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rainy day ideas

As the clouds darken and the heavens open, you may wonder what there is to do in such dismal, wet weather. Fear not! Kent has such a wide variety of attractions and places to visit, that no matter what the weather there is always something to keep you and your family entertained.

The Historic Dockyard Chatham has great indoor galleries, such as Hearts of Oak, Steam, Steel and Submarines and The Victorian Ropery Tour.  Kent Life's indoor play barn, cuddle corner and paint-a-pot studio are a must for keeping little ones entertained.

Howletts and Port Lympne Wild Animal Parks announced a brand new Wet Weather Day policy, to ensure that visitors can enjoy best value for money even in the worst of weather! The new policy allows visitors who purchase day tickets on wet weather days to return for a second visit to the same park for free during February half term 2014.

Check out the latest events No.1 Smithery, Bluewater’s Glow events venue, Folkestone’s Quarterhouse.  For waters of the more therapeutic kind head to one of Kent’s warming spa’s.

Or if you’re prepared to get a bit wet hunt out your gloves, don your bobble hat, dig out those wooly socks and join Go Ape for some adventure.  The forest doors at Bedgebury and Leeds Castle are open come wind, rain or shine!  For those with no fear of the water, get even wetter with some of the county’s wonderful watersports.

We have compiled a list of 10 ideas for things to do on a rainy day in Kent, no wellies required!

Ashford Designer Outlet

McArthurGlen’s Ashford Designer Outlet is situated in the Heart of Kent, the Garden of England. Conveniently located just five minutes walk away from Ashford International train station and less than 30 minutes from Dover Port, it is the best place to find the designer brands you love under one roof. Set in exceptional grounds and under a tented structure designed by Lord Richard Rogers, the architecture is worth the visit alone. 

The centre has over 80...

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