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October 21, 2015

Spectacular Autumn colour on display at Knole Park.
Spectacular Autumn colour on display at Knole Park.
Spectacular Autumn colour on display at Knole Park.
Rye Bonfire Boys, no doubt plotting some mischief.
First light over Camber. Misty morning walks are the best!

There are lots of reasons why Kent and East Sussex are great regions to visit in the Autumn and we thought it was time we detailed a few of the things to do this November / December.

Bonfire Night Celebrations are already well underway, with each town competing to put on the best display! Guy Fawkes is said to have sourced his gunpowder from the Battle powder mills and the 7th of Nov is the date for this years spectacular - why not spend the afternoon exploring the famous Abbey or enjoying a Cream Tea before the main event? The 'Rye Fawkes' celebration (14th Nov) is only 10 minutes from the farm in the ancient Cinque Port town of Rye and features a dramatic torchlit procession, a fire breathing dragon and of course, spectacular fireworks display.

If fireworks aren't your thing, Rye has lots of other things to offer. There are some great restaurants and pubs such as the Mermaid Inn, as well as antique shops & art galleries to peruse at your leisure. Riverside walks, fishing boats to photograph and the obligatory Fish and Chips. What about finishing the day off with a Ghost Walk? Organised by the Rye Heritage Center, they are a unique opportunity to visit the sites of Rye's hauntings, ghostly sightings and paranormal activity. The guided tour must be booked in advance and lasts about an hour and 45 minutes - the package also includes entry to 'The Story of Rye', a sound & light show.

Autumn is a lovely time of year for enjoying some of the near by walks and wildlife and taking some time to get back to nature. Camber Sands, Winchelsea Beach, Rye Harbour or Bedgebury Pinetum to name just a few, are great spots to relax and unwind. Further afield, Hastings Country Park, Knole Park or even the White Cliffs of Dover have dramatic scenery, and speaking of Dover, its a great time of year for a day trip to France to stock up on some pre Christmas goodies.

There are so many great attractions in the area, it's little wonder that this year Kent was voted 'Europe's best family holiday destination'. Whats more, many attractions are year round enterprises, they don't close up for the Winter! Whatever your fancy, there's something for you, a trip to a Zoo such as Port Lympne, Blue Reef Aquarium in Hastings, Historic Dockyard at Chatham or local galleries such as the Jerwood Gallery, Rye Art Gallery or the Turner Contemporary in Margate. Vineyards are also becoming a big draw in the region, the grapes are safely gathered in for next years vintage now but its not to late for a wine tasting tour. Steam railways such as the KESR, journeying from Tenterden to Bodiam run 'Santa Specials' and the RHDR miniature railway runs from Hythe to Dungeness. We are very popular with RSPB members who stay with us every year to enjoy the unique coastal birdlife and wetland environment in the area.

I don't know about you, but every year we talk about going away for Christmas and somehow it never quite happens. Why not make this year the year that it happens!? Both cottages are available for holidays over Christmas and the New Year and if you've got family and friends in the area then of course its the perfect time to catch up, eat, drink and be merry. Alternatively, if you are in need of total rest and relaxation and just want to get away somewhere quiet, we think we could be perfect for you. Christmas at Prawls guarantees you that... the phone won't ring, you haven't got to tidy the house up before the big day and if you are trying to avoid the relatives they won't know where to find you! From November through until early March we are happy to offer short breaks, whether its a last minute midweek getaway, or a romantic long weekend, give us a ring or email and we will do our best to accommodate you. That's it for now, if I don't finish this Blog post soon, the squirrels will have polished off the last of the chestnuts :o)