Autumnal Walks and Family Activities

Blean woods

27th September 2023

As the days grow shorter and the weather gets cooler, there’s nothing quite like going out to immerse yourself in the wonders of this Autumn season. Are you wondering where to find the most captivating walking spots this Autumn? We’ve carefully selected our favourite routes for you to explore on your next walk. Keep reading for the latest activities and events happening which are perfect to do with family or friends.

Bedgebury Stile Free Trail:

Bedgebury Stile Free route is perfect for all, where you can admire various bird species, discover fascinating fungi and the colourful foliage in the Autumn. Don’t miss out on the stunning views of their tree collection, as it turns into a captivating rusty red during autumn. Explore their magnificent tree assortment and endangered from around the world by using their interactive map.

Herne and West Blean Wood walk:

Discover the enchanting fusion of woodland, countryside, and charming villages known as the Blean. Nestled between Canterbury, Faversham, Whitstable and Herne Bay, this captivating landscape has ancient forests and open fields. The Blean offers stunning natural beauty to it’s visitors. As one of the oldest forests in the UK, this place offers a unique combination of history and biodiversity. 

Scotney Castle:

In addition to its enchanting moated castle, grand country house, and formal gardens, explore 770 acres of Scotney Castle’s woodland and parkland for free. Take an autumn stroll beyond the garden and onto the estate, where you’ll find Kilndown Woods. Immerse  yourself in a leaf-laden woodland floor with an ancient beech avenue above.

Family activities:

Check out our top picks for family activities and days out this season. If you want to find more inspiration, check out our events page.

National Trust:

Embrace the beauty of autumn with a complimentary single-use pass from the National Trust! Between 18th September and 20th October 2023, immerse yourself in vibrant colours, encounter wonderful wildlife, and reconnect with nature. This pass grants free entry for either two adults and up to three children, one adult and up to four children, or two solo adults. To find out more click here. Here are a few of their events perfect for all of the family:

Kent Country Parks:

Get ready for a festive season at Kent Country Parks! Join Kent Country parks for a season filled with interactive and exciting events, perfect for the whole family. Explore Brockhill Country Park for their Naughty Elf Quest. Unleash your creativity with their exciting Christmas Wreath Making Workshop and embark on their Festive Trails and so much more! To find out more, check out their events page here. Here are a few of our favourites:

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