Memorial Park (1 miles)
There is a small lake, a children's play area, tennis and basketball courts and cricket and football pitches plus a host of new equipment from the recent revamp.
Herne Bay Hippodrome (1 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.
Wildwood (1 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...
Herons Leisure Pool (1 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!
Herne Bay Museum and Gallery (2 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.
ifun at Sandancers (2 miles)
ifun at Sandancers
Home of the great 18 hole Herne Bay Mini Golf, with kiddie clubs available. Also on site: arcades and ice creams!
Snappys Adventure Play (4 miles)
Snappys Adventure Play
a huge dinosaur themed multi level adventure climbing structure with extensive facilities for the under 4s too.
1st Bowl Whitstable (4 miles)
1st Bowl Whitstable
Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Great family fun!
Whitstable Spy Mission Treasure Trail (4 miles)
Whitstable Spy Mission Treasure Trail
If you are looking for something new to do with kids then why not try a self-guided, themed Treasure Trail: they offer an imaginative and fun way to explore, and learn about, the great outdoors.
Druidstone Park (5 miles)
Whether you are interested in meeting lots of friendly animals, having fun in the adventure play areas, finding peace and tranquility in the enchanted woodland or just relaxing in the idyllic surroundings of the park, you won't be disappointed at Druidstone Park.
Kingsmead Lesiure Centre (5 miles)
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.
Espression Interactive Art Studio Cafe (5 miles)
Espression Interactive Art Studio Cafe
A place for all age groups where you can drop by, try out some creative activities such as pottery painting, mosaic making and glass painting and have some really good fun!
Canterbury Spy Mission Treasure Trail (5 miles)
Canterbury Spy Mission Treasure Trail
The fun way to explore! This Trail is one of over 1,000 brilliant family trails across the UK designed to be a healthy, educational and fun outdoor activity for the whole family. Choose from Spy, Treasure or Mystery Trail and find answers to clues based on buildings and monuments.
Canterbury Historic River Tours (5 miles)
Canterbury Historic River Tours
40 minute historical boat tour with light hearted informed commentary and pleasing features for kids to look at, including going under bridges,
RSPB Reserve Blean Woods (5 miles)
RSPB Reserve Blean Woods
A place for a gentle walk away from traffic through beautiful woodland. There are 5 trails to follow, including one for dog walking. Loads of different birds to spot throughout the year.
Canterbury Roman Museum (5 miles)
Canterbury Roman Museum
Explore the Roman town beneath your feet. Canterburyâs 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...
Canterbury Heritage with Rupert Bear (5 miles)
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.
The Canterbury Tales (5 miles)
The Canterbury Tales
A visit to The Canterbury Tales, with its stunning reconstruction of 14th century England, invites you to step back in time and experience sights, sounds and smells of a bygone era. Join Geoffrey Chaucer and his colourful characters on their magical pilgrimage from London to the shrine of St. Thomas Becket...
Dane John Gardens (6 miles)
Dane John Gardens
A nice natural setting for a walk and a play conveniently close to the shopping centre. Not a full day's worth but if you're dragging the kids around the stores they'll thank you for the play break!
Howletts Wild Animal Park (6 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.
Monkton Nature Reserve (6 miles)
Monkton Nature Reserve
Set in 16 beautiful acres of abandoned chalk quarry, which has been dramatically reclaimed by nature and is ready for exploration. They also house the Thanet Observatory and the first artificial bat cave built in the UK.
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!
Kids-Kingdom (7 miles)
Offers a castle themed play area with apparatus designed for children aged 4 to 10 years, as well as apparatus designed for children aged up to 4. Also has nursery and cafe.
Jungle Jims (8 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!
Powell-Cotton Museum (8 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...
Bursted Manor (9 miles)
BHS qualified staff offer lessons from age 5, scenic hack, trekking and cross country rides plus Pony Club.
Spitfire and Hurricane Memorial Musem (10 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.
West Bay Beach (10 miles)
West Bay Beach
Blue Flag Awarded sand and rock beach, with lifeguards during summer season. Good immediate facilities including cafes and shops, accessible toilets, tennis, putting, sailing and windsurfing.
