So school is officially now out for the summer! However, six weeks can be a long time to keep your little ones entertained.
Here at Once Upon the Mat, we like to assist in keeping children entertained during the long break and still provide parents some structured routine during the summer. Therefore, we are still continuing to run our Pre-School Children’s Yoga Classes at Big Fun House Chartham Canterbury. We are also allowing school aged siblings to attend for half the price during the holidays PLUS FREE SOFT PLAY too, so you can make a day of it!
The summer holidays provide the perfect time to engage in a new activity or visit a new place, and most importantly quality time to spend as a family bonding. The Telegraph recently published a report titled ‘Why yoga is one thing your children should do this summer’ highlighting that the summer is a time where parents can have fun with their children and reconnect. Our energetic and creative lessons are centred around a popular book each week and are much more than just yoga. Our lessons include singing, musical instruments, props a plenty, story time and fun yoga games. If you would like to book onto a children’s yoga class during the summer visit our booking page on our website today. Whether it be yoga, or another activity go on an adventure, try something new and create lasting memories!
We also thought it would be a great idea to let you know all the other amazing places to visit and attractions in Kent to keep you busy during the Summer.
Adventure Kidz, Aylesford
Allington Lock next to Kent Life. It’s a lovely wander by the river, has a big beefeater style pub and you can jump on a little boat to take a trip to Maidstone and back.
Badgers hill farm
Big Fun House Canterbury (Kids Yoga)
Bluewater nature trail / Marvel trial
Broadstairs – sandy beach
Buttercups goat sanctuary
Buzy bees, New Ash
Cascades little train
Cheeky Dino, Maidstone
Chatham Ski Centre, there’s the toboggan run and sometimes the inflatable donuts on the mini slope. It’s right next to Capstone Park too.
Christmas Tree Farm
Cliffe pools is amazing too
Clip & Climb
Cobtree Park – next to Kentlife (big play park £1.50 parking).
Danson Park – has play park & water play
Dartford Central park is free! Mini splash play area.
Eltham Palace grounds are free.
Faversham Swimming Pool – outdoor pool here
Folkestone lower leas costal Park and the fountains at Folkestone harbour make a good free day out
Fowlmead Country Park
Guildhall Museum in Rochester
Grain seaside is always good
Gravesend has the fort gardens. Chantry house museum is free and the bunker tunnels are £1! There’s the prom and the park. A little cafe. A pretty, short walk around. It’s lovely there. It’s also part of the wheels of time trail around Kent.
Gravesend cyclo Park
Greenwich Ecology Park is free and often has special events in the holidays.
Hall place – lovely, free to enter and beautiful grounds. Lots of trees and shade plus a little stream running through it
Gunpowder Works – Faversham
Hemsley Conservation Centre
Herne Bay – good for crabbing
Huguenot Museum – Quite small but might be interesting, particularly to older children, and is part of the Wheels of Time.
Howletts Wildlife Animal Park
Hythe has a flat promenade perfect for bikes and scooters.
Kearsney Abbey is a fab day
Knockhatch adventure park – over an hr away
Knole Park -over 1000 acres and see the wild 🦌
Lakeside – cheap cinema, train for kids
Little fant farm
Little Street, Maidstone
Longleat Safari Park
Loose village stream
Lordswood bowling £2.50 a game/£1.50 hotdog
Lower leas costal Folkestone
Lullingston country park
Maidstone Leisure Centre – has soft play and Ice Hills. It’s also right next to Mote Park in Maidstone so great for a morning of activity then a picnic and a wander in the fresh air
Millbrook garden centre – check out events/butterfly experience
Milton creek country park
Old McDonalds farm (Essex)
Oxleas Woods is lovely
Penenden heath play area and woods
Rare breeds centre
Richborough Roman Fort And Amphitheatre – Younger children may be bored, but older ones who can listen to the audio commentary and read the panels might find it interesting. Really good for any kids learning about Romans.
Riverhill Himalayan Gardens
Royal Engineers Museum Medway
Ruxley Manor – check out events
Shorne woods country park
Southwater country park. Has a mini beach, dinosaurs, kids park etc and it’s free
Temple Manor (weekends only)
Tilgate Park (fantastic)
Toddler’s Cove, Canterbury
Trosley Park – lots of shade
Tyland barn – Kent wildlife trust
Union windmill cranbrook
Vintners Nature Reserve
Walmer paddling pool
Wingham Wildlife Park