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#findyourspace and EXPERIENCE more in Kent

We're working with Visit Kent, Explore Kent and many others to launch a brand new EXPERIENCE project that brings together incredible local businesses and activities within our wonderful countryside to create new sustainable tourism itineraries.

We hope this will encourage locals and visitors to discover the many special spaces, wonderful walks, knowledgeable locals and eco-friendly businesses that want to welcome you to the Garden of England.

You'll soon be able to take part in amazing local activities like learning to make beer or pizza with local herbs, practice yoga on the beach, take a llama for a walk, or hear about Kent’s chequered and sometimes gruesome past with our expert guides. Sign-up for updates and be first to #findyourspace and EXPERIENCE more outdoor in the wonderful Kent Downs AONB when restrictions allow.

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How to Find Your Space

Sign-up for our newsletter above and follow us on social media to be first to hear our project updates. Initially we'll be posting requests for help with survey research, focus groups and even models for our photo shoots! In the meantime please get out and enjoy the beautiful Kent Downs AONB safely and responsibly, click here for some handy tips and don't forget to tell us your favourite walks, cycles, runs and horse-rides. Click below to see a sneak peak of the experiences we're working on and #findyourspace for....

Food & Drink

Discover new tastes and treats from wonderful artisans across the county.

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Wellbeing

Escape for some rest and relaxation in some of Kent's most beautiful places.

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Outdoor Activities

Blow away the cobwebs in our gorgeous woodlands, grasslands and coastline.

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Wildlife & Animals

Learn more about the nature and animals around you, perfect for little and big ones!

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Inspirational Journeys

Follow our guides to visit Kent's best views, hidden gems and secret history.

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Family Fun

Reconnect with the outdoors and your favourite people with family focussed activities.

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Arts & Crafts

Find your inner artist and share in the passion and knowledge of local experts.

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Farming & Nature

Visit a local farm, boost your nature knowledge, learn new skills and make memories.

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Pilgrimage

Tread in the footsteps of Pilgrims as we take you on a journey of self-discovery.

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Culture & Heritage

Learn about Kent's heritage and visit some of the iconic locations that shaped our county.

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Have you got a business nearby?

If your business in the Kent Downs AONB or within 5km of the North Downs Way then please register your interest in the EXPERIENCE project and we'll be in touch to discuss next steps including exciting business promotion and training opportunities. Also check out for Visit Kent's EXPERIENCE page for support and activities throughout Kent.

Tell us your favourite space?

We can all use a little more space in our lives to enjoy the beauty around us and share some great experiences with our loved ones. So we want to know where your happy space is in our beautiful Kent Countryside.

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How is EXPERIENCE funded?
EXPERIENCE is a €23m project co-funded by the Interreg France (Channel) England Programme, which has committed €16m from the European Regional Development. Projects are funded in six areas across England and France: Norfolk, Kent, Cornwall, Pas-de-Calais, Compiègne and Brittany. Close collaboration across the six regional projects ensures insights and best practice are shared.

EXPERIENCE in Kent is match funded by:

Ashford Borough Council
Canterbury City Council
Dover District Council
Folkestone & Hythe District Council
Gravesham Borough Council
Kent County Council
Medway Council
Thanet District Council
Tunbridge Wells Borough Council
Swale Borough Council

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