How To Spend A Day Out With The Kids In Kent

by admin on March 27, 2014

Kent is a beautiful county to visit, with so many things to do and places to explore. If you are visiting Kent with your family, you will need to plan your trip well, so you have plenty of things to do to keep your children entertained. Luckily for you there are plenty of family friendly activities taking place in Kent! Check out some of our favourites below.

Daytona Motorsport, Lydd

Daytona Motorsport is an outdoor go karting venue in Lydd, Kent. If you and your family fancy a little friendly competition, why not spend one afternoon racing around the fast and challenging tracks? This activity is suitable for racers of all abilities (age five and up) and is something your children are sure to enjoy doing.

Howletts Wild Animal Park, Canterbury

Howletts Wild Animal Park in Canterbury, Kent has been open to the public since 1975. It is set in ninety acres of ancient parkland and provides the ideal day out for all families. See your favourite wild animals up close for the first time and learn about different animal types by going on one of the many tours. Under 16s can also take part in the park’s special Junior Range Days. Tickets cost £23.95 for adults and £19.95 for children, aged three to fifteen. Discounts are available to those who pre-book their tickets online.

Roman Museum, Canterbury

If you fancy offering your children an educational experience during your trip to Kent, head to the underground Roman museum in Canterbury. There you will find authentic reconstructions, real objects from the Roman times and the remains of old Roman town houses, complete with mosaics. Tickets to the museum are very purse-friendly! Adult tickets are just £6.00 each and a maximum of two children can enter the museum for free per paying adult.

If your kids love animals, why not head to the Rare Breeds Country Farm in Ashford, Kent?

Rare Breeds Country Farm, Ashford

If you are visiting Ashford in Kent and love animals, why not take your children to see the friendly creatures at the Rare Breeds Country Farm? There you can see all kinds of animals and species, from friendly farm animals, to birds of prey and even creepy crawlies! As well as animal petting stations, there are also two play parks, a tube maze and an indoor soft play barn that younger kids will love. Tickets can be purchased online and cost just £6.00 during the winter period (until April).

Diggerland, Strood

We bet you have never been to an adventure park where you can drive real full size diggers! At Diggerland there are plenty of activities for your kids to enjoy, from operating JCBs to go-karting racing. With over eighteen attractions including the Spin Dizzy and Sky Shuttle, there is something for everyone to enjoy! Tickets can be purchased online.

The Enchanted Forest at Groombridge Place will fascinate both you and your children.

Groombridge Place and the Enchanted Forest, Tunbridge Wells

Something which all members of your family are sure to enjoy is a trip to Groombridge Place. There you will find beautiful award winning gardens, as well as an enchanted forest, that your kids will enjoy exploring. Whilst you may be satisfied with a peaceful walk around the grounds, there are plenty of activities to keep your kids entertained, including tree top assault courses and zip wiring! You can also head to the park to meet the new baby animals and enjoy a fun canal boat ride on the waters. Groombridge opens on weekends during March and will then be open to the public every day from 31st March. Off peak tickets cost £8.95 for adults and £7.45 for children between three and twelve. You can also purchase family tickets (two adults and two children) for £29.95.


With so many different things to do and places to visit in Kent, you will definitely not be short of things to keep your children entertained during your family trip away.

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