Ellington Park, Ramsgate
Ellington Park, Ramsgate

The Great Outdoors

The Isle of Thanet is well- known for its spectacular sandy beaches but did you know we also have great parks and green spaces that are worth a visit?

Grab a football, dig out that long lost frisbee or kite and head for the great outdoors! Venture to burn off some energy, listen to birdsong and rustling trees, spot wildlife and wildflowers or just sit quietly with a book. Take the time to explore our green and pleasant land

Minnis Bay,Birchington
Above the long sandy beach you will find grassy verges offering the perfect place to run and hide or sit watching the waves lap in and spot the passing ships. It is a great place for a picnic or to capture a sunset snap

Palm Bay, Margate
This vast green space with uninterrupted views out to sea, has been the location for many large events. With ample free parking bays, tennis courts and a cafe nearby, it’s just the place to fly a kite

Credit Frank Leppard Photography

Northdown Park, Margate 
Originally part of Northdown House, the Georgian house can be found on the edge of the park. Near the house you will find a formal walled gardens, open spaces with natural woodland and a children’s play area to the northern end of the park

Pierremont Park and Gardens

Pierremont Park, Broadstairs
Located off the High Street Pierremont Park was originally the grounds of Pierremont Hall, a grand house that Queen Victoria visited as a child. In the park admire formal planting and woodlands

Victoria Gardens and Parade, Broadstairs
Home to Broadstairs bandstand built in 1951-54, a focal point for many town concerts and events. Sit underneath the Jubilee Clock Tower, which commemorated Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee but was destroyed by fire in the 1970’s. The replacement celebrated the Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II and is perfect for overlooking the crescent-shaped Viking Bay or people watching. Wander amongst the seafront gardens taking in the pretty flowers

King George VI Park

King George VI Memorial Park, Ramsgate
Just a stone’s throw from the seafront between Broadstairs and Ramsgate on chalky cliffs, explore the large green spaces and woodland to sit enjoying a picnic. The park was formed out of the grounds of East Cliff Lodge, the home for over fifty years of the nineteenth-century philanthropist Sir Moses Montefiore. Discover the restored 19th century Italianate Glasshouse and its tea garden

Ellington Park, Ramsgate

Ellington Park, Ramsgate
Just a short walk from the town and train station with towering trees and nature area make it the perfect place to rest and relax. Ellington Park was laid out in 1893 on land once part of the estate surrounding Ellington House. It was designed by the Victorian landscape company Joseph Cheal and Son, known for their work at Hever Castle and Kirkstall Abbey

Pegwell Bay

Pegwell Bay, Cliffsend
The site of the replica Viking Ship ‘Hugin’, learn about its history as you pass on route 15 of the national cycle network. Look across at the cliffs of Ramsgate or wander around Sandwich and Pegwell Bay National Nature Reserve, which showcases a patchwork of wildlife habitats and geology - saltmarsh, shingle beach and chalk cliffs. Don’t forget your binoculars to spot waders and wildfowl

This is just a taster of what is on offers, with playgrounds, skateparks and multi use games areas available at some parks