Family Friendly Bank Holiday and Half Term Activities - May 2018


We hear there is only one more term until the summer holidays; It's time for you to relax and enjoy yourself over the May bank holiday weekend and half term! There's fun for the whole family with these low cost (and some free!) activities to do in Kent, whilst your half term is time for relaxing, you've got to keep the family busy too. 

The Beast at Betteshanger Country Park, Deal
Saturday 26th May 2018 - Monday 28th May 2018

The Beast is back! The fantastic inflatable obstacle course from 2017 is returning to Betteshanger Country Park, Deal, bigger and better than ever. Enjoy the world's first 384m long obstacle course - over 100m more than 2017 and this has never been attempted before at this length. Did you enjoy this in 2017? Go for round 2 with The Beast! The cost is £15 per ticket.

The Roar-some Dino Trail at Bluewater, Greenhithe
Tuesday 3rd April 2018 - Sunday 24th June 2018

Bluewater have a great new Dinosaur Trail for 2018 where your little explorers can get exploring with Rhys and Rosie and come face to face with dinosaurs all around the mall. Do your little discoverers like dinosaur facts? Pick up a trail map for the chance to win a prize on your next trip! The cost is £1 per leaflet, raising money for Darent Valley Hospital's Lollipop Fund.

Mythical Beasts at The Historic Dockyard, Chatham
Saturday 26th May 2018 - Sunday 3rd June 2018

This one is included in the price of your annual Historic Dockyard ticket if you visit regularly! Discover the on site trail to discover wonderful collections that are often not seen by visitors to the Dockyard. Create your own monster for a chance to win the lucky dip and hear tales of the Kraken that were made to blow your socks off.

WWII Weekend at Dover Castle, Dover
Saturday 26th May 2018 - Monday 28th May 2018

Prepare to travel to the 1940's and experience Dover Castle's WWII Wekeend. You will witness the display of a battle and even meet soldiers from both sides of the conflict, whilst discovering tales from WWII and getting close to a full size replica of a spitfire. If that's not already sold it for you, you'll hear live music from the Swingtime Sweethearts and your kids will get to play on the Sergeant's assault course and more. Cost is dramatically lower with your English Heritage Membership or £23.50 per adult, and £14.10 per child aged between 5 and 15.

Gorilla Circus at Dreamland, Margate
Saturday 26th May 2018 - Sunday 3rd June 2018

Do you want to experience thrilling, high altitude circus acts, aerial, high wire and trapeze acts? This half term, Gorilla Circus are performing daily at Dreamland, Margate. You can also experience Dreamland's amusement park rides, pop-up entertainment and even enter the Dreamland Ark to visit a variety of animals. Visit the Dreamland Website for full pricing.

Farmyard Fairy Tails at Kent Life, Maidstone
Saturday 26th May 2018 - Sunday 3rd June 2018

Kent Life are opening up the barn doors for you to help build houses for the three little pigs and plant your very own beanstalk this half term! With lots of opportunities to play in the indoor and outdoor play areas, enjoy a ride on the land train and bouncy castles, you'll be surprised to hear about the variety of shows included in admission. The cost is £9.95 per adult and £8.25 for children between 3 and 15. You can save 15% by booking online too!

The Canterbury Tales, Canterbury

With children ages five and up, you can experience medieval England in Canterbury! With costumed guides and audio guides you begin your pilgrimage to explore the stories that Canterbury has to offer in a true theatrical fashion. The cost is £10.95 for an adult, and £8.95 for a child between 5 and 15.

Cobtree Manor Park in Aylesford, Maidstone

On the site of the old Maidstone Zoo, Cobtree Manor Park has over 50 acres of parkland, included a themed play area, sculpture trail and plenty of space for picnics. If your family are keen golfers, you'll find Cobtree Manor Golf Course close by too. With fantastic access to the North Downs Way, Cobtree Manor Park is a fairly central location to visit in Kent for the family.

Teapot Island in Yalding, Maidstone

Want a spot of unusual during your half term break? Delve in to this visitor attraction that celebrates one of the things it means to be British; a love of tea! Although teapot island is a small family run business, it has 2 Guinness World Records for the number of teapots they own and the surrounding area is stunning; a great day out with the family. For entrance to the Teapot exhibition there is a small charge of £2.50 per adult and £1.50 per child. Being situated upon the River Medway, Teapot Island offers a great place to watch the boats go by and enjoy a picnic (with tea!).

If you’re looking for a way to explore Kent on a budget this half-term there are things that the entire family can do for free, so make sure to take a look at these 11 things you can do in Kent whilst on a budget!

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