Getting ready for the summer: what to do in the South East

13 May 2019

With so much to see and do, the South East of England is the perfect place to spend your summer getaway this year.

Increasingly more Brits are opting for a staycation rather than a global getaway, and with summer fast approaching, there are plenty of options right on your doorstep for a family holiday to remember.

Here’s 5 top things to do in the South East this summer.

1. London

By staying in the South East for your summer break, you are perfectly situated to enjoy a day in London.

With such an abundance of things to do in England’s capital, depending on how often you’ve been, Visit London is your best resource for planning your day or weekend trip there!

If it’s your first time, your trip to London should involve a visit to the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace and the Coca Cola London Eye!

2. Canterbury

An easy, 40 minute scenic drive from either of our Days Inn hotels and you arrive in Canterbury. Renowned as the historic hub of the South East, Canterbury has a rich Roman and Norman heritage which attracts visitors from all over the world.

A trip to Canterbury this summer would not be complete without a visit to one of the country’s most renowned cathedrals, which always hosts a variety of activities all the family can get involved in.

You also can’t miss The Canterbury Tales visitor attraction, which for 30 years has brought Chaucer’s famous tales of pilgrimage to life.

For even more history, take a relaxing historic river cruise, renowned as one of Kent’s top attractions.

3. High Weald AONB

If it’s an outdoor adventure you and your family are after, then High Weald, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, offers a variety of different activities for all, amongst the backdrop of some truly stunning landscape.

View this interactive map to learn more about the wide range of activities here, including cycling, walking and rock climbing. Perfect for summer weather!

4. The beaches of North Kent

For a summer’s day at the beach, you have some great options in North Kent, which are just over an hour away from our Days Inn Sevenoaks and Maidstone hotels.

Choose from Whitstable, Broadstairs and Margate, with each beach having its own unique charm, and old-time traditional British feel.

5. Rochester

For a day exploring a nearby literary and historic town, Rochester is the perfect choice.

Nearby Chatham was once home to to literary legend Charles Dickens, but many places in Rochester are featured in Dickens’ work. Check out this map to discover more.

Some other main attractions include many historical landmarks such as Rochester Castle and Rochester Cathedral, and check out the Guildhall Museum, showcasing some 17th and 18th century local history.

Wrapping up

With such a wide range of activities in the South East, Kent are a close reach from Days Inn Sevenoaks and Maidstone, and are the perfect places to book your summer trip in the South East.

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