Half term holiday fun with Active Ramsgate Week

Active Ramsgate Week

This month, Active Ramsgate Week returns to give visitors and residents alike a chance to try out the amazing range of outdoor activities the coastal town has to offer.

Every day from Sunday 26 May to Sunday 2 June, the initiative is offering free places via prize draw across its schedule of activities throughout the half-term holiday – from walking, cycling, water-sporting, exploring and many more.

Whether you’re a walker, two-wheeler or a wave-maker, there’s something for everyone.

What’s on and when

SUNDAY 26 MAY – WATERSPORTS 

SEA KAYAKING & SEALS TOUR

Join a 3-hour tour of our local bay, riding the waves, learning about wildlife protection and safely spotting seals.

Canoe Wild

Western Undercliff, 12:30pm – 3:30pm

KITESURFING & WING HANDLING TASTERS

Get going with this hands-on, beach-based intro to handling kites and wings.

Kite Pirates & Tide Watersports

Main Sands, 12.30pm – 3.30pm

MONDAY 27 MAY – CYCLING 

PIER-TO-PIER CYCLE RIDE – 8 BIKE HIRES AVAILABLE

Take on our Pier-to-Pier cycle ride from Ramsgate to Deal with 8 free bike hires up for grabs.

Harbour Bikes

Military Rd arches, from 9:00am

THANET COAST CYCLING TOUR

Take a guided tour of the coast, starting from our iconic lighthouse. Bring your own bike or free hire included.

Col’s Kent Bike Tours

Military Rd arches (by Harbour Bikes), 11:00am – 3:00pm

TUESDAY 28 MAY – EXPLORING 

BAYS & BEACHES BOAT TOUR

Explore the history and geography of our coast by boat – from Pegwell Bay to Dumpton Gap.

Go2Sea

Royal Harbour, 10:00am – 11:00am

PEGWELL BAY NATURE WALK

Discover the flora and fauna of our nature reserve – from majestic birds to beautiful butterflies.

Keith Ross

Boating Pool, 10:00am – 4:30pm

SEASHORE SAFARI

Explore our rock pools for their fascinating marine wildlife – perfect for kids from 4–11 years old (with accompanying adult).

Thanet Coast Project

Western Undercliff, 11:00am – 1:00pm

WEDNESDAY 29 MAY – WALKING 

RAMSGATE WALKING TOUR

Join this story-led stroll through historic streets, past beautiful architecture and stunning coastline.

Ant Wright

Maritime Museum, 10:00am – 11:15am, 2:00pm – 3:15pm

LEARN NORDIC WALKING

Learn Nordic Walking – a technique using poles for more of a workout – along our Sea It All walk to Broadstairs and back.

Denise Hill

Maritime Museum, 3:30pm – 7:30pm

THURSDAY 30 MAY – WELLBEING

BEACH YOGA

A welcoming 60 minute session with local yoga instructor, Charlotte Ellis.

Be Blythe

Main Sands, 10:00am – 11:00am, 3:00pm – 4:00pm

MASSAGES

Rejuvenate and recover with a one hour massage in the heart of Ramsgate.

The Recovery Well

Turner Street, 12:30pm – 3:30pm

FRIDAY 31 MAY – CHILDREN & FAMILY 

KIDS BEACH YOGA

A fun 60 minute session with local yoga instructor, Charlotte Ellis. Kids and parents welcome.

Be Blythe

Main Sands, 10:00am – 11:00am, 3:00pm – 4:00pm

BEACH SCAVENGER HUNT

Look for clues of marine life along the shore – perfect for kids from 4–11 years old (with accompanying adult).

Thanet Coast Project

Main Sands, 11:00am – 1:00pm

SATURDAY 1 JUNE – ACTIVE RAMSGATE CHALLENGE 

ACTIVE RAMSGATE CHALLENGE

Ready to test your physical fitness and mental agility to become the Active Ramsgate Challenge champion?

Nick Hill

Government Acre, 10:00am – 11:00am, 11:30am – 12:30pm

SUNDAY 2 JUNE – WIND-DOWN 

SOUND SYSTEM RICKSHAW RIDES

Phew! Time to wind-down with a ride around the harbour and some tunes to boot.

Col’s Kent Bike Tours

Royal Harbour (outside Wetherspoons), 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Take part for free

Those who want the chance to take part in any of the activities for free should email: [email protected] and include: full name, mobile number  and activity they wish to join

All entries must be emailed by 5pm on Wednesday 22 May.

Spaces are limited, so winners will be randomly selected and notified with details by Active Ramsgate ahead of their activity.

By taking part, entrants will also be signed up to the Active Ramsgate newsletter.

You can follow @VisitRamsgate on Facebook and Instagram for more details on specific events as they are advertised, plus see all the events advertised so far on the Facebook event page.

Active Ramsgate is an initiative of Ramsgate Town Council. For over 10 years, it has helped to promote the great outdoors to visitors and locals.

 

3 Comments

  1. Active ramsgate week. Does that mean not ordering rounds of drinks on spoons app and actually walking to the bar then carry several pints back to our table.

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