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Motorhoming in England | Discovering East Sussex / Kent’s Coastal Beauty

Motorhoming in England | Discovering East Sussex / Kent’s Coastal BeautyScore 63%Score 63%

If you can catch Kent & East Sussex’s ‘mother nature’ in a kind mood, you’ll be provided with some of England’s most idyllic of scenery. From the open heathlands of the Ashdown Forest to the dunes at Camber Sands you’ll find plenty to explore… Just don’t forget a cream tea in one of it’s most picturesque villages at Mayfield…

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For those that have never trodden a step inside this region… you’d be forgiven for thinking it was an area famous just for the Norman Conquest & Battle of Hastings…. but explore a little further into East Sussex and you’ll find it’s been the home of many a famous author (think Kipling, AA Milne and Arthur Conan Doyle). Alongside more than its fair share of fairytale castles and more which await you in and around East Sussex.


But creep a little further east and you’ll delve into Kent and its collection of castles, historic royal residences and famous cities/towns including Canterbury or Royal Tunbridge Wells.

So what did we find in East Sussex / Kent

Most regular readers will know just how much we love combining a coastal road trip with an opportunity to find a dog walk or two…. So with Kent & East Sussex’s ‘mother nature’ in a kind mood, we headed eastwards to Rye and it’s epic sand dune paradise at Camber Sands. Before returning westwards to our campsite near Eastbourne.

It really has been a few days of calm seas, blue sky and acres of East Sussex’s coastal cliffs, caves and coastal shores to explore with our young Labrador (Tizzy). Just perfect for young adventurers (both the two legged and four legged variety!)

And with over 200 seaside pitches… you could do far worse than base yourself in the ‘Camping and Caravanning Club’s‘ grassy campsite near Norman’s Bay. Quiet, but full of other families… it’s got a relaxed atmosphere that makes it the perfect place to return to after yet another seaside adventure with our four legged friend!


For those that will have seen our French BattleField History Trips, Glacial Geography lessons in Austria or even our outdoor adventure antics in Norway’s adventure capital at Voss…. you’ll know that we encourage our girls to embrace a little road schooling adventure.

In fact, we’ve even helped write an article for the ‘Wales Online’ newspaper about ‘RoadSchooling our Children across Europe’….(see here) …. but did you know that East Sussex and Kent lay claim to some of England’s finest road schooling opportunities? 

There’s plenty for all ages to enjoy…. from kite surfing on Camber Sands to the high ropes adventures at Go Ape at Bedgebury Forest…. but for those that want to combine a little learning… you can tread in Winnie the Pooh’s footsteps when visiting the ‘Hundred Acre Wood’ in the Ashdown Forest… or recounter Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales inside the historic city walls… or even grab a geography lesson at Beachy Head like us.

Or even solve a murder mystery tour in Crowborough…. one Arthus Conan Doyle might struggle to solve (see here)…. Or explore a real ‘Tudor Palace’ near Tonbridge at Penshurst Palace (see here)

But it doesn’t have to cost a small fortune, if like us you a family to consider, here are ‘14 ideas for a free weekend‘ in and around Kent/ East Sussex (see here)

Normans Bay

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Ever wanted to pack your bags, just jump in a motorhome and go off and explore Europe as a family? Well, that’s exactly what my family has done since September 2015. Visiting 35 European countries, travelling over 54,000 miles and grabbing over 450 family experiences on the way… enjoying Bobsleigh in Norway, Climbing into Mt Etna in Sicily or Kayaking the River Dordogne.

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