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Things To Do On A Sunny Day

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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. Emmetts Garden

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    Garden

    Sevenoaks

    This peaceful garden, at one of the highest spots in Kent, is noted for its spring flowers, autumn colours and its collection of rare trees and shrubs. An idyllic setting with breathtaking views.

  2. Littlehampton - Coastguard Station Beach

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    Beach

    Littlehampton

    Littlehampton - Coastguard Station Beach

  3. Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railway

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    Steam Railway

    Chinnor

    No description available

  4. Leonardslee Gardens

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    Countryside, Parks & Gardens

    Horsham

    One of the finest gardens in Britain, Leonardslee will reopen to the public in March 2018. The Grade 2 listed Italianate style ropery will house dining facilities and become a local attraction for wedding groups and events.

  5. Dorney Court

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    Historic House / Palace

    Windsor

    Dorney Court is one of the country’s finest stately homes and any visit is a fascinating and unique experience.

  6. 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.

  7. Nuffield Place

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    Historic House / Palace

    Henley-on-Thames

    Closed for 2009.

    Home and gardens of Lord Nuffield founder of Morris Motors and benefactor to medicine, education and social welfare. Set high in the Chilterns. A day out for all the family.

  8. 1066 Battle Abbey and Battlefield

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    Abbey / Priory

    Battle

    An abbey founded by William the Conqueror on the site of the Battle of Hastings. Battlefield views and new visitor centre with film and interactive exhibition.

  9. Finchampstead Ridges and Simons Wood's

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    Enviromental Attraction

    Wokingham

    Get in touch with nature, with a visit to Finchampstead Ridges and Simon's Woods.

  10. Tilgate Park and Nature Centre

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    Picnic Site

    Crawley

    Beautiful parkland surrounds the Nature Centre with its rare animals, ornamental walled garden, Shire stables and craft units. A public golf centre adjoins.

  11. Sandham Memorial Chapel

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    Church / Chapel

    Burghclere

    This red-brick chapel was built in the 1920s for the artist, Stanley Spencer to fill with murals inspired by his experiences in the First World War. Influenced by Giotto's Arena Chapel in Padua, Spencer took five years to complete.

  12. Stone Cross Garden Centre and woodland walk

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    Garden Centre

    Pevensey

    Stone Cross Garden Centre is an independent centre. We pride ourselves on having an extensive knowledge, a wide range of plants and everything you need to enjoy your garden. We have cultivated our ancient woodland to create a Woodland walk.

  13. Wey and Arun Canal Trust

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    Boat Trip

    Loxwood

    In 1970 a few enthusiastic individuals formed the Wey & Arun Canal Society; more supporters were quickly gained, and in 1973 the Society was re-formed as a charitable Trust Company, the Wey & Arun Canal Trust Limited.

  14. 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.

  15. Blackgang Chine

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    Adventure Park / Playground

    Ventnor


    Overlooking the South coast of the Isle of Wight, Blackgang Chine offers an experience like no other. Filled with an eclectic mix of attractions, magical theme worlds and exciting rides, you'll find adventures around every corner!

  16. Hever Castle and Gardens

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    Historic House / Palace

    Edenbridge

    Childhood home of Anne Boleyn and later of Lord Astor.

  17. 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.

  18. Canterbury Historic River Tours

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    Boat Trip

    Canterbury

    Flowing through the heart of historic Canterbury, the river is the perfect way to escape the hustle and bustle of one of the country's busiest city centres.

  19. Odds Farm Park

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    Farm

    High Wycombe

    Guaranteed to give you the Ahhhh factor, there's stacks of animal fun and indoor play at award winning children’s farm Odds Farm Park.
    Meet the farmers and get extra close to the animals in the Hands On Area.

  20. Furzey Gardens

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    Garden

    Lyndhurst

    Set in Minstead this delightful, informal garden established in 1922 is renowned for its all year round beauty. The peaceful 10 acre woodland gardens include a lake, tea rooms, play area, bee and thatching display, cobb cottage and alpacas.