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Here’s what’s open in Kent

Date: 8th July 2020
Author: Sarah Twist
Publisher: Darwin Escapes
Park: Canterbury Reach Lodge Retreat
Local Area

Canterbury Reach is has reopened its doors and we can’t wait to see you!

We’ve put together a list of local attractions and places to visit which are open and following social distancing guidance, so you can still have the best days out while you holiday with us.

The local area around Canterbury Reach is rich with countryside walks if you fancied a wander around, but below we have some attractions that you might want to visit too!

Go wild!

Pre-book your tickets today and support a wonderful conservation cause when you visit Wildwood. Here you will get to see all kinds of animals, the smallest mice to the largest bears! You can see all this wonderful wildlife, just pre-book your tickets on their website.

Wingham Wildlife Park
Visit the wildlife park by pre-booking a date and time on their website. There are hundreds of animals waiting to meet you, from fascinating lemurs to the only Moon Bears in the UK. Wingham also has animatronic dinosaurs, and is home to tigers Troy and Blade.

With 390 animals across the 100 acre site, you can pre-book your tickets online to enjoy a fabulous day out. Howletts is home to Kent’s only heard of African elephants, but they are also home to 52 species of animals including impressive lowland gorillas, honey badgers, leopards and more.

Port Lympne Safari Park
Kent’s largest wild animal park is open to pre-booking via their website. With 600 acres to explore you will have a brilliant day out here visiting with more than 700 animals. You’ll see a heard of black rhino, Kent’s largest tower of giraffe, tigers, lions, gorillas and so much more. Don’t miss out, book your slot soon as tickets sell out fast.

Castle’s and Cathedral’s

Canterbury Cathedral
The historic Cathedral is open to visitors, but all tickets must now be pre-booked using their website, there are reduced charges for adults and children have free entry but still must have a ticket. As one of the most visited places in the country, the Cathedral is a hugely popular tourist attraction with beautiful architecture, fascinating history and portraits. Tickets sell fast so make sure to book yours soon.

Dover Castle
Visit one of the most interesting castles in English history, having played a key role from the Middle Ages, through to World War II, you will be amazed at the tales the walls can tell. Pre book your tickets via the English Heritage website and learn more.

Walmer Castle & Gardens
Discover the stunning award winning gardens at Walmer Castle when you pre-book your tickets for a visit. Once a Tudor artillery fortress, you can learn about the history of the castle and how it turned into a stately home for Lords and Dukes over the centuries.

With so much on offer in Kent, you know you’ll have a great holiday when you book with us (if you haven’t already!).

There are also never-ending nature trails to discover, enjoying the sun on your walk through the meadows and woodland of the English countryside.

Create your holiday, your way at Canterbury Reach.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We’ve now reopened all of our holiday resorts. Find out more.