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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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Quex Park
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Quex Park is a unique country Park of 250 acres, within the Park there is a Childrens Indoor and Outdoor Play Centre (Jungle Jims), a Craft Village, a Garden Nursery (The Secret Garden), Quex Park Livery, a Falconry Centre, a Farmshop and Restaurant (Quex Barn) and in the summer, a giant Maize Maze and of course the Museum.

 

Quex Park
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.

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The Palace Cinema
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The Palace Cinema is privately owned by people who are passionate about both cinema and keeping alive this seaside entertainment venue in Broadstairs

01843 865726
Viking Ship Hugin

The Viking Ship Hugin is based on the cliff top at Pegwell Bay, Ramsgate.
It is a replica of a Viking ship which sailed from Denmark to Thanet in 1949 to celebrate the 1500th anniversary of the invasion of Britain, the traditional landing of Hengist and Horsa and the bethrothal of Hengist's daughter, Rowena, to King Vortigen of Kent.

 Sandwich Rd, Cliffsend, Ramsgate CT12 5HY

Seal and Wildlife Watching

A one and a half hour trip to a local seal colony in a National Nature Reserve. Cruise at your leisure to see these beautiful creatures in the River Stour. Don't forget your binoculars and cameras.

Sea Searcher boat trips from the Kiosk Pier Yard, Ramsgate.

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Korean Memorial

Korean War memorial in Margate erected to honour veterans of the Korean War (1950 - 1953) located on Fort Hill Margate

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Ramsgate Royal Harbour

Ramsgate Royal Harbour
You must visit the arches with many businesses beginning to thrive among the boats and sights of the area. Then wait until the evening and you will see the lights and sights that offer you a different view, meanwhile, the businesses continue to entertain the visitor.
Royal Harbour Marina with is in a unique location. It is a matchless setting, both on the water and off. Situated just 35 miles from the French coast, The Marina is on the doorstep of the continent.  This connection is reflected in the cosmopolitan cafes and bars lining our picturesque waterfront.

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North Foreland Lighthouse

A light was first exhibited at North Foreland in 1499, but the first real lighthouse was built by Sir John Meldrum in 1636. The lighthouse consisted of a two storey octagonal tower made of timber, lath and plaster with an iron coal burning grate on top. This tower was destroyed by fire in 1683.A temporary measure of a single candle in a lantern hoisted on a pole proved, not surprisingly, ineffective and the present structure was built in 1691; originally the tower was 12 metres tall constructed of brick, stone and flint. In 1698 the lighthouse is recorded as using 100 tons of coal a year.

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
Hartsdown Leisure Centre
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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.

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