There’s more to Folkestone than its beaches. Overlooking the Channel is the Folkestone Coastal Park.
One of the oldest parks in the county, it was created in 1784 when a huge landslip produced a new strip of land between the beach and the cliffs.
Today it is split into three zones – wild, fun and formal. Make your way carefully down the zigzag path, turn right and the kids will soon find the Fun Zone. It’s home to the largest adventure playground in the South East.
It’s packed with tube slides, towers, net tunnels, aerial slides, climbing walls and pirate ship. The kids will have a field day.
The park is also a good spot for sunbathing, a picnic or maybe an impromptu gig at the amphitheatre.
Address: Folkestone Coastal Park, Lower Sandgate Road, Folkestone CT20 2JP.
Opening times: All year round.
Cost: Admission free.
Contact: See www.shepway.gov.uk or ring 01303 247376.