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10 budget-friendly summer holiday activities in White Cliffs Country


With rising costs and the current uncertainty of overseas travel, you may be staying closer to home this summer, but you can still enjoy plenty of summer fun in White Cliffs Country. We’ve picked 10 suggestions for memorable days out, longer stays and activities that won’t put a strain on your budget.

February in White Cliffs Country


February is a fun month, full of opportunity - and especially February 2022 in White Cliffs Country! Read on to find out how you can enjoy exciting and unique experiences and events in Deal, Dover and Sandwich this February, as you discover hidden gems and get closer to the history of our characterful towns. You can even pick up a free gift while you’re at it!* 

Winter Walking and Cycling


A stunning sunrise on an early morning winter’s walk through a frosty landscape, or along the coast. A beautiful day with clear skies, crisp cool air and waves lapping the shore. A leisurely cycle to take in a mid-afternoon sunset. Winter is a great time of year to get out and about and get active outdoors in White Cliffs Country!

The White Cliffs Country Calendar


Help showcase the beauty of White Cliffs Country - Deal, Dover, Sandwich and beyond - by purchasing a copy of the White Cliffs Country Calendar for 2022. Income raised will be used to support the tourism industry in White Cliffs Country following the pandemic. 

Winter Adventures in White Cliffs Country


An outstanding variety of exciting and festive events, Christmas craft and food markets, Christmas shopping, winter country crafts, twinkling lights, chilly walks in frosty landscapes, warming up in the cosy hostelries of our coastal areas, countryside, villages and character towns – a visit to White Cliffs Country in winter time combines magical nostalgia with the thrills of new discoveries and amazing ways to escape the everyday at the coast and in the countryside.

Circo Rum Ba Ba Back In White Cliffs Country


Visitors to White Cliffs Country can join residents in experiencing quirky and unique street theatre performances this season from Circo Rum Ba Ba - an exuberant troupe of all-women performers who bring extraordinary spectacle and performance into unconventional settings where it is least expected!

The Autumn Experience in White Cliffs Country


Leaf peeping, pumpkin picking, seasonal strolls and cycle rides - and wrapping up a wonderful day with delicious food and drink and a warm welcome at one of our fabulous hostelries across Deal, Dover, Sandwich and beyond; taking in the splendid colours of the season whilst exploring our idyllic countryside, world-famous coastline, characterful towns and historic villages - Autumn is one of our favourite times of the year in White Cliffs Country!

Experience Vintage September in White Cliffs Country


With summer beginning to fade and turn to a new season, and as you start looking for great days out this Autumn, you can experience vintage charm in White Cliffs Country – Deal, Dover and Sandwich – this September, with a series of events inviting you to enjoy the nostalgia of yesteryear.

Afternoon Tea Week in White Cliffs Country


Afternoon Tea Week 2021 begins on 9th August and it’s the perfect excuse to treat yourself with something scrummy, around that time of the day when you start to feel peckish, post-lunch and pre-dinner… (that’s assuming you needed an excuse – personally we think any week is a good week for afternoon tea, and especially afternoon tea in White Cliffs Country - Deal, Dover and Sandwich).

Enjoy Family Fun in White Cliffs Country


Your family is the centre of your world, right? So centre your holiday around family fun in a fantastic UK staycation destination, bursting with exciting activities and experiences for the whole family to enjoy. For an amazing holiday with young tots or big kids, White Cliffs Country – Deal, Dover and Sandwich, Kent – offers you a great opportunity to build your own family bundle of excitement this summer - tapping into just what you want to do, and when you want to do it.

Enjoy a foodie, arty, weekend by the sea


If you’re looking for a creative, vibrant and utterly delicious way to spend your Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and an exciting event to go to this weekend where you can treat your tastebuds and indulge your passion for amazing art - in a beautiful destination where coast meets countryside – make sure you come to White Cliffs Country.

