Lullingstone Castle and World Garden (2 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.
Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery (2 miles)
Royal Tunbridge Wells
Trial a Bite Rock and Fossil Tours (5 miles)
Trial a Bite Rock and Fossil Tours
Guided rock and fossil hunting trips at venues Kent and Sussex. Like exploring the outdoors? Want to try something different at the seaside? Fascinated by dinosaurs and pre-historic plant and animal life? Always wanted to have a go at fossil hunting? Then let us help you to discover the 144 million years of natural history, hidden in the rocks of southeast Britain.
Chislehurst Caves (5 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!
Thames Barrier Info and Learning Centre (9 miles)
Chartwell Home of Churchill (11 miles)
Chartwell Home of Churchill
Discover Sir Winston's own paintings in his fascinating studio, picnic, enjoy family trails and visit their working kitchen garden, with bees and chickens too!
Coalhouse Fort (12 miles)
A visit to the fort provides an insight into the history of how it was used and how it has evolved over the years in the defense of the approaches to London.
Tilbury Fort (12 miles)
Spend a great family day out here as you explore the magazine houses used to store vast quantities of gunpowder or enter the bastion magazine passages and feel what it was like for the soldiers who lived here.
Tower Bridge Exhibition (13 miles)
Tower Bridge Exhibition
Learn all about the bridge and the history behind it while inside the famous bridge and enjoy the great panoramic views from the walkways high above the river Thames. A great kids day out in London
Valentines Mansion and Gardens (13 miles)
Valentines Mansion and Gardens
Country house and gardens with recreated period rooms including Victorian kitchen and a dedicated Family Room. Enjoy the house and gardens through special trails and borrow a free backpack to explore the mansion and outdoors. Special events run throughout the year with a FREE family Sunday once a month.
Tower of London (13 miles)
Tower of London
Today the Tower of London is one of the world's most famous and spectacular fortresses. Discover its history as a royal palace and fortress, prison and place of execution, mint, arsenal, menagerie and jewel house.
Churchills Britain at War Experience (13 miles)
Churchills Britain at War Experience
Explore the everyday hardships of people living and working in war-torn Britain during World War Two. View film footage of that era and view exhibits about evacuation, food & clothes rationing, bomb disposal, air-raids and much more. Finish with a walk through the Blitz!
SEE IT! FEEL IT! BREATHE IT!
HMS Belfast (14 miles)
Tells the stories of life on board this warship during the Second World War and beyond. Explore the interactive Operations Room, hear veterans’ stories in the Life at Sea exhibition, and immerse yourself in the midst of a battle in the Gun Turret Experience.
London Bridge Experience (14 miles)
London Bridge Experience
- and The London Tombs are two horrific and gruesome London tourist attractions not to be missed. Whether you are looking for somewhere scary to take the family, a terrifying destination for a school trip, corporate event, celebrate Halloween or a treacherous tourist attraction, you've come to the right place!
Churchill War Rooms (14 miles)
Churchill War Rooms
Deep beneath the bustle of London lie the original Cabinet War Rooms, today part of the Churchill War Rooms, which sheltered the people at the heart of Britain's wartime government during the Blitz.
Shakespeares Globe Exhibition and Tour (14 miles)
Shakespeares Globe Exhibition and Tour
The Globe Theatre is a faithful reconstruction of the Elizabethan playhouse. Throughout the year, a fascinating guided tour of the theatre is included in your visit to Shakespeare's Globe Exhibition, bringing this extraordinary space to life. Fantistic idea for a family day out in London.
Chiddingstone Castle (14 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 (14 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!
St Paul's Cathedral (14 miles)
St Paul's Cathedral
This is where people and events of overwhelming importance to the country have been celebrated, mourned and commemorated. Visit Nelson's Tomb, test the unique acoustics of Whispering Gallery and climb up to the Golden Gallery to enjoy a panoramic view of London that is second to none.
London Dungeon (15 miles)
- invites you to delve into the capital's most horrible history. Come face to face with live actors, experience three thrilling rides, interactive shows and special effects as you're transported back to those black, bleak times - are you brave enough to face 90 minutes of London's dark past?
House of Parliament Tour (15 miles)
House of Parliament Tour
During the Summer Recess the Palace of Westminster, home to the House of Lords and the House of Commons is open for a one hour guided tour, which includes both Chambers and other great State Rooms. The tour starts at Victoria Tower and ends in Historic Westminster Hall. (follow weblink) Out of season contact your MP for a tour.
