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Family Days out with the Kids in Kent

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Theme Parks
The Hop Farm Family Park Over 30 rides and attractions... Outdoor action... Indoor fun... It's for everyone! Visit The Hop Farm for maximum fun at Kent's biggest and No 1 family attraction. Our award-winning family park is packed full of new features, rides and undercover wonders to entertain and fuel imaginations - come and enjoy one of life's biggest adventures!

Dickens World
Chatham Maritime
Dickens World is an exciting indoor attraction where you can learn all about the life, books and times of the famous author Charles Dickens. It will take you on a fun journey through Dickens lifetime as you step back into the streets, sounds and smells of the 19th century.
Animals and Nature
Port Lympne Wild Animal Park
Hythe
Port Lympne Wild Animal Park - houses over 500 rare and endangered animals across 400 acres of grounds complete with period mansion and gardens. Port Lympne is the home of the African Experience: An unforgettable guided safari adventure where wild animals roam free together as if on the plains of Africa
Howletts Wild Animal Park
Canterbury
Howletts Wild Animal Park - a family day out where education, conservation and fun combine in over 100 acres of ancient parkland. Howletts is home to some of the world's most rare and endangered animals, including gorillas, tigers, black rhino and the largest herd of African elephants in the UK.
Wildwood
Herne Bay
Wildwood Get nose to nose with British wildlife here at Wildwood, home to those animals which used to roam our countryside like wolves, wild boar, beaver, lynx and wild horses, as well as those found in the woods today, such as badgers, deer, otters and foxes. Now home to a particularly rare specimen, a beautiful wild albino squirrel!
Groombridge Enchanted Forest
Tunbridge Wells
Groombridge Enchanted Forest There are exciting playgrounds, stunning views, unusual animals, fun activities, quiet seats, beautiful flowers, hugh swings, strange plants and shy dear - and a zedonk?! A great to place to go for an afternoon if you are looking for family days out in Kent.
Beaver Water World
Tatsfield
Beaver Water World Significant animal and reptile refuge. The beavers can be seen daily on display in their pool, swimming with the rest of their family. Having been busy all night, the Beavers are not early risers, so the best time to see them is from lunchtime onwards.
Eagle Heights
Eynsford
Eagle Heights A small animal park based in the beautiful Darent Valley, near Brands Hatch in Kent. There are over 100 Birds of Prey to see, plus Reptile House, Meerkats, Otters, Goats, Donkey, Pony, Pigs and much more. Playarea, Gift Shop and Tearoom. Free Parking. Experience Days available.
Wingham Wildlife Park
Canterbury
Wingham Wildlife Park Butterfly house, refurbished reptile house, oodles of monkeys, parrot house, meerkats, new adventure play area and picnic area, lots more. A full day!
Rare Species Conservation Centre
Sandwich
Rare Species Conservation Centre Ethical preservation of endangered species, with live exhibits from Autralasia, Indochina, the Middle East and Africa.
Ski Centres
Folkestone Ski Centre
Folkestone
Folkestone Ski Centre All year round dry ski slope offering a vast range of activities for ski, snowboard and toboggan. Suitable for beginners and experts alike.
Chatham Ski and Snowboard Centre
Gillingham
Chatham Ski and Snowboard Centre The longest artificial slope in the Kent and the South East and the premier wintersports facility in the region. Skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing, sno-tubing and more!
Bowles Snowsports Centre
Tunbridge Wells
Bowles Snowsports Centre With activity facilities including two outdoor floodlit ski slopes, numerous climbing ropes courses and, an indoor heated swimming pool, this outdoor centre takes your breath away with both its beauty and the learning outcomes that visitors achieve.
Water Fun
Pavilion Leisure Centre
Bromley
Pavilion Leisure Centre Swimming pool with waterfall, wave machine, slides and beach area. Great idea for kids day out in Kent.
Maidstone Leisure Centre
Maidstone
Maidstone Leisure Centre One of the best indoor attractions in Kent. With diving boards, flumes, wave machine, giant inflatable, polar adventure play area and a great cafe, we have all you need for a great family day out.
