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Be inspired by some of our feature articles and lastest news below providing snap shots of just some of the activities, attractions and places to see just one hour from London, the channel coast and within easy travel distance of most of Kent's tourism honey pots.
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Find out why 'Whitstable Pearl Mystery' crime writer's stay at Mount Ephraim was so inspiring.
Brogdale Collections is one of the best places in the UK to enjoy blossom displays
Kent’s New Free Heritage E-Badge Scheme Allows Time Travel
The ancient tropical paradise on the Isle of Sheppey where you can find fossils 52-48 million years...
Did you know spending time around trees is one of the best things you can do for your well-being?
Counting down the days to when we can sit outdoors to enjoy some of their best cuisine.
Produced in Kent is delighted to reveal the finalists for the Taste of Kent Awards 2021 (TOKA)
Simply Sheppey Podcast story brings to life the wild swimming experience on Sheppey shores.
Faversham traders are joining forces to take on the online Goliaths with Faversham Unlisted
Faversham is a quaint, medieval, creekside town, perfect town for a short break.
Exciting news from well-known local chef Paul Babra as he unveils Karara.
It’s time to put Swale’s wetlands at the top of your post-lockdown list!
28,000+ votes received so far, Floortje Hoette CE of Produced in Kent urges you to support your...
Jenny Hurkett at The Criterion Blue Town looks forward to reopening Sheppey's historic entertainment...
Business and activities
Step 2, has been introduced from 12 April, will see the opening of non-essential retail; personal care premises such as hairdressers and nail salons; and public buildings, including libraries and community centres. Indoor leisure facilities such as gyms will also reopen (but only for use by people on their own or in household groups); as will most outdoor attractions and settings including outdoor hospitality venues, zoos, theme parks, and drive-in cinemas. Self-contained accommodation such as campsites and holiday lets, where indoor facilities are not shared with other households, can also reopen.
Hospitality venues will be allowed to serve people outdoors at Step 2 and there will be no need for customers to order a substantial meal with alcoholic drinks and no curfew, although customers must order, eat and drink while seated (‘table service’). Wider social contact rules will apply in all these settings to prevent indoor mixing between different households.
While funerals can continue with up to 30 mourners, the number of people able to attend weddings, receptions and commemorative events such as wakes will rise to 15.
Note: As part of Step 3, no earlier than 17 May, the government will look to continue easing limits on seeing friends and family wherever possible, allowing people to decide on the appropriate level of risk for their circumstances. It is at this stage that we hope to see indoor hospitality and use of hotels for holiday purposes.
Now is the time to start to plan and be inspired by using our website and look forward to experiencing award-winning beaches on the Isle of Sheppey and our historic towns of Faversham, Sheerness and Sittingbourne. Explore pretty villages nestled in the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a vast expanse of marshes, nature reserves and country parks.
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