insideKENT Magazine insideKENT Issue 69 Dec 2017 - Page 83

TOWNSPOTLIGHT Christmas in MARGATE, BROADSTAIRS and RAMSGATE ISLE OF THANET IS AN EXCEPTIONAL PLACE. IT’S VIBRANT, EXCITING, IT HAS HISTORY AND IT HAS CULTURE. THERE ARE THINGS TO DO AND PLACES TO GO AND PEOPLE TO SEE NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE – AND AT CHRISTMAS, THE TOWNS OF MARGATE, BROADSTAIRS AND RAMSGATE MAKE KENT’S COAST ONE OF THE MOST FESTIVE PLACES IN THE COUNTY. SO WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? PLAN A TRIP TO THE ISLE OF THANET AND GET YOUR FILL OF CHRISTMAS SPIRIT. DREAMLAND Dreamland is one of Margate’s biggest draws, and it always comes up with something wondrous and thrilling when Christmas comes near. This year is definitely no exception, and the Frosted Fairground promises to offer something to young and old. The 450 square metre ice rink is the newest addition to the annual round of craziness and fun. Book your hour’s slot and skate, skate, skate. Wrap up warmly, take the hand of a loved one, and all those wintry dreams of chilly air and romance and friendship can be yours. The ice rink is open from the 1st December to 3rd January. As well as the ice rink, you’ll find that Father Christmas has built his own grotto at Deamland’s Frosted Fairground too. Meeting the big man himself is ideal for those aged 3 to 10, and every child will come away with a gift, and a big dose of magic. There are events a-plenty at Dreamland this winter. Start the month off with a festive 2manydjs night in the Hall by the Sea, with support from Erol Alkan and Matt Walsh. For younger revellers, why not catch the Snowman and the Snowdog? They’ll both be making appearances at the Frosted Fairground. And of course, Dreamland’s fantastic rides will be open too. Climb aboard the world-famous Scenic Railway, or try to reach the sky on the big wheel. If you buy a wrist band you can ride unlimited and really make the most of a Christmassy day out. TURNER CONTEMPORARY The world-renowned and always fascinating Turner Contemporary art gallery has an exciting new shopping experience running from 2nd to 3rd December. It’s the designers and makers’ market where you can pick up some gorgeous, unique, handmade, artistic goodies (including jewellery, ceramics and accessories) to give away to your loved ones. WILLOW WEAVING CHRISTMAS DECORATION WORKSHOP T \H\Hݙ[HܚZ[XB]X8&&HZ[H8$H[[&\ܚۈ X[X\[[Y[ۙHۈ  ]ܚ[H[HXHX\X]H\و[X][[ܙX]B[\ۈX]]Y[Xܘ][ۋ˜XۜZ[\ ˝Z˝\\۝[\ܘ\KܙŽ