Kikiland (< 1 mile)
is a unique and exciting indoor adventure play centre. Key features include a wooden pirate ship plus cinema, disco, arcade, train, chill out and dressing up rooms. We even have a magical volcano for birthday parties!
Maidstone Museum and Bentlif Gallery (< 1 mile)
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!
Maidstone Leisure Centre (< 1 mile)
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.
Polar Adventure and Pool (< 1 mile)
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!
Clare Park (1 miles)
Ideal for picnicking plus play on the tennis courts, multi purpose games area and the children's adventure playground. Maidstone's first Green Flag award!
Kent Life (2 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.
Adventure Kidz (3 miles)
Indoor Adventure Centre with high ropes AND indoor quad bikes! They also have brand new soft play with multiple slides, including a 6 metre drop slide, football and basketball area, a toddlers’ zone, five party rooms and so much more!
Wear M Out Indoor Playcentre (3 miles)
Wear M Out Indoor Playcentre
a huge area with ball pools, slides and climbing platforms at different heights as well as spaces with football and netball goals.
Tiny Town (4 miles)
Offers a terrific range of friendly roleplay settings from racetrack and army barracks to castles, space and fire stations. Plus state of the art 3G astro-turf football pitches.
Larkfield Leisure Centre (4 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!
This Art of Mine Studio (4 miles)
This Art of Mine Studio
We are an arts and crafts studio that offers a range of crafty activities and a relaxing space to unwind and get creative. Bring your family and friends and everyone can take part in an activity from pottery painting to jewellery making.
Bluebell Hill Picnic Site (5 miles)
Bluebell Hill Picnic Site
A simple, pleasing site on which to take a family ramble, spot some of the millions of mini beasts and enjoy a picnic with excellent views. Explore the Neolithic long barrow remains for an imaginative and educational boost!
Go Ape Leeds Castle (5 miles)
Go Ape Leeds Castle
The UK's No.1 Forest Adventure. Award winning outdoor adventure activities. Families and friends can enjoy a day out like no other. Fly down zip wires, leap off Tarzan Swings and tackle obstacles whilst enjoying some of Britain’s most breathtaking scenery.
Leeds Castle (5 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.
Go Ape Tree Top Junior (5 miles)
Go Ape Tree Top Junior
A fun filled experience of canopy exploring, trail blazing and obstacles for all to enjoy. You'll take on crossings over trails and finish with one awesome zip wire.
Buckmore Park Karting (5 miles)
Buckmore Park Karting
Our floodlit MSA licensed circuit is open seven days a week all year, day and night, rain or shine. We have a huge fleet of karts covering the needs of all ages, from 4 to 84. Buckmore is the first step for any youngster looking to experience the thrill of karting,
Fun Drum (5 miles)
Dual multi level adventure play frames for under and over 6s, plus a dedicated under 3s soft play zone. Loads of features including ball pit, sit and rides and a drop slide.
Chatham Ski and Snowboard Centre (6 miles)
Chatham Ski and Snowboard Centre
The longest artificial slope in Kent and the South East and the premier wintersports facility in the region. Skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing, sno-tubing and more!
The Historic Dockyard Chatham (7 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.
Silver Blades Ice Rink (7 miles)
Silver Blades Ice Rink
This family friendly frost fest boasts a full size ice pad with seating for over 1,000 people within the arena, in bright modern surroundings. They offer penguin skate aid hire for little ones.
The Bredgar and Wormshill Light Railway (7 miles)
The Bredgar and Wormshill Light Railway
With infinite train rides included in admission your little trainspotters are in for a treat! Plus LGB model railway, woodland walks and picnic areas near working track. Blissful!
The Hop Farm Family Park (7 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!
Splashes Leisure Centre (8 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!
AMF Hollywood Bowl Rochester (8 miles)
AMF Hollywood Bowl Rochester
offering 24 lanes of modern tenpin with young bowler supports in the forms of handy rolling ramps, sneaky gutter guards and lighter balls. How can they lose?!
Diggerland Kent (8 miles)
Digger related day out for the junior vehicle lover - children get to drive and ride full size diggers - 18 rides to get round
Jumpers Rebound Centre (8 miles)
Jumpers Rebound Centre
An interconnected trampoline arena for bouncy gymnastics and tumbling! Mainly for their pro club but with bonus sessions set aside for Tots and families with over 5s. Seriously fun exercise, and fully GymMark accredited.
Fort Amherst (8 miles)
Explore the tunnels and learn 300 years of military history, take a junior ghost or educational tour and let off some steam in 20 acres of beautiful parkland.
Royal Engineers Museum (8 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 (9 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.
Strand Leisure Pool (9 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!
Monkey Bizz (9 miles)
Lose yourself in the jungle of rope swings, slides and mazes. Hide in the spooky caves, 'swim' through the jungle 'lake' and escape over the rope bridge. Good idea if you're after fun family days out in kent with kids. Separate, large Tots' Town play area for babies to under 5s.
Dickens World (9 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...
Lashenden Air Warfare Museum (10 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!
Swallows Leisure Centre (10 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.
Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light Railway (11 miles)
Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light Railway
A scenic miniature gauge train journey with behind the scenes tour, big model railway in the museum, plus outside museum walk with insect hotel. Choo chop!
Bayford Meadows (11 miles)
Outdoor floodlit karting circuit offering Junior Arrive N Drive, and Junior Hire for kids aged 9 and older. Basic tuition, safety gear, and safety briefing included in session. They cater for children’s parties too.
Merry Go Round (11 miles)
Merry Go Round
Well established and extra large multi level play zone for under 12s featuring mainframe play structure with toddler zone and immersive laser storm arena, plus special events groups and private party options.
Cascades (11 miles)
offers a great swimming pool and learner pool plus weekend access to their flume slide and wave machine!
Wellgrove Farm Stables (12 miles)
Wellgrove Farm Stables
BHS approved rider training, livery and scenic hacks, with lessons from age 3 and pony club available.
Little Potters (12 miles)
A friendly, family run pottery painting studio, cafe and small soft play area. Little Potters is a great place to relax, unwind and express your artistic side.
Wear M Out Play Centre (12 miles)
Wear M Out Play Centre
is a huge area with ball pools, slides and climbing platforms at different heights as well as spaces with football and netball goals.
Tonbridge Swimming Pool (12 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.
Go Bananas (12 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!
Finchcocks Musical Museum (12 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.
Cyclopark (12 miles)
is a tarmac track 2.9 kilometres long and 6 metres wide welcoming cyclists of all ages along with inline skaters, competitive wheelchair racers and slalom skateboarders! Plus huge Adventure Biker playground to play in with your own wheels.
Riding Farm Equestrian Centre (12 miles)
Riding Farm Equestrian Centre
BHS approved facilities for schooling, jumping, and hacking with lessons available from 4 years plus, and private lead rein lessons for 3 year olds. Variety of well mannered mounts to choose from. Located in the heart of beautiful Kent countryside.
Bowlplex Tunbridge Wells (13 miles)
Bowlplex Tunbridge Wells
Choose from either traditional tenpin or modern UV Glow Bowling, plus arcade with video gaming and pool tables. All weather, all age, all ability fun!
Ashford Paintball and Lazer Park (13 miles)
Ashford Paintball and Lazer Park
Outdoor laser tag cobalt gaming played in the paintball arena but available for 7+ because it's zero contact! Play harmless infra red tag and be named Best Sniper, Rookie Star or Crazy Shooter, if you're good!
Haysden Country Park (13 miles)
Haysden Country Park
There are a wide variety of things to do at the country park, including walking, a children's play area, sailing, fishing and nature study.
Scotney Castle (13 miles)
Medieval castle and moat in one of England's most romantic gardens. Superb display of rhododendrons and azaleas. Large, beautiful estate, with woodland and parkland to explore.
Thanks for all the great things to do in Maidstone 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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