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The Shell Grotto (< 1 mile)
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! Wonderful!
Dreamland (< 1 mile)
Britain's oldest theme park has been rescued and is now a new and improved version of it's former glory with rides aplenty, circus, adventure play, roller disco, loads of entertainments and more munch options than you can shake a carrot stick at. Classic Margate!
Outdoor Laser Combat (< 1 mile)
Outdoor Laser Combat
at Hatton Adventure World for children aged 8 to 12 years! An adrenaline fuelled action game, as close as it gets to the real thing…..with the latest weapons and live targets!
Walley World Indoor Adventure Playground (< 1 mile)
Walley World Indoor Adventure Playground
Children's indoor active play centre with staff supervised play in The Megazone for 5 to 11 years and The Minizone for under 5 years. New management, new location: come and see!
Margate Main Sands (< 1 mile)
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.
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
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.
Turner Contemporary (< 1 mile)
Free to visit with an ever changing range of family suitable exhibitions and a dedicated kids' room with activities to help keep them happy and engaged.
Hornby Visitor Centre (< 1 mile)
Hornby Visitor Centre
Bring both your inner and outer children and explore all things Hornby, Scalextric, Airfix and Corgi! A delight for the mechanically minded plus the rare Pocher model gallery and multi media Airfix D-Day exhibition offer some departure from the chuff for those who want it.
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)
Cool but friendly park for Skateboarders, BMXers, Scooterists and Inliners with Street Course plus Bowl and Ramp Rooms! On same site as Revolution Indoor Climbing Centre so why not combine the two and really do the kids in!?
Revolution Climbing Centre (2 miles)
Revolution Climbing Centre
Offering bouldering zone with cave and overhangs, 5m training wall and 9m main wall, with courses, starter tasters and Junior Climbing Club! Get in on the high of climbing, even if you're staying low!
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.
West Bay Beach (2 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.
Bumble Beez (2 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 All together!
Joss Bay (2 miles)
Sandy beach with chalk cliffs popular with families, swimmers and surfers with summer lifeguard cover and great immediate amenities.
Helter Skelter (3 miles)
All the big fun of a modern design within a traditional Methodist Hall: with active activities like ball lagoon and slippery slides, to quiet corners like the colouring activities and mini library, there's something for everyone. Plus regular Toddler Time, Baby Sensory and Wednesday Hello sessions!
Spitfire and Hurricane Memorial Musem (3 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.
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.
Viking Bay (3 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.
Powell-Cotton Museum (3 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...
Lazer Rush Outdoor (3 miles)
Lazer Rush Outdoor
A zero contact combat game played with infra red weaponry in the great outdoors! Whatever the weather, whomever the enemy, you're sure to have, and dispense, a blast! For over 8s.
Ramsgate Main Sands (3 miles)
Ramsgate Main Sands
Long sandy family beach with summer lifeguard cover and children's amusements, arcades and family dining.
Quex Maize Maze (3 miles)
Quex Maize Maze
With the 2015 theme as yet undecided the maze is more mysterious than ever, but the standards of fun and frolics will be as high as every year! Outdoor games, refreshment kiosks and Torchlight Nights all add to the fun too.
Jungle Jims (3 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!
Ramsgate Tunnels (4 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!
Rib Request (4 miles)
Take a coastal Kent boat excursion and see natural wildlife and stunning scenery, from 15 minute power boat blast a bouts to a full day's more leisurely jaunt.
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 (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 mountain biking), running, orienteering, geocaching, archery, walking, fossiling, nature walks, den building.
Bike hire available.
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 2s, under 5s and over 5s together with a party room and a private party play area.
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)
Wildwood is a great day out where you can see amazing British wildlife including wolves, foxes, deer, badgers, owls, wild horses, lynx, beavers, wild cats, bison, squirrels, wild boar and many more. Plus, kids can go wild in our amazing adventure play park featuring Kent's tallest vertical drop slide.
Walmer Castle and Gardens (12 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.
Howletts Wild Animal Park (13 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.
Kingsmead Leisure Centre (15 miles)
Kingsmead Leisure 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
We are 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.
Canterbury Spy Mission Treasure Trail (15 miles)
Canterbury Spy Mission Treasure Trail
Solve the clues to complete a spy mission around Canterbury on this self guided themed Treasure Trail. Find all the answers along the route to reveal the deactivation code and complete your mission!
Canterbury Cathedral (15 miles)
Welcomes all casual visitors as well as spiritual to explore, tour, get your history fix or hear some heavenly music. Plenty of interesting facts and trails for the kids, including how they used to clean the beautiful stained windows with wee!
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!
Canterbury Guided Walking Tours (15 miles)
Canterbury Guided Walking Tours
A 90 minute tour of the area with either a drop in overview tour or a pre booked Special Interest type. Either way they're hugely experienced and highly accredited, great with kids and full of facts!
Snappys Adventure Play (15 miles)
Snappys Adventure Play
a huge dinosaur themed multi level adventure climbing structure with extensive facilities for the under 4s too.
Beaney House of Art and Knowledge (15 miles)
Beaney House of Art and Knowledge
With loads of galleries and collections to explore, plus family sessions, drop in activity sessions and workshops throughout the year. Plus family trails and a great range of adventurous birthday party themes!
Canterbury Historic River Tours (15 miles)
Canterbury Historic River Tours
Enjoy a 40 minute historical boat tour with light hearted informed commentary and pleasing features for kids to look at, including going under bridges and other ancient architecture. Comfortable and fascinating with views denied to landlubbers!
The Canterbury Tales (15 miles)
The Canterbury Tales
is a medieval tour which is part live guided, part audio guided and is based on Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales.
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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