Tenterden Leisure Centre
Tenterden
Tenterden Leisure Centre For fantastic family fun days out visit Tenterden Leisure Centre with giant flume, waves, giant inflatable, floats, toys and a themed pirate beach are with jets, sprays, rapids and ship wrecked pirate ship.
Belvedere Splash Park
Belvedere
Belvedere Splash Park Belvedere Splash Park is the largest free access public wet play park in the United Kingdom. Children can paddle in a lagoon surrounding a desert island and play on a huge safety surfaced "beach" equipped with water sprinklers, showers, bubble jets and sprays.
Tonbridge Swimming Pool
Tonbridge
Tonbridge Swimming Pool Whether swimming for fun or fitness, Tonbridge Swimming Pool offers a host of opportunities for all the family. The Games Hut, just 5 minutes walk away has an 18 hole Crazy Golf Course, bouncy castle, tennis, bowls and huge park complete with a sandpit.
Larkfield Leisure Centre
Aylesford
Larkfield Leisure Centre From our great fun swimming pools with lazy river rapids, waves, water cannons and animal themed toddler pool, to soft play adventure or something a little more sporty you'€™re bound to find something to suit you and your family!
Splashes Leisure Centre
Gillingham
Splashes Leisure Centre Splashes Leisure Pool offers an indoor pool with wave machine, a flume and toddlers' pool. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Kent
Medway Park
Gillingham
Medway Park 25-metre six-lane swimming pool - a segregated shallow section - a warm water teaching pool - a diving pool plus multi-use sports hall
Kingsmead Lesiure Centre
Canterbury
Kingsmead Lesiure Centre Kingsmead Lesiure Centre offers 1m, 3m and 5m diving boards to the public. The centre also boasts a creche facility, multi-purpose sports hall, solarium and a cafe
Faversham Swimming Pool
Faversham
Faversham Swimming Pool All-year-round swimming with the added summer-time bonus of three fantastic outdoor pools; 33 metre pool with diving boards (1m and 3m springboard and a 5 m platform), a paddling pool and a wild water rapids pool which are all available from May to September.
Fairfield Pool and Leisure Complex
Dartford
Fairfield Pool and Leisure Complex Swimming pool with diving pit (1m and 3m springboards), teaching pool, creche and indoor play area.
White Oak Leisure Centre
Swanley
White Oak Leisure Centre Diving facilities, 3 genuinely exciting flumes, and the standard main and teaching pools. But so much more: Treasure Island soft play area, creche, martial arts facility and healthy snack cafe.
West Wickham Leisure Centre
West Wickham
West Wickham Leisure Centre As well as offering adult and junior swimming lessons and adult lane swimming West Wickham also has a varied swimming programme including aquafit, Kids Splash and Swim Zone. There are also diving facilities with a 1m springboard
Tunbridge Wells Sports Centre
Tunbridge Wells
Tunbridge Wells Sports Centre - aside from the swimming and diving, facilities include four indoor tennis courts, three pools, three glass-backed squash courts, two sports halls, and a cafe. There is also a creche and nursery.
Strand Leisure Pool
Gillingham
Strand Leisure Pool Open late May to early September, this nice outdoor pool boasts England's largest lazy river, as well as having crazy golf and a miniature railway! One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Kent
Sheerness Swimming Pool
Sheerness
Sheerness Swimming Pool Kids' inflatable fun session at the Sheerness swimming pool every Saturday and Sunday from 1pm till 3pm. Great fun for the whole family.
Swallows Leisure Centre
Sittingbourne
Swallows Leisure Centre We are a leisure centre with a swimming pool with features including flume, waves, pirate ship and giant inflatable slide. We have gym, 6 court sports hall for activities such as badminton, football and basketball. We also have a brand new adventure world soft play area.
