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The Historic Dockyard Chatham
Chatham
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.
Finchcocks Musical Museum
Goudhurst
Finchcocks Musical Museum Probably best for the less boisterous types, those who have an interest in music will be enthralled by the wonderful historic collection of instruments, and can arrange to play some by request. Please note the limited public opening times.
Powell-Cotton Museum
Birchington
Powell-Cotton Museum Major Powell-Cotton was a pioneer in the use of the diorama to display mounted mammals in representations of their natural habitats. The collections support the study, understanding and simple enjoyment of the zoological, cultural and ecological diversity of Africa and the Indian sub-continent. Further...
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...
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.
Kent Police Museum
Chatham
Kent Police Museum The history of the Kent Police Force from it's start through to modern times. Currently undergoing refurbishment.
Lashenden Air Warfare Museum
Ashford
Lashenden Air Warfare Museum One of the longest established aviation museums in the country, offering a vast array of aviation exhibits.
Dover Transport Museum
Dover
Dover Transport Museum has a fascinating collection of vintage transport and transport models of all types including a few unusual ones like Romany Caravan, charabanc and steam roller. Seasonal opening.
Spitfire and Hurricane Memorial Musem
Ramsgate
Spitfire and Hurricane Memorial Musem A chance to see and learn about iconic RAF fighter planes from World War II. There is also lots of memorabilia to check out, mostly from the time of the war. Free to visit.
Royal Engineers Museum
Gillingham
Royal Engineers Museum A museum dedicated to the history of the Royal Marine Corps. A chance to see Wellington’s map of Waterloo, plus a number of cool vehicles including a Harrier jump jet and bridge laying tanks.
The Hop Farm Family Park
Paddock Wood
The Hop Farm Family Park Outdoor action... Indoor fun... It's for everyone! Visit The Hop Farm for maximum fun at Kent's biggest and No 1 family attraction. The family park is packed full of new features and undercover wonders to entertain and fuel imaginations: come and enjoy a farm day out!
Dickens World
Chatham Maritime
Dickens World is a 90 minute journey of discovery. Your personal guide will walk and talk you through the amazing life and story of Charles Dickens as well as the tales of Victorian England. It is a chance to meet all of the nice and nasty characters that Charles Dickens loved and wrote about in his novels and short...
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...
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 deer - and a zedonk?!
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!
Howletts Wild Animal Park
Bekesbourne
Howletts Wild Animal Park The famous animal collection is set in 90 acres of ancient parkland. From close encounters with tigers at the glass-fronted enclosures to a high ropes adventure on the Treetop Challenge and a walkthrough Lemur paddock, you'll find surprises around every corner.
Port Lympne Wild Animal Park
Hythe
Port Lympne Wild Animal Park A safari adventure set in 100 acres where animals roam free together as if on the plains of Africa: plus the world’s largest gorilla enclosure and big creepy crawlies in the Discovery Zone.
Beaver Water World
Tatsfield
Beaver Water World An animal rescue centre charity with loads to see and learn about. Quiz sheets available for the kids, plus tours and handling. Reasonably priced and open daily except for Christmas Day.
Rare Species Conservation Centre
Sandwich
Rare Species Conservation Centre A great chance to see and learn about the captive breeding and conservation of lesser known rare species of animal from around the world.
Kent Life
Maidstone
Kent Life Come and explore 28 acres of fun for every generation, from hands on activites for kids to age old farming traditions that bring back memories of way back when. We've got animals to cuddle, tractors to ride, play areas to go wild in and cafe's to relax in.
Rare Breeds Centre
Ashford
Rare Breeds Centre From the exotic Butterfly tunnel to the delights of the Discovery Garden; woodland walks to the Secret Lake; plus two play parks, falconry displays, a tube maze and indoor soft play barn: there is something for everyone.
Lathe Barn
Romney Marsh
Lathe Barn Mini golf, kiddie go karts, indoor and outdoor play areas plus friendly animals.
Pavilion Leisure Centre
Bromley
Pavilion Leisure Centre Swimming pool with waterfall, wave machine, flume slides and beach area. Plus family play zone and ten pin bowling centre also on site!
