Summer fun is in abundance at Margate and Broadstairs with numerous events running over the school holidays. Even better the seaside is nearer than you might think and easily reached from St. Pancras International with Southeastern: Ramsgate in 75 minutes, Broadstairs in 85 minutes and Margate in just 90 minutes.

Below highlights just a few of the exciting events taking place this summer:

Explore the World, Powell-Cotton Museum, Birchington

2nd August to 2nd September

The Powell-Cotton Museum is just fascinating and displays the inspirational and  extraordinary lives of Major Percy Powell-Cotton (1866-1940) and his family.

Join the Powell-Cotton family on a worldwide tour. Make sure you collect a passport to get stamped as they are visiting a different country each week. On your travels learn about the country and make a souvenir to take home. Where will they go? Join them to find out.


The prices are reasonable and includes admission to the Museum, House and Gardens

Adults £8.50, children £6

To book a place, call the museum on 01843 842168. Places are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment.

Broadstairs Water Gala 17th August

Visit picture-perfect Viking Bay in Broadstairs and celebrate the best of the traditional English seaside in a fun packed day. Try out water activities, a seashore discovery walk, sandcastle competition, Punch and Judy, storytelling, beach sports, nautical characters, all day entertainments, family funfair, air display and even an awesome firework finale!

Find out more by visiting:

Margate Bookie

20th & 21st August

Join like-minded souls over 2-days of literary fun down by the seaside, with a host of famous names including David Quantick, Jay Rayner and Maggie Gee, along with other talented stars. Visitors can listen to crime writers, happiness experts and literary giants and enjoy workshops, masterclasses, readings, life writing and magical children's storytelling. Venues include Turner Contemporary, Resort Studios, Sands Hotel, Theatre Royal and Bernie's Chocolate Bar.

More information is available by visiting:

Thanet Coast runs many exciting events and it is worth checking out below website for many fun activities over the school holidays: