Clare Park (2 miles)
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!
Bluebell Hill Picnic Site (2 miles)
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!
Beacon Wood Country Park (12 miles)
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!
Knole Park (13 miles)
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 (13 miles)
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!
River Hill Himalayan Gardens (13 miles)
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!
Grosvenor Park (14 miles)
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'.
Grays Beach Riverside Park (15 miles)
Grays Beach Riverside Park
Great play equipment like their giant sand pit, adventure trail, aerial slide and the famous Grays Beach play galleon are open all year round and during the summer months there's a whole treasure trove of activities, competitions and special events.
Swanley Park (15 miles)
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.
Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest (15 miles)
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...
Bewl Water (16 miles)
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!
Bartons Point Coastal Park (16 miles)
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!
Rainham Marshes (17 miles)
A medieval marsh near London with loads of wildlife to look out for and a lovely eco friendly visitor centre full of interesting facts. Two hides plus several viewing platforms for bird watching.
Wat Tyler Country Park (18 miles)
Wat Tyler Country Park
Nature walks and wildlife, multi media and interactive educational exhibits in the 2 centres, sculpture trail and great summer activities.
Danson Splash Park (19 miles)
Danson Splash Park
Wet and dry play areas with interactive water features and adventure playground combination features! Safe perimeter fencing and good facilities within a popular public park that's free to visit!
Thames Chase Visitor Centre (20 miles)
Thames Chase Visitor Centre
Set in a vast and unique community space, the visitor centre at it's heart offers three children's play areas, family rambles, plus a great range of events, workshops and other entertainments.
Hockley Woods (22 miles)
A tremendous amount of ancient trees, stunning wild flowers and local wildlife for an old fashioned family ramble. Plus playground and way marked trails.
Thorndon Country Park (22 miles)
Thorndon Country Park
This beautiful all access country park contains a diverse range of habitats and is managed both for people and for its precious wildlife. Get out your bug and bird books, binoculars and sketchbook and have a great old fashioned family nature walk!
King Georges Playing Fields (23 miles)
King Georges Playing Fields
Features a unique garden for the blind with many flowering and non-flowering plants which appeal to senses other than sight. They also offer crazy golf, a skatepark, children's adventure play area and paddling pools, so there's plenty for everybody!
Druidstone Park (24 miles)
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!
Greenwich Park (24 miles)
One of the Royal Parks, boasting over 180 acres of grassland, the observatory and a children's adventure playground.
Weald Country Park (25 miles)
Weald Country Park
500 acres of glorious parkland that's over 700 years old! Ranger led activities for children vary from investigating flowers and insects to kite making and Halloween walks plus see the fallow deer in the visitor centre!
Bedfords Park Visitor Centre (25 miles)
Bedfords Park Visitor Centre
A great place to find out about the wildlife within the 215 acre park, which includes many valuable species rich habitats. So take your magnifying glass and sketchbook or camera for the kids to identify mini beasts!
Wilderness Wood (25 miles)
A family-run award-winning 62-acre woodland in the beautiful Sussex Weald, with family events and activities throughout the year. Get out there and enjoy a taste of rural sustainability in action!
Westgate Gardens (25 miles)
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!
Dane John Gardens (26 miles)
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!
Crystal Palace Park Dinosaurs (26 miles)
Crystal Palace Park Dinosaurs
The world's first formal dinosaur sculptures have lurked here since the 1850s, now refurbished and accompanied by adventure playground, sand play zone, fun maze and great swathes of woodland. Brilliant for exploring!
Wild Kingdom Playspace (27 miles)
Wild Kingdom Playspace
s a unique and distinctive natural playspace on Three Mills Green, Newham, London. It combines a variety of play structures and spaces that together bring a sense of unexpected adventure and imaginative seasonal change to the newly created landscape at Three Mills Green.
Belair Park (27 miles)
A pretty park with pretty awesome facilities including a skate park, an adventure play area,tennis courts, a lake, sports pitches and a wildlife area!
