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Things To Do & Days Out in Kent
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The Hop Farm Family Park The family park is packed full of new features and undercover wonders to entertain and fuel imaginations: come and enjoy a farm day out. Outdoor action... Indoor fun... It's for everyone!
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...
Diggerland Kent is The Ultimate Adventure Theme Park Experience where children and adults alike can ride, drive and operate REAL diggers, dumpers and other full size construction machinery. With new rides for 2016, you need to get to Diggerland Kent!
Wildwood Wildwood is a great day out where you can see amazing British wildlife including wolves, foxes, deer, badgers, owls, wild horses, lynx, beavers, wild cats, bison, squirrels, wild boar and many more. Plus, kids can go wild in our amazing adventure play park featuring Kent's tallest vertical drop slide.
Groombridge Enchanted Forest The Enchanted Forest has giant tree swings, teepees, a pirate ship and board walk with zip wire and rope swings. See the Zedonk, watch birds of prey and take a canal boat ride. Beautiful gardens with a giant chess set.
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 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 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 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 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.
Foal Farm Animal Rescue Centre Rescued dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs and more are now safe and sound here and ready for you to visit! Learn about the great work they do with the animals and maybe even join in one of their projects like helping with bunny socialisation!
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 cafes to relax in.
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 Mini golf, kiddie go karts, indoor and outdoor play areas plus friendly animals.
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.
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 Museum 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 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 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 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 Currently under redevelopment and will be moving premises in 2016.
Lashenden Air Warfare Museum One of the longest established aviation museums in the country, offering a vast array of exhibits and aircraft to enjoy plus regular fly bus by vintage planes at the sound of the klaxon!
Dover Transport Museum Friendly museum with a fascinating collection of vintage transport and transport models of all types including a few unusual ones like a Romany Caravan, a charabanc and steam roller! Seasonal opening.
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 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.
Beaney House of Art and Knowledge With loads of galleries and collections to explore, plus family sessions, drop in activity sessions and workshops throughout the year. Plus family trails and a great range of adventurous birthday party themes!
Turner Contemporary Free to visit with an ever changing range of family suitable exhibitions and a dedicated kids' room with activities to help keep them happy and engaged.
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 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 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.
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 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'ÂÂÂre bound to find something to suit you and your family!
Splashes Leisure Centre 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!
Kingsmead Leisure 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 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 With 2 super cool flume rides plus inflatable lazy river, diving boards up to 5m, teaching pool and then soft play and sports facilities, this is a full day out waiting to happen!
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 offering a professional and welcoming environment for swimming and diving with 1, 3 and 5m boards and loads of supporting acts dry side like table tennis, badminton and junior zumba. Yay!
Strand Leisure Pool Open late May to early September, this nice outdoor pool has a lazy river and slides in the pool, as well as having crazy golf, water zorbing and a miniature railway dry side!
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 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 Families can enjoy swimming in a free form leisure pool with wave machine and jaccuzi pools
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 Facilities include: a leisure pool with flumes, raging river and Toddler Fun sessions; 25m main pool; teaching pool; 8 court sports hall and creche.
Polar Adventure and Pool Awesome Fun Pool with rapids, waves and interactive water features for toddlers, plus one of Kent's fastest flumes and the inflatable Aqua Challenge! On the dry side there's also the polar Adventure soft play facility with Ice Hill Slides. Cool!
Cascades offers a great swimming pool and learner pool plus weekend access to their flume slide and wave machine!
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 a huge dinosaur themed multi level adventure climbing structure with extensive facilities for the under 4s too.
Manic Monsters Indoor play centre, big kid’s frame, with lots of slides and tunnels, climbing wall, go karts, ball sports area and new laser tag arena plus toddler frame and toddler kart track. Great restaurant facilities, great seating area and wifi.
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 Experience Kent's biggest children's indoor play centre. Huge play structures, triple storey wave slide, trampolines, large padded football area, baby area, and Toddler Village with little cars. Hot and cold food served all day. Themed parties and seasonal events.
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!
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 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 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 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 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 Different areas for age suitability, with a multitude of fun colourful features, toys and equipment including some terrific slides.
