Kent is primarily known as the garden of England. Although there are tonnes of historic towns and gardens, many people that visit don't see the beauty of the much smaller "must see" places. I figured that because I have lived in Kent since I was 1 years old and both my parents were born and bred in Kent that I would go over some of those must see places for tourists to see.
I've created a list of places that I truly believe are beautiful! As a photographer I love to find little spots that I can get a decent couple of shots. Let's delve deep into the beauty of Kent.
Heaving with history this 1000 acre land is home to one of Englands largest Homes. Situated in Sevenoaks this park offers a number of free attractions including the Deer park and Knole House. Knole House dates back to the mid 15th century and has now been partly open to the public for tourists. One thing I love about Knole park is that it is thriving of nature. Deer Roam wildly in the beautiful park lands perfect for the photographers eye. Knole is the perfect natural playground for the adventurous kids. Why not pack a picnic and head out for the day at Knole park.
Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest
Looking for the perfect day out with the kids? With over 12,000 trees, Go Ape, 3 walking trails and 3 cycling trails bedgebury has you covered. Something for all the family bedgebury has a 1/2 mile long themed play area that features a shipwreck, a native village, tree trunk nest tunnels and tonnes of other related activities. Why not teach the kids some amazing life skills with the 4 orienteering trails that are located in the forest. Have a family dog, be sure to bring the dog along too for a perfect family day out! Pack the picnic and find a spot in the forest to eat! Not only is this place perfect for families its also a photographers dream.
Set in an Area of breathtaking natural beauty on the Kent and Sussex border, Bewl Water offers a wide variety of outdoor activities, from peaceful walks around the reservoir and trout fishing to more strenuous activities like rowing and rock climbing. Amongst the grounds of Bewl Water you'll find a fine variety of kids activities from a soft play area to a playground or even hydroballing or quad biking, For ages 6+ there is even a aqua park perfect for the competitive family. Hands down the best experience for activities.
Danson Splash Spark
This park used to be just around the corner from a member of our family who we used to visit regularly. We now don't visit as often as they don't live close by anymore but this park was amazing. we haven't been yet with Evie but I took my cousin when she was younger a couple of years ago and it was amazing not only is there a splash park inside but there is also amazing greenery as well as a rather large lake. we actually took a picnic with us and I brought along my guitar and we sat close by the lake. It was a rather lovely day and we rather enjoyed it.
There are several places that I could have included and some of my other top places aren't listed, if you'd love to know some more places in Kent please feel free to message me on my instagram @mamaandevie_
or you can drop me a message in the comments on here.