Top 5 Family Outing Options in Kent

Top 5 Family Outing Options in Kent

Kent, also known as the “Garden of England”, plays host to a plethora of entertainment options for the whole family to enjoy. From the outdoors and enjoying what nature has to offer, to the indoor entertainers who cater for the sometimes-challenging weather elements. Whatever your family entertainment needs, Kent will be sure to deliver.

Here are our top 5 family outing options:

Mote Park

  • MOTE PARK
  • This incredible piece of land covers over 450 acres and includes natural features such as woodlands, grasslands, rivers and even a 30-acre lake.
  • The perfect setting for walking, and adventuring through the many paths on offer, biking (a BMX track for the kids), and for other 2-wheel experiences, be sure to rent a Segway for a little fun.
  • Every Sunday during the summer months the incredible model railway is open for business, which will no doubt keep your little lovers of trains, in their elements.
  • There are also two large play areas for the kids, if they still have steam to let off after adventuring through the park.
  • If water sports are a family favourite, you will be spoilt for choice at the Mote Park Water Sports Centre, which caters for boating, sailing, swimming, rowing and windsurfing enthusiasts.

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Hop Farm

  • HOP FARM
  • This farm offers a variety of indoor and outdoor entertainment for the whole family.
  • From giant jumping pillows, laser quest, a 4D cinema, to live magic shows and an animal farm featuring donkeys, horses and lots of smaller fluffy creatures to get close to.
  • Your kids can get a taste of driving with the fun circuit driving school,
  • Get your hands dirty and apply your green fingers with potting plants, and creating imaginative fairy gardens if that pleases you.
  • If you are a family of dog lovers, be sure not to miss the” Great British Bark off” – a “pawfect” day out for your 2-legged family members and those with 4 legs too happening on the 7th

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Historic Dockyard Chatham

  • HISTORIC DOCKYARD CHATHAM
  • Learn how to make rope like the Victorians did back in the day.
  • Explore the insides of a replica submarine and steer the warship, the National destroyer, the HMS Cavalier.
  • A science lab, where you can experiment with lights, balls and balloons, and squirt colours from syringes onto the paint wall.
  • Saunter through the “Command of the Ocean” gallery, taking in in all that is Maritime heritage.
  • The Railway Workshop, or the outdoor play area for more kids entertainment.

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Buckmore Park

  • BUCKMORE PARK
  • Get a taste of the Grand Prix in your very own go-cart.
  • Experience the twists and turns and the adrenalin rush that comes with driving on a hallowed tarmac.
  • Providing a safe and enjoyable experience that will last your kids a life time, this is one fun day out that you won’t want to miss out on.

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Howletts Zoo

  • HOWLETTS ZOO
  • The park hosts up to 400 animals and the only giant anteaters in Kent, as well as the largest herd of elephants in the UK.
  • They also have more gorillas, tigers, leopards, and monkeys than any other zoo in the country.
  • They offer educational talks, and viewing at feeding times
  • Get a monkey’s perspective on the park by having a go at the treetop challenge
  • Don’t forget Kids go free for the whole month of September.

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