6 weeks of excitement, or 6 weeks of wondering what to do with the kids?! Whatever your take on the Summer Holidays, we’re here for you. Plus, read on to see how you could win the ultimate Dreamland Day out! We can’t list everything here, but you’ll find all events on our website...Here’s a few to get you planning:
1. Coastal Explorers
What is it? 12 activities crammed into an expedition-style backpack with all the equipment you need to explore the beach! Perfect for families and exclusive to Thanet; kids (and big kids) can take part in seaside storytelling, beach art, rocky shore researching and loads more! They’re great fun! (trust us, we’ve tried them!)
Where is it? Hire from venues in Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate.
When is it? All Summer long…
2. Ramsgate Festival
What is it? A town-wide arts festival with an ultra coastal theme ‘Dream Marine.’ Scores of events run alongside our Harbour Town’s annual Regatta ‘Ramsgate Week.’ Workshops, processions, exhibitions, opera on the beach & loads more!
Where is it? All over the town.
When is it? 22-30th July.
3. Seashore Safaris
What is it? Extremely popular annual events run by The Thanet Coast Project. Seashore Safaris will excite and enthrall children as they explore rock pools and discover crabs, fish, shrimps, seaweed and all manner of marine surprises that lurk beneath the high tide.
Where is it? Various beaches.
When is it? Various dates.
4. Quex Maize Maze and Field of Fun
What is it? Two huge interactive mazes made of maize (tricky combination of words!) plus barnyard games, a woodland adventure trail, coin operated mini tractors with dedicated track, tractor rides and the only Jumping Pillow in Thanet. All this in addition to the other family-friendly activities offered on-site at Quex Park.
Where is it? Quex Park, Birchington-On-Sea. (Just past Margate)
When is it? 7 days a week 10am-5pm from 22nd July until mid September.
5. Broadstairs Fireworks
What is it? Mesmerizing display over the sea.
Where is it? Viking Bay.
When is it? Wednesdays 19th-23rd August.
6. Dreamland, Margate.
What is it? Amusement park and entertainment hub right on the seafront. Massive programme of FREE and paid for events- Wall of Death displays, The World’s Biggest Bouncy Castle, music, circus events plus character appearances from Peppa Pig, The Octonauts and many more! All this plus rides, Roller Disco and an indoor play area like no other!
Where is it? Right opposite Margate’s glorious sandy beach.
When is it? Park open Daily from 21st July.
7. Open Top Bus
What is it? Enjoy a kaleidoscope of coastal scenes with a breath of fresh sea air.
Where is it? Two coastal routes to choose from, covering all three of our main towns.
When is it? 22nd July-3rd September.
8. Folk Week
What is it? Legendary annual Folk Festival by the sea comprising over 500 events in one week. Kids clubs, music, ceilidhs, craft fair& loads more.
Where is it? Broadstairs- venues all over town.
When is it? 11th-18th August.
9. Easy Sundays
What is it? Family art and craft workshops.
Where is it? Turner contemporary, Margate.
When is it? Sundays throughout the holidays.
10. Lark in The Park
What is it? A free community event with something for everyone. Movie night, games, tea room, art, music and so much more.
Where is it? Government Acre Green, Ramsgate
When is it? 10th-20th August.