White Cliffs Country is beautiful all year round. But just because you can’t travel too far from your doorstep right now doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy White Cliffs Country at home - whether you live here or live further away. Many White Cliffs Country experiences are currently available online - to help you beat the boredom, keep positive and stay entertained this season.
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History and Heritage
White Cliffs Country is well known for its incredible history and heritage that has stood the test of time. Perhaps you're dying to wander around medieval Dover Castle or discover the maritime history of Deal? Maybe it's the ancient Cinque Port of Sandwich that you're longing to explore? Now you’ve added our unique destination to your must-visit-post-lockdown list, you can explore online while you wait. Stuck for ideas this half term? Broaden your virtual horizons and embark on a journey of discovery into the fascinating history of White Cliffs Country!
Visit Deal Museum’s Virtual Museum and discover hidden treasures from The Tiny Book to The Boat Of Many Names. Deal-based The History Project is also hosting a programme of Virtual Experiences, with topics ranging from “Smuggling On The Kent Coast” to “Castles On The Coast” and more.
Dover Museum offers a number of online exhibitions – including a chronology of cross-channel swimmers. Perhaps you’ve wanted to understand what prompts people to undertake this formidable feat? Now’s your chance! Did you know that Kent once had a coalmining industry, and in White Cliffs Country? Discover all this and more today!
And if you can’t wait to visit the former Cinque Port of Sandwich – once described as the “completest medieval town in England” – you can satisfy your appetite for now with a taster of its history online. Book to enjoy a Zoom event with Sandwich Local History Society or perhaps take a look at the Nicholas Project – a wonderful initiative by Sandwich Medieval Trust to bring medieval culture back to life in this charming and idyllic ancient town.
Health and Fitness
Never has it felt more important to look after our physical and mental health. White Cliffs Country offers wonderful opportunities for boosting personal fitness, health and wellbeing with experiences to be enjoyed in our beautiful countryside, along our striking coastline and throughout our characterful Kent towns – but if you can’t come to White Cliffs Country, it can come to you at home, with many health and fitness classes and wellbeing experiences available online.
Check out Bright Skies – based in the quaint coastal town of Deal in Kent – and explore online Freedom In Movement classes. These classes gently guide the body and mind into releasing tension in an inclusive and welcoming class environment, and will leave you feeling relaxed, released, energized and centered. Enjoy moving freely whilst achieving your goals, with sessions that are person-centered and fun.
Primal Retreats at the White Cliffs, based in beautiful and historic St Margaret’s Bay, focuses on empowering their participants with a sense of joy and wonder at the force of nature. Retreats are rooted in physical, mental and nutritional balance and adventure – but while you’re waiting to book a day retreat or an overnight stay, why not explore Primal Roots' online sessions instead?
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Extra Family Fun
Fed up with your family squabbling over access to digital devices? Team up with your household members for an online adventure to enjoy together! You can experience the excitement, intrigue and puzzling challenge of a virtual quest with Get Lost Escape Rooms based in Dover – their online escape room is available to book for any time, for an alternative family-friendly activity and entertainment that lets you escape from the everyday.
The Battle of Britain Memorial – Britain’s national memorial to “The Few”, based at Capel-le-Ferne - has hosted a series of Facebook Live events, which are available to view online. Until you can visit this incredible venue, which includes “The Scramble” – offering a taster of what life was like for those who defended Britain’s skies in 1940 – make sure to visit them virtually.
And make sure you check out Wingham Wildlife Park’s live video feeds, which you can also access online. Find out more about the amazing animals that live at the park in Wingham near Sandwich – including the UK’s only moon bears, and Kent’s only chimps - learn what’s involved in looking after them from the Keeper Blogs and look forward to the time when you can visit this fantastic family-friendly attraction in White Cliffs Country.
Whether it's half term at home, you're working from home or it's back to homeschooling - beat the blues, beat boredom, stay positive and enjoy your virtual tour around White Cliffs Country. And while you’re here – virtually – why not take a look around our site for inspiration for your future staycation? We're looking forward to welcoming all our visitors when we can.