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…

 

ACTIVITIES/DAYS OUT

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.

Visit: Lillyputt

RASCAL BAY ADVENTURE GOLF, MANSTON

Dinosaur/Jurassic Park style course.

Visit: Rascal Bay

DREAMLAND, MARGATE

Iconic Amusement Park & different events through the year including festivals & concerts.

Visit: Dreamland

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

MARGATE CAVES

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

 

BOAT TRIPS

 

SEAL TOURS

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:

Fishing Trips

Offshore Windfarm Tours

Bay Trips

 

Available from:

Sea Searcher

River Runner

Go 2 Sea

Captain Colin's Riverbus

RIVER STOUR

Canoeing, Kayaking, Paddleboarding, Guided Tours, Courses & Lessons, Raft Building, Multi-Activity. Everything you could want on the beautiful River Stour!

Visit: Canoe Wild

WILDLIFE

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.

Visit: Wildwood

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.

Visit: Howletts

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:

Viking Coastal Trail PDF

BIKE HIRE

There are quite a few bike hire shops, a list can be viewed here:

Thanet Bike Hire

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

EXPLORE KENT

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

 

WHAT’S ON

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:

 

ISLE MAGAZINE 

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:

Isle Magazine

 

BUSY BROADSTAIRS

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:

Busy Broadstairs Annual Magazine

 

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