Family Friendly

Miles of beaches, adventure playgrounds, steam trains and wild animals make Folkestone and Hythe the perfect place to make lasting memories with all the family! From building sandcastles on the Sunny Sands beach in Folkestone, to scaling the heights of the adventure playground in the Lower Leas Coastal Park, there are activities for everyone.

Folkestone Museum offers a friendly, engaging space for all the family to learn about the heritage of Folkestone from its origins as a bustling fishing harbour to its heyday as a fashionable seaside resort. Interactive exhibitions guide visitors through the eras and inspire every generation.

For awe inspiring wildlife, safari adventures and a unique adventure look no further than Port Lympne Reserve. Get ready to see over 700 rare and endangered animals, go on safari, see Kent’s only giraffe, spectacled bears the UK’s largest dinosaur collection and much, much more. Home to the UK's original and authentic safari experiences, Port Lympne Reserve offers a unique family adventure like no other zoo!  Set in over 600 acres, you will be transported to the plains of Africa and Asia to see animals roaming freely, then explore on foot to see big cats, small cats, primates, gorillas and many more animals before discovering life sized prehistoric creatures in, Dinosaur Forest - all included in the price of your entry ticket!

For more active families the area offers surfing, dry slope skiing, boat trips, canoeing, cycling and so much more. If you are seeking some creativity try visiting the numerous art galleries in Folkestone's Creative Quarter, attend a free family workshop at Block 67 on Tontine Street or visit Mudpie to create a unique pottery piece to treasure forever.

Don’t forget to check out the Quarterhouse programme for the latest family theatre show or event. There are numerous family-friendly festivals and events held throughout the year offering music, theatre, comedy and entertainment no matter your age. 

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