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!

Find your perfect day out

Sculpture at The Henry Moore Foundation in Much Hadham

Henry Moore Studios & Gardens

  • Much Hadham
  • Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Henry Moore Studios & Gardens , one of Hertfordshire's leading day out attractions and one of the UK's finest art destinations, is open seasonall...

Indoor football pitch and bouncy castle at Westows Adventure Play area in Hove

Westows Adventure Play Area5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Hove
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Westows Adventure Play Area is an indoor play centre for children that focuses on old fashioned play. They have plenty of space for the children to r...

Studio of The Painted Pot in Barnet

The Painted Pot5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Barnet
  • Indoor
  • Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

The Painted Pot Paint Your Own Ceramic Studio Cafe The Painted Pot offers fun activities such as pottery painting, foam clay, build a bear, decopatch...

Family in swimming pool at King Alfred Leisure Centre in Hove

King Alfred Leisure Centre

  • Hove
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Are you a fitness seeking, water loving family? Then head on down to King Alfred Leisure Centre; Brighton’s largest wet and dry centre for an action...

Footgolf at Brighton Footgolf Course in Hove

Brighton Footgolf Course

  • Hove
  • Outdoor
  • Crazy Golf

Try something new and fun with the kids - go for a game of footgolf at Brighton Footgolf Course. There are no age restrictions and you need no specia...

River at Woods Mill Nature Reserve in Henfield

Woods Mill Nature Reserve

  • Henfield
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Woods Mill Nature Reserve is an excellent place to take the kids for a walk through mixed habitats plus visit the Sussex Wildlife Trust environmental...

Chessington World of Adventures

Chessington World of Adventures

  • Chessington
  • Outdoor
  • Theme Parks and Funfairs

 Get in touch with your wild side at Chessington World of Adventures - watch the world’s largest tiger species walk above you in Europe’s first...

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