Knole Park (< 1 mile)
is a historic house and medieval deer park, 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 the entire deer park, a visit to Knole makes for a wonderful, fun and affordable day!
River Hill Himalayan Gardens (2 miles)
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!
Riding Farm Equestrian Centre (4 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.
Chartwell Home of Churchill (5 miles)
Chartwell Home of Churchill
Discover Sir Winston's own paintings in his fascinating studio, have a picnic near the adventure playground, build a den with their stick stacks, enjoy family trails and visit their working kitchen garden with bees and chickens!
Haysden Country Park (6 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. Pick your family project, pack your kit and make a day of it; and knowing you've got a beautiful backdrop take a camera!
Lullingstone Castle and World Garden (6 miles)
Lullingstone Castle and World Garden
Outdoor play and learning with so much to see, smell and touch in the World Garden. Older children better known as intrepid plant hunters can take our Plant Hunter Quiz challenge and little ones enjoy the new mirror garden!
Chiddingstone Castle (6 miles)
A unique castle where families can discover ancient artefacts from Egyptian, Buddhist, Japanese, Jacobean and Stuart history. See real Japanese armour, samurai swords, a mummified cat and much more! Try on period costumes and enjoy arts and crafts activities as well as themed activity days throughout the year.
Tonbridge Swimming Pool (6 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.
Lullingstone Roman Villa (7 miles)
Lullingstone Roman Villa
Explore a luxurious Roman villa with rare wall paintings, original mosaics, bath suite and home church, with a special light show and film combo. Kids can handle artefacts, try on Roman garb and play ancient board games!
Hever Castle and Gardens (7 miles)
Hever Castle and Gardens
Loads to do for kids including adventure playground, dry and wet water maze! Miniture model houses exhibition and costumed figures. Castle audio tour in children's English available too!
Penshurst Place and Gardens (7 miles)
Penshurst Place and Gardens
Something to offer all the family with the recreation of historic events, craft activities, seasonal children's gardens trails, adventure playground and nearly seven centuries of history all in one place!
Wear M Out Play Centre (7 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.
Foal Farm Animal Rescue Centre (7 miles)
Foal Farm Animal Rescue Centre
Rescued dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs and more are now safe and sound here and ready for you to visit! Learn about the great work they do with the animals and maybe even join in one of their projects like helping with bunny socialisation!
Eagle Heights (7 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.
Beaver Water World (8 miles)
Beaver Water World
An animal rescue centre charity with loads to see and learn about. Quiz sheets available for the kids, plus tours and handling. Reasonably priced and open daily except for Christmas Day.
Manic Monsters (8 miles)
Indoor play centre, big kid’s frame, with lots of slides and tunnels, climbing wall, go karts, ball sports area and new laser tag arena plus toddler frame and toddler kart track. Great restaurant facilities, great seating area and wifi.
Orpington Palace Superbowl (8 miles)
Orpington Palace Superbowl
Classic family friendly tenpin bowling. Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Great family fun!
Walnuts Leisure Centre (8 miles)
Walnuts Leisure Centre
Based in the heart of Orpington Town Centre, to the rear of the High Street, the Walnuts Leisure Centre has two swimming pools, multi-purpose sports hall, holds roller discos and childrens parties, has a soft play zone and a cafe with WiFi serving hot and cold food.
Tandridge Leisure Centre (9 miles)
Tandridge Leisure Centre
Superb family destination for a swim in a fun and safe environment. 25m fitness pool and a lagoon pool with wave rides, water cannons and mushroom fountain, plus an inflatable and a 70m slide!
Tunbridge Wells Sports Centre (9 miles)
Tunbridge Wells Sports Centre
offering a professional and welcoming environment for swimming and diving with 1, 3 and 5m boards and loads of supporting acts dry side like table tennis, badminton and junior zumba. Yay!
White Oak Leisure Centre (9 miles)
White Oak Leisure Centre
With 2 super cool flume rides plus inflatable lazy river, diving boards up to 5m, teaching pool and then soft play and sports facilities, this is a full day out waiting to happen!
Treasure Island Soft Play (9 miles)
Treasure Island Soft Play
Under 12s can enjoy high octane fun with soft play, slides, bridges, ramps, ball pool and much more as they work their way through the treasure island funscape.
Bowlplex Tunbridge Wells (9 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!
Swanley Park (9 miles)
A traditional town park with play areas, paddling pool, sandpit, boating lake, railway, cafeteria, bouncy castle and battery bikes all set in 60 acres of parkland.
Swanley New Barn Railway (9 miles)
Swanley New Barn Railway
A miniature railway in Swanley Park giving rides over a half mile of track. The park itself contains a paddling pool, water jets, a Family Boating Lake, sand pit play area, a large playground, and cafe.
Grosvenor Park (10 miles)
There is an exciting and challenging play area which is well worth a visit, plus treats for explorers such as such as the lake and 'dripping wells'.
Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery (10 miles)
The Hop Farm Family Park (10 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!