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.
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 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!
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 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 All together!
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!
Big Fun House The brilliant Tots' Town offers role play environments including construction workshop, Kids' Kitchen, Train Station and Disco! While the main play area is full of crazy padded antics and challenges, plus loads of slides and balls, and a football pitch on the very top!
Faversham Activity Centre Our clean and child friendly facility has both a children's gymnastics arena and a super fun soft indoor play area with loads of features plus an under 2s zone. We also host great children’s parties!
Buzy Bees Playbarn Indoor adventure playground with new management, new name and a shiny new look! Climbing structure and slides galore for up to 12s plus after school club and a range of parties.
Polar Adventure and Pool Superbly themed Polar Adventure soft play facility with amazing Ice Hill Slides and great toddler area! Plus swimming pool offering rapids, water slide, inflatable assault course and wave rave night!
Playzone is a soft play in Herne Bay, fantastic for children of any age. With 6 drop slides to suit any age from toddlers to tweens, children will love Play Zone!
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 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 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! Wonderful!
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!
Fan Bay Deep Shelter After 50 years abandoned in the dark these exciting World War Two tunnels are now open for visitors! Travel 125 steps down and into a guided tour of military history, plus visitor centre and cool acoustic mirrors above ground too. For over 12s only!
The Canterbury Tales is a medieval tour which is part live guided, part audio guided and is based on Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales.
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 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 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 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 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 Outdoor play and learning with so much to see, smell and touch in the World Garden. Older children better known as intrepid plant hunters can take our Plant Hunter Quiz challenge and little ones enjoy the new mirror garden!
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 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 Discover Sir Winston's own paintings in his fascinating studio, have a picnic near the adventure playground, build a den with their stick stacks, enjoy family trails and visit their working kitchen garden with bees and chickens!
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!
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 with extra spit and polish this year to mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo.
Canterbury Cathedral Welcomes all casual visitors as well as spiritual to explore, tour, get your history fix or hear some heavenly music. Plenty of interesting facts and trails for the kids, including how they used to clean the beautiful stained windows with wee!
Canterbury Ghost Tour Take a twilit tour of this medieval city at your pleasurable peril and explore the central historic buildings and their horrible haunting stories, all told my a knowledgeable ghost in a top hat and cloak. Shivers and history aplenty!
Lullingstone Roman Villa Explore a luxurious Roman villa with rare wall paintings, original mosaics, bath suite and home church, with a special light show and film combo. Kids can handle artefacts, try on Roman garb and play ancient board games!
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 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 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 This family friendly frost fest boasts a full size ice pad for public skating and lessons as well as a great toddler sessions with ice toys, in bright modern surroundings. They offer penguin skate aid hire for little ones.
Go Ape Bedgebury The UK's No.1 Forest Adventure. Award winning outdoor adventure activities. Families and friends can enjoy a day out like no other. Fly down zip wires, leap off Tarzan Swings and tackle obstacles whilst enjoying some of Britain’s most breathtaking scenery.
Go Ape Leeds Castle The UK's No.1 Forest Adventure. Award winning outdoor adventure activities. Families and friends can enjoy a day out like no other. Fly down zip wires, leap off Tarzan Swings and tackle obstacles whilst enjoying some of Britain’s most breathtaking scenery.
Revolution Skatepark Cool but friendly park for Skateboarders, BMXers, Scooterists and Inliners with Street Course plus Bowl and Ramp Rooms! On same site as Revolution Indoor Climbing Centre so why not combine the two and really do the kids in!?
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 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 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 6km of first class cycling, running and extreme sports facilities throughout the park with separate trails for different abilities. Other features include a unique 3000m2 cycle based playground!
Jumpers Rebound Centre An interconnected trampoline arena for bouncy gymnastics and tumbling! Mainly for their pro club but with bonus sessions set aside for Tots and families with over 5s. Seriously fun exercise, and fully GymMark accredited!
Revolution Climbing Centre Offering bouldering zone with cave and overhangs, 5m training wall and 9m main wall, with courses, starter tasters and Junior Climbing Club! Get in on the high of climbing, even if you're staying low!
