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

Win a family ticket to Leeds Castle Fireworks

Open 26 Sep - 28 Oct

Win a family ticket to Leeds Castle fireworks on 2nd November

Leeds Castle Events

Monster Academy at Leeds Castle!

Open 21st October 2019 - 27th October 2019

Enrol in the Monster Academy at Leeds Castle in Kent. Held from the 21st to the 27th October.

Leeds Castle Fireworks Spectacular

Open 2nd November 2019 - 3rd November 2019

Enjoy this most spectacular fireworks display at Leeds Castle in Kent. Held on the 2nd and 3rd of November.

Magical Birds and Festive Feathers at Leeds Castle

Open 23rd November 2019 - 1st January 2020

Enjoy a magical kingdom of birds and festive feathers at Leeds Castle in Kent. Held from the 23rd November 2019 to the 1st January 2020.

The Christmas Market at Leeds Castle

Open 23rd November 2019 - 15th December 2019

Enjoy wonderful weekend festivities at Leeds Castle in Kent. Held weekends only from the 23rd November to the 15th December.

The Winter Trail App at Leeds Castle

Open 21st December 2019 - 5th January 2020

Get outdoors this festive season at Leeds Castle in Kent! Held from the 21st December to the 5th January 2020.

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