Vue Cinema Westwood Cross (15 miles)
Vue Cinema Westwood Cross
Kids can see selected screenings every Sat and Sun morning for only £1 a ticket. Accompanying adults can also pay just £1 per ticket! Screenings take place every day in the school holidays.
British Music Experience (49 miles)
British Music Experience
The UKs 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
Is an hour filled with information about London’s history brought in a very accessible and comical manner. Fun characters such as Dick Wittington’s Cat and not-so-clever Roman Builders make appearances and you and your kids will leave knowing more about London than you ever imagined.
Unicorn Theatre (52 miles)
National home of theatre for children and young people. Based at our purpose-built theatre in the heart of London, we produce fantastic productions and events for anyone aged 0 upwards, from small interactive performances for toddlers to large, full scale productions for young audiences and their families.
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. A great london kids day out.
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.
Londons Death Trap (54 miles)
Londons Death Trap
Strictly for extremely daring over 12s, this is a zombie action interactive live show and they will never forget it! Also do parties, horror face painting, and more.
Polka Theatre (56 miles)
is 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. We have a welcoming and stimulating environment with a theatre, playground and cafe: all dedicated to the needs to children.
Science Museum IMAX 3D Cinema (56 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.
Bounce Festival 10-11th August 2013 (61 miles)
Bounce Festival 10-11th August 2013
The brand new, action packed family day out. Created for kids aged up to twelve and their families, Bounce has something for everyone, with all-day entertainment shows and five activity zones that include everything from Daredevil Science to Army assault courses, and street dancing to the Baa-rmy Sheep Show!
Warner Bros Studio Tour London (71 miles)
Warner Bros Studio Tour London
is a walking tour that lets you explore the magic of the Harry Potter films: the most successful film series of all time. The tour takes you behind-the-scenes and showcases a huge array of beautiful sets, costumes and props, as well as special effects and animatronics.
Empire Cinema (74 miles)
10 screen cinema in Slough - formerly Cineworld and UGC
Dickens World (25 miles)
Dickens World The Grand Tour - relaunched and reopened in March 2013. Join us for the new totally immersive, live 'Grand Tour'. Recreating a fantastical Dickensian world. Book your tour now - Tickets must be purchased in advance.
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. One of the highlights is a walkthrough Lemur paddock.
Wildwood (4 miles)
Get nose to nose with British wildlife here at Wildwood, home to those animals which used to roam our countryside like wolves, wild boar, beaver, lynx and wild horses, as well as those found in the woods today, such as badgers, deer, otters and foxes. Now home to a particularly rare specimen, a beautiful wild albino squirrel!
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!
Rare Species Conservation Centre (11 miles)
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.
Farming World (6 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.
Slow Summer Snail Farm (9 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.
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; through our woodland walks to the edge of the Secret Lake, there is something for everyone.
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.
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.
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)
is one of the UK’s most fascinating attractions. Our Museum and House contain an amazing collection of Natural History from African and Asian countries, weaponry, ceramics and also many beautiful objects from the Orient. Our gardens are beautiful with acres of grounds for the children to explore and enjoy.
Lashenden Air Warfare Museum (21 miles)
The Historic Dockyard Chatham (21 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!
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 cafe's to relax in.
Kent Police Museum (25 miles)
Kent Police Museum
The history of the Kent Police Force from it's start through to modern times. Currently undergoing refurbishment.
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 Lesiure Centre (< 1 mile)
Kingsmead Lesiure 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
All-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 cafeteria and Toddler fun sessions.
Tides Leisure and Indoor Tennis (14 miles)
Swallows Leisure Centre (15 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.
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
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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