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Fun things to explore in Ashford

Ashford has a wide range of opportunities and activities you can do outside of College, perfect for lunchtimes, breaks and weekends.

Ashford Designer Outlet

Sure, the Designer Outlet is only a 15-20 minute walk from college, but why not save time by jumping on the bus? Whether you're looking for the latest fashion trends, something to eat, or just a place to hang out, the Outlet is a great local option. With over 100 designer brands in one place, there will be something for you to discover.


Eureka Entertainment Park

Located by Junction 9 of the M20, the Eureka Entertainment Park is full of things for you to do outside of college hours. Whether you want to catch the latest blockbusters at Cineworld, grab fast food at McDonalds, Burger King, KFC or Subway, go the gym or have a sit down meal at Nandos or Frankie and Bennys - the choice is all yours! Buses direct for the cinema often stop outside Ashford International Station, just across from the college!


Wye and other Villages

The Ashford district is surrounded by many villages, each with their own local history and attractions to see and explore. One such example is Wye which also runs along the River Stour, Why not hop to Wye on the bus and explore the Wye Downs to get some exercise in this new year plus a trip to remember?


Ashford Town Centre

As a 5 minute walk from College, accessing the town and it's great facilities during the day is just as easy as it is during weekends! Whether you choose to relax in the park, go shopping, or explore Ashford's local history is entirely up to you. For a unique experience, check out Revelation, one of the town's art venues located inside St Mary's Church. Our Music students even get involved with events that take place here for their work experience.


Ashford United FC

Go and support your local team by travelling to Ashford United FC's Homelands stadium, just south of Ashford. Our college team often play there during Enrichment against other teams from across Kent, so this will be a familiar sight to them! Speaking of Football, why not check out why joining our Football team could be your next enrichment choice?


If you want more information about what Ashford has to offer inside our college, see our facilities online, or come to an Open Day.