For families, the guide highlights some of the South East’s gems that are a little off the beaten track or in picturesque locations - making for a scenic and enjoyable road trip.
Jon Taylor, Managing Director at Now Vauxhall, said:
“Going on a day out should be fun from the moment you get in the car, so we wanted to highlight some of the best places to visit during the school holidays. From getting closer to nature to understanding more about our local heritage, this handy guide should offer something for all the family.
“At Vauxhall our range of vehicles is designed to make the journey as enjoyable as possible, so for families looking to upgrade their in-car experience this summer we’d encourage them to visit the showroom to see the spacious Mokka and check out our connected car system, OnStar – available on selected models, which makes entertainment instantly accessible while you’re on the road.”
VAUXHALL SUMMER OF FUN TOP FIVE – SOUTH EAST
Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, Buckinghamshire
The Museum, aimed at 6 to 12 year olds, features three interactive galleries. Boy gallery looks at Roald Dahl's school days, while Solo gallery houses his original Writing Hut. The Story Centre puts your imagination centre-stage with an array of activities to inspire the writer in young visitors.
Lewes Castle, Sussex
Climb to the top of this 1000 year old Norman Castle for stunning panoramic views across Sussex. The adjoining Barbican House is home to the Museum of Sussex Archaeology and houses local collections from the Stone Age to medieval times. There is a programme of educational events during the summer holiday to ensure young visitors get the most from this stunning venue.
Freightliners Farm, Islington
For city-dwellers, Freightliners City Farm, a charity in the heart of Islington, provides an exciting opportunity to experience a real working farm in action. With a range of rare breed animals and fun activities, this is a great day out for the whole family.
Rochester Castle, Kent
Strategically placed astride the London Road, guarding an important crossing of the River Medway, this imposing fortress has a complex history of destruction and rebuilding. Today it stands as a proud reminder of the history of Rochester along with the cathedral and cobbled steets. With an extensive summer programme of crafts and cinema in this striking setting, it’s well worth the visit.
Broadstairs and St Peter’s Beaches
Broadstairs and St Peter's have seven sandy beaches at the feet of towering chalk cliffs. Charles Dickens holidayed here and The Dickens Museum tops off a family day out to this charming location.