Get a discount on much-needed days out

Dover Castle in on the list

Today marks the start of what we all hope will prove to be the beginning of the end of lockdown restrictions. For that I am very grateful. Memo to self: Get a much-needed haircut when the queues have dwindled.

So it’s time – and legal – to start thinking about days out.

To celebrate the welcome news that many outdoor attractions are allowed to re-open across most parts of the UK, Tiqets is offering 15% off all outdoor attractions beginning on Earth Day, April 22. 

Over the past year, many of us have found a new appreciation for our planet and the great outdoors. A recent survey by Tiqets showed that nature attractions scored the highest when asked the question “what kind of attractions are you most excited to visit after re-opening?”, with 28% choosing nature attractions over museums, historical sites and theme parks. The same study found that 60% of UK respondents will visit a museum or attraction with the first month of re-opening.

The UK is home to many outdoor attractions and historical sites that are ready to welcome visitors this April, including the magnificent Culzean Castle in Scotland, Dover Castle in our neck of the woods and Kew Gardens in London; one of the best places to view the cherry blossom season.

The 15% discount is available from Earth Day, April 22, until May 31 on all outdoor attractions visited before June 30. To book at the discounted rates, use the code OUTDOORS2021 when booking on Tiqets.com.

The company also does an all-day tour involving Greenwich, Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral and a photo opportunity at the White Cliffs of Dover though I should point out that it starts in London. Any other Kent interest? Well, I visited the company’s website, but found it a tad difficult to navigate. For example, when I searched Kent UK it suggested the Brukenthal Palace + Sibiu Highlights Tour in Romania! When I typed in Hever, nothing matched, so the suggestion was the Empire State Building in NY.

But I would encourage you to persevere. After all, 15% off is not to be sneezed at!


David Buckley

Dave Buckley is a career journalist. “I once went painting girders for a week and discovered I didn’t like heights,” he says. “Apart from that it has always been journalism for me in one form or another.” Past local weekly publications he has worked for include: the South-East London Mercury* covering the Borough of Greenwich as a junior reporter; Orpington-based News Shopper as a sub-editor; and the Kent Messenger when based in Larkfield, Maidstone, as deputy chief sub-editor. He has also worked for the following dailies/nationals: Daily Express, Today*, News of the World* and Hong Kong Star*. All those marked with an asterisk no longer exist (trend emerging?). He owned and edited a Thailand-based property magazine before returning to England and currently works as a production editor on a car fleet magazine. His first foray into property ownership saw him move from London to Rainham (the Gillingham, Kent, variety). He has subsequently lived in Chislehurst, Petts Wood and Orpington in the Borough of Bromley (which he still regards as being in Kent). In more recent years he owned three different properties on the Kings Hill (West Malling) development.

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