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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Kent

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 1023 fun things to do in Kent for you and the family to discover. Popular towns and places to go include Canterbury, Maidstone and Margate. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 662 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Kent 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 Kent 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!

Find your perfect day out

Hollywood Bowl Ashford

  • Ashford
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

At Hollywood Bowl Ashford, the lanes are ready and waiting for a few intrepid bowlers - are you up to challenge? It’ll take precision spinning and th...

Ashford Leisure Trust5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Ashford
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Ashford Leisure Trust's facilities include: a leisure pool with flumes and raging river, 25m main pool, teaching pool, fully equipped gym, group fitn...

Polar Adventure and Pool

  • Maidstone
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Polar Adventure and Pool is the ideal rainy day activity afternoon. This three-storey soft play climbing zone and huge ice-hill slide is a great spac...

Mote Park

  • Maidstone
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

How about a day at the park? Head out to Mote Park and get active with the kids - go cycling, play a game of football, or simply enjoy a peaceful wal...

Imagine Play Centre

  • Ashford
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Imagine Play Centre is Kent's biggest indoor children's adventure play centre offering under lots of fun, excitement and adventure within a secure an...

Kikiland

  • Maidstone
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Kikiland was designed from a child's perspective to create a magical and imaginative place in which to play, explore and relax. At every turn there i...

Maidstone Treasure Hunt Trail

  • Maidstone
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Calling all salty sea dogs and seasoned sailors! The Maidstone Treasure Hunt Trail has a fabulous - if fictional - treasure ready and waiting to be d...

The Historic Dockyard Chatham5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Chatham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Historic Dockyard Chatham has a fantastic range of attractions, iconic buildings and historic ships to explore with your family of little histori...



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Little Street

  • Maidstone
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Every kid - big and small - likes to indulge in a little make believe every now and again. At Little Street Maidstone, make believe is the name of th...

ODEON Maidstone

  • Maidstone
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Who doesn’t love getting the whole family together and watching a film? See the latest flicks or a few of your old favourites at ODEON Maidstone. Wit...

Maidstone Museum and Bentlif Gallery

  • Maidstone
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Maidstone Museum and Bentlif Gallery is housed in an Elizabethan manor house, and is one of the best in the South-East. Maidstone Museum has displays...

Maidstone Leisure Centre5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Maidstone
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Have hours of water-filled fun in one of Maidstone Leisure Centre’s five swimming pools. Ride the waves in the fun pool, get active in the fitness po...

Hollywood Bowl Maidstone

  • Maidstone
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Looking for something fun to do indoors with the family? How about a game of tenpin bowling at Hollywood Bowl Maidstone! There's no age restriction,...

Cheeky Dino Play Centre

  • Maidstone
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Dinosaurs are usually scaly, maybe scary, but cheeky?! Well, at the Cheeky Dino soft play centre, there’s plenty to keep a smile on your little lizar...

The Fun Drum

  • Gillingham
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

The Fun Drum offers dual multi-level adventure play frames for under and over 6s respectively, plus a dedicated under 3s soft play zone too! A place...

Splashes Leisure Centre

  • Gillingham
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Make a splash at Splashes Leisure Centre! Take to the waves in the indoor fun pool and ride the flume! Weekly inflatable splash sessions are availabl...

Kent Life

  • Maidstone
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Heritage and fun sit side by side in 28 acres of beautiful and historical grounds in Kent Life.   This real working farm showcases and breeds all you...

The Kent Owl Academy

  • Maidstone
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

What’s more magical than coming face-to-face with a wild animal? The Kent Owl Academy has a huge family of owls and birds of prey - from eagles to fa...

Planet Ice Gillingham

  • Gillingham
  • Indoor
  • Ice Skating and Rollerskating

Planet Ice Gillingham with it's friendly atmosphere and popular location, is fun for all the family! Ice skating is not only fun and a good choice wi...

Chatham Ski and Snowboard Centre

  • Gillingham
  • Outdoor
  • Skiing and Snowboarding

At Chatham Ski and Snowboard Centre open sessions on the ski slope have a minimum skill requirement but they do great family friendly lessons, and to...

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