Kent Big Weekend

Don't miss your chance to win free tickets

Visit Kent’s Big Weekend is back for 2017 with thousands of free tickets up for grabs to many popular attractions and hidden gems over the weekend of Saturday 1st and Friday 2nd April.

The chance to apply for tickets is open to Kent residents until Sunday 3rd March and you will hear shortly after if you've been successful.

This is a great opportunity to see and experience some of Thanet's amazing hidden gems for FREE.

Visit the personal church and burial place of the famous architect Augustus Pugin and Shrine to St Augustine, see works relating to Victorian engineer Thomas Russell Crampton at Crampton Tower Museum or tour, learn and sample at the Ramsgate Brewery,

Below is a list of the Thanet attractions you could enjoy for free.


• Drapers Windmill
19th Century Smock windmill restored in 1970s by Drapers Windmill Trust

• Hornby Visitor Centre
See and interact with Britain's best loved toys including Hornby, Airfix, Corgi and Scalextric

• Margate Museum
Discover Margate: island, sea-bathing machines, paddle-steamers, shipwrecks and day-trippers in the old police station

• Tudor House
Thought to be one of the oldest of  its kind in Kent, built around 1525. A rare example of a Tudor transitional house


• Crampton Tower Museum
Museum dedicated to Thomas Crampton, celebrating buses, trams and railwayana

• Dickens House Museum
Explore Charles Dickens relationship with Broadstairs through his letters and personal items in the home that was the inspiration for Betsey Trotwood in David Copperfield

• Ramsgate Brewery
The Gadds, modern brewers of East Kent, create fresh, local ale at their Ramsgate Brewery, selling in cask and bottle to licensed outlets in the area

• Sarah Thorne Theatre Company
Professional theatre offering Summer repertory season, tours, concerts and pantomime


• Pugin's Church and Shrine of St Augustine
The personal church and burial place of the famous architect Augustus Pugin. It is also the Shrine of St Augustine of England

• Ramsgate Tunnels
Two miles of bomb-proof, deep shelter tunnels built to protect civilians during WWII


• Jungle Jims
Fantastic indoor and outdoor play area for children aged 1 to 11 years

• Leisure Quest Ltd, Quex Park
Equipped with your laser gun, venture in to the woods to battle the opposing team

•Monkton Nature Reserve
Woodland quarry trails with chalk grassland and Astronomical observatories

• Powell-Cotton Museum
Fine regency country house with a stunning world-class private museum filled with objects and animals from Africa and Asia

• RAF Manston History Museum 
Museum based on the history of the airfield from 1916 to present day, including aircraft and artefacts from WWI

For a full list of attractions taking place across Kent visit