Looking for family-friendly fun by the coast this Easter half-term? We've rounded up some of our favourite things to keep the whole family entertained in Margate, Ramsgate and Broadstairs during the Easter break...
A unique attraction in Margate's Old Town perfect for all ages! The Crab Museum is the only museum in Europe dedicated to decapod crustaceans. The museum features interactive ways to learn about the natural world, with plenty of things to see, hear, touch and smell. Open every weekend from 10am to 4pm. Well behaved dogs are also welcome. For more info, click here.
Larry Achiampong Exhibition at Turner Contemporary
Turner Contemporary is hosting the largest solo exhibition to date by British Ghanaian artist Larry Achiampong, including an ambitious newly commissioned feature-length film 'Wayfinder', which follows a young girl’s journey across England. Through this exhibition, Achiampong explores issues of race and belonging as well as African diasporic identities and experiences which have been suppressed and marginalised in the UK. As part of the exhibition, many of the video games that have influenced Achiampong’s work, will be showcased including playable consoles and a workshop area.
Easter Treasure Hunt for Dogs
Local pet accessories brand Hiro + Wolf have teamed up with their friends at Scrumbles to organise their third Easter Treasure Hunt for Dogs in Margate! A fun morning out with photo challenges and check points for you and your dog to enjoy on Good Friday. There will be prizes across various categories PLUS Free Scrumbles treats for all four-legged participants! 100% of ticket sales will be donated to The Retreat Animal Rescue. There will even be an after-pawty at The Sands Bar & Restaurant where there will be tea, coffee and pup-cakes available! Click here to book tickets.
Broadstairs Easter Food Festival
It's back! From 16th to 18th April (10am -5pm), the Broadstairs Easter Food Festival is bringing over 100 stalls of locally grown produce and hot food to Victoria Gardens for the Easter weekend. From locally made cheeses and juices to organically produced baked goods and preserves. Discover a delicious range of ffood and drink made and supplied by small-scale, high-quality independent producers from Kent and the neighbouring counties. You can read a full list of this years exhibitors online here.
GRASS Cliftonville Easter Bonnet Competition
Looking for a creative way to keep the kids busy this Easter Sunday? You've got until Sunday 17th April to create an amazing Easter bonnet for the GRASS Cliftonville Easter bonnet competition! The competition is for children aged between 3 – 8 years and takes place on Easter Sunday from 10am to 11am. Judges will award prizes for the most creative bonnets across various age categories.