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Things Our International Students Will Like Doing in Kent


Located in the south-east of England, Kent is what one would call a very English village turned to a town, in a non-metropolitan county. Canterbury is surely the most well-known area of Kent, with its 1,400 year-old cathedral and its Roman museum. However, we also believe there are so many other things to see, especially if you happen to be a nature and countryside lover. Read on for a few things that we think you’ll love doing when you are next in Kent!

Kent and East Sussex Railway: For a day out packed with tradition and a bit of history, the Kent and East Sussex Railway will provide both of these, as well as lots of fun and marvel for those who admire older trains and how they work. You can ride along on the steaming train, across a railway that’s been in use for over 100 years. Have your camera ready: the scenery you’ll pass on your travels will be stunning.


Dreamland: If you are up for some magical fun, then Dreamland in Margate is where you should be heading to. Make sure you have a whole day planned out, there are many rides and merry-go-rounds to try, without forgetting a good serving of cotton candy. Try out the Disco Session at the Retro Roller Room as well, it’s guaranteed fun!

Hever Castle and Gardens: Now for a bit more serious fun, you will get a good mix of history and fun activities to do (and possibly some goose bumps). An indoor and outdoor type of attraction, Hever is a historic castle that was built in 1270. Once the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, second wife to Henry VIII, Hever Castle has an amazing Tudor Towers Adventure playground that you will definitely want to try.


Wingham Wildlife Park: One of Kent’s most popular attractions, the Wingham Wildlife Park is genuinely one not to miss. Starting out as a bird park, Wingham now houses wolves, lemurs, big cats and even penguins! You can book a special experience day if you want to get up close and personal with your favourite animals, and also to learn more about them.

White Cliffs of Dover: Slightly further away, but absolutely worth it if you happen to be in Kent for a few days, are the Lighthouse, cliff, and cathedral. Forming part of the English coastline that you can see from France, the white cliffs are mesmerising in their natural beauty. While you are there, do visit the South Foreland Victorian lighthouse, as well as the medieval Dover Castle, founded in the 11th century.


Kent does have a lot more to offer, being so rich in history and having kept most of its natural features, you could spend more than just days in the county. Our brand new addition for 2018, Benenden, happens to be in Kent, so check out the website for a range of amazing courses you could take while being in one of England’s most beautiful counties.