great one for picky eaters to explore different food without the pressure of eating. Like with all the sessions there will be a collective project but you can also make what you like.

1.30pm – 4.30pm Rubbish Mermaid (Still Life)

The Caves mermaid, swimming in junk, will be a living canvas. As the finale, this session will incorporate and be the culmination of the previous collective projects. A fantastic first opportunity for many young people to experience life drawing. As with the rest of the weekend you will be able to create as you like. A painting, a collage or even a poem?

With Resilience Comes Growth

April 13, 11am to 2pm, Pie Factory gallery Margate

As part of their exhibition Resilience at Pie Factory Margate, local artist Mellissa Monsoon and Birmingham artist Danielle Radway invite you to join their community sculpture, participants can drop by the exhibition space and add their element to the sculpture.

This is a drop-in workshop. Join any time from 11am – 2pm. You don’t need to bring anything: all materials and equipment will be provided. But, if you would like to bring something you’ve already made to add to the sculpture, that’s fine too!

Free Book now

Fireman Sam And the Great Camping Adventure

April 14, 7:30pm – 9:30pm. Granville Theatre Ramsgate

Join Sam, Ellie, Elvis, Station Officer Steele and Norman at the Granville Theatre in Ramsgate

Norman wants to go on an adventure to impress his friends, so when two famous animal explorers arrive in Pontypandy, he decides to follow them into the mountains. But when Norman discovers a rare red squirrel, one of the explorers decides to take the glory for themselves, leaving Norman stranded in a cave. Now it’s up to Fireman Sam to save the day and ensure everyone is safe on their camping adventure!

From £19.25 + £2.50 Booking fee Book now

Ramsgate Tunnels

Easter egg hunt at Ramsgate Tunnels from Good Friday to Easter Monday. The hunt is to find the egg images through the tunnels for the children on the tours with a small chocolate gift from the children that find all the images. Available during tours at 10am, noon, 2pm and 4pm.

Details at: https://www.ramsgatetunnels.org/

Monkton Nature Reserve

The Reserve is open to both members and the general public on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday (Fridays during school holidays only), Saturday and Sunday from 10.30am-3.30pm. Last entry to the reserve is 2.30pm.

This Easter children can take on the ‘bird’s nest challenge’, create special habitats, design suncatchers, make self-watering planters, discover the beauty of bluebells and go on a magical walk with the Warden.

There’s also lunch to prepare, cooked over a fire with the Wild Classroom.

In addition to the splendid reserve, there’s a café, gift shop and book shop to enjoy.

Tuesday 2nd April 

  • 11am Conservation Station 8+ (Members £3 / Non Members £5)
  • 1pm Ant Colony Collage (Members £3 / Non Members £5)

Thursday 4th April 

  • 11am Bug Pots and a Butterfly Wall (Members £3 / Non Members £5)
  • 1pm Egg Carton Geodes (Members £3 / Non Members £5)
  • 7pm Hedgehog Talk – FREE

Friday 5th April 

  • 11am Big Bug Hunt (Members £3 / Non Members £5)
  • 1pm Egg and Nests (Members £3 / Non Members £5)

Tuesday 9th April

  • 11am Nature Easter Eggs and Peek-a-boo Chicks (Members £3 / Non Members £5)
  • 1pm Conservation Station 8+ (Members £3 / Non Members £5)

Thursday 11th April

  • 11am Underground, Overground (Members £3 / Non Members £5)
  • 11.30am Wild Classroom (Members £12.50 / Non Members £15)
  • 1pm Big Bug Hunt (Members £3 / Non Members £5)

Friday 12th April

  • 11am Blooming Blossoms (Members £3 / Non Members £5)
  • 1pm How Does Your Garden Grow? (Members £3 / Non Members £5)

Book at https://monkton-reserve.org/events/

Crampton Tower Museum

Opens from March 29th

Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, & Bank Holiday Mondays from 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, Broadstairs 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.

Thomas Russell Crampton is perhaps chiefly remembered as a designer of locomotives and railways, but he was also involved with gas, water works and the submarine telegraph cable. He was the first to succeed in laying an effective telegraph cable under the English Channel.

From Good Friday 2024: Adult £4, Child (4-16yrs) £2.00, Family Ticket (2 Adults & 2 Children) £10.00. See website for details of events throughout the year.

Dreamland

Dreamland will reopen the park for the 2024 season on Good Friday (March 29).

The park will be free to enter and open at weekends and holidays, throughout the season with rides operated on a pay per ride basis. Ride token bundles will be available from the token booths at Dreamland.