Tides Leisure and Indoor Tennis
Deal
Tides Leisure and Indoor Tennis Families can enjoy swimming in a free form leisure pool with wave machine and jaccuzi pools
Herons Leisure Pool
Herne Bay
Herons Leisure Pool The pool offers a varied swimming programme for all ages including Family Fun Time, with their fantastic inflatables, amazing Water Walkers and of course the Giant Flume!
Ashford Leisure Trust
Ashford
Ashford Leisure Trust A fully equipped leisure facility offering kids funcamps and exciting courses throughout the school holidays. Facilities include: a leisure pool with flumes and raging river, 25m main pool, teaching pool, fully equipped gym, group fitness classes. Health Spa, 8 court sports hall, crèche, spacious cafeteria and Toddler fun sessions.
Skating
Silver Blades Ice Rink
Gillingham
Silver Blades Ice Rink This family friendly frost fest boasts a full size ice pad with seating for over 1,000 people within the arena, in bright modern surroundings. They offer penguin skate aid hire for little ones.
Bowling
Tunbridge Wells Bowlplex
Tunbridge Wells
Tunbridge Wells Bowlplex Bowling is the perfect activity for any occasion whether it's a family get together, birthday party or special treat during the school holidays. We are the ideal all weather venue with much more than just bowling. So, can we interest you in The Great Indoors?
Tenpin Bexleyheath
Bexleyheath
Tenpin Bexleyheath is a bowling centre located in the Royale Leisure Park near Park Royal. We have 28 modern fully computerised lanes, 6 American Pool tables, Amusement Arcades all catered towards families and kids. There is also the Beach Road Cafe Bar for some delicious meal and snack options!
AMF Ashford
Ashford
AMF Ashford Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Great family fun!
AMF Gravesend
Gravesend
AMF Gravesend Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Great family fun!
AMF Maidstone
Maidstone
AMF Maidstone Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Great family fun!
AMF Margate
Margate
AMF Margate Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Great family fun!
Orpington Palace Superbowl
Orpington
Orpington Palace Superbowl Classic family friendly tenpin bowling. Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Great family fun!
Bugsys
Cliftonville
Bugsys 12 lanes of family friendly bowling with gutter guards, lightweight balls and bowling ramps for help.
1st Bowl Chatham
Chatham
1st Bowl Chatham Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Great family fun!
1st Bowl Whitstable
Whitstable
1st Bowl Whitstable Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Great family fun!
Activities
Go Ape! Bedgebury
Cranbrook
Go Ape! Bedgebury Go Ape is the UK's No.1 Forest Adventure. Take to the trees and speed down zip slides. They’re part of an exciting course of rope bridges, Tarzan swings and crossings; all set high above the forest floor.
Go Ape! Leeds Castle
Maidstone
Go Ape! Leeds Castle Go Ape is the UK's No.1 Forest Adventure. Take to the trees and speed down zip slides. They’re part of an exciting course of rope bridges, Tarzan swings and crossings; all set high above the forest floor.
Treejumpers
Paddock Wood
Treejumpers Treejumpers at hop farm offers outdoor adrenaline activities for 7-70 year olds! Our Adventure Sessions offer either 2 hours or a full day of activities including High Ropes and Archery.
Revolution Skatepark
Broadstairs
Revolution Skatepark Park for skateboarders, BMXers, scooterists and Inliners. On same site as Revolution Climbing Centre so why not combine the two and really do the kids in!?
Bowles Outdoor Activity Centre
Tunbridge Wells
Bowles Outdoor Activity Centre With activity facilities including two outdoor floodlit ski slopes, numerous climbing ropes courses and, an indoor heated swimming pool, this outdoor centre takes your breath away with both its beauty and the learning outcomes that visitors achieve.
Cyclopark
Gravesend
Cyclopark is Kent's new activity venue with 6km of first class cycling, running or skating track, plus a skate park, BMX racetrack and pump track. Other features include a unique 3000m2 cycle based playground. Children's parties are welcome with special events throughout the year. Escape for the day at Cyclopark.
