Sittingbourne is a pretty coastal town in the county of Kent. It lies beside The Swale, a large band of water separating the North of Kent from the Isle of Sheppey. Spend a long weekend or a full week in a holiday cottage for a relaxing break with friends of the family to discover the attractions in this charming corner of Kent. Sittingbourne is a lively town full of quirky restaurants and cafes and also hosts a market every Friday. Visit Kent’s ‘Treasure Island’, on the Isle of Sheppey, which has become very popular with cyclists over the years because of its large, flat expanse of land.

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Try out the sixteen-mile cycle track from Muswell Manor, (home to the world’s first aircraft factory), up to Bluetown and then back to Muswell Manor. The aviation history in this town is rife everywhere. With museums and galleries, you’ll be an expert in aircraft recognition at the end of a your holiday. Steam lovers will also enjoy a visit to Sittingbourne’s Steam Railway, a narrow gauge line open between April and September. Plan your visit to coincide with a ‘Footplate’ experience day and learn to fire or drive an engine.

For a more peaceful day out, head for the Elmley Nature Reserve whre avocets, harriers and owls safely breed.

Head for the beach, and, if you want to do more than just picnic and sun bathe there are opportunities to try your hand at wind-surfing or kayaking. In summer, sea anglers will enjoy good sport with bass off the beach.

Take the kids to Little Potters during the day to keep them entertained where they can relax, unwind and express their artistic sides. Or tire them out at Merry-Go-Round, a play area for kids up to the age of twelve. There’s laser tag, a main frame play area and much, much more. They’ll never want to leave. Allow time for return visits!