Days out with the kids

Kids will love the Bredgar and Wormshill Light Railway. Admire the LGB model railway, enjoy walks in the well-maintained woods, and keep even the most enthusiastic trainspotter entertained in the museum, with its great range of steam locomotives and other railway artefacts. Splash around at the Swallows Leisure Centre, a pleasure pool with a flume, waves, pirate ship and giant inflatable slide. Older kids will love to race their friends at the Bayford Meadows Kart Circuit.

Step back in time

Dubbed “the loveliest castle in the world”, visit Nearby Leeds Castle. Set in 500 acres of beautiful parkland and garden, admire its eclectic mix of period architecture, get lost in the maze, punt on the moat, or just wander through its stunning gardens. Catch live flybys by vintage aircraft or just get up close to an impressive array of aviation and aircraft exhibits at Lashenden Air Warfare Museum.

Animal attractions

Meet creepy crawlies and birds of prey as well as the usual farm animals at the Rare Breeds Centre in Ashford. With birds of prey experiences, a fantastic play barn, and woodland picnic spots, it provides a great day out. Looking for a cheap hotel in Warren Street? Travelodge Ashford provides easy access to the M20, Travelodge Medway M2 is close to junctions 4 and 5, while Travelodge Canterbury Dunkirk is just a short drive from the historic city centre.