In medieval times Kent, Surrey and Sussex were known as The Weald. The word is Old English and means ‘woodland’, giving you a clue as to what the most prominent feature of these counties used to be. Remains of the forest that covered most of the three counties are still evident. Attractions such as Ashdown Forest have managed to preserve pieces of the ancient woodland. But there’s much more to Kent, Surrey and Sussex than just trees. There are plenty of attractions too, making any of them perfect for a family holiday.