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Quex Park and The Powell-Cotton Museum

Quex Park, Birchington CT7 0BH, England
+44 1843 842168
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Great outdoor adventure area

Very well equipped and child friendly outdoor adventure area. Indoor soft play a bit small but... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Richard C
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Angouleme, France
A wonderful place to visit

Torrential rain forecast all day so took my family to Quex Park. What a great decision. Even though... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Ladylovesabreak
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Dover, United Kingdom
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Established in the 19th Century by John Powell Powell and his successors, Quex Park is an historic country estate of over 1,800 acres in Birchington-on-Sea on the stunning Kent coast near Margate. Quex Park has in more recent times developed a bespoke leisure destination for all the family to enjoy. Within the Park there is a Children's Indoor and Outdoor Play Centre, a Craft Village, a Garden Nursery, Quex Carriages, Quex Paintball, Build-a-base, Laser Rush, Quex Barn Farmshop and Restaurant and in the summer, a giant Maize Maze along with a packed and exciting annual events calendar for the whole family to enjoy. One of Quex Park's best known visitor attractions is the Powell-Cotton Museum, Quex House & Gardens, which attracts visitors from near and far to engage with its eclectic mix of world-class natural history, World Cultures and Asian art. Its natural history collections are of world-class importance as a scientific resource. The Museum as well as Quex House and Gardens are open to the public and is one of the best things to do in the Canterbury area. Within the grounds there is also a beautiful wedding and functions venue Mama Feelgoods Boutique Cafe Entry onto Quex Park is free, and each leisure facility that makes up the destination has its own opening hours and admission fees where applicable. Please see the Quex Park website for further details. Visit us today and expect the unexpected at Quex Park
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  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“stuffed animals” (56 reviews)
“garden centre” (21 reviews)
“the barn” (18 reviews)
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Quex Park, Birchington CT7 0BH, England
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+44 1843 842168
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very well equipped and child friendly outdoor adventure area. Indoor soft play a bit small but overall good value

Thank Richard C
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Torrential rain forecast all day so took my family to Quex Park. What a great decision. Even though I live locally I had never visited. The Powell-Cotton museum is BRILLIANT and much bigger than I thought it would be. Very interesting and I need to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I grew up in Birchington so know the house, gardens and museum very well. Why I give this review 2 stars is for the complete con that is the maize maze, the other maze and the huge trampolines. Once we had paid full price for...More

Thank Lee M
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PowellCotton, Manager at Quex Park and The Powell-Cotton Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We are sorry to hear that you were left dissapointed after your visit to the Maize Maze & Field of Fun. We will be sure to pass your comments on. However- we are glad to hear that you enjoy the other facilities onsite. Kind regards

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the Craft Village and Secret Garden Centre. Interesting selection of crafts, especially the pyrography talents at the Love of Grace. The Secret Garden was excellently presented - some of the healthiest plants we have seen. We spent nearly £60 on indoor and outdoor plants...More

Thank Lee C
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PowellCotton, Operations Manager at Quex Park and The Powell-Cotton Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you very much for your lovely review. We cwill be sure to pass on your lovely comments to bothe the Craft Village & The Secret Garden. Kind regards

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We just got back from a delightful morning at Quex Park. We had a great time looking at all the taxidermy and the staff were very kind, helpful and informative. They gave our son a back pack and hat so he looked the part and...More

Thank jessicamrsread
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had planned to visit the house and gardens here. Sadly, the house was off-limits as there was a wedding reception in progress. However, the gardens were excellent. Not as extensive, perhaps as those of some comparable stately homes, but from the point of view...More

Thank Paul R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am now in my sixties but have been visiting Quex Park since I was eight years old! As a youngster, I was awestruck by the massive collection of stuffed animals including huge beasts such as giraffe and elephant. My "number one" display was a...More

Thank Peter L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Quex park is very big and has lots of things to do. Jungle Jims is located nearby which houses many indoor activities for children - including Ball pit and slides. My daughter loved it. A military show was also hosted here and I thoroughly enjoyed...More

Thank Alexander P
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PowellCotton, Operations Manager at Quex Park and The Powell-Cotton Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We will be sure to pass on your comments to the event organiser of the Military Show. Kind regards

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

Very interesting to visit, there is a shop and if the weather is good a garden to walk round. Quex also has other attractions for children. They also do special events

Thank alistairburgess
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PowellCotton, Operations Manager at Quex Park and The Powell-Cotton Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review.

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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

We took a stroll around Quex Park and found 2 hidden gems that I cannot praise enough. A young man Nelson Were is a Fashion Designer according to his business card. In truth he is a genius. His bags, designed for both female and male...More

Thank Donna J
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PowellCotton, Operations Manager at Quex Park and The Powell-Cotton Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

Thank you for your review. We will be sure to pass these kind words onto Nelson. Kind regards

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Sorry didn’t notice if any dogs there or not
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Had a really fantastic afternoon at the Madpotter (pottery painting) really friendly with lots of tea and biscuits such a selection of items to paint, shall definately be going again next week to continue with my art work... More
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