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Things to do in Margate

Popular coastal town with sandy beaches and attractive surroundings

Known for...   Beaches and Coastal Walks


Did you know...

  • The town appeared on BBC TV's The Apprentice in May 2009.
  • National beach volleyball competitions are often held on the main sands.



 

  Attractions

Quex Park And Powell Cotton Museum

Welcome to one of the UK's most fascinating visitor attractions, a world class collection of natural history and treasures.
Park Lane
Birchington
Kent
CT7 0BH

01843841119

Recommended by Tessa Munroe, Ashford

 

St Augustine's Cross

English Heritage - This 19th-century cross of Saxon design on the site of St Augustine's landing on the shores of England in AD597.
near Minster
Kent
CT12 4HQ

 

Royal Esplanade FREE

The Royal Esplanade Ramsgate is situated in the historic maritime town of Ramsgate in Kent.
Ramsgate
CT11 0EY

 

Rare Species Conservation Centre

The Rare Species Conservation Centre (RSCC) is a conservation centre and zoological gardens situated just outside Sandwich in Kent.
Bellar's Bush, Dover Road
Sandwich
Kent
CT13 0DG

 

Viking Ship And Cafe FREE

Replica of the Viking ship Hugin, which sailed from Denmark to Thanet in 1949.
Sandwich Road
Cliffsend
Ramsgate
CT12 5HY

Recommended by marie butterfield, ramsgate
“Open green ancient Viking ship good cafe service safe children area. And nature reserve walks just behind the site down hill ”

 

Lillyputt Mini Golf

Premier adventure golf course and brilliant family activity.
Victoria Parade
Broadstairs
CT10 1QL

Recommended by Louise Rigby, Margate

 

Richborough Roman Fort And Amphitheatre

English Heritage - Evocatively sited amid the East Kent marshes, Richborough is perhaps the most symbolically important.
Off Richborough Road
Sandwich
Kent
CT13 9JW

 

Reculver Towers And Roman Fort

English Heritage - An imposing landmark, the twin 12th-century towers of the ruined church stand amid the remains.
Reculver
Kent
CT6 6SS

 

Minster Abbey

At Minster Abbey, Thanet, Kent, a group of 13 nuns has responded to this call to follow Christ, through the monastic life.
Minster-in-Thanet
Nr Ramsgate
Kent
CT12 4HF

Recommended by marie butterfield, ramsgate
“Old ancient abby, tours saturdays 12pm too 1pm ”

 

Strokes Adventure Golf

18-hole adventure golf course in a beautiful setting overlooking the sea.
Westbrook Promenade
Margate
CT9 5BJ

Recommended by Sam Pinney, Dover

 
 

  Children's Activities

Revolution Skatepark

Kents premier indoor skatepark since 1998.
Oakwood Industrial Estate, Dane Valley Road
St. Peters
Broadstairs, Kent
CT10 3JJ

 
 

  Museums

The Crampton Tower Museum

The Crampton Tower Museum is a fascinating small museum is partly housed in a flint tower adjacent to the Broadstairs Station.
The Broadway
Broadstairs
CT10 2AB

01843871133

 

Dickens House Museum & Information Point

Dickens House Museum celebrates Charles Dickens' long connection with Broadstairs (1837-1851).
2 Victoria Parade
Broadstairs
CT10 1QS

01843861232

 
 

  Galleries

Turner Contemporary

Turner Contemporary is a dynamic visual arts organisation that believes in making art open, relevant and fulfilling for all.
Rendezvous
Margate
CT9 1HG

Recommended by marie butterfield, ramsgate
“Full of art and recreation for all members of the family and school groups and its completely free entry open daylight hours ”

 
 

  Bowling

AMF Bowling Margate

Tenpin bowling and entertainment venue.
Addington Street
Margate
CT9 1PW

Recommended by Kevin Young, Margate

 

Bugsy's Tenpin Bowling

12-tenpin bowling alley, Diner and American Pool centre.
Ethelbert Crescent
Cliftonville
CT9 2DY

Recommended by Adam Booth, Kent

 
 

  Cinema

Vue Cinema Thanet

Modern multi-screen cinema complex.
Westwood Cross
Thanet
CT10 2BF

03453084620

Recommended by Jack Boyle, Dartford

 

The Carlton Cinema

Multi-screen independent cinema.
25-29 Saint Mildred's Road
Westgate-on-Sea
CT8 8RE

01843832019

 
 

  Theatre

Tom Thumb Theatre

An intimate and unique theatre experience.
Eastern Esplanade
Cliftonville
Kent
CT9 2LB

01843221791

 

Theatre Royal Margate

Popular theatre with a varied entertainment programme throughout the year.
Addington Street
Margate
Kent
CT9 1PW

01227787787

 

Winter Gardens

Popular entertainment venue hosting the best in live music, comedy, drama and more.
Fort Crescent
Margate
CT9 1HX

01843292795

 

Granville Theatre

Intimate theatre and cinema venue with a varied programme throughout the year.
Victoria Parade
Ramsgate
Kent
CT11 8DG

01843591750

 
 

  Golf

Prince's Golf Club

Golf Club.
Sandwich Bay
Sandwich
Kent
CT13 9QB

 

North Foreland Golf Club

North Foreland Golf Club, Broadstairs is an unrivalled chalk downland free draining course offering all-year golf coupled with stunning scenery and breathtaking views of the sea from every tee and green.
Convent Road
Broadstairs
Kent
CT10 3PU

 

St Augustine's Golf Club

Golf Club.
Cottington Road
Cliffsend
Ramsgate
Kent
CT12 5JN

 

Westgate & Birchington Golf Club

Golf Club.
Domneva
Westgate-on-Sea
Kent
CT8 8LT

 
 

  Leisure centres

Ramsgate Sports Centre

Modern leisure centre with state of the art facilities.
High Street
Saint Lawrence
Ramsgate
CT11 9TT

01843N585111

 
 

  Water sports

Hartsdown Leisure Centre

Indoor swimming pool, fitness centre and wide range of leisure activities available.
Hartsdown Park
Hartsdown Road
Margate
CT9 5QX

01843226221

 

Ramsgate Swimming Pool

Indoor swimming pool and fitness centre.
Newington Road
Ramsgate
CT11 0QX

01843593754

 
 

  Sport

Bugsy's Synthetic Ice Rink

Indoor synthetic ice rink suitable for all ages.
Ethelbert Crescent
Cliftonville
CT9 2DY

Recommended by Adam Booth, Kent

 

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