With the summer holidays practically stepping on our toes, and with the (hopefully) gorgeous month of August breathing down our necks, couples, parents and friends alike are wondering “What shall we do next week?” If you’re looking for a week’s worth of ideas for a minimum budget then look no further. The Mulberry Team have been doing their studies and have found the perfect guide to exploring Kent for free, thanks to ‘insideKENT magazine’.
- Take a seashore safari – Try the Thanet Seashore Safari which delves into the depths of the coasts rock pools and is sure to bring out the explorer in everyone. http://www.thanetcoast.org.uk/
- Viking Coastal Trail – Take part in the Viking Coastal Trail. This 27 mile long route winds its way through Margate, Ramsgate and Broadstairs. http://www.visitthanet.co.uk/viking/default.asp
- The Turner Contemporary – Built on the same site where Turner himself stayed whilst visiting the town, the art gallery has breathed new life into the sleepy town of Margate and is a must-see. http://www.turnercontemporary.org/
- Book a Kent Greeter – What better way to learn about an area by using a Kent Greeter who are volunteers passionate about their local area they are here to help you soak up the local culture and activities in the best possible way. http://www.visitkent.co.uk/greeters/
- Reculver Towers – Reculver Country Park is a unique place, combining undeveloped coast, historic buildings, wildlife interest and is fantastic for country walks and spotting wildlife. http://www.canterbury.co.uk/thedms.aspx?dms=13&venue=3030632
- Rochester Cathedral – Built in 604AD, Rochester Cathedral is the second oldest Cathedral in Britain, it makes for a truly inspirational day out. http://www.rochestercathedral.org/
- Walks – Stroll your way around the county via some of the most striking walks in the UK. You could even attempt the Explore Kent Challenge, a task that involves walking along cliff tops and walking the entire length of just one of Kent’s long distance paths. You will even receive your own certificate on your completion! http://www.kent.gov.uk/leisure_and_culture/countryside_and_coast.aspx
- Town museums and Art galleries – Kent is England’s oldest county, so is steeped in thousands of years of history and traditions. You can see the progression of its societies and culture either through local museums or local galleries. http://www.visitkent.co.uk/default.asp
- Tour Biddenden Vineyards – Established in 1969, Biddenden Vineyard is Kent oldest commercial Vineyard, and grows 10 different types of grapes for use in White, Red, Rosé and sparkling wines. Free tours and tastings are available but must be booked in advance – see the website for more information. http://www.biddendenvineyards.com/ r
- Events – There are an abundance of free events to attend in Kent so we can ensure you will never be bored. From the Canterbury
- Eurofair to the Rochester Dickens Festival, there is something available for all ages and tastes. www.visitkent.co.uk
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