Friday, 1 October 2010


Sea safari excursions, walks with the Rock Doc, wildlife storytelling adventures and visits to see the world’s largest offshore wind farm are just some of the highlights of this year’s Kent Coastal Week.

In total, the Thanet Coast Project has organised around 30 events to celebrate the Kent County Council initiative, which runs from Saturday 23 October until Sunday 31 October. That’s around a third of the total events taking place across the county.

You can head out to Kent’s largest National Nature Reserve at Sandwich and Pegwell Bay to see coastal wildlife and possibly local seals with Horizon Sea Safaris. There are sailings every day from Saturday 23 until Friday 29 October at a specially discounted rate of £7 per person.

Another excursion will take you out to se the Thanet Offshore Wind Farm, the world’s largest, with three sailings on Friday 29, Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 October at a discounted rate of £9 per person. Both excursions are suitable for adults and children over the age of five.

Adults and young people over the age of 14 years old can explore the area’s unique sands and chalk cliffs with the Rock Doc on Sunday 24 October, in a walk that will take them around Pegwell Bay in Cliffsend. You can also explore Seaweeds and their Secrets in Botany Bay, Kingsgate on a two hour walk with expert Ian Tittley from the Natural History Museum on Thursday 28 October at 10am.

Younger members of the family can enjoy wildlife storytelling adventures with Scandalmongers, with games, art and even a bit of magic. There are three different tales to enjoy, the Oyster’s Secret, Sea Monster Tale Trail and the Thornback Tales, all at different beaches around the area on three different days, Saturday 23, Monday 25 and Wednesday 27 October.

The week finishes with the annual Big Draw event, with a sea life treasure trail taking place on Viking Bay on Saturday 30 October at 10am, which is suitable for family groups and teams of friends.

Tony Child, Thanet Coast Project Manager said: “These events are the ideal way to observe and learn more about our fantastic wildlife for free or a specially discounted price. We’ve got something for all the family, from special seal excursions for everyone over five years old, to seaweeds and their secrets and a Rock Doc for adults. Younger children and their parents will love the wacky wildlife storytelling adventures on our beautiful beaches.”

The children’s events have been supported with assistance by the Big Lottery Fund, and excursions by Kent County Council's Kent Coastal Week sponsors. To find out more and make a booking for one of the events taking place in Thanet, visit

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