Archive for the ‘Leisure’ category

Leaving school in style

Just like his dad, Finn Callow has an appreciation for fast, beautiful cars. So when the most important social date in his school diary approached, his leaving prom, he knew deep down he wanted to arrive in style. In reality he resigned himself to be taxied in his mum’s modest Ford Focus. Not quite so […]

Nearly half of ‘Generation i’ Brits can’t ‘switch off’ on holiday

47% of 18 to 34 year olds will take their laptop on holiday this year but nearly 1 in 5 won’t have travel insurance New research from comparison site Gocompare.com has revealed that nearly half of younger Brits aged 18 to 34 can’t bear being out of contact with work and friends when they go […]

Celebrate the Diamond Jubilee with the country’s biggest indoor street party at Bluewater

The Great British Home Show 2012 will be holding what is expected to be the biggest indoor street party in the country to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. A whole area of the lower level at Glow, Bluewater, will be dedicated for visitors to celebrate in style with fairground attractions, street entertainers and musicians. There […]

Rippledown launch innovative eco holiday package

The team at Rippledown, one of the UK’s leading environmental education centres, are launching an innovative new eco holiday package for this summer. So, if you are looking for an activity based holiday with a difference, then it’s time to head off to the beautiful countryside and coastline of White Cliffs Country in East Kent. […]

Visit Kent cuts the cost of a fun day out

Everyone taking the train or one of many local buses for a day out or short break in Kent can enjoy a wealth of special offers, including 2FOR1 deals, on tickets to attractions, restaurants and even places to stay – thanks to Visit Kent. The county’s tourism champions have joined forces with Southeastern, Arriva and […]

A grand day out to celebrate St George at Riverside Country Park

Nearly 10,000 visitors enjoyed the delights of The English Festival on Saturday (21 April) at Riverside Country Park, Gillingham, and even the weather was typically unpredictable, bringing sunshine for most of the afternoon. Held annually on the closest Saturday to St George’s Day, the free family event celebrates all things quintessentially English, with themed zones […]

Jubilee celebration in the skies

A grey Kent sky was filled with red, white and blue when the RAF’s Jubilee Tucano display aircraft paid a flying visit to Manston Airport. Flight Lieutenant Jon Bond, 27, made the 50 minute flight from RAF Linton-on-Ouse to launch the Folkestone Jubilee Airshow which takes place in June. He said: “Since this is such […]

Kent Year of Sport 2012

2012 is going to be a momentous year for sport in Kent with Paralympic Road Cycling, Olympic Torch Relay and also Kent’s own School Games. The County will also welcome many visiting countries at the Pre-Games Training Camps, the U17 International Athletics Championships and also the achievements of Kent’s Talented Performers, a Paralympic Road Show […]

Big Dance 2012- Time to step forward for the world record challenge

An exciting world record attempt for the largest dance routine ever is taking place at locations across the country next month – and a special opportunity to join in is coming to Dover Market Square. Anyone can register to take part in the Big Dance event at Dover’s Live Site, and now is the time […]

Top Jersey hotel just an hour away from Kent

Kent families looking for a break in warmer climes are now less than an hour from one of Britain’s top family hotels. Jersey’s Merton Hotel has been voted the best family hotel in the Channel Islands and fifth in Britain in TripAdvisor’s 2012 Travellers’ Choice Hotels for Families awards. Flights, which are operated by Discover […]