Sightseeing
Canterbury Spy Mission Trail
Canterbury
Canterbury Spy Mission Trail The fun way to explore Canterbury! This is a self-guided walking Trail and puzzle combined. Follow the directions and hunt for clues as you visit this fabulous historic and picturesque city and have a day to treasure. One of over 900 brilliant family Trails in the UK.
Entertainment
Vue Cinema Westwood Cross
Thanet
Vue Cinema Westwood Cross Kids can see selected screenings every Sat and Sun morning for only £1 a ticket. Accompanying adults can also pay just £1 per ticket! Screenings take place every day in the school holidays.
Karting
Buckmore Park Karting
Chatham
Buckmore Park Karting An iconic, floodlit, outdoor 1200m MSA licensed competition kart circuit that offers karting experiences for ages 4-84. It has a stunning but convenient location just off junction 3 of the M2 ‚– only 45 minutes from London and 30 minutes from Essex, specialising in karting experiences and parties for ages 4-16.
Bayford Meadows
Sittingbourne
Bayford Meadows The Junior Leisure Karts are suitable for drivers between 9 and 14 years old with or without previous karting experience. The race style chassis features adjustable pedals and restricted engines to ensure the young drivers early karting experience is both exhilarating and safe.
Lydd Karting
Lydd
Lydd Karting Junior and Cadet karts for younger users, who are able to have a go from just 4 years old! If the kids just fancy a blast about in one of the karts with their friends then they offer 15 minute sessions for a mere £15.
Adventure Farms
Lathe Barn
Romney Marsh
Lathe Barn Children's farm with play area and picnic facilities. Mini golf and go-carts also on site = open April to September
Slow Summer Snail Farm
Faversham
Slow Summer Snail Farm Meet the Snails: You can watch the snails and feed them, feel them exploring your fingers and learn all about them. This is a working farm designed for rearing edible snails but with children and families in mind.
Rare Breeds Centre
Ashford
Rare Breeds Centre From the exotic Butterfly tunnel to the delights of the Discovery Garden; through our woodland walks to the edge of the Secret Lake, there is something for everyone.
Play Centres
Monkey Bizz
Rochester
Monkey Bizz Lose yourself in the jungle of rope swings, slides and mazes. Hide in the spooky caves, 'swim' through the jungle 'lake' and escape over the rope bridge. Good idea if you're after fun family days out in kent with kids.
Snappys Adventure Play
Whitstable
Snappys Adventure Play Dinosaur themed large indoor Adventure Centre.
Manic Monsters
Edenbridge
Manic Monsters Indoor soft playcentre includes three slides, battle guns, the giant hamster wheel, a spooky cave, maze runs and more. In addition there is a climbing wall, pedal go-karts and a ball games area.
Wear M Out Indoor Playcentre
Maidstone
Wear M Out Indoor Playcentre - a huge area with ball pools, slides and climbing platforms at different heights as well as spaces with football and netball goals.
Imagine Play Centre
Ashford
Imagine Play Centre Experience Kent's biggest children's indoor play centre. Huge play structures, triple storey wave slide, trampolines, large padded football area, baby/toddler areas and Imagine Village with little cars. Hot and cold food served all day. Themed parties and seasonal events.
Jungle Jims
Birchington
Jungle Jims An enormous family entertainment centre with falconry, crafts, kiddie karts and both indoor and outdoor play areas full of thrilling and colourful equipment. A full day!
Ourspace Children's Play Centre
Tunbridge Wells
Ourspace Children's Play Centre A massive play frame for older children to explore, they can rocket down our huge starry Astra slide, spin and twirl down our coiled slide or glide down to earth at a gentler pace on our rainbow slide There are air cannons to fire, places to hide, and new laser tag too!
