OUT & ABOUT
As well as our seven sandy beaches, local history, cliff top walks and wonderful restaurants and bars, there are lots of other things to see and do…
QUEX PARK, BIRCHINGTON
There are lots of activities at Quex Park, including:
Adventure Golf, Craft Village, Adventure Farm Park, Alpaca Trekking, Paintball/Airsoft/Archery, Jungle Jims - 6.5 acres of indoor and outdoor play areas.Plus, many different events throughout the year.
Visit: Quex Park
THE BANK JOB, BROADSTAIRS
Bank Robbery Themed Escape Room based at The Counting House Bar on Broadstairs High Street. As the building was formerly an old bank, this is about as authentic as you’re going to get without doing time!
The Bank Job is unusual in two ways. Firstly, the objective. In most escape rooms you are trying to get out, here you are trying to break in into a vault and steal a diamond! Secondly, the setting. No paper-thin walls, The Counting House is a former bank, and you will be breaking into the original vault, complete with reinforced vault door, guard, and complex security system that you must overcome.
Visit: The Bank Job
LILLYPUTT MINI GOLF, BROADSTAIRS
Small fun mini golf on Victoria Parade Broadstairs.
RASCAL BAY ADVENTURE GOLF, MANSTON
Dinosaur/Jurassic Park style course.
Visit: Rascal Bay
Iconic Amusement Park & different events through the year including festivals & concerts.
WALMER CASTLE, DEAL
Experience the Gardens, Explore the Castle and for young explorers there is the Natural Play Trail. They also have different events running throughout the year.
Visit: Walmer Castle
HORNBY VISITOR CENTRE & MUSEUM
Spectacular Hornby model railways, Scalextric layouts, Corgi and Airfix displays with many interactive features.
Visit: Hornby Visitor Centre
TURNER CONTEMPORARY, MARGATE
Turner Contemporary is one of the UK’s leading art galleries with regularly changing exhibitions and events. Entry is free.
Visit: Turner Contemporary
SHELL GROTTO, MARGATE
Over 70 feet of atmospheric underground passageways and a cool rectangular chamber, first unearthed to the landowner's surprise in 1875, with some 4.6 million shells mosaiced in mysterious patterns and pictures on the walls. Still nobody knows who made it or why!
Visit: Shell Grotto
Visit: Margate Caves
ON THE WATER
KENT SURF SCHOOL
Surf, Paddle Board & Kayak on Viking Bay. Lessons and equipment hire.
Visit: Kent Surf School
JOSS BAY SURF SCHOOL
Surf & Stand-up Paddle Board lessons on Joss Bay.
Visit: Joss Bay Surf School
Kent’s flourishing seal population has been the focal point of boat tours for decades, here you can view them in their natural habitat, don’t forget your camera!
As well as:
Offshore Windfarm Tours
Canoeing, Kayaking, Paddleboarding, Guided Tours, Courses & Lessons, Raft Building, Multi-Activity. Everything you could want on the beautiful River Stour!
Visit: Canoe Wild
WILDWOOD, HERNE BAY
A great day out for all ages where you can see British wildlife from past and present. Set in 40 acres of ancient woodland, it holds a collection of over 200 British animals in natural enclosures.
Play Areas - Separate play areas for under 5’s and bigger children. The large play area features two zipslides, pine marten towers and traditional swings and slides. Enjoy walking through over 40 acres of ancient semi-natural woodland.
WINGHAM WILDLIFE PARK, NEAR CANTERBURY
A family owned wildlife park with a large number of species, as well as the animals there are indoor & outdoor play areas, mini golf, and go-karts and the Dinosaur zoo!
Visit: Wingham Wildlife Park
HOWLETTS WILD ANIMAL PARK, NEAR CANTERBURY
Kent's original wildlife park, it's a unique adventure like no other! As a dedicated animal conservation charity, your visit directly helps us to protect wildlife here in the UK which, in turn, enables us to send animals back to the wild in conjunction with The Aspinall Foundation.
THE GREAT OUTDOORS
VIKING COASTAL TRAIL
Guests often follow the trail and walk to Margate or Ramsgate.
The full trail - One of the most attractive circular leisure cycle routes in Kent, covering 32 miles taking in the coast of Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate before heading inland through the surrounding villages. Family friendly cycling on level, traffic free promenades and broad sea walls, or along leisurely country lanes.
Divide the trail up into manageable sections and you’ll find a variety of fantastic days out. Along the route there are plenty of places to stop for a rest to enjoy a drink or meal.
The route is also known as the Regional Cycle Network 15 and well signed throughout with the trail logo.
PDF - For a copy of the route and leaflet supporting the route click here:
There are quite a few bike hire shops, a list can be viewed here:
PEGWELL BAY COUNTRY PARK
Pegwell Bay forms part of the Sandwich and Pegwell Bay National Nature Reserve. It has stunning views of Sandwich and Deal to the west and the cliffs of Ramsgate to the east and is a great place for a bracing walk or cycle ride.
Stunning views, a play area, picnic area and mobile refreshments make this a great day out for all the family.
Visit: Pegwell Bay Country Park
Website and app guide to getting outside and experiencing the best of Kent’s coast, countryside, and woodland.
For walk routes, visit: Explore Kent
Most of the above are also listed in our: Airbnb Guidebook
There is always something happening in Thanet and the surrounding areas, you can check up to date events and what’s on for the dates of your stay from the following websites:
An annual guide to Margate, Broadstairs & Ramsgate, there should be a copy in the lounge, they can also be picked up locally and you can view an online version here:
Annual publication listing what's on in the town, along with information on its award winning beaches and attractions. Paper copies can be picked up all over Broadstairs as well as the Visitor Information Kiosk. Online version here: