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Half-term on the cheap!!!

February half term is always a tricky one isn’t it?

You definitely can’t rely on the weather and yet you want the kids to have a good time preferably without it costing a fortune. We thought we would try and help by coming up with some ideas of things to do which are free. The South East has so much to offer and if you are based in London its really easy to get out and about and into the country for a day.

Our first suggestion is why not take your kites down to the beach and see who can fly theirs the highest?

Kitesurfing at Camber Sands

Camber Sands near Rye in East Sussex is perfect for this – miles and miles of sandy beach to run along and enjoy and if you haven’t got a kite yourself you can sit on the sand dunes and watch others playing – with that and the kite surfers on the beach its quite a sight!

Secondly, bring your bikes and go for a wonderful bike ride –

Cycling the Crab and Winkle way between Canterbury and Whistable

I am sure you have lots of ideas but we suggest: The Crab and Winkle Way that links the cathedral city of Canterbury with the harbour in Whitstable. It follows a disused railway so there is very little on a road and you travel through beautiful Blean Woods on the way where you can find the rare heath fritillary butterfly. Freshly caught fish from the working harbour in Whitstable is a good prize at the end!

Biddenden Vineyards, Kent

Also what about visiting the award winning vineyard at Biddenden in Kent and having a tour of the vineyard and cidery, visiting the bottling room and even tasting the apple juice, cider and wine that is produced – and its all free! – Kent and Sussex are becoming renowned for their wine and this is a real chance to experience it first hand!

Finally, we suggest you head to the Spitfire Memorial Museum at Manston in East Kent and see the Battle of Britain aircraft first hand at an original Second World War airbase. http://www.spifirememorial.org.uk/

Spitfire Museum, Manston, Kent

For other ideas search our things to do section of the website.

Happy exploring!

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