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There's little more delightful than a sunny day in England and with the South East being the UK's sunniest region, there are plenty of activities to enjoy the outdoors.

Whether it's taking the kids out in the warmth of the summer holidays, a crisp winter walk or the colour of autumn and spring gardens, you'll never be short of things to do on a sunny day.

What to do on a sunny day?

The South Coast is awash with Blue Flag beaches, offering safe, clean environments to relax or cool off in the water. Away from the coast, the South East is blessed with a beautifully diverse countryside and some of England's best country parks for family days out.

Enjoy a choice of more than 100 outdoor activities perfect for sunny days from the sporting to the sedate or find dog friendly things to do with facilities to ensure your four legged friend doesn't overheat.

Top ten places to visit on a sunny day

Become a Kent Explorer

UK beaches have so much to offer whether you are looking to have a beach holiday or just have some fun with the family.

In Kent however there is something a little different where you can grab your ultimate adventure pack and become a real-life coastal explorer along glistening sandy beaches.

These include Margate Main Sands, Viking Bay Broadstairs and Ramsgate Main Sands. The packs are exclusive to Thanet and brimming with games, activities and equipment, so you learn about the coast and heritage while you play.

Make hay while the sun shines and find something to do near you by selecting the 'Map View' button below.

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  1. Alexandra Park

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    Garden

    Hastings

    This 109 acre park was originally laid out by Robert Marnock, a renowned landscape gardener, in 1878. It was formally opened by the Prince and Princess of Wales on June 26 1882.

  2. Hole Park Gardens

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    Garden

    Cranbrook

    15 acres of spectacular gardens and woodlands. Spectacular bluebell wood.

  3. Marina St Leonards Beach

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    Beach

    St Leonards-On-Sea

    Marina St Leonards Beach

  4. Limpsfield Common

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    Natural Feature

    Oxted

    Ancient common on the Greensand Ridge where time comes home to sleep
    Limpsfield Common was used by commoners for grazing their animals and collecting stone and firewood. Now, with its extensive network of footpaths and bridleways through patches of...

  5. French Brothers Boat Trips

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    Boat Trip

    Old Windsor, Windsor

    Large range of public trips on weather-proof vessels from Windsor, Runnymede and Maidenhead.

  6. Basildon Park

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    Historic House / Palace

    Reading

    Classical 18thC house by John Carr of York, with an unusual Octagon Room, fine plasterwork and the decorative Shell Room. Situated in 400 acres of parkland and woodland.

  7. Painshill Landscape Garden

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    Garden

    Cobham

    Painshill is a great family day out and a beautiful 18th century landscape garden to visit. The 158 acre wonderland has something for everyone.

  8. Hush Heath Winery

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    Vineyard

    Tonbridge

    Tours at Hush Heath take guests through the magical countryside of the Garden of England, the vineyards, ancient oak woodlands, apple orchards and meadows of our 400 acre family estate.

  9. British Wildlife Centre

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    Animal Collection / Zoo

    Lingfield

    The British Wildlife Centre is the best place to see and learn about Britain’s own wonderful wildlife, with over forty different species including deer, foxes, otters, badgers, pine martens and red squirrels.

  10. New Tavern Fort

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    Castle / Fort

    Gravesend

    An 18th-20thC fort with guns and emplacements overlooking the River Thames. The underground magazines have exhibitions on World War II and the aerial bombing of Gravesend.

  11. Howletts Wild Animal Park

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    Animal Collection / Zoo

    Canterbury

    The Aspinall Foundation's Howletts Wild Animal Park in Kent is a great day out for groups of all sizes where education, conservation and fun combine. Set in over 100 acres of beautiful ancient parkland.

  12. Merriments Gardens

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    Garden

    Hurst Green

    A 4-acre garden featuring herbaceous borders, unusual plants, water gardens and colour-themed borders. Nursery, bird centre, shop and new Garden Room restaurant

  13. Gardens and Grounds of Herstmonceux Castle

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    Garden

    Hailsham

    Herstmonceux is renowned for its magnificent moated castle, set in 550 acres of glorious parkland and superb Elizabethan gardens.

  14. Parham House & Gardens

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    Historic House / Palace

    Pulborough

    Set in the heart of an ancient deer park, Parham House and Gardens is situated below the South Downs. The house and gardens have been lovingly restored by the Pearson family who bought Parham in 1922.

  15. Coral Reef Bracknell's Water World

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    Adventure Park / Playground

    Bracknell

    Find out why this has become one of Berkshire's most popular attractions with with 3 giant water slides, pirate ship, erupting volcano and water rapids.

  16. Kent Event Centre

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    Event Venue

    Detling, Maidstone

    The Kent Event Centre has been on its current site at Detling since 1964. Originally purchased to host the annual Kent County Show. The Kent Event Centre has grown over the past twenty years with the building of the large John Hendry Pavilion, The...

  17. Thames Rivercruise Ltd.

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    Boat Trip

    Caversham, Reading

    The perfect venue on the Upper Thames.

  18. Willesborough Windmill

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    Heritage / Visitor Centre

    Ashford

    135 year old Smock Mill, in course of restoration. Miller's cottage, restored Hornsby 14hp gas oil engine which drives one pair of stones.

  19. Gunwharf Quays

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    Shop / Shopping Centre

    Portsmouth

    One of the South Coast's most popular shopping destinations, Gunwharf Quays is filled with almost 100 designer stores and boutiques and is sure to offer something for every taste and budget.

  20. Cutty Sark

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    Historic Site

    London

    One of the world’s most famous ships, Cutty Sark tea clipper has been beautifully restored and is full of fun and exciting things to see and do.

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