9 Places To Visit In Whilst You're In Kent

Kent has so many different places to visit, It has so many hidden gems and you don't have to pay a fortune to have a good day out at some of the places we feature on here. We are lucky to be able to live in the ''Garden of England'' and we have so much to do on our own doorstep!

Dover Castle

This Castle was built by Henry 11, but was used more by Henry V11. It can be found on Castle Hill overlooking Dover and is well worth a visit. It will cost you £19.40 for an adult and £11.60 for a child but you are better off buying a yearly membership for £54 for a year and you can go to all the English heritage places over a whole year. Dover castle history covers hundreds of years and goes right up until the second world war. There is a lot of history and we can never get it all done in one day, so we do parts of it at a time. There is something for people of all ages to do and the view of Dover port is magnificent from Admiralty lookout.
Canterbury Tales

These are in the centre of Canterbury and it covers the medieval history of Chaucer and his pilgrimage to Canterbury. You will experience different rooms with a different story in it and the setting is lifelike and medieval, you almost feel a part of history. I think that is also helped with some authentic smells of the era too. We recently visited it and wrote about it more in depth. It will cost you £9.95 for an adult and £7.95 for a child. You can find our post at www.beingtillysmummy.co.uk


Okay, not really a part of Kent!but it is a fun day out if you are visiting the area. The ferry is quick and easy to get on to and you can be in Calais quicker than you can be in London. We travel with P and O Ferries for the day and you can often find a cheap deal online to get tickets as low as £3 each.

Walmer Castle

Another English Heritage property, that can be found in Deal, Kent. it is found along the sea front in Walmer and was built by Henry VIII as part of his coastal defences. It is £10.70 for adults and £6.40 for kids, but it's free if you have a membership. Walmer Castle has some lovely gardens to spend a sunny afternoon in. its a great place for a picnic and it is beautifully lined with flowers and water features. There isn't as much to do as there is in Dover Castle, but it really is worth a visit. read a post from over40andmumtoone.com


We love Dymchurch, it is a lovely little town along the coast of Folkestone and We go there quite a lot in the summer. It reminds me of a seaside town from when I was a kid, it has the old fashioned fairground and a beautiful beach. When the tide goes out, it goes for miles and miles. The sea is clean and the town is full of independent seaside shops and charity shops. We have written about it here at www.tillystravellingtelegram.co.uk

Dreamland And Margate

Margate used to be the ultimate seaside town that everybody went to on their summer holidays, Sadly over the years it declined and with the growth in travel aboard, it meant that the seaside towns were discarded and that led to them being neglected. Margate has become a fashionable town again to visit, people from London are returning to visit, they are buying back into the town and it has had new life breathed into it. With the regeneration has come the return of Dreamland, one of the original theme parks. Dreamland is full of retro rides and it really takes you back to when you were a child. You buy a wristband and you can go in and out all day long. So go to Dreamland, spend a few hours on the rides, go to the beach for some lunch and return for some rides in the afternoon. It makes for a really busy but nostalgic day out and you can finish it off with a walk along Margate Strip to the penny arcades.


One of the newest places to visit in kent, It is a country park set in the grounds of an old colliery and it is a beautiful bit of countryside right by the seaside town of Deal. It has one of the best play parks in the local area and you can enjoy a picnic on one of their picnic tables whilst watching your child making new friends. There is a cafe and a bike hire hut. Bike hire starts at £5 for an hour and then you can ride around the bike track that pedestrians are not allowed to walk on.It'ss a fab place to take your kids to learn to ride and if you want to go for a walk, then you just follow the walking track. Probably the best thing about Fowlmead is that it is free! more details can be found at www.betteshanger-park.co.uk

Deal Castle

This is the third of the castles in the area of East Kent. It is just a shell, but it is good to have an adventure in. It is a fraction of the cost to get into but you can visit both Deal and Walmer castle together. loads of the castle is still intact and on a good day, you can walk around the basement of the castle. But if it has been raining, then it floods slightly and it isn't possible to walk around. There is a dry moat around the outside castle, Kimmy from Me, My Life and The Tardis went there in the autumn and wrote about it, just click the link

Little Street, Maidstone

Looking for something for the smaller ones? What about  Little Street in Maidstone, it is a smaller version of Kidzania (but a fraction of the price) and no sign of soft play hell. It’s located upstairs in the Royal Star Arcade in Maidstone. If you’re looking for an alternative play area in the Maidstone area, you’ve found it. They have based a lot of the play themes around the early year's curriculum so they will be learning through play. Read more about it from Jenny at www.midwifeandlife.com


  1. Thanks for including my idea. We also rate Dover, Deal and Walmer :)


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