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?
Go Bananas (6 miles)
Offers indoor and outdoor play frames and equipment, plus dedicated toddler zone. Other outdoor activities include Banana Balls (zorbing), pedal kart track and golf buggies!
The London Eye (15 miles)
The London Eye
is the world's tallest observation wheel with 40 kilometre panoramic views on a clear day. The Eye has become an iconic image for London and is a must for any tourist trip. Great idea for fun things to do in London with kids.
Jeppe Hein Appearing Rooms (15 miles)
Jeppe Hein Appearing Rooms
Dart through the rising and retreating walls of water created by playful jets as designed by Jeppe Hein at this free entry interactive play fountain. How wet you get is up to you! Mostly. Seasonally available.
Hamleys (16 miles)
An iconic flagship toy store that has developed an international reputation for its magical atmosphere and spectacular window displays. Activities in the holidays as well as tours around the store available.
Potter Platform at Kings Cross Station (16 miles)
Potter Platform at Kings Cross Station
One for particular Potter-heads only, as it's essentially a photo opportunity with no features, but has a fantastic themed shop adjacent well worth your perusal!
Sobell Leisure Centre (17 miles)
Highbury and Islington
Sobell Leisure Centre
Multi level adventure play for under 10s, but the centre also features ice skating, trampolining, climbing wall and great range of sports facilities. Terrific for families with multiple age ranges to accommodate!
Jurassic Encounter (18 miles)
18 holes of high adventure for brave kids of all ages with water features, cave holes and 9 enormous animatronic dinosaurs! More available for older, serious types too.
Alexandra Palace (19 miles)
is a year round destination for all kinds of family fun. Including an indoor ice rink, soft play centre, a boating lake, pitch and putt course, deer enclosure and of course plenty of park land. Throughout the year there are plenty of events to choose from too.
Zorbit (23 miles)
Recommended 8yrs plus, Zorbiting is a safe exciting high and a really unique experience.
Rayleigh Megaplay (23 miles)
Home of awesome atmospheric Megazone Laser Tag, plus MegaPlay Soft Play, Music Rooms, Theatre and S-Kape Youth Centre! Loads!
Adventure Island (25 miles)
Southend on Sea
Situated on Southend Seafront on both sides of the world famous pier, the park boasts over 40 rides and attractions!
Southend Pier and Train (26 miles)
Southend On Sea
Southend Pier and Train
Apparently the longest pleasure pier in the world, featuring pier train and transport museum, fishing and sightseeing.
Scotts Grotto (30 miles)
A labour of love spanning thirty years of labour, some ten thousand pounds and an inestimable weight of shells and coloured glass adorning the walls of this 67ft set of charming underground tunnels. PLEASE NOTE the limited opening times.
Go Ape Forest Segway (33 miles)
Go Ape Forest Segway
You can enjoy our forest segway experience in the beautiful Black Park Country Park. From two legs to two wheels: for the ultimate forest experience on a rugged all-terrain Segway. It's a unique way to tackle the trails in the forest.
Extreme Motion (35 miles)
Artfully landscaped crazy golf, wacky family zorbing, and, if you're brave enough, the Bungee Trampoline! Plus cycle hire, coffee shop, and the rest of the park to enjoy.
Knockhatch Adventure Park (36 miles)
Knockhatch Adventure Park
This diverse attraction offers Playgrounds, Birds of Prey, Rowing Boats, Animals, Reptiles, Giant Sky Leap Slide, Indoor Soft Play, Toboggans, Trampolines, Crazy Golf, plus lots more. At extra cost and weather permitting, Go-Karts, Laser Adventure Game, Driving School and Rodeo Bull!
Go Ape Forest Segway (39 miles)
Go Ape Forest Segway
You can enjoy our forest Segway experience in the beautiful Swinley Forest, Bracknell. From two legs to two wheels: for the ultimate forest experience on a rugged all-terrain Segway. It's a unique way to tackle the trails in the forest.
Brighton Pier (42 miles)
A great victorian pier with fairground attractions, three bars, over thirty food kiosks, traditional seaside stalls, two amusement arcades, rides suitable for all the family and a world famous fish and chip restaurant. A must-do for things to do in Brighton with kids.
