Local Sports Activites in Kent

local sports in Kent

Don’t Miss out on the Local Sports During your Stay

 If you’re a sports lover, then Kent has plenty to offer you. Ranging from football and cricket to water sports and cycling, you can be sure to find something of interest in Kent. Let’s have a look at some of the sport on offer.

Dover Football

Dover FC

Dover Athletic FC were formed in 1983 taking over from the dissolved Dover FC who had been around since 1894. Playing home games at “The Crabble”, Dover currently play in the National League which is the league just below “The Football League”. Featuring teams such as Torquay, Dagenham and Redbridge and Tranmere as well as Kent rivals Maidstone and Bromley, the league is a competitive one with many hotly contested matches. Going along and enjoying the game and atmosphere can be a great family friendly way to spend the day. Have a look at the upcoming fixtures here.

Lewisham Rd, Dover CT17 0JB

Water Sports Dover

Water Sports in Dover

Dover, being on the coast naturally lends itself to watersports. Dover Sea Sports Centre is located in Dover Harbour, in a safe and protected space with the world’s busiest ferry port in the background. Offering a square mile of sheltered water, there are many water sports on offer here including sailing, windsurfing, powerboat training, paddleboard training and yacht courses. Course are suitable for both beginners and experts and children and adults. Whether you’re a complete novice or a seasoned water sports enthusiast, there’s something here for you. Check out course and events here.

Esplanade, Dover CT17 9FS

Cricket in Kent

Kent Cricket Club

For cricket enthusiasts, Kent has Kent Cricket Club based in Canterbury. Playing most of their matches at the Spitfire Stadium, Kent are one of only eighteen first-class county clubs in England and Wales. You can watch various games at the stadium including normal matches as well as the exciting 20/20 cricket full of big shots and high scores. The stadium has over six thousand seats, and you can park at a number of nearby car parks for easy access. To check out the fixtures, click here.

St Lawrence Ground, Old Dover Rd, Canterbury CT1 3NZ

Cycling Centre


If you love cycling or want to give it a go, then you may want to visit Cyclopark. Cyclopark is a newly built sports venue providing amazing cycling and skateboarding facilities. With various courses including a road circuit, mountain bike circuit as well as a BMX section and a skate park, there’s plenty of variety on offer. Don’t worry if you haven’t got your own bike as you can hire adult and children’s bikes and safety equipment at the site. For more information and a list of events click here.

The Tollgate, Wrotham Rd, Istead Rise, Kent DA11 7NP

Angling in KentAngling in Hythe

Those who enjoy fishing activities shouldn’t miss out on the angling opportunities on offer in Hythe. The Cinque Pork Angling Society have fishing rights along 11 miles of the Royal Military Canal, but you can purchase a Day Ticket rather than become a permanent member if visiting Kent for a short time.

8 Blenhiem Drive, Hawkinge Nr Folkestone, Kent, CT18 7FA

Hand Gliding in FolkestoneHang Gliding

The Dover and Folkestone Hand Gliding Club are a small group of about 100 hand gliding enthusiasts who have 5 flying sites across the area including soaring sites and scenic cliff flying. Those visiting Kent for a short time can join the club for a small fee of £5/month.

2 Naseby Avenue, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 3SJ

Kitesurfing in KentKiteSurfing

Kent’s well established kitesurfing scene can be experienced at Greatstone beach near New Romney. There’s riding types for all fans of kitesurfing and the beach is also perfect for beginners due to its shallow nature. Find out more on the kitesurfing UK website

150 The Parade, Greatstone, New Romney, Kent TN28 8RP, UK

Playing Golf in KentGolf

For a real treat whilst enjoying a game of golf, visit Etchinghill Golf. With 3 courses and a driving range, you can experience the delights golfing brings across some of the 200 acres of breathtaking countryside against the backdrop of Elham Valley.

Etchinghill Golf Club, Canterbury Rd, Etchinghill, Folkestone, Kent, CT18 8FA

Kitesurfing in KentWater Sports

For some adrenaline fuelled fun, take part in some of Kent’s watersport highlights at Action Watersports in Lydd. There’s a whole range of watersport activities to enjoy including water-skiing, jet skiing, flyboarding and wakeboarding to name a few.

Lake 1, Dengemarsh Road, Lydd, Kent, TN29 9JH

Car track DaysRacing

The Lydden Hill circuit will get your heart racing, hosting some exciting racing events throughout the year. Amongst the excitement, you’ll find drift and performance events, bike track days, car track days and rallycross events. Take a look at their website, to discover upcoming days out.

Lydden Hill Race Circuit, Wootton, Canterbury, Kent CT4 6ET 

Contact The Marquis at Alkham

Having been busy either taking in a match or partaking in sports, you’re bound to have built up an appetite and be in need of rest. The Marquis at Alkham, situated conveniently for all the above activities offers a restaurant with rooms in a country setting. The seasonal menu is sure to be a hit and that, combined with our overnight accommodation in Kent has led to us winning awards such as the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence.

To book, use our online booking button or either phone us on 01304 873410 or email at reception@themarquisatalkham.co.uk. We look forward to welcoming you.