Thanet Tourism
18th September 2023

Tides are turning, autumn is here, and our coast is rich with seasonal adventures: the perfect, quieter time of year to make fresh discoveries and enjoy new experiences. Feel your senses come alive energised by sea breezes, walking and cycling. Stretch your budget and imagination with our free or low-cost, great-value attractions and activities. Treat yourself and make forever memories.

Respect, Protect and Enjoy our Isle, keeping it beautiful for everyone.

Autumn Feasts

Take fresh sea air, sprinkle generously with sumptuous seasonal produce from the Garden of England.

Luscious ripe fruits and pies, piping hot soups, crispy bakes, spicy preserves, ciders and ales: Autumn’s harvest from our coast and countryside is here! 

Browse local goodies at the monthly award-winning Cliftonville Farmers’ Market, deli delights and fresh seafood at Quex Barn.

Raise a glass at one of our many micro pubs - we're rumoured to have more than any other destination

Mmm… enjoy more mouthwatering moments at our award-winning restaurants, bars and cafés.

Lots to Discover 

Delve into the Isle’s rich and varied history. Inspiring, quirky, historic, innovative: small and large, our great-value museums and attractions are full of surprises.

Discover the did-you-knows of Dickens’ seaside life. Explore maritime heritage, go on underground adventures at caves and tunnels or African and Asian adventures in a museum at a stately home. 

Experience what it's like to be a pilot, see iconic war ’planes, best-loved toys, vintage computers and games: find them all.

You can even learn all about crabs, with lots to see, hear, touch and smell!


Coast for All Seasons

There’s nothing quite like the refreshing autumnal nip of the seaside air around Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate to bring your senses alive.

Autumn is exactly the crispy, fresh, toe-tingly time to pull on your hiking boots and re-energise in the great outdoors. Share a bracing stroll along our open, sandy beaches with your four-legged friend, or freewheel (literally!) along the Viking Coastal Trail.

Warm your hands around a mug of hot chocolate; stop off at a cafe or fortify yourself with something stronger at one of our cosy coastal pubs. Simply watch the white horses roll in or snuggle down at sunset to savour the special seasonal richness of our ‘Turner skies’.

Planet-Friendly Adventures 

Like to tread lightly on days out? We’ve lots of planet-friendly ideas for sustainable adventures exploring our beautiful Isle.

Sit back and enjoy the scenery by bus and train. Walk or cycle our lovely network of trails.

Channel the natural energy of waves: surfing, swimming and stand-up paddleboarding.

Become a Coastal Explorer in tune with our marine environment, with these fascinating family activity packs of equipment, fun activity cards and trails to discover Thanet’s heritage and coastline.

Frights, Fun and Fireworks 

Look out for creepy characters, ghouls and ghosties roaming the Isle this Halloween! Do you dare to brave a trip aboard The Slime Blaster Express?

You will also find spooktacular sweet treats and monster mash musical fun, and why not turn your carved pumpkin into a scrumptious meal. Then head out again for Bonfire night, as fireworks whiz, bang and dazzle across our night skies.