Planning your days out in Kent 2018
Whether you’re looking for days out in Kent during the school holidays or are planning fun and exciting weekend activities, you won’t be disappointed. The Garden of England is packed with wonderful attractions for all ages, so let’s take a look at 5 things to do in 2018 that you will love.
A trip to Canterbury
What would a visit to the south-east of England be without visiting the historical and outstandingly picturesque city of Canterbury? Located not far from Dover’s famous White Cliffs, this stunning part of the world gains city status thanks to its towering cathedral which is undoubtedly one of Canterbury’s most visited and talked about features. Discover how Thomas Beckett was murdered in this impressive building, then take a boat down the glistening River Stour. When it comes to fun days out in Kent, Canterbury has it all with its Tudor buildings and cobbled streets adding to the charm.
Howlett’s Wild Animal Park
When you’ve finished sipping tea in Canterbury’s quirky teashops or wandering the ruins of St Augustine’s Abbey, how about venturing to Howlett’s Wild Animal Park located just a stone’s throw from the city? Here you’ll discover some of the most impressive animals on our planet, including the largest herd of African elephants in the UK and a family of western lowland gorillas. Kent 2018 is now even more exciting thanks to the new Animals of the Ice Age exhibition which has recently opened.
The Big Cat Sanctuary
Located in the rolling countryside of Smarden near Ashford, The Big Cat Sanctuary opens its doors to guest of all ages and gives cat lovers the chance to see incredible creatures such as lions, tigers, cheetahs and snow leopards. Home to over 50 big and small cats across 16 different species including some of the most endangered animals in the world; The Big Cat Sanctuary is a unique UK attraction. With a focus on breeding endangered species, a visit here can help support numerous projects.
Become a king or queen for the day with a trip to the stunning beautiful Leeds Castle. As one of the most historically important castles in the UK, this immense structure, located just four miles from Maidstone, is set on 500 acres of lush green parklands, giving kids plenty of room to run around and explore. Noted in the Doomsday book and described as one of the loveliest castles in the world, this is certainly a sight to behold – and one not to miss when looking for things to do in Kent.
Fun days out in Kent don’t get much better than with a trip to one of the UK’s most unique, innovative and imaginative theme parks: Diggerland. With rides and drives of all sizes, this attraction caters for little ones extremely well, offering an abundance of age-appropriate activities from Mini Landrovers to Crazy Cars. Kids can even look for buried treasure, ride Mini Tractors or board the Diggerland train.
If you are looking for a beautiful hotel to complement your stay, the Marquis at Alkham has it all. With luxury rooms and a delightful restaurant, this exceptional accommodation is within easy reach of top Kent locations including Dover and Folkestone.