Published: 06:00, 12 March 2021
As uncertainty still hangs over foreign holidays this summer, the UK looks set for another bumper year of staycations and camping looks likely to be popular.
We've found eight ideas for places to stay in the county.
Found deep in the High Weald of Kent, the site features seven cosy boltholes, alongside chickens, pigs and horses.
If you're craving the peace and simplicity of the outdoors, the site is on a working farm. Some lodges come complete with showers and hot tubs, and you can even plug in your phone on-site. Prices start from £395 for a two night stay, though a number of dates this spring are already booked up. Book here.
Glamping on another level is being offered by the Canterbury site for the first time this year - and it's also a chance to admire the night's sky. Stargazers can see the stars from the comfort of their bed at what was formerly Kipps Hostel. There's also a self-check-in service with prices starting from £130 a night. Some dates are already booked up. Book yours at hotellushcanterbury.com
Star Field Glamping
If you really want to get away from it all, Star Field Glamping offers an off-grid country retreat. The family-run site at Charity Farm, a working farm in Cranbrook, will offer you a night looking up at the night's sky, or something a little more glamorous too. Open from May, book at starfieldcamping.co.uk
Fallow Fields Camping
The friendly, family site is on a fruit farm two miles from Sandwich. If you're looking for a getaway to roam free; feel the outdoors and escape real life, it has what you want. The site - which many reviewers describe as "proper camping" is opening on weekends until Friday, June 18, except for the half term holiday, and will be providing accommodation for the Open in Sandwich in July. Book at fallowfieldscamping.com
The Hop Farm
You may know it better as a family park with attractions and small animals to see, and as a venue for larger events when they are allowed. But the farm at Beltring, Paddock Wood, is also set in hundreds of acres of countryside and has a campsite which will suit all the family. It will reopen in April. To book a pitch go to thehopfarm.co.uk/stay
In the grounds of Leeds Castle are eight splendidly striped pavilions, sleeping up to four people looking to glamp in style. Glamping season returns at the castle for 2021 from Monday, May 17, through to Thursday, September 30. Your stay includes access to the castle when it is open, grounds and attractions. Costs start at £145 for two people for one night. Book at leeds-castle.com
Kits Coty Glamping
The award winning site hidden away in the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which won Best Glamping site with Campsites.co.uk last year, promises glamorous camping for all. The site will reopen from May 17, thanks to a further easing of restrictions planned for that date and has had a Good to Go approval from Visit England. The maximum group size is six, and no amplified or live music is allowed on site to ensure everyone can enjoy the peace and quiet of the countryside. Prices range from around £100 per person per night. Book at kitscotyglamping.co.uk or call 01634 685862.
The seasonal weekend campsite at Goudhurst was established in 2010 and is a unique camping experience designed for campers and their friends and families. You can even get a campfire starter kit if you're camping with a tent. Bookings are not yet being taken but it is hoped the site will reopen this summer. Book at bedgeburycamping.co.uk