Leeds Castle Estate near Maidstone - acres of grounds and gardens, playgrounds, walking, cycling, punting, maze and more!

Leeds Castle Estate near Maidstone - acres of grounds and gardens, playgrounds, walking, cycling, punting, maze and more!

Kent has all the ingredients for a great family holiday. Discover award-winning family beach bays with golden sands around the Thanet Coast at Broadstairs and Margate, or base yourself on the Channel Coast around Dymchurch and Hythe with their fantastic family beaches, many all inclusive holiday/ caravan parks and easy access to family attractions including Port Lympne animal park and the miniature Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway. Find all inclusive affordable holiday parks around the coast, hundreds of family friendly cottages across the Kent High Weald and Downs, and B&Bs with family en-suite rooms or modern apartments in Canterbury, a family city break to beat all with popular attractions like The Canterbury Tales.

Children's rides on golden sandy Margate Bay

Children's rides on golden sandy Margate Bay

Places to stay for families

Kent family hotels, both budget and luxury, are widely available in Canterbury, and in large towns and hub seaside resorts, offering essentials such as spacious family rooms, children’s menus, cots available and parking. Family friendly B&Bs are also numerous in the centre of large towns and the region’s capital city Canterbury. Or if you’re looking for a great value all inclusive holiday package book a Kent family holiday park on the coast around Whitstable/ Seasalter, Sheerness, the Isle of Sheppey and on the south coast in the Dymchurch and Hythe area.

Family friendly cottages are across the region’s coast and countryside whether you’re looking for a stylish modern cottage near Ramsgate Marina or a family bolthole in the Weald or Downs near walking and cycling trails! Iconic Kent oast houses and large holiday barns are perfect for extended family groups and the family pet too!

Family Attractions/ Activities

Kent has a range of family attractions and activities. Come rain or shine, there’s a top family day out in Kent to keep the kids happy. Well known favourites include Dickens World and the Historic Dockyard both in Chatham, North Kent or base yourself in or around county town Maidstone and be close to two great family attractions – Kent Life, the region’s ultimate rural heritage experience and the nearby Leeds Castle Estate with acres of spectacular gardens and grounds, family cycling, a maze, restaurants, shops and more.

Family friendly Hever Castle

Family friendly Hever Castle

Explore the region's two wild animal parks – Howletts near Canterbury and Port Lympne Wild Animal Park near Hythe. You’re also spoilt for choice on family friendly outdoor activities. Look to the heritage coast and White Cliffs Country for family cycling and gentle cliff top walks. Fancy trying a spot of watersports or sailing. Whitstable, Sheerness and the Isle of Sheppey are all a great spots for a family watersports break with the Swale waters right on your doorstep, or book a family cottage or apartment near world class Ramsgate Marina!

Many of Kent’s castle and stately home estates extend a warm welcome to families offering special children’s visitor packs and year round family events. Children will be fascinated by the mighty castle Keep and a tour down the Secret Wartime Tunnels at Dover Castle or head to Knole at Sevenoaks to see the deer park.

Kent also hosts many first class family festivals and events ranging from summer jousting at Hever Castle to the popular children's festival in Canterbury annually in late May. Other fantstic family events in the region include the big agricultural summer show at the County Showground near Maidstone and Dickens Festivals in Rochester and Broadstairs.

Family Accommodation in Kent

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    £140
    Per week (seasonal) Sleeps up to 8
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  • Canterbury
    Sleeps 4
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    £510
    Per week (seasonal), sleeps 4
     
    Families welcome at this luxury Canterbury apartment for 4. Free parking, Wi-Fi and pets welcome. Baby equipment on request and additional child's bed available. Private balcony.
     
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  • Walmer
    Sleeps 16
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    £1,610
    Per week (seasonal), sleeps 16
     
    Beautifully presented 7 bedroom Walmer holiday rental with large garden, kitchen with Aga, conservatory, Sky TV, parking for 5 cars & 4 bath/ shower rooms. Pet friendly. Tennis.
     
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  • Canterbury
    Sleeps 14
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    £1,400
    Per week (seasonal), sleeps 14
     
    Enjoy beautiful views & luxury accommodation at this stunning 5 bedroom Canterbury cottage. South facing terrace, Sky TV, Wi-Fi, cot & high chair. Great for larger families.
     
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  • Tunbridge Wells
    Sleeps 4
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    £380
    Per week (seasonal), sleeps 4
     
    Attractive one bedroom apartment set in the famous Pantiles district of Tunbridge Wells with shops, cafes & tea rooms right on the doorstep. Extra sofa bed, modern kitchen.
     
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  • St. Margarets Bay
    Sleeps 5
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    £410
    Per week (seasonal), sleeps 5
     
    Enjoy the spectacular seaviews from the balcony of this St Margaret's Bay cottage during your family holiday to the Kent coast. 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom. Older children only.
     
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Family Holiday Parks in Kent

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    £163
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    Family friendly Kent holiday park close to beautiful beaches with onsite facilities including kids clubs, heated indoor pool & comfy 2 & 3 bedrooms caravans. Short breaks available
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  • Whitstable
    Sleeps 10
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    £59
    3 night Caravan Break. Sleep 6-10
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    A top choice for a family holiday - seafront holiday park between Whitstable & Herne Bay with spacious 2, 3 & 4 bed caravans, outdoor pool, cafe, bar & kids club. Sleep 6-10.
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