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Your Kent Experience - New discoveries right on your doorstep

Kent residents, it’s time to be surprised. We know you know our little corner of the world well by now, you know our mighty castles and our iconic cathedrals, you’ve stared up at those white cliffs, sampled our wines and wandered the same cobbled streets influencers dream of. But what if we told you that we’ve got something new up our sleeves? New experiences you never even dreamed existed right on your doorstep. Surprised? Allow us to let you in on the secret.

Yes, we’re encouraging you to see our, sorry, your county in a whole new light, stay the night in incredible accommodation a mere hour from your own front door, and experience those big attractions as you’ve never seen them before. We want to help you be the ultimate hosts, ditch the ordinary and save the date for what’s in store in Kent for 2022. Afterall, as residents of one of Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2022 destinations, the only UK region to feature in this year’s hotlist(!), you’ve got a lot to be proud of.

Ready to re-learn everything you thought you knew about your home county and view it through the eyes of a tourist? Welcome to Kent…

Exclusive tours behind the scenes of Kent’s biggest attractions, the chance to capture Kent on photography tours and history as you’ve never heard it before…If you think you know Kent, think again with these extraordinary new ways to experience your home.

We’re throwing open our doors once more and we know we’re not the only ones! Allow us to take care of the itinerary and help you earn the title of of The ultimate host with these ideas and experiences. Ditch the everyday and take on axe throwing, treat guests to gin on steam trains (yes, really) and even get hands on with a vineyard tour with these must-do ideas to entertain visiting friends and family.

It’s time to get the calendar out and start planning! Yes, 2022 has a lot in store with events and festivals galore. Save the date for foodie festivals, music, new launches, brand-new openings and glow-stick lit bike tours (surprised yet?) with our list of reasons to get excited and start planning your doorstep explorations in Kent.

Do you really know what’s right on your doorstep? Ever baked couture cakes, mastered cocktail making, or learned the art of foraging? We’re all about supporting local and discovering the incredible businesses, food and drink and skills that can be found here in our very own county and we’re sharing the inside scoop on some of the must-do and must-see experiences that can be found right here in Kent.

Ready to start planning your weekend adventures? Take a look at our locals’ guides…

Travel with Southeastern

Travelling around Kent couldn't be easier with Southeastern. Whether you choose Kids for a Quid and get great savings with up to four children aged 5-15 travelling for just £1 when purchased with an adult ticket on off-peak Southeastern services, or travel by train with your visitors on GroupSave tickets for groups of 3-9 adults on off-peak services, you're in for some great savings on your travels! 

Travel with Arriva

Plan your journey, track your bus in real-time, buy, store and activate tickets all in on one handy app. Search Arriva UK Bus app in your app store which is free to download or visit www.arrivabus.co.uk/app. You can also plan your journey, buy tickets and check out the latest news and offers online at www.arrivabus.co.uk.


For low-cost travel around Kent, try Stagecoach’s bus services. Stagecoach makes it easy to get to and from main towns and attractions including the iconic Canterbury Cathedral, blue flag beaches in Thanet, several nature reserves and the historical Dover Castle on the White Cliffs of Dover.

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