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Your Kent Experience - Staycations, workations and new discoveries

Picture it – you’ve put on your out of office, closed the laptop and bid goodbye to that Teams notification ping for a few days, maybe even a whole week. Yes, it’s time to take a break, pack up your bags and start planning out those holiday dates for 2022. Whether you fancy a relaxing retreat with your partner, a luxurious staycation with your bestie, or even a workation to really make the most of that WFH freedom, we’ve got you covered with our short break ideas in Kent.

With plenty of brand-new experiences to pack out your itinerary and incredible accommodation made for your Instagram grid (ever stayed in a castle before?), our vacation inspiration will have you booking off that annual leave in no time. So, what are you waiting for? Get creative in our countryside, indulge with our foodie experiences and get hands-on with our gloriously green and sustainable breaks. It’s all here in Kent and we can’t wait to share it with you.

We don’t know about you, but we LOVE the flexibility of working from home and well, working from anywhere for that matter. So, we’re sharing our tips and tricks for embracing your inner Digital nomad and taking on a workation in Kent. Explore our city streets on running tours in your down time, log on against a backdrop of sensational coastal views (you don’t get that from the office), and enjoy sunrise yoga and canoe trips by sunset for that perfect stress-free staycation.

You’ve worked hard, right? And these last couple of years have been so stressful…actually we’re not even going to bother trying to convince you that you’ve earned a relaxing break, because our Treat yourself trips will speak for themselves. Yes, we’re talking wine tours, cooking classes, gin-making and luxury star-gazing stays, because sometimes you just want to pull out all the stops and truly indulge.

Our county is pretty inspiring, home to artists, writers and creatives of all types, it’s THE place to come for a cultural getaway. Take on upcycling challenges, unleash your inner grandmillennial (we’ve all got one) and pick up sewing skills to make your nan proud, or learn the art of Tai Chi with our latest Creativity in Kent staycation inspiration.

Surrounded by sea views on three sides and home to two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, one of which earned us a spot in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2022 (ahem), it’s safe to say we’re pretty proud of our natural landscapes here in Kent, so we’re sharing our ideas for greener travel in our gorgeous county. Grow with us in the Garden of England and you’ll be treated to wildlife watching, vineyard visits with a sustainable twist and meditation retreats that are all about appreciating our glorious natural environment, and all less than an hour away by train from London…

Inspired? Good. Now seriously, fill out that holiday form and start planning that long-awaited getaway!

Travel with Southeastern

So close to London by train and with High Speed links from London St Pancras, getting here couldn't be easier with Southeastern's advance tickets. Get great savings on tickets for specific train across selected routes or mix and match advance tickets and times to suit your trip. Plus, with the Weekender ticket, you can travel on-peak on a Friday and return refreshed on a Saturday, Sunday or Bank Holiday Monday - it couldn't be easier. 

Travel with Arriva 

Once you've stepped off the train, plan your journey, track your bus in real-time, buy, store and activate tickets all in on one handy app with Arriva. 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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