With the sky finally cleared we headed into the outdoor theme park area of Dreamland, this is a great place to visit if you are a thrill seeker or just want some adorable Instagram shots on the vintage rides with candyfloss in hand. Sadly everything was still too wet for us to ride on anything but we did find the exotic animal area, another indoor activity for those wet days and it’s free to enter. It has an amazing variety of animals and friendly, informative staff who happily talked us through all the different species and let us hold them. We spent hours here but you can spend as much or as little time as you like, personally I fell in love with the skinny pig and now I really want my own!
By now your probably ready for food and Margate has lots of choice, after some deliberation we decided to head to the Duke Street Diner, a 50’s themed burger bar which clearly speaks to my soul! It provided the perfect backdrop for mine and Haydy’s outfits and our burger and frie baskets were exactly what we needed to fuel us for the rest of the day!
One thing Margate is known for is its colourful independent shops which are well worth exploring. It’s vintage fashion stores are particularly great was well as it’s quirky homeware boutiques and tearooms. There’s something for everyone and if you’re anything like me it will make you want to live somewhere just as colourful! We even spotted a real life unicorn on its way to a child’s party (OK it was a pony painted up to look like a unicorn but it was pretty convincing!)
All together I don’t think we could have had a more British summer time seaside trip! Have you ever been to Margate? What’s your favourite thing to do there?
If you want to see more check out this Youtube video of our adventures.