Soft Play Centre (46 miles)
Soft Play Centre
- the perfect place for your kids to have fun and just be kids. The Centre is full of activities for kids up to 4 foot tall to have fun and learn through creative play.
Royston Leisure Centre (47 miles)
Royston Leisure Centre
Modern swimming facility with a regular giant inflatable session, plus Creepy Crawly Club programming for under 5s offering games, musical sessions and baby gym.
Hoo Hill Maze (49 miles)
Hoo Hill Maze
30 metre square 6 foot high maze with paths suitable for wheel and push chairs so no-one is left out of this gentle family adventure.
Clacton Pavilion (50 miles)
Clacton on Sea
Exciting fun park choose from Adventure Golf, Dodgems, 5D Cinema, Terror Tower, 360 Dance party, Bungee Trampolines, Gold Mine Roller Coaster, State of the Art Ten Pin Bowling and fabulous Bar & Restaurant
Clacton Pier (50 miles)
Clacton on Sea
Experience 360 Meters of All Weather all year fun and Rides including The new Lanes Tenpin Bowling. From Tiny Tot Rides to The return of The Stella Rollercoaster Families will have hours of fun and memories.
Harbour Park (51 miles)
is a free entry Amusement Park situated right on award winning sandy beaches and adjacent to the working Harbour and Marina of Littlehampton. There is ample beach side parking and large grass picnic areas. The River Arun also provides relaxing walks and a great place to try your hand at crabbing.
Dover Leisure Centre (53 miles)
Dover Leisure Centre
Provides lots of fun and engaging activities for kids and families. The centre has 2 swimming pools, indoor sports hall, workout classes and much more.
Join our award winning cheerleading squad: the Vista Twisters!
Mistley Place Park (55 miles)
Mistley Place Park
Animal sanctuary and tea rooms. An educational day out where you can feed the animals and teach the kids something important.
HULA Animal Rescue (56 miles)
HULA Animal Rescue
An educational trip into the sad necessity to rescue animals, with plenty of happy, loved and rehabilitated furry guests to visit with.
Danish Camp (57 miles)
Relaxing days on the riverbank with live jazz music, river trips and boat hire, barbeques and bouncy castle, weather permitting! In winter, stunning views, snowy boat trips and hot food in the family lodge restaurant. Not a full day's worth in winter.
Walton Pier (57 miles)
Walton on the Naze
Take a ride on the Red Baron, be thrilled on the Waltzer, ride into the sunset on the Gallopers, release that road rage on the Dodgems or play some classic tenpin bowling: or all of it!
Dickens World (16 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...
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
An animal rescue centre charity with loads to see and learn about. Quiz sheets available for the kids, plus tours and handling. Reasonably priced and open daily except for Christmas Day.
Groombridge Enchanted Forest (19 miles)
Groombridge Enchanted Forest
The Enchanted Forest has giant tree swings, teepees, a pirate ship and board walk with zip wire and rope swings. See the Zedonk, watch birds of prey and take a canal boat ride. Beautiful gardens with a giant chess set.
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.
Kentish Town City Farm (18 miles)
Kentish Town City Farm
City Farm with lots of hands-on farming activities to get stuck in to plus events and activities held regularly to encourage volunteers and help fund this charity project.
Rare Breeds Centre (35 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 Police Museum (16 miles)
Kent Police Museum
The history of the Kent Police Force from it's start through to modern times, with fascinating displays a trove of memorabilia including vintage uniforms and an original police box! Closed during winter.
Royal Engineers Museum (16 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.
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)
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!
White Oak Leisure Centre (< 1 mile)
White Oak Leisure Centre
With 2 super cool flume rides plus inflatable lazy river, diving boards up to 5m, teaching pool and then soft play and sports facilities, this is a full day out waiting to happen!
Belvedere Splash Park (7 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.
Pavilion Leisure Centre (7 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 (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'Âre bound to find something to suit you and your family!
Thanks for all the great things to do and Kids Fun 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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