Go Foodie Glamping in White Cliffs Country


Escape the everyday with a unique foodie adventure in White Cliffs Country this summer. Go green and enjoy discovering fabulous local produce in Deal, Dover and Sandwich on a glamping trip, in this stunning UK staycation destination where coast meets countryside and relaxation meets adventure. Feel reassured, through making choices to support sustainable tourism, that you’re helping to make the joy of visiting this amazing destination a viable and exciting option for generations to come.

Meet Again, in White Cliffs Country


This year: meet again, in White Cliffs Country. Invite the family – all the family! – and enjoy precious moments as you catch up on quality time well missed. Reconnect with the people who are special to you, in a fabulous destination full of unique experiences and something for everyone to enjoy.

Make A Journey of Discovery in White Cliffs Country


If you’re not making a big journey abroad this year, make a big journey of discovery instead. Book your staycation in White Cliffs Country and let your mind unfold as you soak up the fascinating stories of this unique destination.

May Bank Holiday and Half Term in White Cliffs Country


The sun has been shining in White Cliffs Country this Bank Holiday and May Half Term! Enjoy creative experiences, outdoor fun and historical adventures - in our characterful towns of Deal, Dover and Sandwich, along our striking coastline and in our beautiful countryside.

The Easter Experience in White Cliffs Country


Are you feeling inspired to explore the outdoors more this Easter? White Cliffs Country, home to the world famous White Cliffs of Dover, is the perfect place to enjoy open space, beautiful countryside and of course, breath-taking views along our striking coastline this April, with its many walking and cycling routes. Don’t feel guilty about eating too much chocolate – you’ll burn off the calories here in no time!

Love White Cliffs Country


There’s so much to love about White Cliffs Country – as our visitors and our residents well know. We’re encouraging our followers to get involved with a number of initiatives to show their support for this unique destination - with “Love Our Local Area”.

Heritage Treasures of White Cliffs Country


White Cliffs Country, home to the world-famous and historically-renowned White Cliffs of Dover, is supporting Heritage Treasures Day 2021 - celebrating the amazing work of the heritage sector in Deal, Dover, Sandwich and the surrounding villages during the pandemic.

The Fire Garden comes to Dover


The Roman Lawn near Market Square in Dover was ablaze with illumination this weekend, after it was transformed into a family-friendly winter attraction - The Fire Garden - by outdoor arts experts Walk The Plank.

New Health and Wellbeing Retreats Available in White Cliffs Country


A new White Cliffs Country health and wellbeing experience has launched at the White Cliffs Hotel and Retreat, at St Margaret’s at Cliffe near the White Cliffs of Dover.

The History Project Goes Digital


Love Deal in White Cliffs Country, Kent? Now you can "live like a local" online! "The History Project" - a Deal-based non-profit initiative - is bringing history to life, digitally. Lovers of local Kentish history - including visitors who might normally join the Project's historic guided walking tours - can now enjoy the experience remotely, through a new series of digital Zoom talks, available to book now. 

Paul O'Grady In White Cliffs Country


Paul O'Grady's new ITV series about Kent, 'Paul O'Grady's Great British Escape' continues this evening and Paul will be venturing into White Cliffs Country, embracing excitement on water and discovering hidden gems along the coastline. 

Spooky Stories of White Cliffs Country


Keen to discover a different way to embrace the eerie excitement of Hallowe’en this year, Victoria Wiclifsco went delving into the paranormal past of White Cliffs Country. Unearthing the haunted happenings of Dover, Deal and Sandwich - plus several ancient villages in between - did not leave her appetite for the unnatural unsated. 

In a destination so rich in heritage (the castles of White Cliffs Country alone chronicle almost two millennia of accumulated history) it’s no surprise that myths, mysteries and legends abound – and so do ghosts, apparently.

Green Initiatives Grant Programme Open For Applications


Organisations in Sandwich in White Cliffs Country, Kent are being invited to apply for the Green Initiatives Grant Programme, established by The R&A, which supports sustainability and climate change-focused initiatives.