There’s no shortage of amazing days out for the whole family near our Lathe Barn campsite. Here are just some fantastic examples to help you plan your unforgettable itinerary during your Fallow Fields stay:
Plumes of steam are visible from the Lathe Barn campsite, as the trains from the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway make their way along the coast. The closest station to the site is Dymchurch, with trips to Hythe or Dungeness. There’s also lots of things to see in the visitor centre too.
Port Lympne Reserve is a breeding sanctuary for rare and endangered animals. Here you’ll find everything from rhinos, tigers and zebras to gorillas, wolves, bears and much more. There’s even a dinosaur forest where you can take a trip back in time. Whether you’re visiting the wildlife park or taking part in one of their experience days, Port Lympne is a great day out for all the family.
Retro clothes, fabulous furniture finds and delectable sweets: what more could you ask for? Take a walk out onto the Folkestone Harbour Arm to experience live music and sample some street food options. Or you can head through the old town and stop off for a drink at one of the many quirky pubs. With restaurants like the incredible Rocksalt nearby, you can also treat yourself to a fine dining experience (although you will need to book ahead).
This is a tiny fishing hamlet and the location of numerous pop videos over the years for bands such as Turin Brakes, Pink Floyd and The Prodigy. Experience the vast shingle beach with the imposing power station, then be sure to stop for the best fish and chips around at the Pilot pub.
A coastal market town, Hythe is on the edge of Romney Marsh and full of medieval and Georgia buildings, as well as a Norman church on the hill and a Victorian promenade. This makes it a fantastic option for a day out sightseeing. Hythe is also the northern terminus of the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway, so you can head off on an amazing railway adventure from here too.
Tenterden is an elegant town on the edge of the remnant forest of the Weald, overlooking the valley of the River Rother. It has a pretty high street with some fantastic pubs and options for lunch.
Other attractions here include the popular Kent and East Sussex Heritage Railway. This runs a 10-mile stretch of line between Tenterden and Bodiam. Just outside of Tenterden you’ll also find the Chapel Down visitor centre and ship, which is England’s biggest wine producer.
A popular tourist destination, Rye has shops trading antiques, collectors’ books and records. These are alongside the many art galleries selling works by local artists and potters, which change exhibitions throughout the year.
For nature lovers, Rye stands at the centre of a network of reserves, some of national importance. There’s plenty of sights to see, including the neighbouring Pett Levels and Pools, as well as the Pannel Valley nature reserve.
For the best shingle and sand beaches, make your way to Dymchurch Beach, St Mary’s Bay, Hythe Beach or the dunes of Camber Sands.
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