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

  • Kent
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    Family friendly former oast house cottage in Ticehurst with lovely garden, parking for 3 cars, wood burner, Wi-Fi & Freeview TV. Two night minimum stay. No pets.
     
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  • Wittersham
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    £810
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    Family friendly single storey cottage on the edge of Wittersham village with a pub nearby, enclosed lawned garden and a cot/ highchair available. WiFi and dog friendly.
     
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    £708
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    Family friendly cottage at North Foreland Lighthouse near Broadstairs, only a 3 minute walk from the beach. Pub nearby. Cot, highchair and stairgate. 1 acre lawned garden.
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    £315
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    Comfortably furnished family friendly self catering holiday bungalow at Seabrook just outside Hythe. Extensive garden ideal for relaxing with charming sea views.
     
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  • Rye
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    £350
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    Grade II listed self catering holiday cottage in Rye. Sleeps 4. Private courtyard garden. Well equipped kitchen. Families welcome.
     
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    £28
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    Converted coach house offering family friendly B&B near Maidstone with well presented B&B guest rooms full of period charm. Families welcome. Cots and z beds.
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Family Holiday Parks in Kent

  • Isle of Sheppey
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    £59
    Per 4 Night Caravan Break
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    Fantastic Isle of Sheppey family holiday park at Leysdown close to beaches with indoor pool & play pool, kids club, playground, spa bath/ sauna. Caravans Sleep up to 10.
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  • Dymchurch
    Sleeps 8
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    £59
    3 Night Caravan Breaks
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    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.
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  • New Romney
    Sleeps 8
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    £59
    3 & 4 Night Caravan Breaks
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    Fun fabulous family holiday park between New Romney & Dymchurch with entertainment, playground, restaurant & bar, kids club, indoor pool and caravans/ lodges. Sleep 2-8.
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