The surrounding area of Kent and East Sussex offers something for everyone with beaches and beautiful countryside to explore, historic towns such as Rye and Canterbury and a great food and drink culture with some of the top vineyards in the country on your doorstep.

You can find more ideas of things to do and see what we are getting up to on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and our blog. The Visit Ashford and Tenterden website also offers a good list of what's on in the area.

Fairfield church

Get Outdoors

Family silhouette

Family

  • Camber Sands

    These sandy beaches are a perfect spot to enjoy good weather and practice your sandcastle building.

  • Port Lymne

    Lions, tigers, elephants and more... Head here for a safari experience without leaving our shores.

  • Miniature Steam Train

    The minature steam train to Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch is a slice of history with a novel twist.

  • Rare Breeds Centre

    Meet unusual breeds of all your favourite farm animals.

Grapes

Foodie

Morris dancing at Canterbury Catherdral

Culture and History

  • Canterbury

    Famed for its Cathedral and as a destination for pilgrimage, most famously in The Canterbury Tales this is a fantastic city to visit on your trip

  • Smugglers Caves

    Learn about the role of Romney Marsh and the Kent and Sussex coast in smuggling at the Smugglers Caves in Hastings.

  • Sissinghurst

    This property has a rich and varied history, not to mention beautiful gardens to explore.

  • Dover Castle

    From Tudor times through to the tunnels used during WW2 this castle, known as 'The Key to England', has something to interest any history buff.