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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Whitstable

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 656 fun things to do in Whitstable for you and the family to discover, including indoor and soft play areas, parks and playgrounds and museums and art galleries. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 423 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Whitstable day out for your family is easy – simply explore the links below or use the filters at the top of the page to plan your next adventure.

Want to know what to do with the nature lovers in your family? Walk on the wild side and visit our Animals listings for zoos, safari parks and wildlife parks. Or are you looking for nearby places to visit in Whitstable with a culture vulture? We've picked the best children's museums, discovery centres and historic locations in the Sightseeing section.

If you're after a big day out during the school holidays, we can tell you where the nearest theme park, water park or ski slope is. For quieter days near home in term time, we can help you find the best soft play, leisure centre or pottery cafe.

For teachers planning the next class trip, many places are educational and suitable for all ages, from babies and toddlers to teens. Never be stuck for what to do with the kids again!

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A girl showing her hands covered in sand

Whitstable Beach

  • Whitstable
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

If you’re looking for a quirky little beach spot, then Whitstable beach is definitely your spot. This lovely shingle beach is lined by colourful beac...

Boys on a Spy Mission Treasure Trail

The Whitstable Spy Mission Treasure Trail

  • Whitstable
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Spies, assemble! Operation Oyster Bed is live and your special skills are essential to infiltrating Whitstable, deactivating a deadly device and savi...

Bowling alleys at MFA Bowl Whitstable

MFA Bowl Whitstable

  • Whitstable
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Previously a 1st Bowl but now MFA Bowl Whitstable , the re-furbed premises are fully air conditioned and offer 10 lanes of modern, auto scoring bowli...

The Street

The Street

  • Whitstable
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Need to get away from it all? Take the kids for a peaceful stroll by the sea along The Street in Whitstable. It’s an uncommercial and perfectly tranq...

A toddler standing on a pebble beach

Seasalter Beach

  • Whitstable
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Head down to Seasalter beach in Kent, a popular shingled beach that would make for a great family day out. Seasalter beach is a great spot for a day...

Kids reading booklet on Canterbury Spy Mission Treasure Trail

Canterbury Spy Mission Treasure Trail

  • Canterbury
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Explore on a spy mission with the Canterbury self guided Spy Mission themed Treasure Trail. See the main sights and discover hidden gems as you wande...

Kids playing lazer tag at Lazer Rush in Whitstable

Lazer Rush

  • Whitstable
  • Indoor
  • Laser Tag

Lazer Rush is a thrilling living console game style experience for over 6s, with no impact, no mess, no fuss: just loads of fun! Essentially a combin...

Bluebells at Druidstone Park in Canterbury

Druidstone Park3 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Canterbury
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Druidstone Park is a haven of tranquillity with a little sprinkle of magic. A delicious combination of farm animals, woodland and idyllic open spaces...

Soft play area in Playzone Herne Bay

Playzone Herne Bay

  • Herne Bay
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Head to Playzone in Herne Bay for soft play magic. Suitable for all children from babies to tweens, it's in a building full of child-friendly and fun...

Playground at Memorial Park in Herne Bay

Herne Bay Memorial Park

  • Herne Bay
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Memorial Park's new play equipment in 2015 allows children and young people to enjoy more than ever a range of activities such as balancing, climbing...

Outside view of ifun at Sandancers in Herne Bay

ifun at Sandancers

  • Herne Bay
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Crazy Golf

ifun at Sandancers was previously known as Herne Bay Mini Golf, rebranded for a new era but reassuringly with the same well established staff and man...

Bears at Wildwood in Herne Bay

Wildwood5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Herne Bay
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Within 40 acres of beautiful woodland come nose to nose with British wildlife past and present at Wildwood. Kent’s unique wildlife park and conservat...

Herons Leisure Pool

  • Herne Bay
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Heron's Leisure Pool offers a varied swimming programme for all ages in their 25m pool from the serious fitness swimmer to Family Fun Time, with thei...

Play area at Herne Bay Hippodrome

Herne Bay Hippodrome

  • Herne Bay
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Herne Bay Hippodrome Bright and colourful multi-tiered play frame for soft adventure play with age appropriate sections and equipment so no-one is le...

Entrance to Herne Bay Museum and Gallery

The Seaside Museum Herne Bay

  • Herne Bay
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Seaside Museum, Herne Bay Displays include local paintings, prints and photos, mammoth tucks and fossils from local beaches, coastal wildlife and...

A girl showing her hands covered in sand

Herne Bay

  • Herne Bay
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

If you’re looking for a picturesque beach, then check out Herne Bay in Kent. with rows of colourful beach huts, a beautiful blue sea and a mix of gol...

Kids Playing in the sand on the beach

Leysdown Beach

  • Leysdown-on-Sea
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Looking for a sandy beach in Kent? Look no further than Leysdown beach! With golden sands and bright blue water, you’ll get to have a great day out,...

Family in swimming pool at Kingsmead Leisure Centre in Canterbury

Kingsmead Leisure Centre

  • Canterbury
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Kingsmead Leisure Centre offers 1m, 3m and 5m diving boards to the public; general swimming is catered for in the centre's three pools, including a b...

Outside view of Westgate Gardens in Canterbury

Westgate Gardens

  • Canterbury
  • Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Explore a riverside landscape rich in wildlife and history. Situated alongside the Great Stour River in the historic city of Canterbury, the Westgate...

Hill top view of Canterbury Historic River Tours

Canterbury Historic River Tours

  • Canterbury
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

If you've got even a glimmer a sunshine then it's excuse enough to head for the water in our book: so any time you've got it from March through Octob...

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