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Active8 Week returns to Ramsgate!

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01 February 2019

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The award winning Ramsgate Town Council tourism initiative, Active Ramsgate, will be running Active8 Week again this year. A one week celebration of all things active in Ramsgate, with eight of the activities that can be enjoyed within Ramsgate all year round being offered up for people to try out for FREE!

Active Ramsgate is designed to support economic development in the town by promoting the Ramsgate area through its inspiring range of outdoor activities. The Active8 Week aims to showcase some of these, and offer visitors and residents the chance to win a ticket to try them out.

Taking place the week commencing April 15, there is a different activity to try out each day for free. The activities on offer include kitesurfing taster sessions on Ramsgate Sands (venue of the 2018 UK Kitesurfing Championships). Also on offer will be Pickleball Taster Sessions – a cross between tennis, badminton and table tennis - and the chance to take a guided canoe safari to Pegwell Bay. All equipment will be provided so why not try out a new sport!

There are also active pursuits on offer for those that are more land loving, including the chance to cycle on the Viking Coastal Trail with free cycle hire provided and a birdwatching tour lead by a birding expert and golf - all of which give people the opportunity to get out and enjoy the best scenery and nature that Ramsgate and the surrounding area has to offer.

Those keen to try out these activities should apply via email to giving their name, contact details and the activity they would like to take part in, by 5pm on April 1. Each name will then be entered into a free prize draw to win a place on an activity and successful participants will be contacted with arrangements to take part in Active8 week.

For those that are unsuccessful in their application, or are unable to make Active8 week, there is also an Active8 Special Offers leaflet that provides discounts or freebies, so you can still try out outdoor activities in Ramsgate. The leaflet can be picked up at local Visitor Information Centres in Thanet, as well as downloaded from the Active8 page of the Active Ramsgate website (

For the full list of the Active8 Week activities on offer visit

Written by:
Sarah Whelband,
PR for Active Ramsgate