Holidays abroad can be pricey, especially during school holidays and half terms. But that shouldn’t mean that you can’t go away every now and then.
You can still have a holiday experience with your family, without even leaving the county! Kent has some beautiful sights and landscapes that you probably haven’t ever fully explored, even if you’ve lived here for years.
A staycation in Kent can be the perfect opportunity for some family bonding time, and an escape from everyday life. Plus, you’ll have the chance to show the kids what an amazing place they live in.
So if you’re sold on the idea of a staycation, here are some close-to-home places in Kent that are perfect for a family escape.
Groombridge Place and its enchanted forest is the perfect place to staycation in Kent. It might only be a short way from home, but once you’re there you’ll feel a world away from normality.
There are fairy tales to be told, forest land to explore, and the manor house itself to admire. Then there are the activities within the enchanted forest to take part in, from the treetop walk experience, to the birds of prey show. It’s the perfect place to bond as a family, and get back in touch with nature, with none of the usual distractions.
There are several hotels, holiday homes and even campsites nearby, so you turn it into a true holiday experience.
A historical retreat
If you like to be thrown back in time on your holidays, there are plenty of historical sites in Kent that you can plan your staycation around.
Hever Castle and Dover Castle are some of the UK’s most impressive castles, and they’re right here in Kent. Being such big tourist attractions, there’s plenty of accommodation surrounding these castles, so you and your family can become fresh-eyed tourists in your own county.
Both have activities running throughout each day, so your little ones can get fully involved with the historical setting. There’s also lots to be learnt from a historical staycation, and you’ll go home feeling more in-the-know about where you live than ever before.
Seaside staycation destinations
Being on the south coast of England, Kent is blessed with several beautiful seaside towns that make for the perfect staycation destination.
Whether you take a trip to Broadstairs, Dungeness, or St Mildreds Bay, you can enjoy typical British beach days with your family. Kent may not be quite the same as Tenerife or Majorca, but you’ll have the same sandy toes and happy memories after your staycation.