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 Apparently 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 offers 1m, 3m and 5m diving boards to the public. The centre also boasts a creche facility, multi-purpose sports hall, solarium and family 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 5m platform), a paddling pool and a wild water rapids pool which are all available from May to September.
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 they offer 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!
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...
Polar Adventure and Pool
Maidstone
Polar Adventure and Pool Three story snow themed soft play climbing zone and the Ice Hill slides for children aged up to 12. Plus make a splash in the Fun Pool with rapids, waves, interactive water features for toddlers
Cascades
Gravesend
Cascades offers a great swimming pool and learner pool plus weekend access to their flume slide and wave machine!
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. Separate, large Tots' Town play area for babies to under 5s.
Snappys Adventure Play
Whitstable
Snappys Adventure Play a huge dinosaur themed multi level adventure climbing structure with extensive facilities for the under 4s too.
Manic Monsters
Edenbridge
Manic Monsters Indoor play centre, big kid’s frame, with lots of slides and tunnels, climbing wall, go karts, football/basket ball area, plus toddler frame and toddler kart track. Great restaurant facilities, great seating area and wifi.
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 A Fantastic Family Entertainment Centre with Indoor Soft Play, Outdoor Adventure Play, Build A Base Indoor Nerf Combat Arena, Maize Maze, Falconry Displays, Craft Village,Paintballing,Lazer Combat. A full day!
Crazy Barn Indoor Soft Play Centre
Sidcup
Crazy Barn Indoor Soft Play Centre 3 sections according to age groups, Baby, Toddler and Junior Zones. Features include Ball Pond, Soft Play areas, Multiple level Play Frame, Helter Skelter, a large 4 lane Slide, Punch Bags etc.
Treasure Island Soft Play
Swanley
Treasure Island Soft Play Under 12s can enjoy high octane fun with soft play, slides, bridges, ramps, ball pool and much more as they work their way through the treasure island funscape.
Merry Go Round
Sittingbourne
Merry Go Round Well established and extra large multi level play zone for under 12s featuring mainframe play structure with toddler zone and immersive laser storm arena, plus special events groups and private party options.
Fun Drum
Gillingham
Fun Drum Dual multi level adventure play frames for under and over 6s, plus a dedicated under 3s soft play zone. Loads of features including ball pit, sit and rides and a drop slide.
Wear M Out Play Centre
Tonbridge
Wear M Out Play Centre is a huge area with ball pools, slides and climbing platforms at different heights as well as spaces with football and netball goals.
Tiny Town
Aylesford
Tiny Town Offers a terrific range of friendly roleplay settings from racetrack and army barracks to castles, space and fire stations. Plus state of the art 3G astro-turf football pitches.
Kidz Planet
Folkestone
Kidz Planet Different areas for age suitability, with a multitude of fun colourful features, toys and equipment including some terrific slides.
Walley World Indoor Adventure Playground
Margate
Walley World Indoor Adventure Playground Children's indoor active play centre with staff supervised play. The Megazone is for 5 to 11 years, The Minizone for under 5 years.
Ollies Childrens Indoor Play Centre
Margate
Ollies Childrens Indoor Play Centre 4 level indoor play area for 12s and under, also offers creche. As housed in a leisure centre, plenty of sporting opportunities exist including swimming. Max height 148cm.
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 2s, under 5s and over 5s together with a party room and a private party play area.
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!
Lollipops in The Orchards
Dartford
Lollipops in The Orchards They offer a multi level play frame with loads of classic fun features to entertain and exhaust from slides and balls to climbs and tunnels, plus dedicated toddler area. Daycare option.
Madplay
Dartford
Madplay They have a separate Toddler’s area designed for children aged 1 to 3 and a main frame structure for the 4 to 11 year olds packed full of classic exciting features to entertain and exercise the most rambunctious of kids!
Bumble Beez
Ramsgate
Bumble Beez Fantastic multi level adventure fun with loads of features, plus staff are trained in disability awareness and inclusive play, with equipment designed to be inclusive for ALL children of ALL abilities.
Pure Fun Factory
Tunbridge Wells
Pure Fun Factory A giant, multi level indoor soft play adventure play centre, dance studio and events venue.
