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'Âre bound to find something to suit you and your family!
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
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
Make a splash in the Fun Pool with rapids, waves and interactive water features for toddlers, plus one of Kent's fastest flumes! On the dry side there's also the polar Adventure soft play facility with Ice Hill Slides. Cool!
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!
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.
Pure Fun Factory (20 miles)
Pure Fun Factory
A giant, multi level indoor soft play adventure play centre, dance studio and events venue.
Wear M Out Indoor Playcentre (20 miles)
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.
Merry Go Round (24 miles)
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.
Imagine Play Centre (35 miles)
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.
Snappys Adventure Play (36 miles)
Snappys Adventure Play
a huge dinosaur themed multi level adventure climbing structure with extensive facilities for the under 4s too.
Herne Bay Hippodrome (40 miles)
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.
Chislehurst Caves (7 miles)
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!
Lullingstone Castle and World Garden (6 miles)
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.
Fort Amherst (14 miles)
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.
Chartwell Home of Churchill (15 miles)
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!
Chiddingstone Castle (18 miles)
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.
Hever Castle and Gardens (18 miles)
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!
Penshurst Place and Gardens (18 miles)
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!
Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery (21 miles)
Leeds Castle (22 miles)
- 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.
Scotney Castle (25 miles)
Medieval castle and moat in one of England's most romantic gardens. Superb display of rhododendrons and azaleas. Large, beautiful estate, with woodland and parkland to explore.
The Canterbury Tales (39 miles)
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...
Chatham Ski and Snowboard Centre (16 miles)
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 (25 miles)
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 (16 miles)
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.
Cyclopark (6 miles)
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.
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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