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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. St John's Jerusalem

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    Garden

    Dartford

    A large garden moated by the River Darent around former 13thC chapel, Commandery of Hospitallers, a small part of which was converted to a billiard room.

  2. Upnor Castle

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    Castle / Fort

    Rochester

    This attractive, turreted castle is set in a picturesque village area that is backed by rolling, wooded hills. The castle is fronted by a water bastion jutting out into the River Medway.

  3. Ibsley & Rockford Common

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    Natural Feature

    Rockford, Ringwood

    The New Forest commons of Rockford and Ibsley are beautiful areas of wilderness to explore for retreat and adventure. This self-guided trail, starting out at Rockford, takes you through unique landscapes of woodland, heathland, mire and grassland,...

  4. Highdown Gardens

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    Parkland / Woodland Garden

    Worthing

    A unique and beautiful garden on downland countryside overlooking the sea. The Chalk Garden is the achievement of Sir Frederick and Lady Stern who worked for 50 years to prove that plants would grow on chalk. Green Flag Award winner.

  5. Wilderness Wood

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    Forest

    Crowborough

    "A hidden treat". A unique 61 acre family-run working woodland, where you can still see traditional coppicing. Fascinating and beautiful at all seasons, with miles of paths and tracks to explore, including springtime bluebell walk.

  6. VisitOxfordTours.com

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    Walking Tour

    Oxford

    I Love Oxford Tours runs a variety of sightseeing guided tours plus social events and activities in Oxford city. These include general guided walking tours plus themed tours, each of which has its own respective websites (see above). This includes a

  7. The Needles Old Battery & New Battery

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    Historic Site

    Alum Bay

    A spectacularly sited, cliff top fort overlooking The Needles Rocks, in the care of the National Trust.

  8. Nymans

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    Garden

    Haywards Heath

    One of the great Gardens of the Sussex Weald with a collection of rare and beautiful plants from all over the world, including breathtaking spring colour in the walled garden, an old fashioned rose garden, summer borders and much more.

  9. 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.

  10. Bluebell Railway

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    Steam Railway

    Uckfield

    The Bluebell Railway is a preserved country branch line, lovingly restored and maintained by a team of dedicated volunteers. The railway runs nostalgic steam trains through nine miles of Sussex countryside.

  11. The Chapel Down Winery

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    Vineyard

    Tenterden

    The best wines in England available in the shop plus excellent local and regional produce. Guided tours during summer, wine tasting and bistro.

  12. Kent & East Sussex Railway

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    Steam Railway

    Tenterden

    Images of this picturesque line weaveing between Tenterden and Bodiam. England's finest rural light railway enables visitors to experience travel & service from a bygone age aboard beautifully restored Victorian coaches and locomotives.

  13. 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.

  14. The Coldrum Long Barrow

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    Viewpoint

    Maidstone

    Witness the stunning views from the top of the barrow.

  15. Butser Ancient Farm

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    Farm

    Waterlooville

    Butser Ancient Farm, nestled within the Southdowns National Park, is a wonderful outdoor space showcasing Ancient Britain through experimental archaeology.

  16. Coombes Farm Tours

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    Farm

    Lancing

    In Coombes, near Lancing, West Sussex, England UK where the Passmore family have been farming for 5 generations since 1901.

  17. Stansted Park

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    Historic House / Palace

    Stansted Park is home to stunning weddings, forest walks, afternoon teas and some of the best events in the south! Visit the Mansion for a real sense of a bygone era.

  18. The Long Man of Wilmington

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    Historic Site

    Polegate

    The Long Man of Wilmington, mysterious guardian of the South Downs, has baffled archaeologists and historians for hundreds of years

  19. Walmer Castle & Gardens

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    Castle / Fort

    Deal

    This castle was built in 1540 as part of Henry Vlll's chain of coastal defences. See the Duke of Wellington's room, the reception rooms and magnificent commemorative gardens of HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.

  20. Owletts - National Trust

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    Historic House / Palace

    Cobham

    Owletts is a small red-brick Charles II house with an interesting garden.

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