Quex estate has your family fun mapped out

The Quex map

A whole day of fun has been mapped out – literally – at Quex Park in Birchington.

The historic house and grounds have been known as Quex since the 1500s. Powell-Cotton Museum  was established in 1896 by Percy Horace Gordon Powell-Cotton to house natural history specimens and cultural objects collected on expeditions to Asia and Africa.

But these are not the only attractions at the site which has 15-acres of gardens, an activity centre, play areas, adventure golf, Jungle Jim’s, the Maize mazes and build a base to keep the kids amused.

There is also a craft village, Quex Barn to buy your organic fish, meat and vegetables or sit for something to eat, The Secret Garden Centre, Mama Feelgood’s café and a packed programme of events.

To help visitors get the most out of the site Quex has commissioned a map with quick and easily recognisable illustrations representing all the different things that can be found.

A spokesman said: “It is quite easy to go to one part and not realise what else is there. If you go to the Powell-Cotton Museum and Gardens you may be totally unaware of the kid’s activities at Jungle Jims, the Activity Centre or The Secret Garden Centre. There is also the option to get something great to eat and buy fresh, organic meat, fish and vegetables at Quex Barn.

“It was also important to help people realise that there was something for everyone. Something for families, couples, grandparents.

“ It is already proving a success as people now have something to look at that immediately uses a visual shorthand that tells them what and where they can go.”

Read here: Video inside the Maize maze