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Things To Do


Minnis Bay

Famous for it's sandy beaches and beautiful sunsets, Minnis Bay is a short three minute walk from our front door. Go for walks along the coastal path towards Westgate and Margate or as far to the 12th century Reculver Towers to see the remains of a Roman Fort or try your hand at wind surfing at the local club.

Quex Park

Quex Park is one of the areas most popular places to visit. Situated amongst 250 acres of parklands and gardens, it not only houses Quex House and Gardens, but also the Powell-Cotton Museum with it's collection of animals, art and archeology, it's a great place for families.

Among it's other attractions are; Jungle Jim's, an indoor and outdoor play area, Adventure Golf - an eighteen hole crazy golf course, the Secret Garden Centre, Quex Craft Village, a maize maze, paintball and laser quest. There's enough to keep a family occupied for at least a weekend.


Viking Coastal trail Bike Hire

From their website: Viking Coastal Trail bike hire is a family run business,situated in the beautiful coastal town of Minnis Bay,Birchington,Kent.

Situated next to the famous Minnis bar and restaurant, we offer cycle hire for all the family ,weather its a short cycle ride or for those serious cycle enthusiasts then why not try the 26 mile trail around thanets picturesque cliff tops.

We also hire four wheel surrey bikes,in size's Small(3/5 person's) Medium(6/8 person's) or Large(9/11 person's).

Lots of fun for the whole family.



Spitfire & Hurricane Memorial Museum

A short distance from Birchington, exhibiting artefacts from the second world war, including genuine Spitfire and Hurricane aircrafts. Read about what they wore and did, see the uniforms, you can even fly a Spitfire by trying out their amazing simulator! And, once back on the ground, visit the Merlin cafeteria for tea and cake. Or visit the shop to buy a souvenir, model kit or book.


RAF Manston History Museum

Sitting opposite the Spitfire & Hurricane Museum is the RAF Manston history Museum. Presenting exhibits and artefacts connected to the history of the airfield since its beginning in 1916. Several aircraft reside at the museum and as well as a V-1 flying bomb, otherwise known as a 'Doodlebug'. See how the inhabitants of Manston survived during WWII, one of the few recovered 'Bouncing Bombs', engines, guns, helmet displays and more.



Shell Grotto

Discovered in 1835, the Shell Grotto remains a fascinating mystery. An underground passageway that includes a dome and altar room, it's covered in mosaics created entirely by sea shells. Several theories have been put forward as to it's origins. Was it a smugglers cave, rich man's folly? To this day nobody knows but it still provokes debate. Why not go and see for yourself!


Scotts Furniture Mart

If you like antique hunting or rummaging around looking for hidden treasure, there's no place better to do that than Scotts in Margate. And if you like you 20th century design, head to Junk Deluxe in the basement for some fun and quirky.



Turner Contemporary

The Turner contemporary presents a rolling programme of temporary exhibitions, events and learning opportunities which make intriguing links between historic and contemporary art. The gallery offers a space for everyone to discover different ways of seeing, thinking and learning.


Margate Museum

In the heart of Margate's Old Town. If you want to know more about the history of Margate, then this is the place, set over two floors, it's packed with fascinating information.


To see what you could be doing in Margate, check the link below.


Dreamland Margate

Recently refurbished. Dreamland is an amusement arcade and funfair. From their website: Visit Dreamland for vintage rides, roller disco, art installations, street food and more!



Canterbury Cathedral

One of the oldest and most famous structures in England.


Marlowe Theatre

Named after Christopher Marlowe, why not take in a show!


Canterbury Tales

Re-create Chaucer's famous Canterbury Tales with costumed tour guides.


The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge

Canterbury's central museum, library and art gallery.


For more information about what's on in Canterbury, and there's a lot, see the link below.



Great for fans of Dickens!

Dickens House Museum

Set in the cottage that was the inspiration for the home of Betsey Trotwood in David Copperfield, you will find many items that belonged to Charles Dickens himself, alongside many items of Victoriana.


Bleak House Broadstairs

The former home of Charles Dickens, where her wrote 'David Copperfield' and began 'Bleak House'. Take a tour of Dickens' study overlooking the English Channel, The Smuggling Museum and Bleak House itself or take Afternoon Tea in the Great Expectations Dining Room.


Crampton Tower Museum

Partly housed in a flint tower, it is a family friendly museum that celebrates local history, a Victorian engineer and transport.


For more information on Broadstairs, see the link below.



Whitstable Museum and Gallery

If you're a fan of Peter Cushing, then this is the place for you!

You can also see displays on the history of the local oyster trade, the natural world and maritime archaeology. The gallery houses work from local artists. The collection includes coastal scenes, the local town, trades and ships.

The Horsebridge

A multi media arts centre, showing films, housing exhibitions and workshops for people of all ages.


Whitstable Castle

Visit the castle, extensive gardens and tearooms.


To check out more about what's on in Whitstable, check the link below.


Herne Bay

The Seaside Museum

See the Dambusters prototype 'Bouncing Bomb', local history including Roman Reculver and seaside pastimes. Birds, sealife, tusks and fossils.


Reculver Country Park and Towers

A mixture of open grasslands, plants, wildlife, cliffs and shoreline. Take a picnic and explore the twin towers of the medieval church built on the site of a Roman fort.


For more on what to see in Herne Bay se the link below: