It can soon add up taking the kids out on day trips from the cost of petrol, admission fees to food and drink. However, there are still things you can do in Kent with no entry fees – and that goes a long way in helping you save some money but also in taking your kids to more places. Here a few suggestions of where you can take your family where there are no admission fees.
Kent Firefighting Museum
This is likely to be a surprising hit with your kids as they get to see various old fire engines, fire extinguisher, ladders and try on helmets for fun too – and, as a additional benefit, end up learning something too.
Located Woodlands Garden Centre, Ash Lane, Sevenoaks. Open 7 days a week from 10am to 4pm.
A walk around Rochester from the Cathedral to castle grounds can be a lot of fun. The Cathedral is stunning to walk through and discover.
The Cathedral is open Monday to Friday from 7.30am until 6 pm. Saturday open times are from 8.30am until 5 pm and Sunday 7.30am until 5 pm.
For a good walk in among nature then the Heronry nature reserve in High Halstow is often forgotten about. It makes for a very pleasant trip and the kids will love stretching their legs and run free!
OK, so entry is free but you can then have to pay to go on the rides, but a trip to Margate along the coast will certainly be to your kids liking!
The Turner Contemporary is one of the countries leading art galleries and always has a fascinating range of exhibitions to discover.
If you take the kids to Margate you therefore have Dreamland, the beach and the Turner Contemporary to visit all within walking distance of each other.
Maidstone museum is another of those attractions that perhaps unfairly go under the radar. It is home to over 600,000 items from fine arts to important historical artifacts. Furthermore it is completely free to visit.
Staying in Maidstone you also have Mote Park, which has so many things you can see and do. We have a full review on Mote Park that you can read by clicking here.