Five Ways to Make Your Weekends Become Magical in Kent

27 Feb 2020 | Kent Guides

The weather may be a little fresh at the moment, but that will soon change and you’ll be looking for fun things to do in Kent creating quality family time.

So I have put together this list of five laces to visit in Kent with your little ones to make some amazing memories.

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Leeds Castle

Known as the ‘Loveliest Castle in the World’, Leeds Castle is the perfect place to let your little ones loose to explore and soak in the beauty of the Kent countryside.

With lots to do, you are spoilt for choice. Have a go on Elsie the Castle Train, the Black Swan Ferry or walk through the gardens. Ignite a passion for falconry, marvel in the architecture of the Castle and explore the children’s playgrounds.

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Perfect spot for family pictures! Photo Credit On the Doorstep.

Groombridge Enchanted Forest and Treetop Walkway

Re-opening 7 March, this is a spectacular gem of Kent!

A place for making memories. A family home for hundreds of years, now invites you to play in their enchanted forest.

Make the most of Crusoe’s World’s pirate ships, gang planks, rope ladders and bridges, vast climbing frames – everything a budding pirate or captain needs for a swashbuckling adventure and imagination-fuelled playtime.

Play on the giant swings, board walk and giant chess board – sounds like one day won’t be enough!

And if your little one is still not old enough to enjoy this, take the opportunity to walk around the formal gardens instead.

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Photo Credit: Groombridge Place

Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest

Bedgebury is an award winning visitor attraction with something for everyone. Open all year, Bedgebury is the perfect place for healthy outdoor activity.

The National Pinetum is home to a world-leading collection of conifers and provides a beautiful setting for peaceful walks and picnics. The Bedgebury café also has wonderful views across the pinetum.

Bedgebury Forest has miles of family cycling and mountain-biking, walking, and running trails, as well as Go Ape tree top adventure, and an adventure play trail.

Regular events are held throughout the year and you may also find a Gruffalo hiding in the woods!

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Druidstone Park

Take advantage of this natural beauty in Kent. A great chance to get outdoors and discover what’s on your doorstep.

From animals to the enchanted woods and playground, your little ones will love this magical trail.

Top tip – visit around Easter and you will be in awe of the stunning bluebells, great family photo opportunity!

Please note it’s currently closed, so keep an eye out on the website for opening times.


Photo Credit: Druidstone Park

Huckleberry Woods – Micro Animal Adventures

With none of the usual hustle and bustle, a two hour visit to Huckleberry Woods provides a smaller, more relaxed and personal experience for young and young at heart. A charming, rustic, low tech, family-run experience, a million miles away from the commercialism of other days out. 

Based just minutes from Faversham in Kent, the Huckleberry Woods adventure is like no other.  

The piggies, the sheep the alpacas (and the donkeys, the ducks and the chickens) look forward to meeting you soon…..  


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