The Garden of England boasts a long, long list of attractions for any holidaymaker. But there’s something about this part of the country that makes it extra special when there are plenty of you. Read on to discover ten great ideas for large group holidays in Kent.
- Holiday homes with hot tubs Kent has a temperate maritime climate so expect better weather generally than the rest of England. The late spring and summer usually come with a good dose of sunshine and very pleasant temperatures meaning that all of you can make the most of the many things to do in Kent. Worried about beating those rainy days on group holidays in Kent? Book a holiday home with a games room. Better still if it also comes with two hot tubs like this one.
- Castle counting Chances are your group will include some history buffs, lovers of fine architecture and those who just adore exploring towers, turrets and drawbridges. Kent pleases them all with some truly exceptional castles. Take Leeds Castle, for example. Celebrating its 900th birthday in 2019, the iconic beauty sits serenely on an island and has one of the best mazes in the UK. Or Dover Castle, standing tall at the entrance to England. And then there’s Hever Castle, a ‘youngster’ at a mere just 800 years old, but just as packed with history.
- Days beside the seaside 350 miles of coastline makes for a lot of beaches and Kent is home to some of the best in the UK. Whether you’re looking for family fun on the prom, long walks on the sands, secret coves or the Blue Flag seal of quality, there’s a beach in Kent to suit your group holiday. Your tribe want to get the most out of the beach in Kent? Book them a stay at a spacious holiday home right on the coast. This one’s on St Margaret’s Bay.
- Days out in the great outdoors Part of the success of group holidays in Kent is making sure everyone can let off steam. For the fitness enthusiasts and the energetic ones in your party, how about doing one (or several) of the 4,000 walking and cycling trails dotted around the county? Or for something more exhilarating, try your hands at kite surfing on Whitstable Bay or Camber Sands.
- Absorb outstanding beauty Not for nothing is Kent known as the Garden of England. Your group will be feasting their eyes on miles of picturesque orchards, hop gardens, rolling hills and simply stunning coastline. The county is, after all, home to white cliffs, famous as icons of freedom and their “blue birds over”. And get everyone on your group holiday in Kent prepared for some of the most beautiful landscapes in the UK – a whole 28% of the county is classed as Areas of Outstanding Beauty. Want to enjoy the beauty of Kent from the moment you arrive to the moment you leave? Book a large holiday home with amazing scenery on the doorstep. This one sits next to Sissinghurst Castle Garden.
- Dine on delicious food Kent counts as something of a foodie paradise and the county has one of the most exciting food scenes in the UK. Choose from Michelin starred restaurants to cosy traditional pubs. Dine on Whitstable oysters and Dover sole. The locally made ice cream is rightly famous too. And of course, there’s nothing like fish and chips on the prom for all of you. Whatever’s on your menu, you know it’ll be local, fresh and delicious.
- Explore the inner artist in you Art enthusiasts shouldn’t miss the Turner Contemporary art gallery at Margate. Home to several works by Turner (who loved Kent so much he painted it often on canvas), the stunning gallery also contains art by Tracy Emin and Anthony Gormley. For the ultimate in cutting edge creation, don’t miss the 2019 Turner Prize, fittingly on show here. Maybe not everyone on your group holiday in Kent is an art fiend. No worries, after they’ve marvelled at the David Chipperfield design of the gallery, they’ll find plenty to do in Margate, “the UK’s hippest resort” according to the Sunday Times.
- Day trips galore Another advantage of choosing Kent for your large group holiday is its location. London lies just an hour away by train making a day trip up to the capital easy and quick. And if you fancy crossing the surf-crested waves beyond those white cliffs, get the train or ferry across the Channel. Why not tick Paris or Lille off your must-see list while you’re on holiday in the Garden of England? Looking to book a group holiday in Kent in a house with absolutely everything? Sea views, a step away from the beach, foodie treats on the doorstep… Try this one.
- Take a Kent river cruise As a seat of history and fine architecture, Canterbury needs no introduction. Take your tribe to see the iconic cathedral dating back to the 11th century to admire the stunning medieval stained glass and stand in the spot where Archbishop Thomas Beckett was murdered in 1170. Then take a ferry boat tour of the River Stour to see the city from a watery point of view.
- Nurture your love for English wine Large group holidays in Kent often centre around celebrating a special occasion. Mark it with a tour of one of the county’s many vineyards and taste some award winning sparkling wine while you’re there. Prefer a different kind of tipple? No problem. Just visit a local gin distillery or a brewery producing beer from those hops you’ve seen everywhere on your holiday. Like some of that fine wine on your doorstep? Check out this holiday pad with vineyards in easy reach. Perfect for group holidays in Kent. Oh, and there’s a secret swimming pool in the garden too.
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