Kikiland
Maidstone
Kikiland is a unique and exciting indoor adventure play centre. Key features include a wooden pirate ship plus cinema, disco, arcade, train, chill out and dressing up rooms. We even have a magical volcano for birthday parties!
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!
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.
The Shell Grotto
Margate
The Shell Grotto Discover 70 feet of underground passageways unearthed in 1875 with some 4.6 million shells mosaiced in mysterious patterns and pictures on the walls. Still nobody knows who made it or why!
The Canterbury Tales
Canterbury
The Canterbury Tales A visit to The Canterbury Tales, with its stunning reconstruction of 14th century England, invites you to step back in time and experience sights, sounds and smells of a bygone era. Join Geoffrey Chaucer and his colourful characters on their magical pilgrimage from London to the shrine of St. Thomas Becket...
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 Loads to do for kids including adventure playground, dry and wet water maze! Miniture model houses exhibition and costumed figures. Castle audio tour in children's English available too!
Fort Amherst
Chatham
Fort Amherst Explore the tunnels and learn 300 years of military history, take a junior ghost or educational tour and let off some steam in 20 acres of beautiful parkland.
Dover Castle
Dover
Dover Castle Immersive, atmospheric and educational with high tech effects, costumed characters and mysterious tunnels to explore! This is a trip which ticks all the boxes for tough nuts, but sensitive sorts may want to avoid a few sections.
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
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.
Chartwell Home of Churchill
Westerham
Chartwell Home of Churchill Discover Sir Winston's own paintings in his fascinating studio, picnic, enjoy family trails and visit their working kitchen garden, with bees and chickens too!
Penshurst Place and Gardens
Tonbridge
Penshurst Place and Gardens Something to offer all the family with the recreation of historic events, craft activities, seasonal children's gardens trails, adventure playground and nearly seven centuries of history all in one place!
Canterbury Historic River Tours
Canterbury
Canterbury Historic River Tours 40 minute historical boat tour with light hearted informed commentary and pleasing features for kids to look at, including going under bridges,
Ramsgate Tunnels
Ramsgate
Ramsgate Tunnels Hour long underground tours explore the wartime tunnels dug for sheltering citizens. Kids 3 to 7 can be admitted but this is at the discretion of the guide who is experienced enough to know generally who will and won't enjoy it!
Walmer Castle and Gardens
Deal
Walmer Castle and Gardens Beautiful castle and grounds that was once home to the Duke of Wellington. Battlements to explore plus some great views of the coast. Free to visit for English Heritage members.
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 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.
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.
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 to 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 Loads of cool activity facilities including two outdoor floodlit ski slopes, numerous climbing ropes courses and an indoor heated swimming pool, this outdoor based centre takes your breath away with both its beauty and with some serious exercise!
Go Ape Tree Top Junior
Maidstone
Go Ape Tree Top Junior A fun filled experience of canopy exploring, trail blazing and obstacles for all to enjoy. You'll take on crossings over trails and finish with one awesome zip wire.
Go Ape Tree Top Junior
Cranbrook
Go Ape Tree Top Junior A fun filled experience of canopy exploring, trail blazing and obstacles for all to enjoy. You'll take on crossings over trails and finish with an awesome zip wire.
Cyclopark
Gravesend
Cyclopark is a tarmac track 2.9 kilometres long and 6 metres wide welcoming cyclists of all ages along with inline skaters, competitive wheelchair racers and slalom skateboarders! Plus huge Adventure Biker playground to play in with your own wheels.
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!
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 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!
AMF Hollywood Bowl Rochester
Rochester
AMF Hollywood Bowl Rochester Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Great family fun!
Buckmore Park Karting
Chatham
Buckmore Park Karting Our floodlit MSA licensed circuit is open seven days a week all year, day and night, rain or shine. We have a huge fleet of karts covering the needs of all ages, from 4 to 84. Buckmore is the first step for any youngster looking to experience the thrill of karting,
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 £20.
Canterbury Spy Mission Treasure Trail
Canterbury
Canterbury Spy Mission Treasure Trail The fun way to explore! This Trail is one of over 1,000 brilliant family trails across the UK designed to be a healthy, educational and fun outdoor activity for the whole family. Choose from Spy, Treasure or Mystery Trail and find answers to clues based on buildings and monuments.
