Leeds Castle

In a nutshell

Visit Leeds castle near Maidstone, a wonderful place to visit for a family day out that everyone will enjoy.


Maidstone, Kent, ME17 1PL

Contact details

Tel: 01622 765400

Web: www.leeds-castle.com

Activity type

Animals, Gardens and Open Spaces, Historical Sites, Indoor Activities, Museums and Art Centres, Outdoor Activities, Theatre and Entertainment, Trips and Transport

Suitable for

Ages 5 - 12, All ages, Schools and Groups, Teenagers, Under 5s

Price guide


(based on family of 4)

Leeds Castle details...

Leeds castle near Maidstone is a wonderful place to visit for a family day out that everyone will enjoy.

Set in 500 acres of parkland, on its own island surrounded by a moat and with over 900 years of history, ’the loveliest castle in the world’ is the perfect backdrop to a family day out.

Tour the Castle itself, the private property of six of England’s medieval queens and one of the most visited historic buildings in Britain.

Go for a stroll through the magnificent gardens, get lost in the maze, where, once you reach the middle, you return through an underworld grotto, complete with macabre forms and mythical beasts created from shells, minerals and wood.

Children will love to run wild in the Knights’ Realm playground, modelled on the design of Leeds Castle and built entirely in wood. Or the Squires’ Courtyard playground, where they can climb turrets, swing across zip lines, play in the sand pits or plunge down the slide!

When little legs get tired, there is a restaurant as well as seasonal kiosks, or enjoy a picnic in the beautiful grounds.

Visitors can ride on Elsie the Castle Land Train, watch falconry displays and during seasonal times, glide across the Great Water on the Black Swan Boat.

There are a host of events throughout the year, perfect for all ages. Every ticket is valid for a year so you can pay once and visit again and again.

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Leeds Castle Competitions

Leeds Castle Family Annual Ticket Competition 2021

Open 13 Oct 2021 - 21 Nov 2021

Win a family annual ticket to Leeds Castle

Leeds Castle Events

Fireworks Spectacular 2021 at Leeds Castle

Open 6th November 2021 - 7th November 2021

Book your tickets early for an amazing firework display at Leeds Castle in Kent. Held on the 6th and 7th November.

Halloween 2021 at Leeds Castle

Open 23rd October 2021 - 31st October 2021

There's a skeleton on the loose at Leeds Castle in Kent! Help find him between the 23rd and 31st October.

Christmas 2021 at Leeds Castle

Open 27th November 2021 - 2nd January 2022

Enjoy wonderful festivities this Christmas at Leeds Castle near Maidstone, Kent. Held from the 27th November to the 2nd January 2022.

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