Build A Base Dart Tag Combat Build your own base from giant Lego blocks then defend it while attacking everyone else's with your trusty dart gun! Soft projectiles stick to the combat vests and are removed by medic marshall for re spawning: no mess, no pain, just good clean fun. Unless you're playing dirty!
Arethusa Climbing Centre Indoor and outdoor climbing options plus bouldering wall, wheelchair abseil and loads more features. Elsewhere on site adventure play, high and low ropes, orienteering and archery. Wow!
Chimera Climbing Centre is a state of the art bouldering venue. Young people can be introduced to this activity in an exciting but safe environment with a range of clubs and activities available.
AMF Bowling Gravesend With 24 lanes all boasting light balls, rolling ramps and gutter guards, this has never been a more accessible family game. Fun for literally everyone!
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 12 lanes of family friendly bowling with gutter guards, lightweight balls and bowling ramps for help.
MFA Bowl Whitstable is a 10 lane air conditioned bowling alley with good disabled access, offering fun for all ages plus arcade games and air hockey. All weather family fun!
Hollywood Bowl Rochester offering 24 lanes of modern tenpin with young bowler supports in the forms of handy rolling ramps, sneaky gutter guards and lighter balls. How can they lose?!
Bowlplex Tunbridge Wells Choose from either traditional tenpin or modern UV Glow Bowling, plus arcade with video gaming and pool tables. All weather, all age, all ability fun!
Play Islands Offering a classic family friendly ten pin bowling alley, multi level soft play zone and slightly less friendly super laser tag! Truly something for everyone!
AMF Bowling Ashford Kids versus kids? Kids versus ‘big’ kids? The whole family can battle it out on one of our 18 bowling lanes or in the fun filled amusement zone!
Hollywood Bowl Maidstone With ramps and gutter guards to ensure the kids hit something, an arcade and an American diner plus party packages and family fun days!
Buckmore Park Karting is an outdoor kart circuit that is especially suited to 4-16 year olds.
Bayford Meadows Outdoor floodlit karting circuit offering Junior Arrive N Drive, and Junior Hire for kids aged 9 and older. Basic tuition, safety gear, and safety briefing included in session. They cater for children’s parties too.
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 Solve the clues to complete a spy mission around Canterbury on this self guided themed Treasure Trail. Find all the answers along the route to reveal the deactivation code and complete your mission!
Canterbury Guided Walking Tours A 90 minute tour of the area with either a drop in overview tour or a pre booked Special Interest type. Either way they're hugely experienced and highly accredited, great with kids and full of facts!
The Rochester Mystery Trail Are you looking for a fun day out with the kids in Rochester? Become detectives for the day on this Mystery Trail with clues for all the family to solve as you explore.
Kent & East Sussex Railway Enjoy a train journey with the Kent & East Sussex Railway between Tenterden and Bodiam Stations. Visit nearby Bodiam Castle plus attend special family events such as Day Out with Thomas, Halloween and also Santa Specials.
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 A scenic miniature gauge train journey with behind the scenes tour, big model railway in the museum, plus outside museum walk with insect hotel. Choo chop!
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 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 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 Heritage steam and diesel trains run for 5.5 miles through the picturesque Kent and Sussex Weald between Eridge and Royal Tunbridge Wells, stopping off at Groombridge and High Rocks. Take a journey through time along this classic English Branch Line!
East Kent Railway We are 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.
Swanley New Barn Railway A miniature railway in Swanley Park giving rides over a half mile of track. The park itself contains a paddling pool, water jets, a Family Boating Lake, sand pit play area, a large playground, and cafe.
Canterbury Historic River Tours Enjoy a 40 minute historical boat tour with light hearted informed commentary and pleasing features for kids to look at, including going under bridges and other ancient architecture. Comfortable and fascinating with views denied to landlubbers!
Rib Request Take a coastal Kent boat excursion and see natural wildlife and stunning scenery, from 15 minute power boat blast a bouts to a full day's more leisurely jaunt.
