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May 15th 2020 - Healthy Travel Information

Stay at home... In the interest of the health and safety of our residents and visitors during the COVID-19 outbreak, we are currently Safer staying at home.
Visitors are asked to NOT visit the Beach at this time, but rather reschedule or plan for a future visit when this health threat passes.

Currently Thanet has no provisions for visitors.
- no public toilets, they are closed..
- limited parking for local resident..
- shops are closed..

We ask you to not visit the beaches at this time.
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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!

If you would like to add an activity to What’s Local this list then please click contact us.

Mrs Booth (The shell lady)
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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.

Wildwood
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Not far from Thanet you can experience close encounters with native wildlife in beautiful ancient forest, between the historic city of Canterbury and the pretty coastal town of Herne Bay

 

 

Joss Bay Surf School
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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

Website Address: http://www.jossbay.co.uk
Phone Number: Tel. 01843 860777
Neptune’s Tower
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Neptune’s Tower
The folly was probably built by Lord Holland at the same time as The Captain Digby and Kingsgate Castle. It is built in the shape of a typical Henrican castle but much smaller scale.

Whiteness Road, Broadstairs CT10 3QH.

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.

Website Address: Margate Wintergardens
Phone Number: +44 (0)1843 292795
Margate Harbour Arm
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Margates Harbour Arm is a lovely place to come for a walk it is south-facing therefore it is in the sun all day.
Come and see the beautiful views of the sea and the town. Enjoy a drink in the Lighthouse Bar, a Sandwich from Puffins or some of Jean’s fabulous cooking at BeBeached Café. Then you can workit off hiring a bike from Caitlin’s Beach Cruisers! In the summer it’s a busy, and interesting place to be indeed.
With a Cafe and Bar you can relax in the sun watching the sea swell in and out.  additionally there is a Harbour Arm Gallery where you can often see artists working in the studios. Finally the shell lady named after Mrs Booth stands at the end.

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St John’s Church (Margate)
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St John’s Church has a long history of providing and supporting projects that serve the needs of the LOCAL COMMUNITY. We also have a long history of supporting and serving the WORLD COMMUNITY through aid and prayer.

Manston Spitfire  Museum
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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.

 

Website Address: spitfiremuseum.org.uk
Howletts Zoo
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A 25 minute drive from Thanet gets you to Howletts Wild Animal Park: Howletts is a 90 acre adventure in beautiful ancient parkland in Kent that’s an ideal day out for the entire family.

Ramsgate Maritime Museum
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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.

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