Westminster Abbey (15 miles)
is one of the most visited churches in all the world. It remains primarily a place of Christian worship and pilgrimage.
Penshurst Place and Gardens (15 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!
Nelson's Column (15 miles)
Family days out in London wouldn't be complete with a visit to Trafalgar Square, with lots of other sights such as the National Gallery right next to it.
Fort Amherst (15 miles)
Accompanied by your guide, with a lantern, you will hear tales of the mysterious and sinister happenings at the Fort during its 250 year history.
Buckingham Palace (15 miles)
St James Park
the official London residence of Her Majesty The Queen and serves as both home and office. Use the special family audio guide to explore the Palace and then answer quizzes whilst following our garden activity trail.
The Royal Mews (16 miles)
The Royal Mews
One of the finest working stables in existence, the Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace houses the State vehicles used for official engagements and provides a unique insight into the department of the Royal Household that provides transport by road for The Queen and other members of the Royal Family.
Arsenal Emirates Stadium Tour (17 miles)
Highbury and Islington
Arsenal Emirates Stadium Tour
- has become one of London's most exciting tourist attractions and is a must for every football fan! Take a look behind the scenes at one of the world's most spectacular football stadiums and get a sense of what the Arsenal stars feel like on a matchday.
Madame Tussauds (17 miles)
Filled with 14 exciting, interactive zones and the new Marvel Super Heroes 4D movie experience, this iconic attraction combines glitz and glamour with incredible history with over 300 wax figures. Good idea if you're looking for fun things to do in London with kids.
Kensington Palace (17 miles)
Significant history and spectacular architecture combined with family trails for an epic and affecting day out with educational undertones.
Outwood Windmill (18 miles)
Outwood Windmill is the oldest windmill in Britain which is still working. The windmill can be visited by private pre-arranged bookings only.
Reigate Caves (19 miles)
- go almost un-noticed in the heart of this busy Surrey town. Explore the Barons Cave, a medieval cavern below Reigate Castle and the Tunnel Road Caves, used in WW1.
Pooh Corner (20 miles)
Home to the world's largest collection of 'Pooh-phernalia', Pooh Corner is also the 'gateway' to beautiful Pooh Country. To visit the actual 'Pooh Places', collect a FREE Map before you start your 'EXPOTITION' to find them. There are no charges and they are open to the public throughout the year.
Kelvedon Hatch Nuclear Bunker (20 miles)
Kelvedon Hatch Nuclear Bunker
Come and witness the three lives of the bunker starting with its role as an RAF ROTOR Station, then a brief period as a civil defence centre through to its most recent life as a Regional Government HQ. Designed for up to 600 military and civilian personnel, possibly even the Prime Minister!
Hadleigh Castle (22 miles)
Striking castle remains great for photos and sketches, overlooking some great play and picnic territory. Be warned though it's a little isolated, and there are no toilets or facilities nearby.
Hampton Court Palace (22 miles)
Hampton Court Palace
Hampton Court Palace promises a magical journey back through 500 years of royal history. Discover the magnificent State Apartments of Henry VIII and William III, explore 60 acres of immaculate riverside gardens and lose yourself in the world-famous maze.
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.
Royal Gunpowder Mills Secret Island (22 miles)
Royal Gunpowder Mills Secret Island
An exciting visitor attraction for all the family. Meet Professor Nitrate in his Mad Lab for fun-filled experiments and crazy science shows, head to the Test Range to fire rockets and try air-soft shooting or take a ride on the Military Truck to see secret parts of the site!
Twickenham Stadium Tour and Museum (22 miles)
Twickenham Stadium Tour and Museum
A great behind the scenes Guided Tour featuring breathtaking views from the top of the North Stand, a visit to the player tunnel and the famous England changing rooms with their 60 year old baths. there are lots of multi-media displays in the Museum of Rugby
Wembley Stadium Tour (23 miles)
Wembley Stadium Tour
Stroll into the dressing room like a superstar. Limber up in the world's most exclusive warm-up zone. Stride through the tunnel towards the hallowed turf. Climb 107 steps, stand triumphantly in front of the Royal Box to the roar of the crowd. Great idea if you are looking for family days out in Lonlon.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Historical and Educational Attractions 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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