Thanet is celebrating the Diamond Jubilee in style, with an array of events and activities that promise to thrill local people and visitors alike. All the entertainment has been designed to coincide with the Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend and the half-term holiday, ensuring that there will plenty to see for families with children. As part of the Jubilee celebrations in celebrating the ‘Best of British Spirit’ and due to its popularity, the council’s Visitor Information Centre team have requested that the Ramsgate Tunnels Exhibition comes back to Margate’s Droit House, home to the Visitor Information Centre. Previously on display in February, the exhibition will show from Friday 1 June to Sunday 10 June and enable people to learn more about the tunnels’ fascinating history. Other Jubilee-related events include a ‘Party on the Piazza’ in Margate’s Old Town on Sunday 3 June, customised postcard-making at the Turner Contemporary on Monday 4 and Tuesday 5 June and ‘Fair on the Square’ in Hawley Square Margate on Tuesday 5 June. Also on Monday, Margate’s beacon will be lit at Fort Crescent to celebrate the Jubilee. In Broadstairs, on Saturday 2 June there will be a Jubilee Fair in the town’s Victoria Gardens and Promenade, while on Sunday 3 June there will be a service at the Bandstand followed by Street Party and Strawberry Tea. And for those who love pyrotechnics, there will be a spectacular fireworks and beacon lighting display at Viking Bay on Monday 4 June. In Ramsgate, on Saturday 2 June, six newly-commissioned portraits of the Queen will be on display at the Great Wall of Ramsgate. There will also be stalls and entertainment throughout the day. On Sunday 3 June, thrill-seekers will be entertained by a Diamond Jubilee Street Party on Ramsgate Boulevard, Ramsgate Promenade and the Main Sands. And from 10.30am, there will be a Zumba Dance Challenge, where there will be an attempt to break the record for the biggest Zumba! On Thursday 7 June, Ellington Park will host a ‘Jubilee Picnic in The Park’, featuring Jubilee and Royal-themed fancy dress for all to enjoy. Other events taking place over the Jubilee and half-term period include the fifth annual Margate Meltdown taking place in the Margate Old Town and Piazza on Monday 4 June, attracting motorbike and scooter enthusiasts from across the nation. And in Ramsgate, there will be a ‘Great Bucket and Spade Run’ at Government Acre on Sunday 3 June, featuring classic cars and bikes, children’s entertainment, food, ice cream, sweet and toffee apples. Thanet’s villages will also be brimming with entertainment for everyone to enjoy, including a ‘Street Fayre and Beacon Brazier in Birchington on Sunday 3 June and Monday 4 June. These are just some of the many Jubilee-related events happening in Thanet. Anyone wishing to find out more about the Jubilee and half-term events taking place in Thanet should visit www.visitthanet.co.uk/what-to-do/Diamond-Jubilee. And once all the celebrations are over, those wishing to take the magic of the Jubilee home with them will find all they need in the council’s Droit House Visitor Information Centre. Gifts include hand-painted Jubilee mugs by Dunoon, Jubilee chocolates and ‘Best of British’ souvenirs. Leader of the council, Cllr Clive Hart, said: “The recent warm weather has brought the crowds to Thanet, and I know that the Diamond Jubilee will attract even more visitors. We have so many amazing attractions and events, people of all ages are spoilt for choice. “The Jubilee has brought the best in the area, and I know that local people will gain as much enjoyment as those new to the area. “The Jubilee will be a spectacular showcase for Thanet, and give us the chance to tell everyone about all that the area has to offer. And it’s also an ideal way to celebrate the wonderful community spirit we have here.” Kent will have more lit beacons than any other part of the UK to mark the Diamond Jubilee. Fore more information, visit www.diamondjubileebeacons.co.uk.