I really love living in Kent! As we live in a suburban area, I like to take every opportunity to get out into the beautiful Kent countryside which surrounds us. The school Easter holidays gave us the perfect excuse to go and enjoy a few family days out, as well as doing a little family photography too!

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A little tree climbing maybe…

My husband is a Kent based photographer, and he spends lots of time photographing other people’s families. Sometimes we need reminding to photograph ours too!

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Time to relax…

April In The Kent Countryside

My children have grown up with a love of the countryside, and their knowledge is increasing all the time – I feel so proud when they notice the beauty of nature, or name different plants, trees and flowers! They love their days out, especially if there’s a little mud too!

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Glorious mud!

These photos were taken at one Kent’s lovely country parks, Lullingstone Country Park.

Lullingstone Country Park is internationally important for its collection of ancient trees, with over 300 veteran oak, beech, ash, hornbeam and sweet chestnut, some of which are thought to be 800 years old.

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Beautiful spring blooms!

The park also has areas of chalk grassland that fills with spectacular displays of orchids and other wild flowers in spring and summer.

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Nature is fascinating…

For children, activity trails are available during school holidays and the park is designated a Learning Destination for the Children’s University.

The visitor centre on site offers excellent facilities including a café, toilets and shop. It has a comprehensive range of information about the park’s landscape, wildlife and heritage, with some fascinating facts!

If you’re visiting, or live in our beautiful county of Kent, do try to visit!

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2 Comments

  • Emma
    Posted 18th April 2015 5:22 pm 0Likes

    Great photos Carol, so nice to get out into the countryside – don’t children just love it?! X

  • Carol
    Posted 18th April 2015 7:54 pm 0Likes

    They have lots of energy and wear me out, so a few hours spent in a country park helps burn a little of it off! They love it too! 😉

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