AMF Margate (< 1 mile)
Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Great family fun!
Walley World Indoor Adventure Playground (< 1 mile)
Bugsys (< 1 mile)
12 lanes of family friendly bowling with gutter guards, lightweight balls and bowling ramps for help.
Ollies Childrens Indoor Play Centre (< 1 mile)
Ollies Childrens Indoor Play Centre
Four level indoor play area for 12s and under, also offers creche. As housed in a leisure centre, plenty of sporting opportunities exist including swimming.
Strokes Adventure Golf (1 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.
Revolution Skatepark (1 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!?
Vue Cinema Westwood Cross (1 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.
Botany Bay (2 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.
Helter Skelter (3 miles)
For the under eights but primarily suited to younger children. Children's activity centre with a nice variety of classes plus play ball pond, slides, climbing frames and other soft play facilities.
Lillyputt Mini Golf (3 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.
Powell-Cotton Museum (3 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.
Jungle Jims (3 miles)
An enormous family entertainment centre with falconry, crafts, kiddie karts and both indoor and outdoor play areas full of thrilling and colourful equipment. A full day!
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.
Rare Species Conservation Centre (9 miles)
Wingham Wildlife Park (10 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!
Fowlmead Country Park (10 miles)
Fowlmead Country Park
Offers leisure pursuits such as cycling (leisure, road, and mountainbiking), running, orienteering, geocaching, archery, walking, bushcraft and fossil-collecting.
Tides Leisure and Indoor Tennis (11 miles)
Herons Leisure Pool (11 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 (11 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.
Herne Bay Hippodrome (11 miles)
Herne Bay Hippodrome
The play area is suitable for a range of age groups with designated areas for the under 2’s, under 5’s and over 5’s, together with a party room and a private party play area.
The Activity Box (11 miles)
The Activity Box
Paint your own pottery studio specialising in paint, clay and mosaics. Family friendly attitude, also offering workshops and classes plus story time with related crafts activities.
Memorial Park (11 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.
ifun at Sandancers (11 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!
Wildwood (12 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!
Howletts Wild Animal Park (13 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.
Basildon Park (14 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.
Kingsmead Lesiure Centre (15 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 (15 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!
East Kent Railway (15 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.
Canterbury Spy Mission Trail (15 miles)
Canterbury Spy Mission 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 Roman Museum (15 miles)
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.
Snappys Adventure Play (15 miles)
The Canterbury Tales (15 miles)
The Canterbury Tales
- one of Kent's most popular attractions, with its stunning reconstruction of 14th century England, is just like stepping into the Middle Ages. Good idea if you're after fun family days out in Kent with kids.
Dane John Gardens (15 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!
Canterbury Heritage with Rupert Bear (15 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.
1st Bowl Whitstable (16 miles)
1st Bowl Whitstable
Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Great family fun!
Druidstone Park (16 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.
Tankerton Beach (16 miles)
Good for swimming but not building castles, this is a pebble and shingle beach with an intriguing natural causeway to explore.
Bursted Manor (17 miles)
BHS qualified staff offer lessons from age 5, scenic hack, trekking and cross country rides plus Pony Club.
Kids-Kingdom (18 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.
Thanks for all the great things to do in St Peters 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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