Summer holidays in Kent 2017 – FREE things to do this Summer holidays

03.07.2017 - Holiday Parks Touring Parks

Summer holidays can often be an expensive time for families. Six weeks of time to fill – so what is there to do? You still have just less than a month to start planning (if you haven’t started planning already!), so here are a few ideas to help you out.

When it comes to summer holidays, most families are now opting for short breaks and holidays in England rather than going abroad, as this allows more flexibility and will generally cost considerably less. On that basis, a popular choice for many families is camping and caravanning breaks.

Camping and caravanning is not only cheaper than staying in most hotels with pitches starting from just £17 per night (our touring park charges), but it also offers so much more, and Kent is a particularly popular destination for UK Holidays and caravan breaks as there is so much to do. Pitch up and explore! Take a look at our camping guide if it is your first time camping.

As summer holidays can be expensive, we thought we would help you out with a list of fun days out, even completely FREE things to do this summer holidays! The best parks, beaches and cheap days out.

Dreamland, Margate – Dreamland is free to enter so you only spend money on the rides you want to go out. To save money, pack a food bag with snacks and treats to avoid spending money on food whilst you are out.

Herne Bay ‘Bayfest’ – Run by the local community for the whole month of August starting from the 5th until the 28th, including the famous Herne Bay Air show on the 19th, carnival on the 12th and Classic Car motor show on the 20th, follow the link for more information and dates.

Kearsney Abbey, Dover – 10 acres of open parkland gardens with two lakes. Perfect for relaxing, having picnics, walking and outdoor games. Entry is free, but for further information to plan your visit, follow the preceding link.

Samphire Hoe – A 30-hectare nature reserve situated between Dover and Folkestone, a location showing off the beautiful White Cliffs at it’s very best. Follow the link for more information on Samphire Hoe.

Lower Leas Coastal Park, Folkestone – With BBQ and picnic areas, a national cycle route and the South East’s largest free adventure playground, there is something for everyone. There are also a whole host of free events in a 350 seat amphitheatre. Follow the link for more information and details about the park.

Whitstable Oyster Festival – Taking place on the 22nd – 24th July. There is plenty to do and see, you can just wander around if you prefer, or try some of the local delights.

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