Best Things To Do & Days Out In Kent

Here at Where To Go With Kids we've found 41 fun things to do in Kent for you and the family to discover. 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.

Things to do in Kent

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The Historic Dockyard Chatham

Historic Dockyard Chatham, Main Gate Rd, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4TZ

Things to do at The Historic Dockyard Chatham review Chatham Historic Dockyard is a large maritime museum that sits partly on the former royal naval dockyard in Chatham, Kent. The dockyards once covered 400 acres and were active for several hundred years. Parts of it were sold on after...
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Leeds Castle

Leeds Castle, Maidstone, Kent, ME17 1PD

Things to do at Leeds Castle review Leeds Castle is described as the world’s loveliest castle. If you’ve ever visited or seen photos, you’ll know why. It’s truly picturesque. Not only is the castle architecturally beautiful, but it is also set in gorgeous grounds complete with peacocks, swans and...
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Belmont House and Gardens

Belmont House and Gardens, Belmont Park, Throwley Rd, Faversham, Kent, ME13 0HH

Things to do at Belmont House and Gardens review Belmont House and Gardens is a Georgian House in Throwley, near Faversham in Kent. It was built between 1769 and 1793. It has been described as "a marvellous example of Geogian architecture that has remained completely unspoilt." The house is...
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Cineworld Ashford

Cineworld Ashford, Eureka Entertainment Centre, Rutherford Road, Ashford, Kent, TN25 4BN

Cineworld Ashford review Located in the Eureka Entertainment Centre in Ashford, Kent is the Cineworld Cinema. It is a 12 screen cinema located close to the centre of Ashford and there are restaurants close by. Cineworld is one of the leading UK multiplex cinema chains. They show the latest...
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Hollywood Bowl Ashford

Hollywood Bowl Ashford, 43/79 Station Rd, Ashford, Kent, TN23 1PP

Things to do at Hollywood Bowl Ashford review You can enjoy a great day out at Hollywood Bowl in Ashford Kent. Their eighteen lane bowling complex has a large range of facilities with a star-studded VIP area, a licensed bar, American themed diner plus an amusement arcade. The relaxed and...
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South of England Rare Breeds Centre

South of England Rare Breeds centre, Woodchurch, Ashford, Kent, TN26 3RJ

Things to do at South of England Rare Breeds Centre review The South of England Rare Breeds Centre is located in Woodchurch, near Ashford in Kent. It is set in 100 acres of beautiful countryside which offers fun and adventure for all the family. The Rare Breeds Centre is...
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Kent and East Sussex Railway

Kent and East Sussex Railway, Tenterden Town Station, Station Rd, Tenterden, Kent, TN30 6HE

Things to do at Kent and East Sussex Railway review The Kent and East Sussex Railway is both a heritage railway and a historical privately owned railway that is in both Kent and East Sussex. Tenderten's steam railway takes you on a journey through ten and a half miles...
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Hollywood Bowl Maidstone

Hollywood Bowl Maidstone, Lockmeadow Entertainment Centre, Barker Rd, Maidestone, Kent, ME16 8SF

Things to do at Hollywood Bowl Maidstone review Hollywood Bowl in the Lockmeadown Entertainment centre Maidstone, Kent offers a safe and exciting environment for kids and adults alike with bumpers and ramps for younger members, plus a range of fun filled activities for older children and adults. Why not upgrade...
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Kent Life

Kent Life, Lock Ln, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 3AU

Things to do at Kent Life review Kent Life is an open-air museum near Maidstone in Kent. It is located in Sandling next to Allington Locks on the east bank of the River Medway. There is a variety of things to do including a farmyard, big top, gardens, vintage...
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Cobtree Manor Park

Cobtree Manor Park, Forstal Rd, Aylesford, Kent, ME20 7AG

Things to do at Cobtree Manor Park review Cobtree Manor Park is a country park in Aylesford, Kent. It features a great playground, picnic areas, wooded paths, green spaces, a cafe and a sculpture trail. The Zoo play park opened in 2013 and was designed by Eibe, the unique...
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Capstone Farm Country Park

Capstone Farm Country Park, Capstone Rd, Chatham, Gillingham, Kent, ME7 3JG

Things to do at Capstone Farm Country Park review Capstone Farm Country Park is located in Chatham, Kent. It is a former farm that has been landscaped into a park and open-space area with a modern playground. The park is 114 hectares in size and is in an area...
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Port Lympne Reserve

Port Lympne Reserve, Aldington Rd, Lympne, Hythe, Kent, CT21 4LR

Things to do at Port Lympne Reserve review Port Lympne Safari Park is an animal reserve in Lympne, Kent. As well as being open for day visitors you can also book a stay in one of their many unique accommodation experiences or in their luxury hotel. They have over 900...
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The Hop Farm

The Hop Farm, Maidstone Rd, Paddock Wood, Beltring, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 6PY

Things to do at The Hop Farm review The Hop Farm is a family-friendly tourist attraction in Beltring Kent. It is set in a 400-acre country park and it is over 450 years old. The park has the largest collection of oast houses in the world. There are a...
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Fort Amherst

Fort Amherst, Khartoum Road, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4UB

Things to do at Fort Amherst review Fort Amherst is in Chatham, Medway, Kent. It is an 18th century fort that was built to defend the southeastern approaches to Chatham Dockyard and the River Medway from French invasion. There are tunnels to explore, nature trails, cannons, soldier's quarters, fortifications...
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Hollywood Bowl Rochester

Hollywood Bowl Rochester, 9 Medway Valley Leisure Park, Chariot Way, Rochester, Kent, ME2 2SS

Things to do at Hollywood Bowl Rochester review Enjoy a great family day out at Hollywood Bowl in Rochester, Kent. The 26 lane bowling complex at Medway Valley has a range of facilities including an amusement arcade and licensed bar. The relaxed and fun atmosphere is ideal for everyone with...
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