Things to do

With over 3000 square kilometres to explore, it will definitely take more than one holiday to enjoy all that Kent has to offer. From walking, cycling, water sports and coasteering to history and heritage, there’s something to do for everyone in Kent.

It doesn’t stop there either. The area has lots of beautiful villages to visit, beaches to explore and spectacular scenery to discover.

The Area

Royal Retreat is in the countryside but it’s ideally located, so lots of amenities are close by. Grab the kid’s buckets and spades and take a short drive to the uber-cool sandy beaches of Margate or Deal, both with stunning views across the Kent coast. The children can enjoy making sandcastles, paddling in the sea or enjoy adventures at the play parks to the rear of the beaches.

Spend a fun-filled day at the nearby seafront amusement park of Dreamland in Margate. Test your luck on the penny slots. Challenge the little ones to a round of adventure golf, or soak in the captivating views across the water from the traditional carousel ride.

For a change of scenery, head to the large Cathedral city of Canterbury, home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city is a melting pot for creativity with vibrant nightlife and a packed calendar of events for every age and every community all year round.

If you like exploring, head to the Devil’s Kneading Trough at the Kent Downs.

Or for a little more adventure, you could take a day trip to France. Dover cross-channel ferry, Ashford International Station and the Euro tunnel Folkstone are just 30 minutes’ drive away. Here’s some more ideas to help you start planning your holiday in Kent.

Food & drink

Sports & activities

Family fun


History & culture