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 Offering a new adventure playground, lakeside walks with friendly ducks around and a circular route which explores the whole thing. No glitz and few features but great terrain for a traditional picnic outing.
Druidstone Park Whether you fancy meeting friendly animals, enjoying the adventure play area, finding adventure and whimsy in the enchanted woodland or just relaxing in idyllic surroundings, you won't be disappointed at Druidstone Park!
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 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!
Dane John Gardens A former castle park with small adventure playground close to the shopping centre and with great views over the city. Ideal for giving the kids an hour's break from the retail and resting your legs while they stretch theirs!
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 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 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 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 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 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 is a historic house and medieval deer park, 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 the entire deer park, a visit to Knole makes for a wonderful, fun and affordable day!
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. Pick your family project, pack your kit and make a day of it; and knowing you've got a beautiful backdrop take a camera!
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 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 Ideal for picnicking plus play on the tennis courts, multi purpose games area and the children's adventure playground. Maidstone's first Green Flag award!
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 A miniature railway, fishing and crabbing lake, model flying field, pitch and putt golf course, and a great new adventure play area too!
Westgate Gardens With riverside walks and the Toddler Cove play area, picnic spots, and family trails plus evening bat walks and open air events in summer, this is a pleasing spot that's shortly getting even better!
Quex Maize Maze The maze is more mysterious than ever, but the standards of fun and frolics will be high! Outdoor games, refreshment kiosks and Torchlight Nights all add to the fun too.
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 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 Good for swimming but not building castles, this is a pebble and shingle beach with an intriguing natural causeway to explore.
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 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 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 Sandy beach with chalk cliffs popular with families, swimmers and surfers with summer lifeguard cover and great immediate amenities.
Ramsgate Main Sands Long sandy family beach with summer lifeguard cover and children's amusements, arcades and family dining.
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 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 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 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 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 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.
Ceramics Cafe Paint your own ceramics. A relaxing and fun activity for families. Our studio in Dover is an ideal venue for kids parties, works parties or NCT groups. Studio locations: Dover, Kew, Farnham, Hersham, West Ealing and Basingstoke.
Pottery Crafts 4U is a unique Paint Your Own Pottery Studio. We also offer craft, decopatch, embellishing and pottery workshops. We are situated in a Mediterranean style oasis just off Chatham High Street, attached to Nucleus Arts.
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!
Hornby Visitor Centre Bring both your inner and outer children and explore all things Hornby, Scalextric, Airfix and Corgi! A delight for the mechanically minded plus the rare Pocher model gallery and multi media Airfix D-Day exhibition offer some departure from the chuff for those who want it.
Dreamland Britain's oldest theme park has been rescued and is now a new and improved version of it's former glory with rides aplenty, circus, adventure play, roller disco, loads of entertainments and more munch options than you can shake a carrot stick at. Classic Margate!
Wellgrove Farm Stables BHS approved rider training, livery and scenic hacks, with lessons from age 3 and a pony club available too! Plus seasonal specials and events.
Riding Farm Equestrian Centre BHS approved facilities for schooling, jumping, and hacking with lessons available from 4 years plus, and private lead rein lessons for 3 year olds. Variety of well mannered mounts to choose from. Located in the heart of beautiful Kent countryside.
Bursted Manor BHS qualified staff offer lessons from age 5, scenic hack, trekking and cross country rides plus Pony Club.
Quasar Elite Bromley Bring your warriors over 7 to enter the battlefield: packing infra red laser guns and backed up by your colour team you'll stalk and zap the opposition through an immersive maze, complete with light and sound effects. Seriously cool!
Lazer Rush A futuristic arena with compelling zero contact war games, played with infra red laser phasors! Team up or go solo, the aim of the game is simply to shoot more targets than shoot you!
Lazer Rush Outdoor A zero contact combat game played with infra red weaponry in the great outdoors! Whatever the weather, whomever the enemy, you're sure to have, and dispense, a blast! For over 8s.
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 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 Home of the great 18 hole Herne Bay Mini Golf, with kiddie clubs available. Also on site: arcades and ice creams!
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.