Spot-on breaks for Spring
Spring is here. And England is the place to be.
Spring is here. And England is the place to be. So explore the verdant countryside and abundant coastal paths. Enjoy a host of festivals, events and activities going on all over the country.
In Kent see vibrant new colours in our gardens, visit fresh events and exhibitions, enjoy upcoming Easter family fun and lively Mother’s Day revels: Kent in spring is the place to stir your curiosity and capture those priceless ‘good to be alive’ moments.
Book now to see England at its best.
Unleash your wild side at Port Lympne Wild Animal Park
Fun for all the family! Port Lympne is one of the largest wild animal parks in the UK and home to over 700 rare and endangered animals, including western lowland gorillas, the largest herd of black rhino in the UK, big cats, small cats, primates and more.
From bed chambers to torture chambers at Hever Castle
Discover 700 years of history at the romantic Hever Castle, once the childhood home of Anne Boleyn. Furnished with fine antiques, tapestries and an impressive collection of Tudor portraits. Award-winning Italian, Rose and Tudor gardens lead to breath-taking loggia overlooking a 38-acre site.
Spend the night in Peverells Tower
Are you afraid of ghosts? Maybe not, but you may find yourself a little chilled after a night in Dover Castle’s old prison tower. Its 13th century, Norman stone walls have many secrets but your stay sees luxury furnishings and modern comforts become the décor for your bedroom.
Learn the ropes at The Historic Dockyard Chatham
Immerse yourself in 400 years of discovery at the world’s most complete dockyard from the Age of Sail. Discover how rope is made and why it was so important to the Royal Navy during the Age of Sail. A dramatic reveal uncovers the remarkable quarter-mile long ropewalk, where rope is still made today. Beyond the ropery, experience over 100 years of life at sea on-board three historic warships. Take the helm of the Victorian HMS Gannet (1878), peer through the periscope and swing through the hatches of the Cold War submarine HMS Ocelot.
Learn how to brew beer from Britain’s oldest brewer
Delve deep into the art of making one of the country’s most popular drinks and the processes required to get from barley to bottle and from hop to hand-pump. The Shepherd Neame Brewery is open to visitors who wish to discover more about this proud family company and its variety of award-winning beers. Guided tours will take you through the heart of the busy working brewery to see how beer is made, and maybe even meet some of the employees.
See priceless art at Margate’s Turner Contemporary
Margate’s free-to-enter international gallery has won worldwide acclaim for its presentation of contemporary and historic works of art. A stimulating programme of temporary exhibitions, events and discovery sessions could see you listening to talks by the artists, joining an exhibition-themed family or adult workshop, or just wandering beside the stunning displays.
Work on your style with a personalised session at Ashford Designer Outlet
At McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Ashford find favourite brands at up to 60% less, all year round. The beautiful setting with cafes, restaurants and more than 80 boutiques offers something for everyone.
Great value membership at Kent Life Heritage Farm Park – less than 10p per day!
Explore period homes, historic buildings and authentic herb and hop gardens. Children can burn off energy in the indoor and outdoor play areas or visit the animals in the farmyard. Make the most of holidaying at home with annual membership – pays for itself in just 4 visits!
Visit The Canterbury Tales, from £6.58 per person! A saving of 15% off standard rates
Step back in time at The Canterbury Tales to experience sights, sounds and even smells of Medieval England. Join our costumed characters on a magical pilgrimage as five of Chaucer’s most famous tales are brought vividly to life.