New rides for younger family groups will join the line up including the Pirate Ship, Noah’s Ark and Cups and Saucers. The new attractions will sit alongside the Scenic Railway, the Rock n Roller, the Margate Express and the Big Wheel.

Park goers can enjoy the retro Roller Disco, arcade and amusements plus food and drink, provided by street food business KERB in collaboration with LevyUK & Ireland.

Throughout the 2024 season, there will be special themed days and events,  plus free screenings on the Scenic Stage Screen, including family film favourites, vintage cartoons and major sporting events such as the Olympics and Paralympics.

For details of what’s going on at Dreamland, opening times and more information please visit www.dreamland.co.uk

Margate Crab Museum

Margate’s Crab Museum is ready for visitors to explore all thing crustacean. The venue is headed by enthusiasts and brothers Ned and Bertie Suesat-Williams, from Margate, Chase Coley, from Canvey Island, and GRETL – the museums AI guide.

Find the Crab Museum at 9 Broad Street Margate

Opening Times

Saturday: 11am – 5pm

Sunday: 11am – 5pm

Last entry 4.30pm

Or go online at www.crab.mu or find them on facebook here

Lillyputt Minigolf Broadstairs

Lillyputt is open weekends and school holidays from 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

https://www.minigolfbroadstairs.com/

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

Mon– Thurs
10am – 8pm

Fri – Sun
10am – 9pm

Find out more 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.

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

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.

Find details at: https://www.facebook.com/revolutionskateparkandclimbingcentre

The Micro Museum Ramsgate

This Easter marks the 10th anniversary of The Micro Museum in Ramsgate.

In 2014, The Micro Museum opened to the public as the first museum in Kent dedicated to the history and experience of vintage home computing and games.

The venue showcases owners Mike and Carol Deer’s private collection of hundreds of personal computers, games consoles and related technology.

Gathered over more than four decades, the displays span the period from the 1970s to the early 2000s.

The Micro Museum is at 11 Church Hill. It is seasonal, opening at weekends from Spring to Autumn with some additional openings at holiday times.

It reopens for the season on March 30 and 31st, closed Good Friday and Easter Monday.

More details can be found on the website www.themicromuseum.org.

This Museum is (Not) Obsolete

5-7 Church Hill, Ramsgate, Open April Saturday/Sundays 1-4, April 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st, 27th, 28th.

This Museum Is (Not) Obsolete was launched in 2020 by Sam Battle AKA Look Mum No Computer.

Sam is a Musician / Inventor and is the driving force behind the museums mission to keep the ‘obsolete’ alive and evolving for all to experience.

Details at: https://this-museum-is-not-obsolete.com/visit

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!

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.

Find details on the Website

Dinky Town Thanet

Pysons Road, Ramsgate

Check Facebook for latest opening times/prices.

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

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

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

Free Adult with: Babes-in-arms £2, Child £6, Extra Adults £1.50 each

For more information  See Here.

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.

Films on the big screen

Palace Cinema Broadstairs https://thepalacecinema.co.uk/whats-on/

Carlton Cinema Westgate https://westgate-on-sea.picturedromecinemas.co.uk/

Ramsgate Community Cinema https://www.facebook.com/ramsgatecommunitycinema

Thanet Open Top Bus

Easter Holidays daily (Friday 29th March – Sunday 14th April), then every weekend until Sunday 19th May plus Bank Holiday Monday 6th May

Daily from Saturday 25th May – Sunday 2nd June, then every weekend until Sunday 21st July

Daily from Saturday 27th July to Sunday 1st September, then every weekend until Sunday 22nd September

*Find the 69 Bus Timetable here*

The Route 69 bus stops at the following:

1 – Stone Bay
2 – Broadstairs Baptist Church, Queen’s Road
3 – Broadstairs, Victoria Parade
4 – Dumpton Gap, South Cliff Parade
5 – Granville Theatre
6 – Ramsgate Harbour
7 – Ramsgate West Cliff, Boating Pool

Tickets can be bought from the driver, or Stagecoach Bus App.

Dayrider tickets are also available, allowing you to travel on the Open-Top Bus as well as any other Stagecoach bus within Thanet for the entire day. Thanet Dayrider tickets can also be bought from the bus driver or via the Stagecoach Bus App.

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  1. It will be the farmers market for me.
    Veg from the farmer who grew it, fruit from the farmer who grew it, mushrooms grown locally, cheeses made by the stallholder, meat pies made from their own farmed meats, free range eggs, so many things to buy at this great community run market.
    I have been going for ten years and over the last two years it has grown.

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