Top 5 things to do in Kent

Scenic landscapes, wildlife watching and a chance to relax. Here are our top picks to do in what’s often described as The Garden of England:

Family of swans in Romney Marsh with nearby sheep grazing

A family of swans at Romney Marsh

1. Round and round Romney Marsh

The Romney Marsh Countryside Project is just a 15-minute drive from Daleacres Club Site. There is also a cycle path that takes you from the site down to the coast. At Romney Marsh you'll find cycle hire, guided rides and self-guided routes. You can explore quiet lanes and family tracks, such as the historic ‘Trail of Dr Syn’ where you might spot some marsh wildlife and learn about the local marsh legends.


2. Port Lympne Safari

Come face to face with a curious giraffe, admire the powerful rhinos and see if you can spot the lions sprawling in their paddock. Port Lympne gives you a fantastic safari experience which takes you around the park and past the enclosures on special trucks.

The park also offers experiences for adults and children such as zorbing, fishing, photography workshops, bush craft and horse riding so you can plan your day with lots to see and do.

Giraffe being fed tree branch at conservation centre in UK

Dinner time for the giraffes at Port Lympne

3. Boating on the canal

Your journey on the water begins in Hythe where The Royal Military Canal (once used as a defence in the Napoleonic Wars), is now an oasis of peace and quiet for bird life and flora.

Approximately 7 miles of these tranquil waters can be explored in an electric boat – the perfect way to take in the scenery. You might even spot a West Hythe Heron.

Couple on a boat in a small canal in Hythe, UK

Sail down the canal by electric boat

4. Events at RSPB Dungeness

Bring your binoculars and head out to the Dungeness RSPB reserve. As the seasons change, you may get to see the migrant birds resting and feeding amongst the reed beds before they head off on their long journeys out to sea and across the continent.

RSPB run dedicated walks and events though the year, such as the spring sunrise walks which are followed by a cooked breakfast.

A bittern hiding in dry brown reeds in a lake

A Bittern sitting in the reeds

5. All the arts at Folkestone Quarterhouse

This venue is a hub of creativity and is well worth a visit. The Quarterhouse offers a range of entertainment for all ages including, comedy, film screenings, plays, community group activities, live music, theatre, talks and walks.

Take a look at what's on at the Quarterhouse as their events calendar is jam-packed throughout the year.

Two friends laughing and eating popcorn at the theatre

Enjoy a choice of theatre, film, comedy and more at The Quarterhouse

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