Enjoy Easter with the family…welcoming coastal cottages available

Phoebe Shipton  ·  5th February 2016

There’s plenty going on on the East Kent coast to keep families of all ages amused this Easter holiday and we have a wonderful collection of family properties for you to stay in. Easter comes early this year falling between the 25 and 28 of March so don’t be caught out  – now is the time to book. Here’s a taste of what’s on:

DOVER CASTLE

Children’s Festival Easter Weekend 25th – 28 March

Escape on a family adventure back in time to a place where Roman gladiators mix with medieval knights and princesses roam. Activities include meeting a Victorian toymaker as well as making your own toy to take home; tackling a WWII assault course; knights training and a fire eating show on stilts. Strictly no bunnies or chocolate trails.

Dinosaurs Come Alive this Easter  
Step into  a Jurassic world at Port Lympne Reserve. This wild animal park has a huge new attraction opening on Good Friday as the largest collection of dinosaurs in Europe hatches. Dig for your own fossils or create your own dinosaur to take home. There will be a dedicated team of rangers on hand to bring the experience to life. Port Lympne Reserve is near Folkestone.
DREAMLAND MARGATE
Retro Rides and Trills for Eveyone

Roll up Roll up. Dreamland opens for Easter with with old-fashioned thrills and amusements including helter-skelter, scenic railway, Wedgwood tea cups ride and a whole host of retro rides and attractions. There is also a not so average children’s play zone with circus tent and beach huts for under 8’s. Rollerskate the night away in the Roller Room and grab a bite to eat at the Roller Diner.

SOUTH FORELAND LIGHTHOUSE, ST MARGARET’S BAY
Tea Rooms and Cadbury’s Easter Egg Hunt 

Mum will love the delightful Mrs Knotts vintage tea room in a  former lighthouse keeper’s cottage with mix and match bone china tea cups, tempting cakes and fresh bakes. Dad will love a guided tour of this Victorian lighthouse that was in service for 142 years and the kids wiill love the Easter egg hunt that involves unravelling clues on an archaeology trail around this cliff top site. There are kites to fly for free too and large wooden games too.

After an exciting day out you will be ready to return to welcoming accommodation and here at Keepers Cottages we have a wonderful collection of family properties. Sleeping 4 in 2 bedrooms, Kingfisher Cottage a former fishermans cottage just a 100 metres of so from Kingsdown Beach, is everything you imagine a seaside retreat to be – from £400 for a short break.

another sitting room 5We have just taken on a new Georgian town house in Dolphin Street, with it’s open fires and fabulous entertaning space, this would be an ideal place to come for Easter with the family. Prices are £1000 for the week.

062181 Beach Street is a period town house on Deal’s picturesque seafront and sleeps 8 in 3 bedrooms. Dogs welcome. From £850 for the week. Dogs welcome.

IMG_0752Stable Cottage with its large lawned garden is perfect for kids to let off steam. This accommodation is tucked within the private estate at Sandwich Bay and backs onto the Championship Golf Course of Royal St. Georges. Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms and pet friendly too from £600 for the week.Be quick though, properties are filling fast.

Central House

Central House is a fabulous house right on the seafront, it sleeps up to 10. The views are quite outstanding!

About Phoebe Shipton

Having studied Marketing at University of Manchester, Phoebe joined the family business in 2020 as Head of Marketing and Operations. Phoebe is focused on making Keepers Cottages stand out, as well as ensuring the bookings flood in!

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