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29 fun things to do in Kent

Fancy a trip to Kent and not sure where to start? As a county steeped in history, boasting miles of stunning sandy beaches, and stunning Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty there’s so much to see and do here. Check out these fun activities to make the most out of your trip. It’s called ‘The Garden of England’ for a reason!

Voted by Lonely Planet as one of the best places to visit in Europe, Kent is full of stunning sights and attractions. Take a trip to the mysterious Shell Grotto to explore a unique side of the county or go underground to explore the Chislehurt caves.

For those looking for an adventure, there are lots of exhilarating adventure activities to try. Take to the skies in the country’s longest zip wire. Or if, you’d rather stay on the ground, take a trip on the spa valley railway.

Kent is the perfect place to take the family with plenty of fun-filled family friendly activities keep the kids occupied all day long. Whether you are looking for an outdoor adventure or to get creative in a workshop, there’s something for everyone.

HISTORY AND HERITAGE

If you’re looking to dig your teeth into some history while visiting Kent then there is many options at hand to you. Our recommendation is to visit the town of Rochester on the River Medway which is home to the tallest castle in the UK and one of the tallest in Europe in the form of Rochester Castle. A spectacular norman keep that has stood for over a thousand years! It also has Rochester Cathedral which is even older and is magnificently beautiful for a building over 1400 years old. The town is full of history and well worth a visit!

But, Kent is steeped in history and loads of well maintained and beautiful castles! So you’re not short of choice. The confusingly named Leeds Castle is stunning and surrounded by lush countryside and is home to a falconry. Perfect for a day out with the family. And don’t forget Dover Castle which is a true fortress on the South England coastline and was used as recently as World War 2 so has many interesting exhibitions that talk about the castle’s use through it’s long and illustrious past!

If your looking for some history, art and heritage to dig your teeth into then Kent is the perfect place to start and we are sure you will not be left dissapointed!

Things to do in Kent

Get ready to explore the stunning rivers of Kent with Canoe Wild! Rent canoes, kayaks or stand up paddleboards and even take guided tours around the rivers and experience some of the prettiest scenery that the …

Take a guided lamplit tour around one of the most remarkable systems of man-made caves in the UK at the Chislehurst Caves right underneath London! This amazing labyrinth of tunnels spans over 6 hectares of maze …

Are you looking for the ultimate climbing experience? At Clip ‘n Climb they have created the most fun climbing experience there is with there being over forty-four individual and multi climber wall challenges that are all …

If driving a digger has always been on your bucket list, then come down to Diggerland! This fun and unique theme park is a great place for a family day out, especially for those of you …

If you’re a thrill seeker and want to reach new heights, then we’ve got a great activity to add to your stack.  Take an unforgettable flight at a whopping 724 metres over beautiful lakes, in the …

Are you the next Amelia Earhart? If yes, then go to Two Two Fly and get a flying lesson to start your journey! Or go one step further and join the flying club and complete accredited …

Explore one of Britain’s most mysterious and beautiful places at Shell Grotto in Kent! This network of rooms and corridors carved into the earth boasts incredible designs, with Cockles, Mollusks and Oyster shells covering the walls. …

Looking for a great location to take the ultimate leap of faith? Try skydiving in the heart of Kent’s countryside! After thorough training from their BPA qualified instructors, you’ll be taken 12,000 feet in the air …

Looking for an experience with a destination? Take a journey into the past on one of the Spa Valley Railway’s wonderfully restored trains. This heritage train service runs a huge variety of different events and package …

At Flip out, they have created the ultimate trampolining experience with their floors being made out of just trampolines you will be able to jump around the centre with ease, you are guaranteed to have a …

Spend time walking through the beautiful grounds, with amazing sculptures and a variety of beautiful gardens take a peaceful stroll along the lake too! Children may have fun in the playground sections, which include climbing structures, …

Calling all thrill-seekers, head over to one of the best water parks in the country! Bewl Water’s inflatable water park and obstacle course will keep the kids entertained for hours.  This is great if you are …