GoMunkee – FREE days out for Kent families with young children

This was written in 2019 before the COVID-19 outbreak.  Some of these things are still do-able, if you’re running out of ideas or getting cabin fever from being in lockdown. 

Kent-based GoMunkee is a great source of inspiration when it comes to keeping kids entertained for little or no cost (and away from screens/Wi-Fi).  Here are a few money-saving ideas for seeing and doing things with younger children.

  • Using GoMunkee, check out the family-friendly events across Kent, (including free and low cost)
  • Look at the tropical fish tanks at the local garden centre
  • Ride on the top of a double-decker bus and travel across a city (accompanied children are usually free)
  • Visit beaches out of season
  • Find outdoor play areas/parks away from home – a change of scene is always welcome
  • Explore the wonderful play area at The Lower Leas, Folkestone
  • Take your kids geocaching to discover hidden treasure
  • Pack a picnic
  • Go to the library
  • Try pond skimming and stream paddling
  • Visit a museum
  • Visit animal sanctuaries/Dogs Trust (free, but always make a donation)
  • Check out 2 for 1 days out in London (one person goes free)
  • Buy a family rail card and use it often (not free, but saves £££)
  • Check out train company offers, ie Kids for a Quid (SouthEast Trains – £1 per child up to 15 years. Up to 4 children accompanied by 1 adult)
  • Go on bike/scooter rides
  • Visit National Trust and English Heritage sites (under 5s are free and there are various deals for family membership) – there are also free events over the holidays
  • Fly kites on windy days
  • Purchase season tickets to local attractions.  And go a lot.
  • Visit local fetes and fairs
  • Eat at IKEA
  • Check out Groupon for the best deals
  • Enjoy Canterbury and save money on parking using GoMunkee’s parking hacks for Canterbury

GoMunkee is full of good ideas for seeing and doing more things with children. Please register to stay up-to-date on everything that’s going on. Click and explore. Oh, and please like us on Facebook. Thank you very much.

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