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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 to enjoy a warm summer day or for a crisp winter walk, to enjoy the virbrant colours of autumn or to explore beautiful 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 10 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. Cobtree Manor Park

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    Adventure Park / Playground

    AYLESFORD

    Cobtree Manor Park has over 50 acres of parkland displaying a diverse and maturing collection of trees and shrubs. The Park features a themed play area, along with a sculpture trail, plenty of space for picnics, and a visitor centre and café serving…

  2. 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

  3. Highcliffe Beach

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    Beach

    Christchurch

    Highcliffe Beach is a sand and shingle beach, linking Hampshire to Dorset, with lots of car parking spaces and a lifeguards during the main summer season.

  4. Marwell Zoo

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    Animal Collection / Zoo

    Winchester

    Embrace your wild side at Marwell Zoo! Home to hundreds of endangered and exotic species in 140 acres of beautiful parkland, there’s plenty for the whole family to enjoy and admire. From Amur tigers to brilliant birds, Marwell offers you the chance…

  5. Waddesdon Manor

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    Historic House / Palace

    Aylesbury

    This National Trust property houses the Rothschild Collection of art treasures and wine cellars. It also features spectacular grounds with an aviary, parterre and woodland playground, licensed restaurants, gift and wine shops.

  6. The National Animal Welfare Trust

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    Farm

    Hungerford

    Set in 10 acres of farmland on the edge of the Lambourn Downs, Trindledown Farm is dedicated exclusively to caring for those animals enjoying the twilight years of their lives. Our centre is home to both field animals and domestic pets. Elderly…

  7. Windsor Great Park

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    Country / Royal Park

    Windsor Great Park, Windsor

    Windsor Great Park covers 4,800 acres, huge parts of which are open to the public. Windsor Great Park is the perfect place for picnics, eating, shopping, running, walking, cycling, horse riding and fishing. Families will love the children's play…

  8. Aldingbourne Country Centre

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    Parkland / Woodland Garden

    CHICHESTER

    The Aldingbourne Country Centre is a ‘Great day out’ in West Sussex.

    Visit their open farm, woodland walk, castle playground, maze, sand & water play area, ride on tractors, and indoor soft play. With their own onsite café, they also have a…

  9. Brogdale Collections

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    Garden

    Faversham

    The National Fruit Collection has over 3000 varieties of fruit trees including apples, pears, quince, plums and cherries. The orchards are a living history and heritage of fruit waiting to be discovered.

    Brogdale Collections hosts a wide selection…

  10. The Surrey Explorer

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    Road Cycling

    Guildford

    All inclusive guided bike tours of the Surrey Hills, only 35 minutes by train from central London. Bikes, helmets and tour guide are provided. You can see so much more by bike: hidden villages and woodlands; points of interest; incredible views; and…

  11. Chiltern Open Air Museum

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    Museum

    CHALFONT ST. GILES

    Discover 2000 years of Chilterns history by exploring over 30 historic buildings that were the workplace or homes of ordinary people. Learn about traditional skills, farming, lifestyle and local history while taking in the beautiful scenery of the…

  12. Old Royal Naval College

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    Historic House / Palace

    LONDON

    Marvel at VisitEngland's Large Visitor Attraction of the Year, right in the heart of the Maritime Greenwich UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    Explore the peaceful riverside location and Sir Christopher Wren’s iconic architecture. The stunning buildings…

  13. 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.

  14. Tapnell Farm

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    Farm

    YARMOUTH

    Set in acres of beautiful countryside, surrounded by amazing views of the Isle of Wight, Tapnell Farm Park is one of the Island’s biggest all-weather, fun-filled family attractions.

    There’s so much to see and do, with just as much inside as…

  15. Belmont House and Gardens

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    Historic House / Palace

    Faversham

    A late 18thC country house designed by Samuel Wyatt, seat of the Harris family since 1801. Harris clock collection, mementos of connections with India. Gardens and pinetum.

  16. Mannings Heath Estate

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    Vineyard

    Horsham

    With the collaboration of wine and golf, we are aiming to attract visitors for wine visiting, fine food experiences, with a challenging experience for golfers.

  17. Eastbourne Bandstand

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    Theatre

    Eastbourne

    1930's Bandstand which hosts concerts from Tribute Bands to Traditional Concerts through-out the year from May to September plus special Easter, Christmas and Boxing Day concerts.

  18. Kelmscott Manor

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    Historic House / Palace

    Lechlade

    The summer home of William Morris, Kelmscott Manor is a Grade I listed farmhouse, built around 1600 adjacent to the River Thames.

  19. Denbies Hillside

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    Natural Feature

    Dorking

    Dramatic and stunning chalk escarpment with panoramic views With amazing views towards Leith Hill, the highest point in south east England, Denbies Hillside is a great spot for wildlife-watching. Named after John Denby, a 17th-century farmer, the…