Margate Day Resource

East Kent Mencap have a selection of brand new online services for people with a learning disability, including Virtual Day Resource sessions. These services are available during and outside of lockdown, and we can help you with any technical issues accessing these services from home. Find out more here.

Our Margate Day Resource is on Northdown Road, in the heart of Cliftonville and a stone's throw from the sea.

Members can take part in fun activities, learn life skills and meet new friends. Members are also supported to access services in the community.

There is always one member of staff for every four service users, so all individuals can feel supported.

Opening times

Monday - Friday9am to 4pm


Activities on offer include cooking, photography, golf, arts and crafts, drama, bowling, music, swimming, and dance.

We provide many of these activities in partnership with local organisations, including Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory, Manston Golf Centre, Bugsy's Bowling, and Hartsdown Gym and Swimming Pool.

Members are also supported to access services in the community and be involved in local events like POW Festival.

Throughout the year, members have the opportunity to showcase their work at a number of local events, from photography exhibitions to stage productions.

Galaxy choir

Galaxy choir is a weekly singing group for people with a learning disability that takes place at our Margate Day Resource. The group is led by a professional choir leader and supported by volunteers and staff from East Kent Mencap. It takes place every Thursday, 4pm - 6pm. Entry is £5. Find out more here.

How to become a member

To become a member at the Margate Day Resource you can ask your Care Manager to refer you, a family member can call us or you can call us yourself.


To attend our Margate Day Resource, it costs £20.25 for a half day and £40.50 for a full day. Your local authority can pay us directly, or you can pay for your own support with your own money or funding from your family.

Free taster sessions are available for newcomers.

Getting here

Our Margate Day Resource is located in New Gateway House on Northdown Road in Margate. Find us on Google maps here.

There is free parking in some of the residential streets nearby and multiple bus stops on Northdown Road within a one minute walk from the Day Resource. Margate Train Station is a 10 minute walk away.

Get in touch

For more information on our services call 01843 808 964 or email


Check out this video below for a taster of the type of activities with which our Day Resource members get involved!