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Family Days Out near to Maidstone
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Maidstone Museum and Bentlif Gallery (< 1 mile)
Maidstone
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
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)
Maidstone
Polar Adventure and Pool Three story snow themed soft play climbing zone and the Ice Hill slides for children aged up to 12. Plus make a splash in the Fun Pool with rapids, waves, interactive water features for toddlers
Clare Park (1 miles)
Maidstone
Clare Park The first park in Maidstone with a green flag award; ideal for picnicking plus play on the tennis courts, multi purpose games area and the children's adventure play area.
Kent Life (2 miles)
Maidstone
Kent Life 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.
Adventure Kidz (3 miles)
Aylesford
Adventure Kidz 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)
Maidstone
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)
Aylesford
Tiny Town 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)
Aylesford
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'¬ôre bound to find something to suit you and your family!
This Art of Mine Studio (4 miles)
Maidstone
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)
Rochester
Bluebell Hill Picnic Site A simple, pleasing site on which to take a family ramble, spot some mini beasts and enjoy a picnic with excellent views.
Buckmore Park Karting (5 miles)
Chatham
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,
Leeds Castle (5 miles)
Maidstone
Leeds Castle - 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 Leeds Castle (5 miles)
Maidstone
Go Ape Leeds Castle Go Ape is the UK's No.1 Forest Adventure. Take to the trees and speed down zip slides. They’re part of an exciting course of rope bridges, Tarzan swings and crossings; all set high above the forest floor.
Go Ape Tree Top Junior (5 miles)
Maidstone
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.
Fun Drum (5 miles)
Gillingham
Fun Drum 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)
Gillingham
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)
Chatham
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)
Gillingham
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 Hop Farm Family Park (7 miles)
Paddock Wood
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!
The Bredgar and Wormshill Light Railway (7 miles)
Sittingbourne
The Bredgar and Wormshill Light Railway Welcome to The Bredgar & Wormshill Light Railway, a delightful 2 foot gauge line tucked away in the heart of the Kent countryside, England, near the village of Bredgar in a richly wooded area of the North Kent Downs.
Splashes Leisure Centre (8 miles)
Gillingham
Splashes Leisure Centre Splashes Leisure Pool 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)
Rochester
AMF Hollywood Bowl Rochester Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Great family fun!
Medway Park (8 miles)
Gillingham
Medway Park 25-metre six-lane swimming pool - a segregated shallow section - a warm water teaching pool - a diving pool plus multi-use sports hall
Fort Amherst (8 miles)
Chatham
Fort Amherst 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.
Kent Police Museum (9 miles)
Chatham
Kent Police Museum The history of the Kent Police Force from it's start through to modern times. Currently undergoing refurbishment.
Strand Leisure Pool (9 miles)
Gillingham
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)
Rochester
Monkey Bizz 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)
Chatham Maritime
Dickens World 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)
Ashford
Lashenden Air Warfare Museum One of the longest established aviation museums in the country, offering a vast array of aviation exhibits.
Swallows Leisure Centre (10 miles)
Sittingbourne
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
Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light Railway - is the preserved southern half of the former Bowater's Railway built to move the raw materials for paper making and also the finished products around the mill at Sittingbourne.
Bayford Meadows (11 miles)
Sittingbourne
Bayford Meadows The Junior Leisure Karts are suitable for drivers between 9 and 14 years old with or without previous karting experience. The race style chassis features adjustable pedals and restricted engines to ensure the young drivers early karting experience is both exhilarating and safe.
Merry Go Round (11 miles)
Sittingbourne
Merry Go Round Large, Fun, Play Area for children up to the age of 12 which has been running for 15 years. Mainframe play structure, laser tag and plenty more.
Cascades (11 miles)
Gravesend
Cascades offers a great swimming pool and learner pool plus weekend access to their flume slide and wave machine!
Wellgrove Farm Stables (12 miles)
Tunbridge Wells
Wellgrove Farm Stables BHS approved rider training, livery and scenic hacks, with lessons from age 3 and pony club available.
Little Potters (12 miles)
Sittingbourne
Little Potters 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)
Tonbridge
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
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)
Longfield
Go Bananas 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)
Goudhurst
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.
Riding Farm Equestrian Centre (12 miles)
Hildenborough
Riding Farm Equestrian Centre BHS approved facilities for schooling, jumping and hacking with lessons available from 4 years plus.
Haysden Country Park (13 miles)
Tonbridge
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.
Bowlplex Tunbridge Wells (13 miles)
Tunbridge Wells
Bowlplex Tunbridge Wells Family friendly tenpin bowling, with bumpers and ball ramps for the kids.
Scotney Castle (13 miles)
Tunbridge Wells
Scotney Castle 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.
Go Ape Tree Top Junior (13 miles)
Cranbrook
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 an awesome zip wire.
Go Ape Bedgebury (13 miles)
Cranbrook
Go Ape Bedgebury Go Ape is the UK's No.1 Forest Adventure. Take to the trees and speed down zip slides. They’re part of an exciting course of rope bridges, Tarzan swings and crossings; all set high above the forest floor.
Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest (14 miles)
Goudhurst
Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest Open every day, Bedgebury is the perfect place for kids to let off steam. The National Pinetum offers beautiful walks and picnics amongst the conifers. Bedgebury Forest features family cycling, mountain-biking, Go Ape, riding, walking and adventure play. The Visitor Centre has a bike shop, refreshments and...
River Hill Himalayan Gardens (14 miles)
Sevenoaks
River Hill Himalayan Gardens Discover the Everest trail in this magical, listed garden with incredible views across the Weald of Kent. Let your Little Sherpas' imaginations run wild in our new Himalayan Hideout, spend time building dens together, lose yourself in the Himalayan maze and perhaps even spot the elusive Yeti. NEW for...
Knole Park (14 miles)
Sevenoaks
Knole Park - is a historic house and medieval deer park situated in the market town of Sevenoaks. Just minutes from the High Street, you enter a landscape hardly touched for hundreds of years. With a large number of free attractions on offer, including the Visitor Centre, Park Experience room, several exhibitions and...

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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