Visit Leeds castle near Maidstone, a wonderful place to visit for a family day out that everyone will enjoy.
Maidstone, Kent, ME17 1PL
Tel: 01622 765400
Animals, Gardens and Open Spaces, Historical Sites, Indoor Activities, Museums and Art Centres, Outdoor Activities, Theatre and Entertainment, Trips and Transport
Ages 5 - 12, All ages, Schools and Groups, Teenagers, Under 5s
(based on family of 4)
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.
I visited with my kids over Easter and it was fantastic! The children enjoyed the Easter event, plus the falconry display and the maze. Apparently tickets are valid for 12 months so we will be coming again in the summer.
3:10 PM April 25, 2017
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