Dreaming of a staycation, why not look at days out in Kent?

The county of Kent is the perfect place for a family staycation. Check out our local recommendations for places to go and enjoy some fantastic days out in Kent. Plus enjoy a family friendly day out to our Diggerland Kent park!

Days out in Kent for the whole family


Diggerland is the only place where adults and children can ride, drive and operate real full-sized diggers! With the choice of 20+ rides it’s guaranteed there’s something for everyone to enjoy. If you’re a thrill seeker you’ll love our infamous Spindizzy. for those looking for something more tame maybe the Skyshuttle or if you’re not one for heights why not give the Groundshuttle a go instead. 

Hollywood Bowl and Cineworld

Being located at Medway Valley Leisure park means there are plenty of other things to do in Kent. When Diggerland closes at 5pm, or 4pm on select days, the family fun doesn’t have to come to an end. Head over to the Hollywood bowl for some healthy competition, or if the thrills of Diggerland have worn you out, sit back and relax when you go and see one of the latest films at Cineworld. Both venues are located just a short drive down the road!

Days out in Yorkshire- Diggerland

Places to eat

You wont need to worry about grumbling tummies at this location as you will be surrounded by an abundance of restaurants inclduing:

For those of you with a sweet tooth, there is also a Creams cafe

As the day comes to an end, check in at the Premier Inn in Rochester, which is just a 12 minute walk from Diggerland, and across the road from McDonalds. 

Days out in Kent for kids 

Staying in Kent means you won’t worry about the kids getting bored as your schedule will be jam packed with activities. From swimming at Faversham’s indoor and outdoor swimming pools, to defying gravity at Flip out Chatham. Alternatively, let your little ones unleash their inner ninja at Ninja Warrior UK. 

For those families who are fond of the fresh air take a picnic to Bluebell Hill picnic site and appreciate the unbelievable Kentish scenes you are presented with.

Days out in Kent for animal lovers


If you’re an animal lover you certainly won’t run out of things to do in Kent… the never ending list of zoos, farms and national parks is sure to keep you occupied. Wingham Wildlife Park in Canterbury, is the home to a number of beautiful animals such as:

  • tigers
  • penguins
  • chimpanzees
  • meerkats

If you’re one to get involved with the animals, Huckleberry Woods is the place for you. Huckleberry Woods ,which is located in Faversham, offers unique animal experiences. make sure to book ahead of time for the chance to walk a micro pig around a scenic route. If you prefer bigger animals then you may chose to take a miniature donkey for a walk or take an alpaca for a stroll through the orchard.

Places to stay

In the same way Kent is not short of things to do, it is also home to a number of places to stay. Whether you want to stay in the center of all the fun or if you’re looking for somewhere more secluded you will undoubtedly find the best location for your family. 


Kent offers a number of budget hotels across the county with Rochester’s Travelodge being in the prime location. Being beside Rochester train station and just a short distance from Chatham bus station means that transportation will not be a worry. 

Canterbury Cathedral Lodge

If you were interested in Kentish history then Canterbury Cathedral Lodge is the place for you to be. Not only is this lodge located in the grounds of Canterbury Cathedral surrounded by breathtaking scenery. This hotel also offers free wifi, a tea/coffee maker in every room as well as have a 24 hour front desk.

Port Lympne Reserve

For a more unique experience port Lympne reserve offers it all with lodges, treehouse suites and the chance to stay in your very own bubble! If you are hoping to live out your staycation dreams at Port Lympne you can book a two or three night stay where you will be provided with a fun-filled itinerary. 


By pre booking your Diggerland tickets you will benefit from saving over 15% on ticket prices!

 Pre booked ticket prices 

  • £25.95 pp for anyone over 90cm 
  • £12.97 pp for all visitors over the age of 65 
  • Anyone under 90cm can enter free of charge 
  • Carers enter for free with anyone who is registered as disabled

*Prices and information correct as of: 03/05/2022