Days out with the kids in Hythe, Kent.
A delicious breakfast at The Lazy Shack on Fisherman’s Beach is the perfect start to your stay! Whether savouring one of their signature Scallop and Bacon Rolls or indulging in a full English breakfast, you’ll get to enjoy the rustic charm and sea views from your beach-side table. They also have a shop so you buy some local treats to take home and enjoy later! After returning to The Beach Escapes, why not get ready for an exciting day at Port Lympne Wild Animal Park? Your day ticket will give you access to the walking routes across the 500 acres, including the beautiful gardens, Dinosaur Forest and restaurants but you will need to book an actual experience tour to get the full safari experience.
Return to The Beach Escapes after a busy day for a BBQ on the terrace or in your garden with goodies collected from The Lazy Shack. After dinner, you can relax within the apartment playing games from the entertainment cupboard or wander to the water’s edge and be amazed at how clear the stars are away from city lights.
Why not grab some pastries at Waitrose and take your breakfast inside the apartment before enjoying a stroll into Hythe along Ladies Walk and the Military Canal? Wander along the High Street and browse the many boutique and charity shops before taking a break with a delicious treat at Nutmeg Café. On returning to The Beach Escapes, perhaps hire bikes from Click2Cycle only a few minutes’ walk from the property near Hythe Swimming Pool. Alternatively, you could fly a kite on the beach or go for a swim at the pool or in the sea if weather permits!
When you are ready, plan to cycle towards Folkestone by following the Beach Promenade all the way through Sandgate. On your way to Folkestone, stop at the Leas Coastal Park and to let the children enjoy some time on the climbing frames and zip lines. You may even be lucky enough to see a performance at the Coastal Park’s Amphitheatre.
Continue on your journey towards Folkestone – perhaps stopping at Little Rock or one of the other food spots on the Board Walk enroute. After lunch, take a trip to the Harbour Arm and see if you can spot a few of Folkestone’s famous outdoor Art Exhibits or listen to some of the live music that’s often on offer here. You could also pop to the Warren for some fossil hunting, or Sunny Sands for sandcastle making! There are also places to hire paddle boards – great fun if you’ve never tried it!
Cycle back to Hythe via the seafront if the weather is favourable or along the Canal Path if it’s too windy! Once you are back to the apartment get ready for an evening meal a few minutes’ walk away at The Waterfront and enjoy a glass of wine or two whilst the children play on the beach.
After breakfast, make your way to The Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway for an adventure within one of the miniature carriages. For little guests, the journey to the train’s first stop in Dymchurch ( 25 minutes), is often long enough. The sandy beach at Dymchurch is a great place to let the children enjoy freedom to burn some energy, especially at low tide when the beach stretches for miles. Enjoy some fish and chips on the beach, before jumping on a few rides at the seaside amusements, playing the pennyu arcades and purchasing some candy floss!
If you still have energy left, take a walk along the Hythe Military Canal path just outside the Railway station and head towards Lympne. The country path leads you to Unit 1, which is a great place to stop for a drink and a brownie to regain some energy.
After a busy day, relax with a meal within the apartment before a walk along the seafront and canal path to spot some of the area’s local wildlife; you may even spot our resident seals or an occasional porpoise relaxing in the water as day turns to dusk.