Sun, sea and sand – it’s easy to see why family holidays in Margate are so popular all year round. Whether you’re enjoying days out with the kids at top Margate activities like Dreamland theme park, getting a taste of local culture with a tour of the Turner Contemporary, or relaxing on some of the best beaches in Kent, you’ll find plenty of attractions in Margate to keep the whole family entertained. Plus, with our famous beds, great-value Meal Deals and free Wi-Fi available at all our Margate hotels, all you have to do is sit back and rest easy throughout your stay.
Hotels in Margate
Places like Margate
Take a look at our hotels in Ramsgate and our hotels in Whitstable.
Make your next UK short break a little longer by exploring other places like Margate nearby. Our Ramsgate hotel is just a 20-minute drive away and close to top attractions like Ramsgate Main Sands Beach. Or why not enjoy romantic breaks in Whitstable near Tankerton Beach?
Things to do in Margate
Visit top cultural attractions in Kent
Margate is alive with culture, so you’ll have plenty of exciting activities in Margate throughout your stay. Explore the mysterious Shell Grotto – one of the most popular places to visit in Margate – before seeing the latest exhibitions at the Turner Contemporary. Plus, bargain-hunters and couples alike will love laid-back days out in Margate Old Town and The Old Kent Market.
Sit back and relax on a beach
One of Margate’s top attractions has to be Margate Main Sands Beach – whether you’re sunbathing on the golden sands or enjoying days out with the kids, it’s a must-visit on Margate holidays. If you’re looking for other sandy beaches near Margate, then scenic spots like Botany Bay and Joss Bay are only a short drive from Margate town centre.
Enjoy family activities in Margate
It’s easy to see why families love short breaks in Margate. Whether you’re enjoying the rides and amusements at the popular Dreamland theme park, playing adventure golf by the seafront or going for a swim at the Walpole Bay Tidal Pool, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to exciting things to do with the kids in Margate.
What are the nearest train stations to Margate?
Margate train station is in the heart of Margate’s town centre, just a five-minute drive from Turner Contemporary. Other train stations near Margate include Westgate-on-Sea train station and Broadstairs train station, both just a 10-minute drive from the town centre, so getting around Margate couldn’t be easier.
What are the nearest beaches in Margate?
Margate Beach is one of the top attractions in this popular seaside resort, and you’ll find it just a short walk away from Dreamland and Margate Clocktower. With its long stretch of sand, nearby amusements and an exciting tidal swimming pool to enjoy, this popular spot is ideal for enjoying family activities in Margate. Plus, you’ll have other beaches near Margate close by, too, like Joss Bay and Herne Bay Beach.
What type of beaches does Margate have?
Looking for sandy beaches in Kent? You’ll find plenty to explore near our hotels in Margate. As well as the popular Margate Main Sands Beach, there’s other sandy, family-friendly beaches just a short drive away from Margate town centre – Palm Bay is one of the most popular dog-friendly beaches near Sussex, and picturesque, Blue Flag winning Botany Bay beach is a must-visit for scenery-lovers.
How many beaches are there in Margate?
There are around 10 beaches near Margate for you to visit throughout your next family holiday. Margate Beach is the most central to the town centre, but you’ll only be a short drive away from popular UK beaches like Palm Bay, Westbrook Bay, Fulsam Rock Beach, Joss Bay and more.
What are the best places to eat in Margate?
When you’re looking for family restaurants in Margate, we’ve got you covered. Enjoy great-value meals and friendly service at our Promenade Brewers Fayre near Margate train station, or why not head to our Smugglers Retreat Table Table just a 15-minute drive away?
What are the best things to do in Margate at night?
From Margate festivals to local pubs, there’s plenty of fun things to do in the evenings with Margate’s bustling nightlife. Catch live shows at top venues in Margate like the Winter Gardens before enjoying a drink back at one of our bars.
What family friendly activities can you do in Margate?
You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to family days out in Margate. From rollercoasters to the Scenic Railway, don’t miss out on enjoying the rides and amusements at Dreamland theme park – one of the top attractions in Margate – and the Hornby Visitor Centre is another popular place to visit with the kids. Plus, holidays in Margate wouldn’t be complete without visiting the Shell Grotto.
What outdoor activities can you do in Margate?
Whatever the weather in Margate, you’ll find plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy at the popular seaside resort in the UK. Soak up the coastal scenery on Margate bike tours, enjoy family activities like a round at Strokes Adventure Golf, and bargain-hunters won’t want to miss shopping in Margate at The Old Kent Market near Margate Harbour Arm.
What indoor activities can you do in Margate?
Whether you’re exploring top museums and galleries in Kent like the Turner Contemporary or finding fun things to do with the kids at top attractions like Bugsy’s Bowling, there’s plenty of indoor activities to enjoy near our hotels in Margate. Plus, if you’re planning a spa weekend in Margate, this resort town has some relaxing spas to choose from.