KENT could become home to a new lakeside holiday park with chalets, a boating lake, and a children's play park.

Plans to transform a golf course into a lakeside holiday destination have been revealed.

The proposed lakeside holiday park could be built on the site currently occupied by Hythe Golf Club in Kent.

The site on which Hythe Golf Club sits is owned by the Hythe Imperial Hotel.

According to Kent Online, the owners are eager to redevelop the golf course to "maximise the potential for the local tourism industry."

Hotel bosses said: "[They want to create] "an innovative, sustainable scheme that provides a unique offering for visitors."

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Other aims of the proposed plans include revitalising the seafront and securing the hotel's future.

New images show what the holiday park could potentially look like if plans go ahead.

One of the graphics showed a string of holiday homes, which overlooked a boating lake.

A small footpath was also depicted around the lake, which had a small jetty too.

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Meanwhile, a children's play area with a climbing frame was depicted in another image.

It is not yet known how many holiday homes will be created, but new roads and public footpaths will also be built as part of the proposal.

Hythe Imperial Hotel is owned by Kent-based GSE Group.

In a statement, GSE said: "Tourism is responsible for almost 20 per cent of jobs in Folkestone and Hythe, and our vision for the site will be to explore how we can enhance and diversify the offerings available at the hotel.

"We believe that an offering in this location will be unlike any other in Kent, providing unique accommodation for visitors alongside a variety of leisure and commercial offerings accessible to the community all year round."

A public consultation will be held later this month about the plans.

There are lots of other exciting attractions opening in the UK in the next few years.

A £250m water park and spa is opening in Manchester, with an indoor beach and swim-up bars.

And Wales could become home to a multi-million-pound holiday resort featuring forest lodges, zip wires, and canyoning experiences.

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