insideKENT Magazine insideKENT Issue 69 Dec 2017 - Page 84

TOWNSPOTLIGHT Christmas in MARGATE, BROADSTAIRS and RAMSGATE CRAMPTON TOWER MUSEUM During weekends in December your little ones can enjoy some time at the Crampton Tower Museum, meeting Santa Claus and riding on a miniature train. Each child will be given a special selected gift, and they can play in the children’s play areas and enjoy a hot chocolate whilst feeling magically excited. www.cramptontower.co.uk THE RAMSGATE ILLUMINATIONS All through the month of December you will be able to see the Ramsgate Illuminations. It takes place at the Royal Harbour (which is the only harbour in the country with a royal warrant, making it truly special and something that Ramsgate is always proud to have and use), and the berth holders take care in lighting up their boats. Local businesses light up their premises. And it’s a gorgeously, twinkly, Christmassy place to be. ADDINGTON CHRISTMAS STREET FAIR If you want to spend some time strolling around a proper Christmas market, then come to the Addington Christmas Street Fair. You 84 can find a variety of stalls all around Addington Street, Spencer Square, Vale Square and Nelson Crescent. You could get all of your Christmas shopping done in one go! WINTERY WALKS ON THE BEACH A visit to the beach isn't just for summertime. There's something magical about a wintery stroll on the sand during the chilly-weather months. Head down to one of Thanet's many beaches for a peaceful walk along the coast. the little ones off on an adventure through the Elf Forest (where even adults get treats!). In Quex Park’s lovely craft village you will discover Mrs Claus’ Gingerbread House. More elves to take care of you here, and you can decorate your own gingerbread man. Ever heard of a reinpaca? Probably not, because they are unique to Quex Park this Christmas! The lovable alpacas have been transformed into reinpacas complete with antlers and tinsel, and you can feed them, learn about then, even take a selfie with them. www.quexevents.co.uk NEW YEAR’S EVE FIREWORKS DISPLAY Welcome in the New Year by watching an epic fireworks display over Ramsgate. The first rockets will be lit at midnight! THE CHRISTMAS QUEXPERIENCE, QUEX PARK, BIRCHINGTON Quex Park plays host to a varied line up of superb Christmas events this year at its fun- filled Christmas QuExperience. The Elf Express is a joy, and it will take you to Elf Tower where you will find Santa waiting at the top. He will read a festive story and hand each child a present before waving goodbye and sending For further information on events and attractions in Margate, Broadstairs, Ramsgate and villages go to www.visitthanet.co.uk.