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Family-Friendly Hotels in Folkestone, England

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Where should we stay in Folkestone?

You may want to consider the welcoming destination of Folkestone if you've been thinking about a trip for the whole family. The beaches, entertainment and ferry rides are just some of the things that make this an attractive family holiday destination. Fly into Manston (MSE-Kent Intl.), which is located 20 mi (32.2 km) from the city centre. When you're thinking about where to stay in Folkestone, you might want to consider one of the 14 family-friendly hotels and other types of accommodation here.

Families on holiday have positive things to say about these types of accommodation:

Holiday Inn Express Folkestone - Channel Tunnel: Offers a restaurant, free parking and free buffet breakfast. Guests like the central location at this 2.5-star hotel.

The Grand – Features 2 restaurants, in-room kitchens and free parking. The overall comfort and central location make this 3.5-star aparthotel popular with guests.

Best Western Clifton Hotel – Features a restaurant, laundry facilities and free WiFi. The overall comfort and central location make this 3-star hotel popular with guests.

When should we visit Folkestone?

You're likely hoping for good weather for your family holiday. You can use this information to decide when to grab the children and head to Folkestone.

  • Hottest months: July, August, June and September, with an average temperature of 21°F
  • Coldest months: February, January, March and December, with an average temperature of 2°F
  • Driest months: May, April, February and July, with an average rainfall of 1.50 inches
  • Rainiest months: October, November, December and September, with an average rainfall of 3 inches

What should we see and do in Folkestone?

While you are visiting Folkestone, you may want to round up the youngsters and make time to see interesting attractions such as Leas Lift, Folkestone Harbour and Kent Battle of Britain Museum. Make sure that you have plenty of time to take in activities in the area such as Canterbury Cathedral, Dover Museum and Dover Castle.

Folkestone is also well-known for the:
  • Entertainment
  • Beaches

Getting around Folkestone

If you want to journey outside of the city, ride aboard a train from Folkestone Harbour Station, Folkestone Central Station or Folkestone West Station. Folkestone might not have as many public transport choices so consider a car rental to maximise your time.

Frequently asked questions

What's Folkestone like for family-friendly holidays?
The welcoming destination of Folkestone is a good choice if you’ve been thinking about a trip with your children. The beaches, entertainment and theatres are just a few things that make this an attractive family holiday destination.
What's the best accommodation option for a family trip to Folkestone?
Best Western Clifton Hotel is a top 3-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features a restaurant and laundry facilities. Other options to stay with the children include The Southcliff and Holiday Inn Express Folkestone - Channel Tunnel.
What's the seasonal weather like in Folkestone?
The hottest months are usually July and August, with an average temperature of 16°C, while the coldest months are January and February, with an average of 5°C. Average annual rainfall for Folkestone is 697 mm.
What's there to see and do with your family in Folkestone?
While you are visiting Folkestone, you and the family may want to explore some interesting spots such as Folkestone Harbour, Leas Lift and Kent Battle of Britain Museum. Make sure that you have plenty of time to take in activities in the area such as Eurotunnel Folkestone Terminal, Dover Castle and White Cliffs of Dover.
What's the best way for us to get around Folkestone?
If you want to travel outside the area, hop on a train from Folkestone Harbour Station, Folkestone Central Station or Folkestone West Station. Folkestone may not have many public transport options, so consider a car rental to maximise your time.

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