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (27 miles)
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
From Tumbling Bay playground to a 30 piece BMX track, via loads of sports opportunities and climbing the UK's tallest sculpture, they've crammed an amazing amount in the old 2012 games park! A great day out in London!
Rye Harbour Nature Reserve (28 miles)
Rye Harbour Nature Reserve
A heady mix of terrains to explore, this is an SSSI due to it's unusual flora and fauna, and also offers visitor centres, bird hides, vintage military forts and stunning natural features: basically an adventure waiting to happen!
Memorial Park (28 miles)
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.
Chelmer Park (28 miles)
An adventure play area, outdoor gym equipment, football pitches, netball and tennis courts, plus oodles of green open space to play and picnic in so take your frisbees, bats and balls!
Victoria Park (28 miles)
One of London’s most important historic parks, and its oldest public park. It has been used by millions of Londoners for nearly 170 years as a place of healthy recreation, sports, play and relaxation. Splash pool open during the summer.
Hylands House and Park (29 miles)
Hylands House and Park
574 acres of parkland, woodland and lakes surround this sumptuously ornate building, both of which are a delight to explore. Their adventure playground is extensive and has a special focus on disability friendly equipment.
Baddow Hall Park (29 miles)
Baddow Hall Park
Popular with families and dog walkers this area offers plenty of open space for games and picnics and a great children's adventure play area too!
Brockhill Country Park (29 miles)
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.
St James Park (30 miles)
St James Park
One of the Royal Parks offers a children's adventure play area, a way marked royal history walk and great cycle and hike routes.
Alexandra Park (30 miles)
Features include a boating lake, bowls green, cafe, refurbished adventure playground, tennis courts, multi play area, formal flower and rose gardens, reservoirs for fishing, natural woodland and a miniature railway. Yay!
Brook End Gardens (30 miles)
Brook End Gardens
Green Flag Awarded community play space with family assault course, formal and recreational gardens and a huge treasure sculpture in the middle. Ideal spot for kite flying!
Admirals Park (31 miles)
Cool facilities for active families including football and cricket pitches, pitch and putt golf, bowling green, tennis courts, angling, canoeing and play areas!
Promenade Park (31 miles)
Formal gardens, splash park, adventure playground, sandy play area for children, picnic, play and recreation areas, maze, tennis courts, shops and cafes, a large model boating lake, skateboard park and much, much more...
Corams Fields (31 miles)
has a wide variety of activities including extensive lawns for free play (and very suitable for family picnics), artificial turf sports pitches, a paddling pool, sandpits, a flying fox and other slides, a city farm with pets corner (with sheep, goats, ducks, hens and more), vege cafe, a nursery and drop-ins...
Barnard Park Adventure Playground (31 miles)
Barnard Park Adventure Playground
features loads of play equipment, football and basketball areas, fire pit, amphitheatre and a seasonal splash pad with water play equipment too!
Green Park (31 miles)
One of the Royal Parks, less child friendly than the others with no kids' features, but plenty of pleasingly landscaped space for traditional outdoor games, exploration and picnicking. Open all year, and free to visit.
Peene Quarry Picnic Site (31 miles)
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!
Clissold Park (31 miles)
Extensive facilities including children's play area, basketball and tennis courts, conservation and woodland areas including a deer enclosure, organic nature garden and butterfly tunnel. They also have a paddling pool.
Granary Square Water Feature (31 miles)
Granary Square Water Feature
Modern tourist green space set around a working historic barge canal and featuring 1000 lit and choreographed water jets, surrounded by historic buildings and playing host to exotic street food markets.
Broad Oak Park (31 miles)
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Broad Oak Park
Best enjoyed with other features for a full day out, this is nonetheless a lovely park and ideal for picnicking, hiking and outdoor games.
Waterlea Adventure Playground (31 miles)
Waterlea Adventure Playground
Adventure Play Ground with an Adventure Cove theme offers indoor and outdoor facilities, parents seating, picnic area, refreshments, sports, pool, art and craft, huge outdoor play structure and a programme of daily events.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Play Parks and Great Outdoors near Aylesford 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
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