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Fancy having some fun at half term? Activities for children and adults in Kent

Although for most of us, the joys of the school holidays are a distant memory, there are still some who count down the days until they can take a few well-earned days over half term with their children. Equally there are many who look upon the week of youthful freedom with a mild sense of dread… how do you possibly think of enough activities to entertain siblings with wildly different ideas of ‘entertainment’ without going bust, going mad or knocking their heads together?!

Here at Mulberry Cottages we can understand the trepidation that sometimes accompanies this ‘holiday’ and have scoured high and low to find the most interesting and unique activities for families over the half term break.

  • The beautiful Leeds Castle are housing a Birds and Beasts Roadshow every day in half term to get close to a wealth of creepy crawlies, go wild with snakes, birds and other insects too! There are three shows a day and face painting as well as exploring the maze, gardens, aviary, castle, and ‘Knights Realm’ play area, all included in the £18.50 price for adults and £11 for children.


Keep an eye on the children in this maze!

Stay close to Leeds Castle with the family this half term and discover all that this wonderful part of Kent has to offer. Mulberry Cottages is pleased to offer Ladybird Lodge, a charming 4 star holiday cottage, complete with a play area (for the young) and a gym (for the young at heart!). Ladybird Lodge is half an hour’s drive from Leeds Castle, sleeps 4+2 and costs £530 for half term week.

Plenty of space to spread out at Ladybird Lodge!


  • Wildwood in Herne Bay is holding animal talks and craft sessions every day during Half Term where  local artists and illustrators are on hand to keep the youngsters entertained. Choose from mask making for the under 7’s on Tuesday to Viking Myths and Legends on Friday and many more beyond! All activities cost an attractive £2 and with park entrance only £32.50 for a family of four to see wolves, deer, wild boar, badgers and other native animals, it is sure to be a great day out for all the family. http://www.wildwoodtrust.org/index.html

Get back to nature at Wildwood, Herne Bay

There are plenty of Mulberry Cottages to stay in and lots of things to do in this part of the South East, why not stay a while? The Beach House is located just along the coast in the charming seaside town of Birchington. It is comfortably decorated in a nautical theme and sleeps eight, perfect for a large family, and is available during half term week for £660.


Spend some time together in comfort at the Beach House

The magical (crazy, naughty) world of the Canterbury Tales, who knew pilgrims had so much fun?!

Mulberry Cottages have some lovely properties situated close to Canterbury for all the family, why not try Bacchus Barn, located just outside Canterbury in beautiful country surroundings, with luxurious surroundings and plenty of space to spread out! Bacchus Barn sleeps 4+2 and is available for half term week at a price of £660.


Relax after a hard day sightseeing at Bacchus Barn

So, with all these things to do in Kent during half term, why not take a couple of days and spend some time having fun with your children; maybe if it’s enjoyable enough, you might even look forward to the next one!


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