Leeds Castle: A fabulous day out, well worth a visit. The grounds here are beautiful and there is plenty to do as well as some great events such as jousting, concerts and fireworks! While you're at the castle, must do's are the Knights Realm - a fantastic play area for ages 5-15, the maze and underground grotto, falconry displays, Culpeppers garden and more. There is plenty to eat on site such as the Fairfax restaurant but also fish and chips, coffee shops and ice cream sellers!
Bodiam Castle: Another gorgeous National Trust Castle with pretty grounds and activities for kids. The 14th Century Fairytale castle boasts probably the oldest portcullis in England and makes for a proper Castle visit.
Combine with a ride on a steam train from Tentderden! Trains run right up to the Castle and back to Tenterden which offers plenty of pretty boutiques, shops and places to eat.
Cranbrook Windmill: A proper old working mill run by volunteers that depends much on visitors donations - if wind is good you can see the mill working and buy their flour but tours of the mill are really interesting for all ages. Cranbrook also boasts some really pretty little boutiques and shops - well worth a visit.
Open most Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesday afternoons but check their website before going!
Tenterden and East Sussex Railways:
Take a ride on a steam train from Tentderden! A real treat for Thomas fans and adults alike - trains run right up to the Castle and back to Tenterden which offers plenty of pretty boutiques, shops and places to eat.
Visit their website for timetables and special events.
Whitstable is by far the lovliest seaside town for wandering along the seafront. The pebble beaches are lined with hip beach huts and fisherman's cabins; a fish market, art galleries and pubs. The Whitstable Oyster house serves lovely local ale and great fish. Back from the water the streets of Whitstable offer the obligatory fish and chip supper, pretty boutiques and vintage shops. visit Valentines for something vintage to take back to camp!
Just before Whitstable the pebble beaches of Sea Salter an old favourite, is just a 45 minute drive from Welsummer. Further along the coast the Old Town of Margate is a real treat. The tiny streets house a good handful of trendy cafes and pop up art galleries. Vintage shops abound and the town really needs appreciation. The town beaches are sandy and the Turner contemporary art gallery is well worth a visit. Furthe along the coast the quieter sandy beaches of Joss Bay are my personal favourite. Finish off your day perfectly with fish and chips on the boardwalk in Broadstairs.
Fri 30th March
Season open for 2018 on 30th March!
Easter weekend treasure hunt!
Friday and Saturday 11th and 12th of May, 11:00 AM
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August 11:30 PM
Catch the milky way up in the dark sky. This is the best time of year for gazing upwards.