Family Friendly Things To Do in Kent During May Half Term 2019

With the May bank holiday and half term just around the corner, are you wondering what fun activities are going on in Kent? There are so many things to see and experience throughout Kent, with a number of family friendly activities and attractions right on your doorstep.  

Here’s some of our top picks; 

Rangers On Patrol at Howletts Wild Animal Park at Littlebourne, near Canterbury 

Saturday 25 May 2019 - Sunday 02 June 2019

Join Howletts on their mission to save endangered animals around the world and enjoy a wild family days out. This May half term looks at “Rangers On Patrol” where you can join the zoo’s park rangers for unique talks and find out more about how the overseas teams patrol Aspinall Foundation’s conservation projects. With a fun trail to follow around the park you’ll learn all about big cats, elephants, rhinos and gorillas. You may even be lucky enough to spot the latest arrival to Howletts, the elephant calf Nusu. For ticket information and prices, click here .You can save 20% off your tickets when you book online. 

A Pirate's Life for Me at The Historic Dockyards, Chatham

Saturday 25 May 2019 - Sunday 02 June 2019

The Historic Dockyard has lots to offer this bank holiday! Head down to the docks to see the latest exhibition courtesy of the V&A Museum of Childhood- A Pirate’s Life For me. This exhibition is not one to be missed and is the perfect day for families to discover and explore a wide variety of Pirate collections. This event is included in the price of your annual Historic Dockyard ticket if you visit regularly! 

WWII Weekend at Dover Castle, Dover

Saturday 25th May 2019 - Monday 27th May 2019

Travel back to the 1940's and experience Dover Castle's WWII Weekend, returning for another year to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D Day landings. There promises to be lots of brand-new activities and a theatrical arena show. Witness the battle between the allied and German forces exhibiting vintage army vehicles and fantastic pyrotechnics. If you’re not sold already, visit the performance tent for live music brought to you by the “Swingtime Sweethearts” or even visit the 1940s beauty parlour and get yourself a victory roll hairdo. The Cost is £24.40 per adult, and £14.60 per child aged between 5 and 15, or book online before Friday 24 May to receive a 10% discount on your tickets.

Bushcraft Bank Holiday at Penshurst Place And Gardens, Penshurst

Saturday 25th May 2019 - Sunday 26th May 2019

Want to brush up on your camping skills? Then make your way down to the Woodland Train and join the experts at Camp Wilderness for an exciting learning adventure. Get your hands dirty as you experience and learn key survival skills, like how to set up a proper campfire and cook delicious campfire meals, or how to whittle and build your own equipment. The experts will show you how it done! 

For details on the various ticket options and prices, click here.

The Big Forest Find at Bedgebury Pinetum, Goudhurst

Saturday 25th May 2019 - Sunday 2nd June 2019

This free event is being held across the whole half term week and invites you to take part in England’s biggest survey of forest wildlife. Expert ecologists, professional leads and volunteers will all come together as part of the Year of Green Action, to help people to connect with, protect and enhance nature. Join wildlife and conservation organisations from across the county and take part in a variety of activities and expert-led walks around the grounds of Bedgebury National Pinetum.

Find out more here.

Half Term Fun at the Hop Farm, Paddock Wood

Saturday 25th May 2019 - Sunday 2nd June 2019

With lots on offer this half term, the Hop Farm boasts lots of amazing children’s attractions, from small rides to a Magic Castle, an animal farm, an indoor soft play and so much more! visit on Tuesday 28th May and you’ll have the opportunity to meet PAW PATROL'S Rubble and Skye, so get your camera ready. You can also find the indoor entertainment in the Big Red Farm, offering a variety of activities to ensure a fun packed week throughout the half term week. The entry fee is £3 per person and under 1's go free.

Half Term Beasty Day at Brogdale, Faversham 

Thursday 30th May 2019

Spend a fun and inquisitive day exploring the world of bugs and mini beasts. At Brodale you’ll have the opportunity to spend an hour in orchards learning and discovering how these fascinating creatures live in the wild. Or maybe you fancy a closer encounter? Why not book onto the live bug show, where you will have the opportunity to meet a remarkable collection of Mega Bugs, such as stick insects, giant cockroaches, millipedes and many more. The cost is based on 1 Adult & 1 Child at £9.50. 

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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