The History of Quex Park 

Quex Park has a fascinating history with records dating  back to the 15th Century. Since then, it has been occupied by various owners who have left their individual mark on the estate.    

Established in the 19th Century by John Powell Powell and his successors, Quex Park is an historic country estate of over 1,800 acres in Birchington-on-Sea on the stunning Kent coast.

John Powell Powell (1769-1849) created Quex Park when he amalgamated the land of two farms – Quex Mansion House Farm and ‘Mr Tomlin’s Farm’. John Powell Powell not only rebuilt Quex House within his ownership but also began the programme of tree planting and commissioned the building of the three unique towers on the Estate.

The Park is an oasis of parkland and trees in a Thanet landscape of open topography and urban development. Quex Park is a haven for birdlife and many different species are frequently seen hovering in the sky over the Estate and the surrounding areas, which is still farmed today.

Like many traditional country estates, the profitability of farming alone was not able to provide for the upkeep of the various historic buildings and parkland. As a result, the Estate has diversified its many redundant and outdated agricultural buildings, creating attractions for visitors and tourists.

Quex Park is the home of the Trust for Thanet Archaeology which is a charitable Trust, set up to promote the study of Thanet’s Archaeology. The Trust offers professional archaeological services in Thanet and East Kent as well as maintaining a Thanet Sites and Monuments Register.

Connecting the young with nature is so important and we are proud to host national award-winning Manor House Forest School.

We are also proud to have on site the Llewellyn School which is a school for children of multiple disabilities. The setting within Quex Park gives these children the most perfect venue for their education. Contact with nature and the outdoors is proven to be good for mental and physical health.

Entry to Quex Park is free and each leisure facility has its own opening hours & admission fees where applicable.

Visitor attractions, along with bespoke retail, food & drink outlets and a packed and exciting annual events calendar including QuExtreme Terror at Halloween and the Elf Express at Christmas, are here for the whole family to enjoy.

Within the Park there is a Jungle Jims Children’s Indoor and Outdoor Play Centre, a Craft Village, a Garden Centre, Quex Activity Centre, Build-a-base Nerf Centre, Quex Barn Farm Shop and Restaurant, Alpaca Trekking, Adventure Golf course and in the summer, a giant Maize Maze.

Quex Park is an all- weather, all family, all- encompassing day out, with a unique community of local leisure businesses brought together on a country estate where you can make everlasting memories each time you visit.