5 days

This carefully crafted five-day break, with 20 single rooms without supplement, explores the Kent coast and countryside with visits to Walmer Castle and the White Cliffs, the Battle of Britain Memorial, Deal and the Romney Marsh with a ride on the famous miniature railway to Dungeness for fish & chips at the legendary Pilot Inn. Plus two treasures of the Kent countryside – Sissinghurst Castle & the Port Lympne Reserve.

Day One: En route to the coast stop for a midday light lunch and visit at Victoria Sackville-West’s Sissinghurst Castle. The Grade I listed garden is operated by the National Trust so do be sure to let us know if you have NT members who will benefit from free entry. Arrive at the hotel by 4.00pm to check in and relax before dinner is served.

Day Two: With the Blue Badge Guide we visit The Kent Downs & Battle of Britain Memorial, enjoy panoramic views from the White Cliffs of Dover, stop in unspoilt Deal for free time to buy lunch and explore Walmer Castle. This is more like a little stately home than a castle with beautiful gardens. English Heritage members have free entry here.

Day Three: Free day – enjoy Folkestone and the surrounding area. Walk along the Leas to the Old Town, sit on the beach and try the seafood in the Old Fish Market. Bring your binoculars for a day at RSPB Dungeness or visit Canterbury (both are easy by public bus from Folkestone).

Day Four: Rye & The Romney Marsh with the Blue Badge guide including the mediaeval marsh churches, a ride on the miniature railway and a visit to Dungeness to see the unique mix of fishermen’s cottages and homes. Fresh fish & chips are served at the legendary Pilot Inn before an afternoon exploring lovely Rye.

Day Five: Our week away concludes with an exhilarating safari at Port Lympne, with far reaching views across the Romney Marsh and out to sea. This important breeding sanctuary returns endangered species to the wild including black rhinos and gorillas. This visit will send you all home with broad smiles. There’s time to see the gorillas at feeding time, visit the big cats and the little meerkats and buy a light lunch before beginning the drive home at 3.00pm.f

The 3* Burlington hotel is a family run hotel with 60 bedrooms on the Folkestone Leas

The housekeeping is immaculate and all bedrooms are ensuite and come with the usual in room amenities. The hotel’s Bay Tree

Grill restaurant is well known in the local area and plays host to modern British menus inspired by ingredients that are locally sourced.

The hotel is the choice of local Probus and Rotary Clubs.

Call for Price Based on 25 people.

Available throughout the year

Prices include all coaching and all admissions and day trip lunches

Home Call 0208 692 1133 for more information about this SleepOver