20 Best Things To Do In Kent Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Kent

From historic castles to astonishing wildlife, there are lots of wonderful things to do in Kent for you and your family.

 

Did you know Leeds Castle is known as the "loveliest castle in the world"? We suggest you take the kids there and check for yourself if the claims are all true! If you’re looking for more info before you go, you can read a review of Leeds Castle, written by Fran, a mom who’sbeen there with her little ones.

The list of great family days out in Kent doesn’t end there! From adventures at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, to amazing animals at Port Lympne and scenic steam train rides on Spa Valley Railway - you’ll have lots to keep you busy. Need more ideas? Here’s what multi-award winning travel blogger Penny Alexander thinks are the best things to do in Kent.

Oh, and here are the Kent school holiday dates for this year - it’s another useful resource for your family day out planning!

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ODEON Cinema room

ODEON Brighton

  • Brighton
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

You never know what you’ll see on the silver screen, from alien hordes to all singing, all dancing animals. Surprise yourself at ODEON Brighton. With...

Kids swimming at Barnet Copthall Leisure Centre in Hendon

Barnet Copthall Leisure Centre5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Hendon
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

There are 3 pools to choose from at Barnet Copthall Leisure Centre which are the 2 separate 25m Main and Learning pools, both offering lane swimming...

Flowers at Hove Park

Hove Park

  • Hove
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Hove Park , located within Goldstone Crescent and covering almost 40 acres, is a popular location for families, dog walkers, and runners. It is open...

Water spout at Kings Road Playground in Brighton

Kings Road Playground

  • Brighton
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

King's Road playground is beautifully located right on the seafront so oodles of natural sand to get stuck into with a great selection of sturdy clim...

Girl on high rope course at Skywalk Adventure in Esher

Skywalk Adventure

  • Esher
  • Outdoor
  • High Ropes Courses

Daredevils of every size are called for on the Skywalk Adventure, where zip wires, rickety bridges and tightropes are sure to test your mettle! Get i...

Kids skiing at Sandown Ski Centre in Esher

Sandown Ski Centre

  • Esher
  • Outdoor
  • Skiing and Snowboarding

Sandown Ski Centre welcomes families but you need to plan this one in advance, the kids' sessions are pre arranged and need pre booking, plus the Ope...

Alpacas at Belmont Childrens Farm in Mill Hill

Belmont Farm5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Mill Hill
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

If the only place you’ve ever spotted a deer is from afar while you were crossing a field then Belmont Children’s Farm has something rather special u...

Two boys at British Airways i360

British Airways i360

  • Brighton
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Fancy a bird’s eye view of Brighton, the South Downs and the stunning coastline? Time to soak up the amazing 360° views from the British Airways i360...

Aircraft at Royal Air Force Museum London in Colindale

Royal Air Force Museum London5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Colindale
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Come for a flying visit and stay the day. Why not fuel your imagination and get the entire family working together exploring the Royal Air Force Muse...

Young people at Tudor Park Footgolf in Barnet

Tudor Park Footgolf

  • Barnet
  • Outdoor
  • Crazy Golf

Tudor Park footgolf is a fantastic activity and offers a fun morning or afternoon out for all the family. Footgolf is the fastest growing new and fun...

Boy with piglets at Boydells Dairy Farm in Braintree

Boydells Dairy Farm

  • Braintree
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Boydells Dairy Farm is a small, family working farm that specialises in sheep milking. Open to the public there’s a guided tour with lots of hands-on...

Logo of Little Crafters Pottery Studio in Horsham

Little Crafters Pottery Studio

  • Horsham
  • Outdoor
  • Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

If it isn't messy, it isn't fun! That's the motto of the Little Crafters Pottery Studio , and parents will be relieved that the staff say tidying and...

Grand Hotel on City Sightseeing Brighton Hop on Hop off Tour

City Sightseeing Brighton Hop on Hop off Tour

  • Brighton
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Brighton is a national hotspot for art, culture and ice cream! Lose yourself in its shopping lanes and pebble beaches on a City Sightseeing Brighton...

Full stadium at Twickenham Stadium

Twickenham Stadium

  • Twickenham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Sports Stadiums

Make a pilgrimage to the home of English Rugby, with an all-access tour of Twickenham Stadium. This icon needs no introduction, instead some fun fact...

Dad and son sitting on stand at Wembley Stadium Tour

Wembley Stadium Tour

  • Wembley
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Sports Stadiums

Stroll into the dressing room like a superstar at Wembley Stadium Tour, London. Limber up in the world's most exclusive warm-up zone, stride through...

People in outdoor swimming pool at Hampton Pool

Hampton Pool

  • Hampton
  • Outdoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Hampton Pool had a magnificent new 36 metre tiled pool built in spring 2004. The water is maintained to a temperature of around 28 degrees, summer an...

Studio of The Little Arts Workshop in Stortford

The Little Arts Workshop

  • Bishops Stortford
  • Indoor
  • Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

The Little Arts Workshop is a working art studio where you can book yourselves in to come along and design and paint your own pottery. They also have...

Cineworld London - Wembley

Cineworld London - Wembley

  • London
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Immerse into the wonderous world of cinematic adventures with the latest family-friendly films at Cineworld London - Wembley. Share the magic of the...

Mum and daughter making craft at Hove Museum and Art Gallery

Hove Museum and Art Gallery

  • Hove
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Hove Museum is one of the most family friendly and accessible museums in the south east with an unusual Indian gateway in its grounds. It houses one...

Studio and crafts at Ceramics Cafe West Ealing

Ceramics Cafe West Ealing

  • West Ealing
  • Indoor
  • Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

With space for 30 painters plus 26 in the party room you can bring the whole tribe down to theCeramic Cafe in West and make masterpieces en masse! It...

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