Leeds Castle | Day Out With The Kids

Leeds Castle

Maidstone, Kent, England

Attraction Information

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Ages: 4+

Venue type: Indoor and Outdoor

Don’t let the name fool you; little lords and ladies are invited to travel through time at Leeds Castle... in Kent! In 2019 Leeds Castle celebrates its 900th anniversary and you’re on the guest list. Join the festivities throughout the year featuring a cracking Easter spectacular with the Junk Orchestra and car stunts at Motors by the Moat.

From Norman beginnings to Tudor times, everything is captured through artefacts, clothing, and interiors. Dog lovers can even explore the dog collar museum while kids will compete for the crown in the Squires’ Court Playground. Two new arrivals are expected in April 2019:  the brand new Knights’ Stronghold Playground and the Leeds Castle Adventure Golf. Cbeebies’ Ben Cajee will come for the opening on 13th April!

With 500 acres of Kentish countryside to play with, the team make the most of the seasons. In the summer expect regular events like open-air cinema and free flying falconry displays, as well as the chance to explore a yew-tree maze.

  • All sorts of exhibitions, including the dog collar museum
  • A maze and several playgrounds
  • Awesome events throughout the year


  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Snacks Available
  • Picnics Picnics Allowed
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Baby Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Disabled Toilets Available
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly
  • Parking Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


Maidstone, Kent, ME17 1PL, England


Click here to visit Leeds Castle's website
01622 765400

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

1st April - 30th September
Grounds and Gardens
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 18:00
Monday to Sunday 10:30 - 17:30

1st October - 31st March
Grounds and Gardens
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00 
Monday to Sunday 10:30 - 16:00


General Admission
Adults (16+): £26.00
Kids (4-15): £17.50
Concessions: £24.00

Last Entry

30 minutes before attraction closes

More Information

Pets allowed

Assistance/Guide Dogs only.

Guest suitability

Electric mobility scooters are not permitted in the Castle, however Leeds Castle wheelchairs are available at request. The upstairs rooms are not accessible to wheelchair users. The land train is inaccessible for wheelchair users. Some of the grounds have a slope of 1:5.