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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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Fort Hill Fire Beacon
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On top of Fort Hill in Margate is a fire beacon in the area that Margate Battery once stood (which consisted of 2 x 6-inch Mk VII guns on naval mountings)

the Beacon is now missing the ‘basket’ at the top and has no sign either.

 

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Winter Gardens
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The Winter Gardens hosts a wide variety of events from summer shows and musicals to top TV performers and concerts. Some events are sold out very quickly so its well worth visiting.

Margate Wintergardens
+44 (0)1843 292795
Bugsys
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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.

 

http://www.bugsys.info
Pegwell Bay

Pegwell Bay
The Trust's largest and one of its most important nature reserves, with the only ancient dune pasture in Kent. The reserve is made up of a complex mosaic of habitats: inter-tidal mudflats, saltmarsh, shingle beach, sand dunes, ancient dune pastures, chalk cliffs, wave cut platform and coastal scrubland.

The reserve is of international importance for its waders and wildfowl, best seen over winter or during the spring and autumn migrations.

Link to Website
Monkton Nature Reserve

This East Kent reserve is set in 16 beautiful acres of abandoned chalk quarry, which has been dramatically reclaimed by nature. It features many important habitats, fascinating geology and rare orchids. We also house the Thanet Observatory and the first artificial bat cave built in the UK. Facilities include a well equipped field centre with a large bookshop and picnic site 

The Field Study CentreMonkton Nature ReserveMonkton RamsgateKENT CT12 4LH

01843 822666
Broadstairs Harbour Arm

Broadstairs Harbour Arm
Attached on the end of Viking Bay is the Harbour Arm, often people sit on the end with an icecream from the shop watching the tide swell in and out.  People like to surf close to the wall because of the calm swells that the wall creates. Viking Bay is one of the most popular beaches in Thanet.

Joss Bay Surf School

People have been riding waves here at Joss Bay for over 30 years, it is by far the most popular surf spot in South East England. they can cater for young and old, abled and disabled.

Closed Until Easter
Then Weekends from 10am - 5pm
Full time from Whitsun

http://www.jossbay.co.uk
Tel. 01843 860777
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

Sea Searcher Boat Trips

Sea Searcher Boat Trips
provide boat services for sightseeing trips, seal and wildlife watching tours, sea angling and boat fishing charters, as well as boat chartering for film and television, safety boat, and work boat services. Located in Ramsgate's Royal Harbour, on the East Kent coast.

Ramsgate Maritime Museum

Situated in the Clock House on the quayside at Ramsgate Harbour, Ramsgate Maritime Museum focuses strongly on Ramsgate and its immediate environs, with a brief introduction to the rest of the region's maritime past.

*Small Admission Fee Charged*

Museum: TUESDAYS to SUNDAYS 10.00 am - 5.30 pm3rd - 5th May (May Day Bank Holiday), then:From Sat 24th May (Spring Bank Holiday) until September 2014.S.T. Cervia: SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS 10.30 am - 5.30 pmEach week until 12th October 2014.