British Music Experience (49 miles)
British Music Experience
The UK's only interactive museum of popular music. Combining cutting edge audio visual technology with some of the most coveted music memorabilia of all time and the only exhibition where you can select your favourite content and media recordings to keep.
A Complete History of London Show (52 miles)
A Complete History of London Show
Interesting information about London’s history delivered in a very accessible and comical manner. Fun characters such as Dick Wittington’s Cat and Roman Builders make appearances, and the whole family will leave knowing more about London than you ever imagined.
BFI London IMAX Cinema (54 miles)
BFI London IMAX Cinema
The state-of-the-art cinema shows 2D and 3D films on the largest cinema screens in the UK, transporting viewers to the world's greatest places, from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of outer space.
BFI Film Funday (54 miles)
BFI Film Funday
Film Fundays kick off with a series of themed workshops; kids can enjoy an array of activities from film-making and creating their own storyboards, to face painting and fancy dress. The fun follows with a special screening each month.
Polka Theatre (56 miles)
A theatre especially for children in Wimbledon! We spark the imagination and fuel a sense of discovery in children through our thrilling and playful world class theatre. A welcoming and stimulating environment with a theatre, playground and cafe:
Science Museum IMAX 3D Cinema (57 miles)
Science Museum IMAX 3D Cinema
For the ultimate movie going experience visit the Science Museum IMAX 3D Cinema. With a screen taller than four double decker buses and 3D effects you'll be totally immersed in the action! A great place for a kids day out in London.
Dickens World (25 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 (30 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!
Howletts Wild Animal Park (3 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.
Wildwood (4 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.
Wingham Wildlife Park (7 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!
Port Lympne Wild Animal Park (14 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.
Eagle Heights (39 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.
Lathe Barn (16 miles)
Mini golf, kiddie go karts, indoor and outdoor play areas plus friendly animals.
Rare Breeds Centre (19 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 (25 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.
Canterbury Roman Museum (< 1 mile)
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 (< 1 mile)
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 (< 1 mile)
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.
Herne Bay Museum and Gallery (7 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 (12 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...
Spitfire and Hurricane Memorial Musem (13 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.
Dover Transport Museum (13 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.
Lashenden Air Warfare Museum (21 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 (22 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 (24 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!
Royal Engineers Museum (25 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 (25 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.
Finchcocks Musical Museum (31 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.
Kingsmead Leisure Centre (< 1 mile)
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.
Herons Leisure Pool (7 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!
Faversham Swimming Pool (9 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.
Ashford Leisure Trust (13 miles)
Ashford Leisure Trust
A fully equipped leisure facility offering kids funcamps and exciting courses throughout the school holidays. Facilities include: a leisure pool with flumes and raging river, 25m main pool, teaching pool, fully equipped gym, group fitness classes. Health Spa, 8 court sports hall, crèche, spacious...
Tides Leisure and Indoor Tennis (14 miles)
Swallows Leisure Centre (16 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.
Sheerness Swimming Pool (18 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.
Splashes Leisure Centre (22 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!
Tenterden Leisure Centre (22 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 (24 miles)
Polar Adventure and Pool
Make a splash in the Fun Pool with rapids, waves and interactive water features for toddlers, plus one of Kent's fastest flumes! On the dry side there's also the polar Adventure soft play facility with Ice Hill Slides. Cool!
Maidstone Leisure Centre (24 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.
Strand Leisure Pool (24 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!
Larkfield Leisure Centre (28 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'ÂÂre bound to find something to suit you and your family!
Cascades (31 miles)
offers a great swimming pool and learner pool plus weekend access to their flume slide and wave machine!
Tonbridge Swimming Pool (36 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.
Tunbridge Wells Sports Centre (37 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.
Play Islands (< 1 mile)
Offering a multi level soft play zone, classic family friendly ten pin bowling and slightly less friendly super laser tag! Truly something for everyone!
Big Fun House (2 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!
Snappys Adventure Play (5 miles)
Snappys Adventure Play
a huge dinosaur themed multi level adventure climbing structure with extensive facilities for the under 4s too.
Herne Bay Hippodrome (7 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.
Jungle Jims (12 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!
Thanks for all the great things to do and Childrens Entertainment near Canterbury 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
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