Basildon Park (10 miles)
This impressive Georgian mansion, surrounded by glorious parkland, was lovingly rescued from ruin by Lord and Lady Iliffe in the mid 1950s. There are waymarked trails through the historic parkland and gravel paths around the gardens.
Rare Species Conservation Centre (11 miles)
Rare Species Conservation Centre
A great chance to see and learn about the captive breeding and conservation of lesser known rare species of animal from around the world.
Strokes Adventure Golf (11 miles)
Strokes Adventure Golf
We are an 18 hole mini golf course set in attractive surroundings which incorporate rockscapes, plants and water features. Overlooking the beautiful Westbrook Bay in Margate, Strokes Adventure golf is a skill based course with natural hazards that is both challenging and fun.
Ollies Childrens Indoor Play Centre (11 miles)
Ollies Childrens Indoor Play Centre
4 level indoor play area for 12s and under, also offers creche. As housed in a leisure centre, plenty of sporting opportunities exist including swimming. Max height 148cm.
Faversham Swimming Pool (11 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.
Margate Main Sands (11 miles)
Margate Main Sands
This timeless beach with tidal pool, children's rides and amusement arcades caters for families who want traditional seaside fun and entertainment. Seasonal lifeguard cover.
Walley World Indoor Adventure Playground (11 miles)
The Shell Grotto (12 miles)
The Shell Grotto
Discover 70 feet of underground passageways unearthed in 1875 with some 4.6 million shells mosaiced in mysterious patterns and pictures on the walls. Still nobody knows who made it or why!
Bugsys (12 miles)
12 lanes of family friendly bowling with gutter guards, lightweight balls and bowling ramps for help.
Bumble Beez (12 miles)
Fantastic multi level adventure fun with loads of features, plus staff are trained in disability awareness and inclusive play, with equipment designed to be inclusive for ALL children of ALL abilities.
East Kent Railway (12 miles)
East Kent Railway
- is a volunteer run heritage railway operating vintage trains on an ex colliery railway. Plenty of attractions for kids including miniature and model railways and special events all year round! Fantastic country atmosphere and friendly volunteers. Hot and cold food and woodland walks.
Revolution Skatepark (12 miles)
Park for skateboarders, BMXers, scooterists and Inliners. On same site as Revolution Climbing Centre so why not combine the two and really do the kids in!?
Ramsgate Main Sands (13 miles)
Ramsgate Main Sands
Long sandy family beach with summer lifeguard cover and children's amusements, arcades and family dining.
Botany Bay (13 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.
Ramsgate Tunnels (13 miles)
Hour long underground tours explore the wartime tunnels dug for sheltering citizens. Kids 3 to 7 can be admitted but this is at the discretion of the guide who is experienced enough to know generally who will and won't enjoy it!
Fowlmead Country Park (13 miles)
Fowlmead Country Park
Offers leisure pursuits such as cycling (leisure, road, and mountain biking), running, orienteering, geocaching, archery, walking, fossiling, nature walks, den building.
Bike hire available.
Lillyputt Mini Golf (13 miles)
Lillyputt Mini Golf
Championship designed mini golf course suitable for all the family with plenty of fun features and surprises: look out for the shark! Regular summer events held.
Viking Bay (14 miles)
A curved, sandy bay ideal for family trips, with tidal pool, children's rides and surf school beachside, plus cliff top promenade and boardwalk with some children's rides.
Joss Bay (14 miles)
Sandy beach with chalk cliffs popular with families, swimmers and surfers with summer lifeguard cover and great immediate amenities.
Tides Leisure and Indoor Tennis (15 miles)
Dover Transport Museum (15 miles)
Dover Transport Museum
has a fascinating collection of vintage transport and transport models of all types including a few unusual ones like Romany Caravan, charabanc and steam roller. Seasonal opening.
Walmer Castle and Gardens (16 miles)
Walmer Castle and Gardens
Beautiful castle and grounds that was once home to the Duke of Wellington. Battlements to explore plus some great views of the coast. Free to visit for English Heritage members.
Thanks for all the great things to do in Herne 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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