Whether you’re looking to relax at Botany Bay or indulge in some culture at Margate’s Turner Contemporary, you’ll never be short of something to do in Kent. With 11 blue flag beaches and over 300 miles of coastline to choose from, why not take to the waves in the stunning clear sea water or take the kids rock pooling while you recline on the sand? If you fancy something with a bit more bustle you’re not far away from one of many fantastic towns and cities to explore the history and culture of the area. Canterbury is home not only to a stunning cathedral but also many Roman ruins. Our lodges and holiday parks in Kent deliver for all family members, including your canine companion. From coast to country, we have a wide selection of accommodation in all of the key locations. From cosy retreats for 2 to larger accommodation perfect for celebrating with family or friends.
If you have kids, a visit to Dreamland will ensure your holiday in Margate is full of fun activities. The oldest running amusement park in the UK, Thanet local council secured funding in 2013 to ensure the much-loved park could stay open and used the money to restore it to its former glory. With dodgems, a mirror maze, and even a roller disco, Dreamland retains all the traditional fun of a seaside arcade with modern facilities. One of the park’s most famous rides is the scenic railway; the wooden rollercoaster, that gives views out onto the North Sea, is a Margate landmark. In keeping with its update, the park also now puts on regular music events and is fast on its way to becoming a staple of the music scene in the area.
Not your average wildlife park, the Wildlife Heritage Foundation in Smarden is dedicated to the conservation and promotion of big cat breeding. Set in the beautiful Kent countryside, over 50 big cats live in the park including snow leopards, African lions, and pumas. Visitors can get up close and personal with the cats and even feed them by hand, safe in the knowledge their entry fees are contributing to the future conservation of the species. If you’re a photographer, then what better subjects to test your skills on than these beautiful creatures? Get a masterclass with one of the park’s in-house photography teams, with one-on-one or group options available. Whether you’re a professional or an amateur, you’re sure to take home some unforgettable images.
You can’t visit Kent without a trip to the iconic White Cliffs of Dover. These chalk cliffs make the perfect setting for a walk with fantastic views across the English Channel. With multiple routes available, why not stop for a guided tour of the South Foreland Lighthouse? If you’re feeling adventurous, you can delve deep into the cliffs themselves on a tour of the intricate tunnels of Fan Bay Deep Shelter, a relic from WWII. This is a perfect destination that has it all, action, relaxation, culture and of course packed with history.