Kent Attractions opening their doors from 12th April

Kent Attractions is delighted to announce that from 12th April, many of its outdoor attractions including wild animal parks and farm parks are able to open the doors and welcome back visitors for the second week of the Easter holidays.

In accordance with the gradual lifting of restrictions, outdoor visitor attractions including wild animal parks, farm parks, gardens, parks and attractions with large area of open space are now able to reopen and safely welcome visitors in line with government restrictions. Visitors should note that buildings at these locations remain closed and you may need to book your visit in advance.

Some of the attractions opening on 12th April include Howletts and Port Lympme, Wildwood and Wingham Wildlife Park. Kent Life Heritage Farm Park and The Hop Farm Family Park  opening their gates for the first time in many months. The Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway will be steaming along with Diggerland getting the diggers revved up for families to enjoy and the Kentish Lady are offering self drive boat hire on the River Medway.

Our wonderful gardens have been welcoming visitors for several weeks. A selection include Great Comp Gardens with its wonderful Magnolia collection, Hever Castle with its explosion of Spring colour from the daffodils and the early tulips to the beautiful location of Goodnestone Park Gardens with its daffodils, hellebores and magnolias within the Woodland Garden.

Leeds Castle, The Hop Farm and Great Comp Gardens have fun Easter activities until 18th April.

The beautiful Precincts of Canterbury Cathedral are open and whilst in Canterbury why not take a river tour – for pre-bookings of up to six per boat (from same household).

The grounds of the following English Heritage properties have reopened although all buildings remain closed – Dover Castle, Walmer Castle, Down House, St Augustine’s Abbey and Richborough Roman Fort.

Other outdoor spaces to explore include Mote Park with the Outdoor Adventure now open, Cobtree Manor Park and Samphire Hoe a fascinating nature reserve at the foot of the White Cliffs created during the construction of the Channel Tunnel.  A wonderful experience awaits you at Hush Heath Estate and Winery and Solley’s Ice Cream Parlour at Solley’s Farm is mouth wateringly good especially if the sun is shining.

Visit our link below for the full list of all our member attractions now welcoming visitors. Remember, restrictions are in place at al these venues and you may need to book your visit in advance – so please refer to the website of the individual attraction when planning your visit.