Dickens World (14 miles)
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...
The Hop Farm Family Park (18 miles)
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!
Eagle Heights (5 miles)
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.
Beaver Water World (14 miles)
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.
Groombridge Enchanted Forest (22 miles)
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?!
Wildwood (40 miles)
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 Kentâs tallest vertical drop slide.
Kent Life (16 miles)
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.
Kentish Town City Farm (18 miles)
Kentish Town City Farm
City Farm with lots of hands-on farming activities to get stuck in to plus events and activities held regularly to encourage volunteers and help fund this charity project.
Rare Breeds Centre (35 miles)
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.
Kent Police Museum (14 miles)
Kent Police Museum
The history of the Kent Police Force from it's start through to modern times. Currently undergoing refurbishment.
Royal Engineers Museum (14 miles)
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.
Maidstone Museum and Bentlif Gallery (17 miles)
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!
The Historic Dockyard Chatham (17 miles)
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 (25 miles)
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.
Lashenden Air Warfare Museum (27 miles)
Canterbury Heritage with Rupert Bear (39 miles)
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 (39 miles)
Canterbury Roman Museum
Explore the Roman town beneath your feet. Canterburyâs 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...
Herne Bay Museum and Gallery (40 miles)
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.
White Oak Leisure Centre (3 miles)
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.
Belvedere Splash Park (4 miles)
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.
Cascades (8 miles)
offers a great swimming pool and learner pool plus weekend access to their flume slide and wave machine!
Pavilion Leisure Centre (9 miles)
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!
West Wickham Leisure Centre (11 miles)
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!
Larkfield Leisure Centre (13 miles)
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!
Medway Park (14 miles)
25-metre six-lane swimming pool - a segregated shallow section - a warm water teaching pool - a diving pool plus multi-use sports hall
Strand Leisure Pool (15 miles)
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!
Tonbridge Swimming Pool (17 miles)
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.
Splashes Leisure Centre (17 miles)
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
Maidstone Leisure Centre (18 miles)
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.
Polar Adventure and Pool (18 miles)
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
Tunbridge Wells Sports Centre (20 miles)
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.
Swallows Leisure Centre (23 miles)
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.
Sheerness Swimming Pool (24 miles)
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.
Faversham Swimming Pool (30 miles)
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.
Tenterden Leisure Centre (33 miles)
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.
Ashford Leisure Trust (35 miles)
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...
Kingsmead Lesiure Centre (39 miles)
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.
Herons Leisure Pool (40 miles)
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!
Lollipops in The Orchards (< 1 mile)
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 (2 miles)
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!
Treasure Island Soft Play (3 miles)
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.
Crazy Barn Indoor Soft Play Centre (4 miles)
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.
Monkey Bizz (13 miles)
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.
Tiny Town (13 miles)
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.
Adventure Kidz (15 miles)
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!
Fun Drum (16 miles)
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 (17 miles)
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.
Treetops (17 miles)
Multi-layered soft play centre for children within Talacre Community Sports Centre. A colourful, exciting, entertaining and educational space, all in one.
Kikiland (18 miles)
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!
Manic Monsters (18 miles)
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.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Kids Fun near Dartford 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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