Crazy Barn Indoor Soft Play Centre
Sidcup
Crazy Barn Indoor Soft Play Centre 3 sections according to age groups,Baby,Toddler & Junior Zones - Ball Pond,Soft Play areas,Multiple level Play Frame,Helter Skelter (part see through) a large 4 lane Slide,Punch Bags etc. - available for children's party hire
Treasure Island Soft Play
Swanley
Treasure Island Soft Play Soft play for the smaller household members in White Oaks Leisure Centre, which has loads to do - check weblink for details
Merry Go Round
Sittingbourne
Merry Go Round Children's adventure play centre, conveniently based on the Eurolink Estate close to the centre of Sittingbourne. Our aim is to provide children with a safe play area. We also have a specified area for the under 5s.
Fun Drum
Gillingham
Fun Drum Large indoor play centre with Tarzan swings, slides and a ball pool.
Wear M Out Play Centre
Tonbridge
Wear M Out Play Centre Wear 'M' Out offer kids the chance to have fun in a safe environment, whilst parents can enjoy a cup of coffee and a chat.
Tiny Town
Aylesford
Tiny Town Tiny Town' represents a new concept in Children's soft play areas with state of the art 3G astro-turf football pitches, changing room and bespoke party log cabins. The 20,000 sq ft 'Town' is made up of a number of soft play zones which are both educational and entertaining.
Adventure Submarine
Ramsgate
Adventure Submarine Two tier adventure play with ball pit, slide, etc.. Also offer a timetable of weekly activities like bounce and rhyme and story-time.
Kidz Planet
Folkstone
Kidz Planet Different areas for age suitability, with a multitude of fun colourful features, toys and equipment. Cafe also on site.
Walley World Indoor Adventure Playground
Margate
Walley World Indoor Adventure Playground Childrens indoor activity centre with staff supervised play. Cafe also on site. The Megazone - 5-10 Years. The Minizone - Under 5 Years.
Ollies Childrens Indoor Play Centre
Margate
Ollies Childrens Indoor Play Centre Four level indoor play area for 12s and under, also offers creche. As housed in a leisure centre, plenty of sporting opportunities exist including swimming.
Kids-Kingdom
Canterbury
Kids-Kingdom Offers a castle themed play area with apparatus designed for children aged 4 to 10 years, as well as apparatus designed for children aged up to 4. Also has nursery and cafe.
Herne Bay Hippodrome
Herne Bay
Herne Bay Hippodrome The play area is suitable for a range of age groups with designated areas for the under 2’s, under 5’s and over 5’s, together with a party room and a private party play area.
Happy Hoppers Indoor Soft Play Area
Paddock Wood
Happy Hoppers Indoor Soft Play Area A whole host of fabulous play equipment to get children’s hearts pumping and their imaginations racing.Perfect for under 11’s. Children can scream with delight as they fly down the tube slide, navigate the rope walkways or push their way through the hanging obstacles.
Adventure Kidz
Aylesford
Adventure Kidz Indoor Adventure Centre with high ropes AND indoor quad bikes! They also have brand new soft play with multiple slides, including a 6 metre drop slide, football and basketball area, a toddlers’ zone, five party rooms and so much more!
Transport
Kent & East Sussex Railway
Tenterden
Kent & East Sussex Railway Enjoy 10 miles of pure nostalgia on England’s finest rural light railway. Beautifully restored coaches and locomotives dating from Victorian times enable visitors to experience travel and service from a bygone age. The picturesque line weaves between Tenterden and Bodiam terminating in the shadow of the NT castle.
Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Railway
New Romney
Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Railway This great miniature railway covers a distance of 13.5 miles from the picturesque Cinque Port of Hythe, near the channel tunnel, to the fishermans cottages and lighthouses at Dungeness.
Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light Railway
Sittingbourne
Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light Railway - is the preserved southern half of the former Bowater's Railway built to move the raw materials for paper making and also the finished products around the mill at Sittingbourne.
The Bredgar and Wormshill Light Railway
Sittingbourne
The Bredgar and Wormshill Light Railway Welcome to The Bredgar & Wormshill Light Railway, a delightful 2 foot gauge line tucked away in the heart of the Kent countryside, England, near the village of Bredgar in a richly wooded area of the North Kent Downs.
