Top Playgrounds in and Around Kent

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Edited 31st August 2021.

If you are stuck for things to do outside in the fresh air and amongst nature, why not venture to one of Kent’s many playgrounds? Offering hours of outdoor fun. We have taken a look at our top choice of playgrounds in Kent.


Toddlers Cove Canterbury

Featuring gentle exercise equipment and picturesque views for adults, as well as lots of things for kids to run over, swing on, slide down and play with. Toddlers cove in Canterbury is great for the whole family.

How do we know kids will love it? Because it was designed by kids! St.Peter’s Methodist Primary School children designed this play area which opened in the summer of 2014.

There are plenty for places for adults to sit watch right next to the slow running river. Often featuring white swans who will surely come to say hello. This is one of our favourite places for a relaxing walk or family picnic.

Cost: Parking costs only.


The Hop Farm

The Hop Farm, located in Paddock Wood, is a breath of fresh air. Wit it’s stunning location with lots to entertain the children.

The iconic and historic landmark has a family park located on the farm and is packed full of attractions.

The fun zone includes giant jumping pillows that act like trampolines, bumper cars, a magic castle, driving school, magic shows, discos, children’s rides and an outdoor adventure play area. On top of all that, the farm plays host to some very friendly animals including donkeys, horses, sheep, llamas, mini-cows, rabbits, reptiles and birds. There’s something for everyone at The Hop Farm!

Cost: The Family Park entry fee is only £3 per person (under 1’s go free).


Lower Leas Coastal Park

Lower Leas Coastal Park is a large park located between Folkestone and Sandgate. It’s completely free to visit and you can enjoy fish and chips on the beachfront!

It’s one of the largest play areas in the South East and is a hit with children of all ages. The play area has a unique amphitheatre design for all to enjoy, as well as a wild zone where the local wildlife enjoy their natural habitat.

There is a picnic area complete with plenty of furniture and if you fancy a BBQ, take advantage of the tables fitted with stainless steel BBQ plates to cook up a feast for all the family!

Cost: Parking costs only.


Jeskyns Community Woodland

Located in Cobham, near Gravesend is this spectacular forestry England area.  Jeskyns is home to 360 acres of newly planted woodlands, meadows and orchards. With a good network of surfaced walking trails, children’s play areas, café and even a dog activity trail, there is something for everyone to explore at any time of the year.

Walk, play, ride, cycle or just relax with a coffee in the great outdoors.

Cost: Parking costs only max £3.50 all day


Mote Park

Based in Maidstone in Kent, Mote park is shaping up to be one of the fantastic all round playgrounds in Kent.

Set on the backdrop of 450 acres of beautiful fields, lakes and woodland, the ‘free to access’ park features a new skate park, play area and jungle gym. There are some great features for younger children as well as thrill seekers including exciting high ropes, a challenging climbing wall, a Segway experience and everyone’s favourite – mini golf!

The park is already well known for its iconic ‘swans on the lake’ paddle boats and extensive cycle routes. So there are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy at this beautiful park this year whilst the work is being carried out on the new facilities.

Cost: Parking costs only.


This article was originally written by Flexflooring, a specialist in playground flooring in Kent.

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