What to do with the kids in Kent

Daffodils at Scotney Castle in Lamberhurst


What to do with the kids in Kent

With school holidays around the corner, the Seven Wonders of the Weald attractions in Kent are a great place to take the kids to burn off some steam while enjoy the child friendly activities on offer.

The Spa Town of Royal Tunbridge Wells

Tunbridge Wells has lots to offer, and there’s endless amounts of fun that can be had for all the family. Tunbridge Wells plays host to some brilliant parks, which are all completely free to access. As well as being spacious, Dunorlan Park plays host to a natural play area, as well as a huge boating lake, which is great fun for all in the summer. Grosvenor Park is another favourite and situated just outside the town centre, with plenty of free parking spaces nearby. Being fully equipped with a new adventure playground, as well as space to play football or basketball, means they can bring all their friends along too! Wellington Rocks on the Tunbridge Wells Common is a favourite with families as is the Spa Valley Railway which is a short walk from the Pantiles.

Hole Park Gardens, Rolvenden

With £1 entry for children and £7.50 for adults, Hole Park Gardens is an affordable day out for the whole family. Keep the kids entertained with a walk round the gardens where they can discover the giant tree swing and the delightful wooden sculpture of a family of bears in the woods.  The visit wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the tea rooms to include a slice of homemade cake.

Scotney Castle

Scotney Castle is full of adventures all year round! Immerse them in the history of the 16th century castle, and the vast grounds which surround it. There’s a fantastic play area too, where they can have a go on the tree swings, play on the natural drum kit, or the star of the show, a giant marble run (with tennis balls)! Have a go at building a den, and tick as much as possible off the National Trust’s ’50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾’ list!

Knole

The Knole estate is host to a historic house, and deer park in Sevenoaks. There’s over 1000 acres of park land to discover, meaning you can let your kids roam and discover what the beautiful historic deer park has to offer.  A trip inside the palace will allow inquisitive young minds learn about  its 400 year history.

Kent and East Sussex Railway

The historic railway is a great way to capture the imagination of children and a chance to experience a bygone age.  Hop on at Tenterden and enjoy the ride through the countryside to Bodiam Station which is walking distance of the Medieval Bodiam Castle.  Why not buy a combined ticket to ride on the railway an visit the Castle on the same day.

Chiddingstone Castle

From an Ancient Egyptian inspired maze, to the incredible museum collections, there is plenty of fun to be had at Chiddingstone.  Children can learn how to write hieroglyphics and be thrilled by the Japanese armour on display and the artefacts including the mummified cat in the ancient Egyptian Collection. With 35 acres of grounds, this is the perfect place to bring a picnic or enjoy a piece of homemade cake in the tea room.

Discover our tourist pass, which for £30, gives you one free entry to each of the 7 Wonders of the Weald, so you can explore some of what the local area has to offer you, and you’re more than welcome to take your dog to join the ride!

Details of what else to do in Kent can be seen on our What’s On Page.

For where to stay in Kent see our accommodation page