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Your Kent Experience - Family getaways

We’ve got miniature steam trains, we’ve got high-wire thrills, we’ve got animal experiences, we’ve got kite-surfing and new skills, you name the family adventure and we’ve got it here in Kent. What’s more, as the only UK destination to feature in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2022 hotlist, we’ve also got the ultimate stamp of approval from the experts!

From short breaks made for young families (our days out will soon tire out your little ones), to active getaways to keep teens away from the screens (at least for a few minutes), our new family-friendly experiences are here to inspire your next holiday.  

And don’t think we’ve forgotten about the big kids as we’ve even got short break ideas for reconnecting with the grandparents, and families looking to share the load and travel together for the ultimate multi-family getaway (five kids and four adults has got to be easier, right?)

So, sit back, grab a cup of tea (and hopefully five minutes’ peace) and let us do the hard work with these top family breaks for 2022.

While you may think your teenager’s idea of the perfect half term break is more Xbox and TikTok than a family staycation, we’ve got plenty of experiences and ideas that even the trickiest teens will love. From escape rooms to hovercraft thrills and axe throwing, our Teen spirit trips are filled with more action and adrenaline than a whole week of Fortnite. 

While we’re not trying to pull the wool over little learners’ eyes, you may just find a lesson or two hidden within our Master new skills experiences! And don’t worry, with crafts, workshops, foraging and even golf lessons on the cards, the kids won’t be the only ones picking up a few new skills along the way, as these days out and breaks are perfect for learners of all ages!

2022 is all about big family getaways! Round up granny and gramps, and bring along some friends as our Meet again in Kent getaways are all about reconnecting and enjoying spending time together again. While we can’t promise a multi-family break will be the most peaceful getaway, we can promise it will be packed full of memories with our favourite experiences and incredible accommodation options.

We couldn’t talk about family breaks and forget the Little adventures, could we? For all the high-speed action we’ve got to keep the big kids entertained, we’ve also got a whole host of great value visits for the little explorers. Expect ice cream smiles, wild animal safaris and the chance to get back into nature with these specially selected breaks for young families.

So there you have it, while we can’t promise to banish cries of “he started it” or offer a holiday free from screens, we can promise family breaks packed with fresh ideas and memories waiting to be made. It’s time to start planning…

Travel with Southeastern

Travelling around Kent as a family couldn't be easier with Southeastern. Whether you choose Kids for a Quid and get great savings with up to four children aged 5-15 travelling for just £1 when purchased with an adult ticket on off-peak Southeastern services, or travel by train with your visitors on GroupSave tickets for groups of 3-9 adults on off-peak services, you're in for some great savings on your travels! 

Travel with Arriva 

Once you've stepped off the train, plan your journey, track your bus in real-time, buy, store and activate tickets all in on one handy app with Arriva. Search Arriva UK Bus app in your app store which is free to download or visit www.arrivabus.co.uk/app. You can also plan your journey, buy tickets and check out the latest news and offers online at www.arrivabus.co.uk.


For low-cost travel around Kent, try Stagecoach’s bus services. Stagecoach makes it easy to get to and from main towns and attractions including the iconic Canterbury Cathedral, blue flag beaches in Thanet, several nature reserves and the historical Dover Castle on the White Cliffs of Dover.

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