Play Islands (14 miles)
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 (14 miles)
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!
MFA Bowl Whitstable (21 miles)
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!
Bugsys (23 miles)
12 lanes of family friendly bowling with gutter guards, lightweight balls and bowling ramps for help.
Hollywood Bowl Maidstone (32 miles)
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!
Hollywood Bowl Rochester (37 miles)
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 (39 miles)
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!
CJs Bowling (43 miles)
12 tenpin bowling lanes with free entry kiddie soft play area also on site. Cafe plus pro shop.
Freedom Leisure Bowl (43 miles)
Freedom Leisure Bowl
On site there is a state of the art 8 lane bowling alley. There is also a large swimming pool, and soft play area that can accommodate children from birth to 11 years old.
AMF Bowling Gravesend (44 miles)
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!
Lloyds Lanes Eastbourne (44 miles)
Lloyds Lanes Eastbourne
The little ones love knocking down a skittle or two and there's so much more here, a great idea during the cold and rainy weather and another option for kids' parties. Plus new swimming pool!
Basildon Bowl and Quasar (46 miles)
Basildon Bowl and Quasar
20 modern tenpin bowling lanes, fully sanctioned by the BTBA and a Quasar Elite Arena, all with a great family atmosphere.
Hollywood Bowl Basildon (47 miles)
Hollywood Bowl Basildon
As well as 26 lanes of tenpin you can also find redemption and video arcades here, plus pool tables and the cool Pink Pin Friday sessions where strikes with pink pins in win prizes!
Madison Lanes (50 miles)
Tenpin bowling in their Air Conditioned environment with 22 fully computerised Tenpin bowling lanes, in two fun areas.
Orpington Palace Superbowl (51 miles)
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!
Tenpin Bexleyheath (52 miles)
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.
Walton Pier Bowl (53 miles)
Walton Pier Bowl
Set beside the pier's funfair and amusements, this family friendly bowling centre is a refreshing break out of the sun and a great excuse for a few games!
Tenpin Chelmsford (55 miles)
is a bowling centre located in Widford Industrial Estate. We have 36 modern fully computerised lanes, American and English 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.
Namco Funscape Dagenham (56 miles)
Namco Funscape Dagenham
Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Great family fun!
Namco Funscape Romford (56 miles)
Namco Funscape Romford
Choose from classic tenpin or glow bowling, then back it up with some arcade gaming action, a few games of pool and a crack at the ping pong!
Rollerbowl (58 miles)
With 34 lanes they are one of the biggest centres in the country; add that to large Arcade area with the newest games, fruit machines and 9 brand new pool tables.
Tenpin Colchester (58 miles)
is a bowling centre located in Cowdray avenue, Colchester. We have 24 modern fully computerised lanes, American and English 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.
MFA Bowl Lewisham (58 miles)
MFA Bowl Lewisham
is packing 24 modern tenpin lanes with gutter guards and auto scoring plus Pool Tables, Arcade Gaming and Air Hockey! What more do you, a family diner and a pro shop? Ok then!
Bowlplex Brighton (60 miles)
Play either traditional tenpin or modern UV Glow Bowling, both with gutter yards and ramps for the kids. Plus arcade with video gaming and pool tables. All weather, all age, all ability fun!
The Hop Farm Family Park (35 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!
Dickens World (36 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...
Port Lympne Wild Animal Park (8 miles)
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.
Howletts Wild Animal Park (13 miles)
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.
Wingham Wildlife Park (14 miles)
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!
Wildwood (18 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 Kent's tallest vertical drop slide.
Lathe Barn (8 miles)
Mini golf, kiddie go karts, indoor and outdoor play areas plus friendly animals.
Rare Breeds Centre (17 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 Life (33 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 cafes to relax in.
Dover Transport Museum (7 miles)
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.
Canterbury Roman Museum (14 miles)
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!
Canterbury Heritage with Rupert Bear (15 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.
Beaney House of Art and Knowledge (15 miles)
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!
Spitfire and Hurricane Memorial Musem (20 miles)
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.
Herne Bay Museum and Gallery (20 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.
Powell-Cotton Museum (21 miles)
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...
Turner Contemporary (23 miles)
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.
Lashenden Air Warfare Museum (24 miles)
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!
The Historic Dockyard Chatham (32 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.
Maidstone Museum and Bentlif Gallery (32 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!
Finchcocks Musical Museum (33 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.
Royal Engineers Museum (36 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.
Kent Police Museum (36 miles)
Tides Leisure and Indoor Tennis (13 miles)
Ashford Leisure Trust (14 miles)
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.
Kingsmead Leisure Centre (15 miles)
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.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Bowling Alleys near Folkestone 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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