Elham Valley Railway Museum
Folkestone
Elham Valley Railway Museum Step back in time to the 1930's. Come along and visit the Elham Valley Railway Museum at Peene, just off the A20 at Folkestone, Kent, England. Leave the M20 motorway at junction 12, just after signs for the Eurotunnel.
Dover Sea Safari
Dover
Dover Sea Safari Let the kids put on their pirate outfits for an exhilarating RIB boat trip from Dover Harbour. Spot the smugglers caves along the bottom of the White Cliffs that can only be accessed by boat and venture out to see the Seals on the infamous Goodwin Sands. Fun for all!
Spa Valley Railway
Tunbridge Wells
Spa Valley Railway The South East's friendliest steam railway! Heritage steam and diesel trains run for 5½ miles through the picturesque Kent and Sussex Weald between Eridge and Royal Tunbridge Wells, stopping off in between at Groombridge and High Rocks. Take a journey through time along this classic English Branch Line.
The Outdoors
Bedgebury National Pinetum & Forest
Goudhurst
Bedgebury National Pinetum & Forest Open every day, Bedgebury is the perfect place for kids to let off steam. The National Pinetum offers beautiful walks and picnics amongst the conifers. Bedgebury Forest features family cycling, mountain-biking, Go Ape, riding, walking and adventure play. The Visitor Centre has a bike shop, refreshments and showers.
Brockhill Country Park
Hythe
Brockhill Country Park Brockhill Country Park was previously part of a large estate that dates back to Norman times. The old manor house is now part of Brockhill School, and is located next to the park.
Druidstone Park
Canterbury
Druidstone Park Whether you are interested in meeting lots of friendly animals, having fun in the adventure play areas, finding peace and tranquility in the enchanted woodland or just relaxing in the idyllic surroundings of the park, you won't be disappointed at Druidstone Park.
Bewl Water
Lamberhurst
Bewl Water - is the southeast's largest reservoir. Today it is one of the top tourist destinations in Kent and Sussex. New for 2011 are Tree Climbing and Model Boating. You can also enjoy our playground, children's fishing and high adrenaline activities such as Hydroballing, Fan Descender, Zip Wire and 3G swing.
River Hill Himalayan Gardens
Sevenoaks
River Hill Himalayan Gardens Discover the Everest trail with incredible views, let your Little Sherpas' imaginations run wild in our new Himalayan Hideout, spend time building dens together, lose yourself in the Himalayan maze and perhaps even spot the elusive Yeti.
Dane John Gardens
Canterbury
Dane John Gardens A nice natural setting for a walk and play conveniently close to the shopping centre. Not a full day's worth but if you're dragging the kids around the stores they'll thank you for the play break!
Memorial Park
Herne Bay
Memorial Park There is a small lake, a children's play area, tennis and basketball courts and cricket and football pitches plus a host of new equipment from the recent (2010) revamp.
Peene Quarry Picnic Site
Peene
Peene Quarry Picnic Site Located in the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Peene Quarry is home to a variety of rare flowers and insects. Not a full day's worth but perhaps a happy stop in the middle? And IDEAL for kids into their bugs!
Fowlmead Country Park
Deal
Fowlmead Country Park Offers leisure pursuits such as cycling (leisure, road, and mountainbiking), running, orienteering, geocaching, archery, walking, bushcraft and fossil-collecting.
Folkestone Coastal Park
Folkestone
Folkestone Coastal Park Landscaped gardens with stunning floral displays, easy access to the beach and The Leas, and the largest free play area in the south east with rocking boats, climbing walls, tunnels, wobbly bridges, tube slides, toddler construction area, sand diggers and a sunken pirate ship.
Swanley Park
Swanley
Swanley Park A traditional town park with play areas, paddling pool, sandpit, boating lake, railway, cafeteria, bouncy castle and battery bikes all set in 60 acres of parkland.
Museums and Galleries
Powell-Cotton Museum
Birchington
Powell-Cotton Museum is one of the UK’s most fascinating attractions. Our Museum and House contain an amazing collection of Natural History from African and Asian countries, weaponry, ceramics and also many beautiful objects from the Orient. Our gardens are beautiful with acres of grounds for the children to explore and enjoy.
