Things to do in Folkestone

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Things to Do in Folkestone

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  • Melody R
    5 contributions
    Folkestone is very lucky to have this wonderful playground. Entering the Coastal Park either from the Sandgate end or the Folkestone Harbour end, the park is beautiful in itself, with picnic spots dotted around, and some stunning plant displays. The playground is roughly in 4 parts. 1. A pirate ship. 2. A large climbing web. 3. A network of wooden climbing frames, bridges and towers, with two zip wires. 4. large sandpits with equipment. The park is just above Mermaid beach, and the Mermaid Cafe sells very good quality snacks. There are toilets within the park.
    Written 14 April 2022
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  • Barry B
    Hoddesdon, UK1,285 contributions
    Clearly money and time are being spent on renovating the old platforms, and the surrounding goods yards, to make it a food, and a art hub.

    It is easy to see the history of both the station and harbour.

    A visit in season and on a fine day would show of the work and allow you to enjoy food and drink whilst watching the sea or looking at the exhibits rather than a cold wet day in March!
    Written 1 April 2022
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  • fiona p
    6 contributions
    Loved this walk along the sea, lots of different levels you can access to get to the stoney shore. Well worth the walk.
    Written 4 March 2022
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  • Lia M
    Province of Munster, Ireland188 contributions
    Beautiful beach, lovely day out. fabulous views and scenery. Great for all ages. Lots to see and do. Very clean beach, worth a visit
    Written 14 February 2022
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  • Anna R
    Redditch, UK1 contribution
    We needed to go from UK to Calais to pick up my pet from France side. We traveled with eurotunnel for the first time. Tickets were expensive £256.00 - both ways, return with pet fee. Passport checks nice and quick but just after that we had to wait in the queue not knowing if we will be able to make it for earlier train because the lady who supposed to divert traffic to the security check was just chatting with another lady in a car. Another passport check, another queue.
    Travelling in a train nice and fast but toilets are closed.
    Going back from France - we don't understand the reason of question from UK passport check lady. She was asking us not in very nice way why there is 3 people in our car just to pick up my pet. I understand they have to be suspitious but what's strange with three people in a car...
    Written 22 May 2022
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  • LAW64
    Tonbridge, UK1,377 contributions
    It is really nice to see the hard work that has been put into re-developing this area. Hilly small cobbled streets with a variety of shops and cafes. Still a bit more work needed but some nice shops with an artistic feel.
    Written 11 January 2022
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  • RIDINGAROUND
    Machynlleth, UK587 contributions
    This a lovely walk especially if part of a circuit of the town. It zig zags all the way to the beach, unfortunately all the heart of the seafront has now gone and there is now a big monstrosity being built. The harbour is still lovely but a shadow of its former self
    Written 4 October 2021
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  • PJWK234
    Canterbury, UK25 contributions
    Great show from Paul Carrack and band!
    The covid measures on arrival don’t make sense.. we had to do digital temp check which is fine I suppose, however those with double jab stays - straight in. They could be carrying covid 19 as we all now know, and passing it on. If we must have such measures at least let’s think them through ..!
    Written 26 October 2021
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  • HalDavies
    Smolyan, Bulgaria598 contributions
    So popped down there on a very sunny November afternoon.

    The paths through the scrub had been cleared and the steps were clean. Just a bit of mud here and there.

    The view of the Martello Towers was good.

    The view out to France was simply stunning.

    Big ships, lots of them.

    Big sky.

    Big sea.

    Big colours.

    Big opportunity to fall in love with a view.
    Written 18 November 2021
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  • Dman
    Folkestone, UK3 contributions
    I loved it here I haven’t been in years but last time I went was to see Ross Montgomery who is an amazing author 10/10 it says October but it was 2019
    Written 27 September 2021
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  • Tubbytummy
    London, UK203 contributions
    Went here over weekend. In addition there was a military “living history “ event with equipment and people dressed in period dress and uniforms. This added something we were not expecting and added to the day. The railway museum has a fantastic model and display around the channel tunnel project. I think it was part of original visitor Center which closed down. A signal box where you can use phones and levers. Another building with railway artefacts. A large static engine as well as a mini railway with ride. Ideal family day out with friendly staff/ volunteers. Easy parking and refreshments. Location what3words

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    Afterwords we drove to the view point. View point to look over the channel tunnel complex
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    Written 14 May 2022
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  • Sus1952
    Palmerston North, New Zealand1,960 contributions
    This is a magnificent little park just an oasis in an urban area. The day we visited it was so colourful with beds of beautiful tulips and other bedding plants. This is certainly a nice quiet place to relax in.
    Written 25 May 2022
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  • fiona p
    6 contributions
    Lovely walk along the sea front, with lots of different levels. It is really well kept and well worth the walk.
    Written 4 March 2022
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  • hilary d
    London, UK550 contributions
    We were in Folkestone for two days and we visited the museum on saturday morning after meeting our from the London train.very interesting small museum,history,nature,william harvey.
    Written 8 June 2021
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  • patty72600
    Folkestone, UK139 contributions
    Nice tea room and play area for the children as well as accessible toilets. Flowers are always nicely maintained too and the park looks cheerful and bright. The only criticism is the amount of dog mess.
    Duck ponds are nice to look at too.
    Written 27 March 2019
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