6th May 2024

Families, this one is for you! Our friends at Kent Attractions have rounded up some Kent's top days out and ideas to keep under 10s entertained.

Kent, with its beautiful castles, gardens, and beaches, offers a plethora of exciting activities for families with young children. Keeping your little ones entertained during a day out can sometimes be a challenge, but fear not! This blog post will unveil 10 fantastic ideas for keeping your under 10s happy and engaged in Kent.

Kent Life, Maidstone

Discover the traditions and history of Kent's countryside at the Kent Museum of Rural Life. Explore exhibits about farming, hop picking, and rural crafts. Children will be captivated by the vintage tractors, farmyard animals, and interactive displays that bring history to life.

Diggerland Kent, Strood

Calling all budding builders! Diggerland Kent is a one-of-a-kind theme park where children can climb aboard real diggers, dump trucks, and other construction machinery. They can operate the controls, navigate obstacle courses, and have a blast in a safe and supervised environment.

Dover Castle, Dover

Step back in time and discover Dover Castle, an iconic fortress guarding the white cliffs for centuries. Explore the secret wartime tunnels, roam around the Great Tower and learn about the castle's role in history. The interactive exhibitions and stunning views will leave a lasting impression on your little ones.

Historic Dockyard, Chatham

The Historic Dockyard is a fascinating and awe-inspiring place for young visitors. Be amazed by the size of the ships and buildings in the collection, climb on aboard a real ship, visit a collection of historic lifeboats and play in the indoor or outdoor play areas.

The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge, Canterbury

Expand your little ones' horizons with a visit to The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge in Canterbury. Recently voted one of the most family friendly museums in the UK, The Beaney offers interactive exhibits on a variety of topics including ancient Egypt, Anglo Saxon Kent, natural history and art. The workshops and activities are perfect for sparking children's curiosity and imagination.

Leeds Castle, Maidstone

Immerse yourselves in a fairytale world at Leeds Castle, a magnificent 12th-century castle surrounded by a moat and beautiful grounds. Explore the grand rooms, get lost in the maze, charge the playgrounds or have a game of adventure golf, all of which are sure to capture the imagination of young children.

The Kent and East Sussex Railway, Tenterden

Take a nostalgic journey through the Kent countryside on a steam train with The Kent and East Sussex Railway. The scenic route, charming stations, and the opportunity to ride in a vintage carriage will make this a truly unique experience for the whole family.

Wingham Wildlife Park, Canterbury

Enjoy a walk on the wild side. Get unrivalled close access to some of their animals with free roaming birds and wallabies, walk through enclosures, and experience hands-on encounters where you can meet reptiles, insects and hand reared mammals. Brave adventurers and inquisitive explorers beware as dinosaurs have also returned to the park!

Hever Castle & Gardens, Edenbridge

Explore the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, one of Henry VIII's wives, at Hever Castle. Kids will be enthralled by the audio guides in the castle. The beautiful gardens, with their mazes, playgrounds, and topiary animals, provide a perfect space for little ones to run around and burn off energy.

Samphire Hoe Country Park, Dover

Enjoy breathtaking coastal views and outdoor activities at Samphire Hoe Country Park. Hike or cycle along the clifftop trails, have a picnic on the grassy slopes, or go for a spot of rock pooling at low tide. The park also offers seasonal events and activities, making it a great choice for a family day out.

This list provides just a taste of the many exciting adventures that await you and your under 10s in Kent. So, pack your bags, grab your little ones, and get ready to explore the wonders of this beautiful county!