Rollacity (31 miles)
Great venue for a classic, healthy family zip about on quad, or inline skates. Ideal for balance and skill building, good exercise, plus they offer varying session types with differing music and games.
Silver Blades Ice Rink (35 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.
Sk8rs at Madison Heights (38 miles)
Sk8rs at Madison Heights
Family friendly roller rink and skate hire, an excellent fun and healthy activity for the whole family. Other activities available on site.
Dovercourt Skate Rink (38 miles)
Dovercourt Skate Rink
is a family friendly outdoor roller skating rink! One of the only ones left in the UK!
Rollerworld (40 miles)
Classic family friendly roller skating offering Roller Disco, plus separate sessions for Family, Over 8s and Adults Only. Plus cool laser tag arena for zero contact combat gaming!
Riverside Ice and Leisure Centre (46 miles)
Riverside Ice and Leisure Centre
The latest in sound and lighting effects combine with a lively disco atmosphere in Riverside's ice rink to get some great family skating done. A variety of sessions and events.
Area 25 Skatepark (47 miles)
Area 25 Skatepark
An indoor skate park with facilities for skateboards, BMS, scooter and inline skates. Mini ramp for youngsters and novices. An innovative place to improve your skills, whatever your ability, with a good atmosphere.
Dickens World (37 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...
Wingham Wildlife Park (10 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 (12 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.
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.
Port Lympne Wild Animal Park (27 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.
Lathe Barn (28 miles)
Mini golf, kiddie go karts, indoor and outdoor play areas plus friendly animals.
Rare Breeds Centre (33 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 (38 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.
Turner Contemporary (< 1 mile)
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.
Spitfire and Hurricane Memorial Musem (3 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.
Powell-Cotton Museum (3 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...
Herne Bay Museum and Gallery (11 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.
Canterbury Roman Museum (15 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!
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!
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.
Dover Transport Museum (17 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.
The Historic Dockyard Chatham (34 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.
Lashenden Air Warfare Museum (36 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!
Royal Engineers Museum (37 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 (37 miles)
Maidstone Museum and Bentlif Gallery (38 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!
Herons Leisure Pool (11 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!
Tides Leisure and Indoor Tennis (12 miles)
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.
Faversham Swimming Pool (22 miles)
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.
Sheerness Swimming Pool (27 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.
Ashford Leisure Trust (28 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.
Swallows Leisure Centre (28 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.
Splashes Leisure Centre (34 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!
Strand Leisure Pool (35 miles)
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!
Tenterden Leisure Centre (37 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.
Polar Adventure and Pool (37 miles)
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!
Maidstone Leisure Centre (38 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.
Walley World Indoor Adventure Playground (< 1 mile)
Walley World Indoor Adventure Playground
Children's indoor active play centre with staff supervised play in The Megazone for 5 to 11 years and The Minizone for under 5 years. New management, new location: come and see!
Ollies Childrens Indoor Play Centre (< 1 mile)
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.
Bumble Beez (3 miles)
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!
Jungle Jims (3 miles)
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!
Helter Skelter (3 miles)
All the big fun of a modern design within a traditional Methodist Hall: with active activities like ball lagoon and slippery slides, to quiet corners like the colouring activities and mini library, there's something for everyone. Plus regular Toddler Time, Baby Sensory and Wednesday Hello sessions!
Herne Bay Hippodrome (11 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.
Snappys Adventure Play (15 miles)
Snappys Adventure Play
a huge dinosaur themed multi level adventure climbing structure with extensive facilities for the under 4s too.
Play Islands (16 miles)
Offering a multi level soft play zone, classic family friendly ten pin bowling and slightly less friendly super laser tag! Truly something for everyone!
RVs Fun Factory (17 miles)
RVs Fun Factory
does what it says on the tin: kids go in, fun comes out! With all the classics presented in jungle theme, including rollers, biff bash, net web, slides, tunnels, spy holes, obs pods,
Big Fun House (17 miles)
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!
Thanks for all the great things to do and Ice Skating Rinks and Rollerskating near Margate 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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