Out & About from Selson Farm

Out & About from Selson Farm

Getting out and about

If you fancy heading off the farm, just a short walk from the campsite gate & through farm land leads you to public footpaths that disappear across the fields in the direction of Ash or Woodnesborough. You don’t need to travel much further afield to take in the best of what the local area has to offer:

Sandwich; 2 miles away, about 10 mins in a car – a perfect place to mooch. A beautiful medieval town on the river Stour that yes, made ‘the sandwich’ popular.

Deal; 7 miles away, about 15 mins in a car – a great spot for brunch or a drink. Head to Jasin’s Restaurant on architecturally renowned Deal Pier with views of the open waters towards France, or sample one of the many micro breweries. Also home to Walmer and Deal castle, if you have English Heritage membership, both a lovely day out.

Dover Castle; 10 miles away, about 15 mins in a car –  for both big and little kids. Be taken back in time to the 11th century as you explore the most iconic of all English fortresses.

Margate; 12 miles away, about 30 mins in a car – Seaside town fun. The old town has great boutique style shops and independent eateries, a great sandy beach with amusements for kids and Dreamland for both big and little kids!

Local places to eat; Our Field Kitchen is open on busy nights and at weekends (see our food page), but if you fancy heading off-site the Five Bells will offer you a warm welcome with traditional pub grub, there’s also a fish and chip shop and a Chinese restaurant all in Eastry Village. Head to Sandwich where you will be spoilt for choice; The George and Dragon has a great reputation, there also The Hop and Huffkin, and the French ‘No Name Deli’.  If you fancy a Italian there’s Luigis on the quay.  In Worth 1 mile away there’s The Blue Pigeon, a lovely pub with outside play area for children.

For kids; there’s a great dinosaur themed crazy golf course at Manston and there’s also Wingham Wildlife and Howletts Zoo nearby. Another great day out is at Betteshanger Park with a cycle track (you can hire bikes) as well as lots of events throughout school summer holidays. The East Kent light railway is a 4 mile round trip that takes you on a scenic journey between the pretty villages of Shepherdswell and Eythornehas and the Ramsgate Tunnels are well worth a visit. For trips slightly further afield there’s Broadstairs’ blue flag beaches; Joss bay is good for surfing and Morellis ice-cream or head to Margate for Dreamland and The Turner Contemporary or Folkestone harbour is a foodies delight!

Beaches; for the best sandy beaches head to nearby Broadstairs , Ramsgate or Margate. Sandwich Bay, although the actual beach is pebbly it’s a winner as you can have bbqs and dogs are welcome.

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