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

  • Dymchurch
    Sleeps 6
    Prices from
    £500
    Per week (seasonal), sleeps 6
     
    A special coastal cottage along the seawall in Dymchurch, with direct access to the beach from the end of the garden and shared use of a Tennis court.
     
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  • Dymchurch
    Sleeps 5
    Prices from
    £285
    Per Week (Seasonal) sleeps 4-5
     
    Families are welcome at our two bedroom Dymchurch apartments and one offers direct garden access. Folding bed, cot & high chair on request. Wi-Fi service, private parking.
     
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  • Beckley
    Sleeps 8
    Prices from
    £785
    Per week (seasonal), sleeps 8
     
    Stunning family friendly heritage cottage on the outskirts of Beckley village near Rye with a spacious secluded garden, BBQ and children's swing. Great inn close by. Sleeps 8.
     
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  • Canterbury
    Sleeps 6
    Prices from
    £510
    Per week (seasonal), sleeps 6
     
    Families welcome at this charming Canterbury apartment overlooking the river. Cot available and close to the city centre and attractions. 2 bedrooms. Sleeps 4
     
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  • St Margaret's-at-Cliffe
    Sleeps 8
    Prices from
    £220
    Per week (seasonal) Sleeps up to 8
    TripAdvisor traveller rating from 283 reviews
    Rating from 283 reviews
    Children love going on holiday to St Margaret's Bay Holiday Park. We have family friendly bungalows, caravans, a playground, restaurant and bar. Indoor pool, gym and spa pool.
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  • Deal
    Sleeps 6
    Prices from
    £800
    Per week (seasonal), sleeps 6
     
    Charming family holiday cottage in Deal with 3 bedrooms, 2 bath/ shower rooms, Wi-Fi & sun trap courtyard garden. Short breaks off peak. No pets. Short walk to beach.
     
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Family Holiday Parks in Kent

  • St Margaret's-at-Cliffe
    Sleeps 8
    Prices from
    £220
    Per week (seasonal) Sleeps up to 8
    TripAdvisor traveller rating from 283 reviews
    Rating from 283 reviews
    Children love going on holiday to St Margaret's Bay Holiday Park. We have family friendly bungalows, caravans, a playground, restaurant and bar. Indoor pool, gym and spa pool.
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    Rating from 283 reviews
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  • Prices from
    £62
    4 Night Caravan Breaks. Sleep up to 8.
    TripAdvisor traveller rating from 273 reviews
    Rating from 273 reviews
    Family friendly seafront holiday park near Whitstable with outdoor pool & splash pool, kids club, playground and spacious 2/3 & 4 bed caravans. Family bar & dining. Sleep up to 8.
    TripAdvisor traveller rating from 273 reviews
    Rating from 273 reviews
  • Dymchurch
    Sleeps 8
    Prices from
    £59
    3 Night Caravan Breaks
    TripAdvisor traveller rating from 792 reviews
    Rating from 792 reviews
    Family holiday park between Dymchurch & Hythe with indoor pool, kids club, entertainment, family bar, dining & playground. Spacious 2 & 3 bed caravans/ chalets. Sleep 4-8.
    TripAdvisor traveller rating from 792 reviews
    Rating from 792 reviews