Canterbury Heritage with Rupert Bear
Canterbury
Canterbury Heritage with Rupert Bear From Roman settlement to Rupert Bear, see the history of Canterbury through fascinating objects, hands on displays and activities all set in the magnificent medieval Poor Priests' Hospital.
Canterbury Roman Museum
Canterbury
Canterbury Roman Museum Explore the Roman town beneath your feet. Canterbury’s underground Roman Museum is built around the remains of a Roman town house with mosaics preserved where excavated. Discover amazing finds including a hoard of hidden treasure, stroll through the marketplace and look inside recreated Roman rooms.
Maidstone Museum and Bentlif Gallery
Maidstone
Maidstone Museum and Bentlif Gallery Housed in an Elizabethan manor house, our museum is one of the best in the South-East. See our 2,500 year old Egyptian mummy; journey through time to when dinosaurs walked the Earth (and Maidstone) as well as local, archaeological and regimental history. There’s always something to see and do!
Herne Bay Museum and Gallery
Herne Bay
Herne Bay Museum and Gallery Fun hands-on activities and a family trail keep kids interested throughout this local art and seaside themed facility. Events include creative workshops and special activities for schools and groups.
Best Beaches
Dungeness Beach
Lydd
Dungeness Beach Definitely for exploring, this is a visually dramatic shingle beach with RSPB hides and lots of local wildlife. No swimming, no immediate facilities.
Botany Bay
Broadstairs
Botany Bay Popular for surfing and canoeing this Botany Bay (there are several) is a pure sandy delight with especially well inhabited rock pools to explore.
Tankerton Beach
Whitstable
Tankerton Beach Good for swimming but not building castles, this is a pebble and shingle beach with an intriguing natural causeway to explore.
Sunny Sands Beach
Folkestone
Sunny Sands Beach A hugely popular sandy beach at the eastern end of the Stade and Folkestone Harbour. It is a firm favourite with families throughout the summer, with good facilities nearby including WCs and cafés, pubs and beach shops.
Artistic
Espression Interactive Art Studio Cafe
Canterbury
Espression Interactive Art Studio Cafe A place for all age groups where you can drop by, try out some creative activities such as pottery painting, mosaic making and glass painting and have some really good fun!
This Art of Mine Studio
Maidstone
This Art of Mine Studio We are an arts and crafts studio that offers a range of crafty activities and a relaxing space to unwind and get creative. Bring your family and friends and everyone can take part in an activity from pottery painting to jewellery making.
Kippys Paint Your Own Pottery
Ashford
Kippys Paint Your Own Pottery We are a delightful pottery studio in Ashford offering a relaxed atmosphere for all ages to enjoy a creative experience. Painting your own pottery is a fun way to create a personal gift. Or just to while away a rainy day and enjoy time together with friends and family.
Little Potters
Sittingbourne
Little Potters A friendly, family run pottery painting studio, cafe and small soft play area. Little potters is a great place to relax, unwind and express your artistic side.
Educational and History
The Canterbury Tales
Canterbury
The Canterbury Tales - one of Kent's most popular attractions, with its stunning reconstruction of 14th century England, is just like stepping into the Middle Ages. Good idea if you're after fun family days out in Kent with kids.
Chislehurst Caves
Chislehurst
Chislehurst Caves Grab a lantern and get ready for an amazing adventure! Your whole family can travel back in time, on an exciting lamp-lit tour of the labyrinth that is Chislehurst Caves. Hear tales of Druids, Romans and Saxons; see the Caves Church, Druid Altar, Haunted Pool and a whole lot more!
Leeds Castle
Maidstone
Leeds Castle - set on two islands on the River Len in the heart of Kent, has been home to royalty, lords and ladies for more than 900 years. Visitors are transported through the castle's history; an eclectic mix of period architecture, sumptuous interiors and family treasures waiting to be discovered.
