Leigh on Sea Beach (24 miles)
Leigh on Sea
Leigh on Sea Beach
When the tide comes in it is excellent for swimming, windsurfing and sailing, but has no lifeguard cover at any time. Next to a town so all facilities nearby. Voted in the Top 100 British Beaches - lovely sandy beach which stretches for 7 miles from Leigh to Shoeburyness
Tankerton Beach (37 miles)
Good for swimming but not building castles, this is a pebble and shingle beach with an intriguing natural causeway to explore.
Camber Sands (37 miles)
Mountainous sand dunes and vast expanses so even when it's full you can find a space for yourselves.
Hastings Beach (41 miles)
Sand and shingle beach with good swimming and lifeguard cover. Many features and facilities at one end, quiet at the other.
Dungeness Beach (43 miles)
Definitely for exploring, this is a visually dramatic shingle beach with RSPB hides and lots of local wildlife. No swimming, no immediate facilities.
Seaford Bay (43 miles)
Shingle beach with a few features to explore and good water for swimming with some lifeguard cover.
Eastbourne Beach (43 miles)
Sand, shingle and pebble beach with water sports and swimming opportunities. Many local features.
Sunny Sands Beach (49 miles)
Sunny Sands Beach
A hugely popular sandy beach at the eastern end of the Stade and Folkestone Harbour. It is a firm favourite with families throughout the summer, with good facilities nearby including WCs and cafés, pubs and beach shops.
Frinton on Sea Beach (51 miles)
Frinton on Sea Beach
Good swimming with some lifeguard cover, nice sand and excellent fossil hunting territory close by. Deliberately traditional, no arcades, etc.
Botany Bay (54 miles)
Popular for surfing and canoeing this Botany Bay (there are several) is a pure sandy delight with especially well inhabited rock pools to explore.
West Wittering Beach (63 miles)
West Wittering Beach
Blue Flag awarded beach with lifeguard in summer, a few facilities but a nicely natural feeling area.
Hayling Island Beach (65 miles)
Hayling Island Beach
Boasts the International Blue Flag, and the Solent Water Quality Award in recognition of its high standards. Good for swimming and water sports, and is also a Site Of Scientific Interest.
Dickens World (16 miles)
is an exciting indoor attraction where you can learn all about the life, books and times of the famous author Charles Dickens. It will take you on a fun journey through Dickens lifetime as you step back into the streets, sounds and smells of the 19th century.
The Hop Farm Family Park (16 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 (2 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 (10 miles)
Beaver Water World
Significant animal and reptile refuge. The beavers can be seen daily on display in their pool, swimming with the rest of their family. Having been busy all night, the Beavers are not early risers, so the best time to see them is from lunchtime onwards.
Groombridge Enchanted Forest (19 miles)
Groombridge Enchanted Forest
There are exciting playgrounds, stunning views, unusual animals, fun activities, quiet seats, beautiful flowers, hugh swings, strange plants and shy dear - and a zedonk?! A great to place to go for an afternoon if you are looking for family days out in Kent
Slow Summer Snail Farm (31 miles)
Slow Summer Snail Farm
Meet the Snails: You can watch the snails and feed them, feel them exploring your fingers and learn all about them. This is a working farm designed for rearing edible snails but with children and families in mind.
Farming World (34 miles)
We are a family-run open farm. Attractions include; heavy horses, friendly farm animals, tractor and trailer rides, indoor play area, outdoor adventure play areas, Hawklands Birds of Prey Centre, birds of prey flying demonstrations (most days), mini golf course and hot and cold refreshments.
Rare Breeds Centre (35 miles)
Rare Breeds Centre
From the exotic Butterfly tunnel to the delights of the Discovery Garden; through our woodland walks to the edge of the Secret Lake, there is something for everyone.
Kent Police Museum (16 miles)
Kent Police Museum
The history of the Kent Police Force from it's start through to modern times. Currently undergoing refurbishment.
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.
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 (19 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 (23 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 (26 miles)
White Oak Leisure Centre (< 1 mile)
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.
Fairfield Pool and Leisure Complex (4 miles)
Pavilion Leisure Centre (7 miles)
Pavilion Leisure Centre
Swimming pool with waterfall, wave machine, slides and beach area. Great idea for kids day out in Kent.
Belvedere Splash Park (7 miles)
Belvedere Splash Park
Belvedere Splash Park is 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.
West Wickham Leisure Centre (8 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!
Cascades (10 miles)
offers a great swimming pool and learner pool plus weekend access to their flume slide and wave machine!
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'ÂÂÂÂre bound to find something to suit you and your family!
Tonbridge Swimming Pool (14 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.
Medway Park (16 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 (17 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!
Tunbridge Wells Sports Centre (17 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.
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
Splashes Leisure Centre (19 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
Thanks for all the great things to do and Best Beaches near Swanley 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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