Nestled away in the North Kent coast our Allhallows park may be within touching distance of London, but in the garden of England it can feel a million miles away.
While Allhallows has a range of fantastic facilities on park from heated indoor and outdoor pools, a nine hole golf course and fishing lake as well as a huge array of other activities for young and old alike, there are some incredible historical gems, on and off park in this area of the country.
Starting with the park we have our own 19th century Victorian artillery fort on the edge of the park. While the ‘Cold War’ between Britain and France built up in the mid 19th century there was a need for Britain to improve its coastal defences. Slough Fort was part of this program and still sits on the coast within the grounds of our park.
Lovers of history will be pleased that just 10 miles from Allhallows is historic Rochester. Boasting both a cathedral and a castle there is much to see in the town where Charles Dickens lived as a child. The author used much of Rochester’s buildings as inspiration in his stories, with the Restoration House featured in Great Expectations as well as Eastgate House and the Guildhall Museum.
Slightly further afield to Chatham and the historic dockyards. Steeped in over 400 years of history the Historic Dockyard Chatham has seen the birth of many famous ships including Nelson’s flagship HMS Victory. While Chatham has always had a place in history, it is now the most complete dockyard from the years of sail to exist in the world. It has also been used as a location for TV and films such as ‘Call the Midwife’ ‘Les Miserables’ and ‘The Golden Compass’.
A short journey from Chatham is an attraction the whole family can enjoy. No matter how old you are there is a thrill of taking the controls of a digger and just 11 miles from park it’s a great day out for adults and children alike.
Slightly further afield in Tonbridge is the Hop Farm Family Park. Once a supplier to major breweries across the country the new adventure park hosts a range of fun family activities from shows to rides, adventure playgrounds, indoor soft play and a farm.
Beach lovers who like to take in various other beaches while on holiday will love Herne Bay just a 10 mile drive away. It’s steeped in Victorian architecture and fabulous beaches and is a quintessential traditional seaside town.
Allhallows is a fantastic place for all the family offering a wide range of facilities on and off the park.