Language Students in Margate
Language Students in Margate

Ready, steady…half term

Across the Isle of Thanet (Margate, Broadstairs, Ramsgate), we’ve got all the ingredients for you to cook up great days out with the whole family this half-term


Cultural capers

Get creative and be entertained at our iconic attractions; the world-class Turner Contemporary gallery (host of Turner Prize 2019) and Dreamland. Enjoy rides, see favourite characters at special events, roller skate and feel the fun of the fair, then try your hand at something new, and be inspired by the latest exhibitions. Be enthralled by Britain’s best loved toys; scalextric and airfix at the Hornby Visitor Centre.

Mystery marvels

Shell Grotto

Shell Grotto

There are plenty of mysteries to solve in Thanet… tickle those brain cells with Margate’s cave of secrets the Shell Grotto or set the stop watch and see if you can break out of any one of the Isle’s 4 Escape Rooms.

Become a marine detective with our Coastal Explorer Packs. Learn essential explorer skills such as how to make a sundial and use a compass or delve into the bag for marine identification kit and become a real rocky shore researcher. Get 2 days of fun for the price of 1 this half-term – this great activity value pack is just £5 and will provide hours and hours of entertainment. Pick up a pack from Margate and Ramsgate Visitor Information Centres.

Underground adventures

Ramsgate Tunnels  Lost Island Adventure Golf

Grab your hard hat and torch and enjoy a guided walk of Ramsgate Tunnels – the UK’s largest network of civilian wartime underground pathways, learning fascinating facts about WWII along the way. The tunnels are a firm favourite for a family outing and perfect for all generations to enjoy together. Open Wed to Sun.(Wrap up as will be cold)

Mini golf *can* be played in winter, at the indoor Lost Island Adventure Golf in Margate and Rascal Bay in Manston. Putt your way through dense jungle, a secret shack, ferocious dinosaur, fire tiki and more – the kids will go crazy for it!

Time travel

Powell-Cotton Museum

Powell-Cotton Museum, Birchington

Go back in time at the Powell-Cotton Museum in Birchington, where you can follow Major Percy’s collection of natural history wonders, and see the biggest collection of dioramas in Europe collected from all over the world. 


Cycling at Minnis Bay  Joss Bay

Let off some excess energy with an Active Ramsgate walk, cycle along the Viking Coastal Trail or get your game on with a bit of geocaching (the outdoor GPS digital treasure hunt game). Ramsgate is a friendly harbour town with stunning coastal scenery- perfect for some fresh air.

Be beach brave

  Viking Bay, Broadstairs  Joss Bay

The beach is not just for summer, we promise! Broadstairs has 7 bays and all you need to do is wrap up warm, grab some fish and chips and play on the sand. You’ll be surprised how many families brave it all year round