Spa Valley Railway (10 miles)
Spa Valley Railway
The South East's friendliest steam railway! Heritage steam and diesel trains run for 5.5 miles through the picturesque Kent and Sussex Weald between Eridge and Royal Tunbridge Wells, stopping off at Groombridge and High Rocks. Take a journey through time along this classic English Branch Line!
Groombridge Enchanted Forest (11 miles)
Groombridge Enchanted Forest
The Enchanted Forest has giant tree swings, teepees, a pirate ship and board walk with zip wire and rope swings. See the Zedonk, watch birds of prey and take a canal boat ride. Beautiful gardens with a giant chess set.
Crazy Barn Indoor Soft Play Centre (11 miles)
Crazy Barn Indoor Soft Play Centre
3 sections according to age groups, Baby, Toddler and Junior Zones. Features include Ball Pond, Soft Play areas, Multiple level Play Frame, Helter Skelter, a large 4 lane Slide, Punch Bags etc.
Wellgrove Farm Stables (11 miles)
Wellgrove Farm Stables
BHS approved rider training, livery and scenic hacks, with lessons from age 3 and a pony club available too!
Chislehurst Caves (11 miles)
Grab a lantern and get ready for an amazing adventure! Your whole family can travel back in time, on an exciting lamp lit tour of the labyrinth that is Chislehurst Caves. Hear tales of Druids, Romans and Saxons; see the Caves Church, Druid Altar, Haunted Pool and a whole lot more!
Godstone Farm (11 miles)
Lots of friendly farm and pet animals for you to see and some to even stroke or hold. As well as that there's a large indoor playbarn and an enormous adventure playground, plus the new Chicken Run maze!
Tiny Town (11 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 (11 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!
Antics (11 miles)
Bright, colourful and fun indoors and out, a social hotspot where the kids can exhaust themselves and the mums can do the opposite!
Beacon Wood Country Park (11 miles)
Beacon Wood Country Park
Ideal territory for hunting mini beasts, including green woodpeckers, sparrow hawks, foxs, squirrels, butterflies and colourful dragonflies! A naturally wild day out!
West Wickham Leisure Centre (12 miles)
West Wickham Leisure Centre
As well as offering adult and junior swimming lessons and adult lane swimming they offer a varied swimming programme including aquafit, Kids' Splash and Swim Zone. There are also diving facilities with a 1m springboard!
Pavilion Leisure Centre (12 miles)
Pavilion Leisure Centre
Swimming pool with waterfall, wave machine, flume slides and beach area. Plus family play zone and ten pin bowling centre also on site!
Lost Island Encounter (12 miles)
Lost Island Encounter
36 hole adventure golf with thrilling gameplay and massive features including animatronic dinosaurs and whopping water hazards! Serious fun with additional options for older more experienced types too.
Adventure Kidz (12 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!
Pirate Cove Adventure Park (12 miles)
Pirate Cove Adventure Park
With two 18 hole mini golf courses, an aerial assault course, pirate pedalos and remote controlled galleons, Pirate Cove is probably one of the best adventure golf centre in Europe!
Pooh Corner (12 miles)
Home to the world's largest collection of 'Pooh-phernalia', Pooh Corner is also the 'gateway' to beautiful Pooh Country. To visit the actual 'Pooh Places', collect a FREE Map before you start your 'EXPOTITION' to find them. There are no charges and they are open...
Evolution Climbing (12 miles)
Bouldering, abseiling, a leap of faith, top rope training: their friendly and experienced staff are on hand to support anyone who wants to give it a go over 6 years old. Bouldering has bouncy crash mats, so absolute beginners will be safe!
The British Wildlife Centre (12 miles)
The British Wildlife Centre
A peaceful, relaxing place to see and learn about Britain's wonderful wildlife, from tiny harvest mice to magnificent red deer and everything in between! Over forty different native species are displayed in natural surroundings.
Cyclopark (13 miles)
6km of first class cycling, running and extreme sports facilities throughout the park with separate trails for different abilities. Other features include a unique 3000m2 cycle based playground!
Skaterham (13 miles)
Indoor and outdoor skate and bike facilities open to BMX, skateboard, scooter and inline, with special 11 and under sessions so you know your young ones won't get bashed about unduly.
The Arc (13 miles)
Indoor Soft Play for kids of all ages: swing, play, explore all under a magnificent 60 meter dragon!
There's drama, dance and art classes plus a great cafe and bistro serving lunches, meals, drinks and snacks! Free parking, a warm welcome and friendly faces!
Trial a Bite Rock and Fossil Tours (13 miles)
Trial a Bite Rock and Fossil Tours
Guided rock and fossil hunting trips at venues Kent and Sussex. Like exploring the outdoors? Want to try something different at the seaside? Fascinated by dinosaurs and pre-historic plant and animal life? Always wanted to have a go at fossil hunting?
Thanks for all the great things to do in Sevenoaks 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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