Fancy playing some Crazy Golf visiting a Museum, Zoo, Swimming or just doing some other free activities such as walks around the coast or a park visit that will enhance your trip to give you and your family some ideas of whats you can do in Thanet. Look no further and check out the list below!
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Manstons Memorial Museum is dedicated to the pilots and aircrew who gave so much to preserve freedom in the dark days of World War II. This Museum has the SUPERMARINE SPITFIRE MK XVI (LF) – TYPE 361 SERIAL TB752 and HAWKER HURRICANE IIc – SERIAL LF751 inside with other exciting artifacts from WW2.
Korean War memorial in Margate erected to honour veterans of the Korean War (1950 - 1953) located on Fort Hill Margate
Capitalising on Margate’s swiftly growing reputation as a brand new capital of British cool, Dreamland Margate reopens with a wealth of new and rejuvenated features set to redefine ‘a day out at the seaside’.
The amusement park is re-landscaped to provide a space that brings together lovingly restored vintage rides set against a backdrop of art installations (including an interactive marble run and a mirrored spinning top), adventurous street food, unique bars and an eclectic programme of live events. A new garden boardwalk also gives everyone the opportunity to admire the antique menagerie cages from the 1800s, capturing part of the site’s unique history.
The ride line-up features some old favourites alongside some new additions including: the Brooklands Speedway, the Wedgwood Tea Cups and the Crazy Mouse. The Waltzer has been painstakingly restored to its former 1940s glory and our new Teddy and Betty Land, an area designed for your little funsters, features Betty’s Beehive Coaster.
With 15,000 capacity event space will be ready to welcome international and homegrown acts to Dreamland, which firmly sees us put Margate back on the music venue map. This is alongside the legendary 2000 capacity Hall By The Sea, that once famously played host to The Rolling Stones and The Who.
On the seafront, the original 1930s Cinque Ports pub is being brought back to life, offering modern pub fare with a front row view of the beach. This summer will also see the addition of Margate’s only rooftop bar offering unparalleled vistas over the iconic ‘JMW Turner’ skyline.
The reimagining of the famed destination is a key stage to play a major role in the on-going transformation of Margate’s thriving seafront district into a world-class attraction for both local residents and tourists.
Originally designed as a pleasure garden, Tivoli Park has in recent years been left to its own devices and is now a designated nature reserve. Tivoli Woods at the south eastern end of the park has mature trees and a several pathways running through it, as well as lots of wildlife, including woodpeckers and parakeets.
Swings and a small rock wall are in the park area
A play area in Cliftonville celebrate's Viking connections situated on the cliff top green along Ethelbert Crescent, the play area features timber equipment with a large unique Viking play ship, thought to be the only one in England, which boasts panoramic views out to sea.
Free Entry located next to Newgate Gap, Cliftonville.
Hartsdown Leisure Centre is set in the picturesque woodland surroundings of Hartsdown Park within walking distance of Margate Main Sands.
Facilities include: 25 metre pool, teaching pool, sports hall, 2 dance studios, Ollie’s Children’s Indoor Play Centre.
A family run, independent cinema with a tearoom and a weekly film club, working towards incorporating more art house film screenings and special events
29 St Mildreds Road,
Westgate on Sea
The Crampton Tower Museum is a fascinating small museum is partly housed in a flint tower adjacent to the Broadstairs Railway Station
All Saints Church, Margate The original 1890s build is in a late 13th-century Gothic style.
Postcode: CT9 5QP.
The Tom Thumb Theatre is a family run arts venue in the heart of Cliftonville, Margate. Originally built as a coach house in Victorian times, the building was transformed into one of the smallest theatres in the world in 1984. The Tom Thumb is a striking mix of Japanese and Alpine Architecture, with a quirky, charming interior of velvet seats and flocked wallpaper.