Kent has lots of things to do for a rainy day, including some of the country’s most amazing stately homes and estates like Scotney Castle or Leeds Castle for example. There are also beautiful Cathedrals in Canterbury and Rochester, as well as numerous museums detailing Kent’s past, from Roman times to medieval and modern.
Without further do, let’s see our Best Child-Friendly Indoor activities to do in Kent.
1. Ramsgate Tunnels
Take a guided walk through this fascinating network of wartime tunnels, where locals took up residence in the 1940’s. The hidden underground city is the UK’s largest network of tunnels, home to over 300 people during the Second World War.
Visitors can see in reality the street signs, canteens, shops and even a hospital which were set up underground.
Address: Marina Esplanade, Ramsgate CT11 8FH
Opening Hours: Opening hours vary, check the website for more info. (Open daily during school holidays).
2. Canterbury Tales Visitor Attraction
See literature brought to life at one of the oldest tourist attractions in Canterbury, Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. The immersive tour takes you through some of Chaucer’s most famous tales, using real life actors and a fantastic set that recreates 14th century England.
Your kids will love stepping back in time and experiencing the sights, smells and sounds of medieval times.
Opening Hours: Opening times vary, check the website for more info. (Open daily during school holidays).
3. Chislehurst Caves
Enjoy a subterranean adventure through Chislehurst caves, an intersecting warren of man-made caverns covering 22 miles. First created in the mid 13th century, the kids will be fascinated by tales of the Druids, Romans and Saxons who used them.
Moreover, guided tours leave every hour, taking you on a lamp-lit route through the atmospheric tunnels used for centuries.
Address: Caveside Close, Chislehurst BR7 5NL
Opening Hours: Open 10am-4pm Wednesday to Sunday. (Closed on Tuesdays)
4. The Hop Farm Family Park
A real hidden gem in Kent, the Hop Farm Family Park features loads of indoor fun alongside its animals, rides and gardens. Indoor attractions include giant jumping pillows, bumper cars, a fairy garden, children’s theatre, soft play, a magic castle and a gingerbread hut!
Adults will enjoy similarly discovering the farm’s hop picking heritage in the interactive Hop Story Museum, and don’t forget to taste a bottle of local ale at the cafe!
Opening Hours: Open daily 10am – 5pm
5. Dinotropolis Bluewater
Dino-mad kids will adore Dinotropolis – the new dinosaur themed play area at shopping metropolis, Bluewater. Huge, moving dinosaur models will enthral the little ones as they explore three storeys of soft play and interactive games.
While you’re there, Bluewater also has hundreds of shops, a food hall, a 17 screen cinema, a trampoline park and a pirate cove adventure park to discover.
Opening Hours: Open daily 10am – 9pm.
Kent is such an easy weekend destination for Londoners who want to be away from home for a few nights and spend great family time in another place.
So if you are looking to be inspired to visit Kent for your next family weekend, just visit our different Kent pages to find what this destination has to offer.
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