If you’re lucky enough to find yourself in the delightful county of Kent in the near future, already having organised accommodation in Tenterden for you and your family, you’re sure to want to know what there is to see and do in the local area. To help you make sure your trip is a success, here are just a few ideas to help you get started.
Kent & East Sussex Railway
Catch a ride on a vintage steam or diesel train for a fun and unique way of exploring the surrounding countryside. The earliest plans for a railway in Tenterden were put together in the 1850s and now we can all enjoy discovering this picturesque town by train. Keep a beady eye open for swans as you go over the New Mill Channel, as they’re particularly lively during the winter months.
Like a tipple or two? Then you must visit the local vineyard at Biddenden, which started out life as a 40-acre apple orchard. The vineyard is spread across 23 acres of south-facing slopes in a sheltered valley and well worth an explore. In all, 11 different grape varieties are grown here, with some award-winning wines produced.
The Reindeer Centre
Now that Christmas is fast approaching (somehow – where has the year gone?), you might want to pay a visit to The Reindeer Centre to really get into the festive spirit, even if it is still a little early. The kids will love meeting Rudolph and the rest of the gang, and if you are in the area closer to December there’s a Christmas Grotto with Father Christmas and his elves, in situ from November 16th.