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What’s Local

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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Mrs Booth (The shell lady)

The shell lady (aka Mrs Booth) waits on the end of Margate Harbour Arm for JMW Turner to return, it could be a long wait.

Crampton Tower Museum

The Crampton Tower Museum is a fascinating small museum is partly housed in a flint tower adjacent to the Broadstairs Railway Station

Carlton Cinema

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


01843 832019
Canoe and Kayak Hire

Canoe and Kayak Hire
Enjoyable, safe & fun on the river for families and friends with Canoe and Kayak courses for individuals and friends, schools, groups and Duke of Edinburgh award.

Grove Country Park & Picnic Site

Located on the River Stour footpath and cycle track opposite the George and Dragon Public House, King St, Fordwich, Kent CT2 0DB

01227 469219
Memorial – First World War (1914-1918)

This is a unique stone circular fountain on an unusual four-stepped base, its not very well known and most people pass by it without knowing what it is there for.

If you are near and interested then take a quick look. Map Link

Memorial Address:
Lewis Crescent



Bing Maps Link

At Bugsys you can Bowl or play American pool, snooker or even table tennis (no membership required) while enjoying a drink in the Sports Bar which has a large screen TV.


Theatre Royal

The Theatre Royal Margate is the second oldest in Britain and has the oldest stage, if your in the area then I advise watching a show here if you can.

+44 (0)1843 292795
Manston Spitfire  Museum

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.


St Augustine’s Cross

This 19th-century cross of Saxon design marks what is traditionally thought to have been the site of St Augustine's landing on the shores of England in AD 597. Accompanied by 30 followers, Augustine is said to have held a mass here before moving on.

Hartsdown Leisure Centre

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.