Whitstable Spy Mission Treasure Trail
Whitstable
Whitstable Spy Mission Treasure Trail If you are looking for something new to do with kids then why not try a self-guided, themed Treasure Trail: they offer an imaginative and fun way to explore, and learn about, the great outdoors.
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...
Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Railway
New Romney
Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Railway is the world’s smallest public railway where families can travel 13.5 miles from the picturesque Cinque Port of Hythe, near the channel tunnel, to the fishermen's cottages and lighthouses at Dungeness. There are six stations and our station at Dymchurch is only a 5 minute walk away from the Beach.
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 With infinite train rides included in admission your little trainspotters are in for a treat! Plus LGB model railway, woodland walks and picnic areas near working track. Blissful!
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 or venture onwards to see the friendly seals that can only be accessed by boat. Our Skipper and Crew will provide a professional fun and interactive...
Spa Valley Railway
Tunbridge Wells
Spa Valley Railway The South East's friendliest steam railway! Heritage steam and diesel trains run for 5 and a half 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...
East Kent Railway
Dover
East Kent Railway - is a volunteer run heritage railway operating vintage trains on an ex colliery railway. Plenty of attractions for kids including miniature and model railways and special events all year round! Fantastic country atmosphere and friendly volunteers. Hot and cold food and woodland walks.
Swanley New Barn Railway
Swanley
Swanley New Barn Railway is a miniature railway in Swanley Park giving rides over a ½ mile of track. The park itself contains: Paddling pool; Water jets; Family Boating Lake; Kiddies' electric bikes; Sand pit play area; Large playground and Cafe. These attractions have independent opening times.
Diggerland
Strood
Diggerland An adventure park for kids and adults to drive their own dumper trucks, diggers and more! Children under 90cm high get in free but have limited access to rides.
Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest
Goudhurst
Bedgebury National Pinetum and 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...
Brockhill Country Park
Hythe
Brockhill Country Park Offering a new adventure playground, lakeside walks with friendly ducks around and a circular route which explores the whole things. No glitz and few features but great terrain for a traditional picnic outing.
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 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 in this magical, listed garden with incredible views across the Weald of Kent. 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. NEW for...
Dane John Gardens
Canterbury
Dane John Gardens A nice natural setting for a walk and a 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 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, IDEAL for kids into their mini beasts!
Fowlmead Country Park
Deal
Fowlmead Country Park Offers leisure pursuits such as cycling (leisure, road, and mountain biking), running, orienteering, geocaching, archery, walking, fossiling, nature walks, den building. Bike hire available.
Lower Leas Coastal Park
Folkestone
Lower Leas 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.
Monkton Nature Reserve
Ramsgate
Monkton Nature Reserve Set in 16 beautiful acres of abandoned chalk quarry, which has been dramatically reclaimed by nature and is ready for exploration. They also house the Thanet Observatory and the first artificial bat cave built in the UK.
Knole Park
Sevenoaks
Knole Park - is a historic house and medieval deer park situated in the market town of Sevenoaks. Just minutes from the High Street, you enter a landscape hardly touched for hundreds of years. With a large number of free attractions on offer, including the Visitor Centre, Park Experience room, several exhibitions and...
Haysden Country Park
Tonbridge
Haysden Country Park There are a wide variety of things to do at the country park, including walking, a children's play area, sailing, fishing and nature study.
Beacon Wood Country Park
Bean
Beacon Wood Country Park Ideal territory for hunting mini beasts, including green woodpeckers, sparrow hawks, foxs, squirrels, butterflies and colourful dragonflies! A naturally wild day out!
Bluebell Hill Picnic Site
Rochester
Bluebell Hill Picnic Site A simple, pleasing site on which to take a family ramble, spot some of the millions of mini beasts and enjoy a picnic with excellent views. Explore the Neolithic long barrow remains for an imaginative and educational boost!
Clare Park
Maidstone
Clare Park The first park in Maidstone with a green flag award; ideal for picnicking plus play on the tennis courts, multi purpose games area and the children's adventure play area.
