Also known as the Garden of England, there’s much more to Kent than beautiful green spaces, there’s a whole host of exciting days out to be had here, too
Interested in fascinating castles, amazing aviaries, historic dockyards and white-knuckle activities? Look no further than the charming county of Kent.
From the soaring heights of a high ropes course and the beauty of Hever Castle to adrenaline-fuelled paintballing and treasure hunts around Canterbury’s historic old town, we’ve gathered our favourite things to do in Kent for your next adventure.
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The former childhood home of Henry VIII’s second wife Anne Boleyn, this stunning thirteenth century castle in the Kent countryside is a must-visit for lovers of history. Set among acres of beautiful grounds including a formal Italian Garden, manicured topiary and a rolling lakeside area. Plus if all that wasn’t enough to keep you entertained, visitors both young and old will enjoy the challenges of the Water and Yew Mazes.
Located on the coast of the English Channel, Margate is a popular seaside resort with miles of sandy beaches and a charming old-town with historic buildings and a range of independent shops well worth visiting. Having recently become a haven for Londoners who’ve tired of the big smoke, Margate boasts a variety of attractions, from the famous Dreamland amusement park to the Turner Contemporary art gallery, as well as exciting nightlife and fantastic food. With so much to do, Margate is an ideal stop on any tour of the best things to do in Kent.
Set in the pretty village of Eynsford, Eagle Heights Wildlife Foundation is a unique animal sanctuary that provides guests with the chance to get up close and personal with a huge variety of birds of prey and mammals. A conservation institute, this wild site is home to bird species including Kestrels, Eagle Owls, Buzzards, Snowy Owls, Bald Eagles, Lenner Falcons and many more. During your visit, you can enjoy a display given by an expert handler featuring some of the resident birds. Plus, spend time getting to know some of the mammals that the organisation cares for including Meerkats, African Servals, Farm Animals, Huskies and Alpacas, to name just a few!
A fun and energetic way to see parts of the city of Canterbury you might not otherwise visit, Huntfun Treasure Hunts Canterbury offers an organised way to get outdoors and explore. Following directions and solving clues, your treasure hunt will encompass many of the city's most famous attractions including Canterbury Cathedral, Westgate Gardens, St Augustine’s Abbey, the Old City and many more. And as a Boundless member you can save an average of £5.98 on your experience when you book through Kids Pass, click here to find out more.
The Historic Dockyard Chatham
A fantastic way to experience the 'Age of Sail,' Chatham Historic Dockyard is a fascinating day out in the county of Kent. Examine the periscope of a Cold War Submarine, command the bridge of a Second World War Destroyer, and ring the ship's bell onboard a Victorian Sloop. Plus, you can explore the UK's largest collection of RNLI Historic Lifeboats and try your hand at Victorian ropemaking in the award-winning Command of the Oceans interactive museum.
Situated atop the iconic White Cliffs of Dover, Dover Castle has been an important landmark on the Kent coast for centuries. A fascinating place to explore and learn about England’s history, the castle contains an amazingly faithful recreation of how it would have looked in its medieval heyday as Henry II palace. And as if that wasn’t enough, make time to visit Churchill’s war tunnels also on the site from which the Battle of Britain was coordinated. From the Great Tower to the Roman Lighthouse, the castle offers a range of activities and attractions for all ages.
Gather your friends and family for a day of paintballing at Countrywide Paintball Kent, where you will be armed with the most up-to-date paintball equipment. Spread across six thrilling game zones against a lush forest backdrop, each area has its own theme to ensure every match is unique. Whether you’re capturing the gold bullion hidden in the Wild West village's safe or creeping between the headstones of the spooky graveyard this adrenaline-fuelled adventure has something for everyone. And remember, you can save an average of £31.96 when you book this activity through Kids Pass.
Go Ape Bedgebury
When you take to the trees at Go Ape Bedgebury around the UK, you’ll get a true feeling of adventure. With courses suited to visitors of all ages, the whole family can enjoy a unique opportunity to reconnect with your animal instincts as you scale trees and zoom down zip wires. Even in the rain, this is a terrific outdoor activity with skilled instructors who will walk you through the safety and course restrictions. So why not take the plunge and book a Go Ape adventure in Kent through Kids Pass and save an average of £19.80 when you do as part of your Boundless membership.
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