Hever Castle and Gardens
Hever
Hever Castle and Gardens - tons to do for kids including adventure playground, dry and wet maze (?!), miniture model houses exhibition and costumed figures
Fort Amherst
Chatham
Fort Amherst Accompanied by your guide, with a lantern, you will hear tales of the mysterious and sinister happenings at the Fort during its 250 year history.
Trial a Bite Rock and Fossil Tours
Bexleyheath
Trial a Bite Rock and Fossil Tours Guided rock and fossil hunting trips at venues Kent and Sussex. Like exploring the outdoors? Want to try something different at the seaside? Fascinated by dinosaurs and ancient life? Always wanted to have a go at fossil hunting? Then let us help you to discover the 144 million years of natural history, hidden in the rocks of southeast Britain.
Dover Castle
Dover
Dover Castle Enjoy great family days out in the South East with a visit to Dover Castle! Spectacularly situated above the White Cliffs on the Kent coastline this magnificent castle boasts a fascinating history.
The Historic Dockyard Chatham
Chatham
The Historic Dockyard Chatham Voted the south east’s ‘Large Visitor Attraction of the Year 2011’, The Historic Dockyard Chatham is a unique, 80 acre, maritime heritage destination offering exciting maritime galleries, attractions and an amazing programme of temporary exhibitions and school holiday activities.
Chiddingstone Castle
Edenbridge
Chiddingstone Castle A unique castle where families can discover ancient artefacts from Egyptian, Buddhist, Japanese, Jacobean and Stuart history. See real Japanese armour, samurai swords, a mummified cat and much more! Try on period costumes and enjoy arts and crafts activities as well as themed activity days throughout the year.
Lullingstone Castle and World Garden
Eynsford
Lullingstone Castle and World Garden A full day's worth of ambling pleasure between the castle and the fabulous gardens. Probably best for less boisterous kids, it is a visual delight and an excellent learning opportunity.
Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery
Royal Tunbridge Wells
Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery Exhibits include Dolls, Toys and Games, Natural History, Costumes and Textiles, Local and Social history, Fine Art and Archaeology. FREE admission.
Scotney Castle
Tunbridge Wells
Scotney Castle Medieval castle and moat in one of England's most romantic gardens. Superb display of rhododendrons and azaleas. Large, beautiful estate, with woodland and parkland to explore.
The Wartime Tunnels at Dover Castle
Dover
The Wartime Tunnels at Dover Castle For over 200 years the tunnels have provided shelter, safety and secrecy to those defending our shores. In this new permanent exhibition, delve deeper into the history of the tunnels, from Napoleonic times right up to the Cold War.
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Dover Leisure Centre
Dover
Dover Leisure Centre provides lots of fun and engaging activities for kids and families. The centre has 2 swimming pools, indoor sports hall, workout classes and much more. Join our award winning cheerleading squad: the Vista Twisters!
Helter Skelter
Broadstairs
Helter Skelter For the under eights but primarily suited to younger children. Children's activity centre with a nice variety of classes plus play ball pond, slides, climbing frames and other soft play facilities.
Strokes Adventure Golf
Margate
Strokes Adventure Golf We are an 18 hole mini golf course set in attractive surroundings which incorporate rockscapes, plants and water features. Overlooking the beautiful Westbrook Bay in Margate, Strokes Adventure golf is a skill based course with natural hazards that is both challenging and fun.
Pirate Cove Adventure Park
Bluewater
Pirate Cove Adventure Park With two 18-hole mini golf courses, an aerial assault course, pirate pedalos and remote controlled galleons, Pirate Cove is probably the best adventure golf centre in Europe!
ifun at Sandancers
Herne Bay
ifun at Sandancers Home of the great 18 hole Herne Bay Mini Golf, with kiddie clubs available. Also on site: arcades and ice creams!
Labyrinthe
Chislehurst
Labyrinthe High adventure in the form of role-playing games where the players perform some or all of the physical actions of the characters they are playing, all within their maze of caverns and tunnels. Great for kids 11+.
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