Grosvenor Park
Tunbridge Wells
Grosvenor Park There is an exciting and challenging play area which is well worth a visit, plus treats for explorers such as such as the lake and 'dripping wells'.
Bartons Point Coastal Park
Sheerness
Bartons Point Coastal Park A miniature railway, fishing and crabbing lake, model flying field, pitch and putt golf course, and a great new adventure play area too!
RSPB Reserve Blean Woods
Canterbury
RSPB Reserve Blean Woods A place for a gentle walk away from traffic through beautiful woodland. There are 5 trails to follow, including one for dog walking. Loads of different birds to spot throughout the year.
Dungeness Beach
Romney Marsh
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.
Viking Bay
Broadstairs
Viking Bay A curved, sandy bay ideal for family trips, with tidal pool, children's rides and surf school beachside, plus cliff top promenade and boardwalk with some children's rides.
West Bay Beach
Margate
West Bay Beach Blue Flag Awarded sand and rock beach, with lifeguards during summer season. Good immediate facilities including cafes and shops, accessible toilets, tennis, putting, sailing and windsurfing.
Joss Bay
Broadstairs
Joss Bay Sandy beach with chalk cliffs popular with families, swimmers and surfers with summer lifeguard cover and great immediate amenities.
Ramsgate Main Sands
Ramsgate
Ramsgate Main Sands Long sandy family beach with summer lifeguard cover and children's amusements, arcades and family dining.
Margate Main Sands
Margate
Margate Main Sands This timeless beach with tidal pool, children's rides and amusement arcades caters for families who want traditional seaside fun and entertainment. Seasonal lifeguard cover.
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.
Mudpie Pottery Painting Creative Studio
Folkestone
Mudpie Pottery Painting Creative Studio is a beautiful “just-walk-in” pottery painting studio with a huge selection of pieces for people of all ages and abilities to get creative. Also offering hand and foot impressions in paint and 3D clay, Decopatch and Foam Clay, parties and Storytelling Time.
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!
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 pre-historic plant and animal life? Always wanted to have a go at fossil hunting?
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 one of 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+.
Kelsey Park and Minigolf Course
Beckenham
Kelsey Park and Minigolf Course Beautifully landscaped and featuring an enclosed kids' playground, tennis courts and a Crazy Golf course. The 18 hole mini golf is quite challenging, so probably for over 6s or clever clogs.
Lillyputt Mini Golf
Broadstairs
Lillyputt Mini Golf Championship designed mini golf course suitable for all the family with plenty of fun features and surprises: look out for the shark! Regular summer events held.
Go Bananas
Longfield
Go Bananas Offers indoor and outdoor play frames and equipment, plus dedicated toddler zone. Other outdoor activities include Banana Balls (zorbing), pedal kart track and golf buggies!
Wellgrove Farm Stables
Tunbridge Wells
Wellgrove Farm Stables BHS approved rider training, livery and scenic hacks, with lessons from age 3 and pony club available.
Riding Farm Equestrian Centre
Hildenborough
Riding Farm Equestrian Centre BHS approved facilities for schooling, jumping and hacking with lessons available from 4 years plus.
Bursted Manor
Canterbury
Bursted Manor BHS qualified staff offer lessons from age 5, scenic hack, trekking and cross country rides plus Pony Club.

Thanks for all the great things to do and Museums and Galleries in Kent with kids you keep sending in.
Now we have the easter and summer holidays fast approaching, we're trying to find the best days out and as many fun things to do with kids as possible, especially cheap and free family friendly places to visit this year - theme parks, waterparks and swimming pools, museums, indoor playcentres and softplay for toddlers, petting farms, wildlife parks and zoos, aquariums, horse riding, castles, steam railways, pottery making and ceramic cafes, roller and ice skating rinks, karting tracks, snowdomes, dry and indoor ski slopes, climbing walls, activity centres, outdoor play at the best local parks, ten pin bowling alleys and all the other best family tourist attractions, that you can visit at the weekend.

Also teachers may find the site useful for ideas for the best places to take their classes on school journeys with many historical and educational atractions listed

So, if you've been for great days out with the kids, or a school trip, which isn't shown above, just send in an email and we'll add it on so people visiting on holidays and all the other children in Kent can enjoy the great day out as well.



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