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Activities for Children

There are numerous things that you can do in and around Romney Marsh, many of which are either suitable for, or, aimed at children.  Please see the links below for family friendly activities that you may like to investigate at weekends or during the school holidays:

Please also see our What's On calendar for one-off events that are happening in and around Romney Marsh.  There are also details of a few children's activities given in the Regular Events listings.

Please contact us with details of further local children's activites that you know of that can be added to our list.  email icon Email Peter

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Action Watersports

Action Watersports is a family run watersports centre, based in Lydd.  

Jet ski and fly boarding require a minimum age of 16 years; there is no age restriction for the other activities.

Price Guide: £££

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Alpacas

Visit and learn about Alpacas at Alpaca Annie, based in Burmash.

Meet and greet is suitable for all ages.  Older children may also be able do Trekking with Alpacas.

Price Guide: £-££

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alpacas

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Amusement Park 

Visit Dymchurch Amusement Park for the rides, cafe and play area.

Activities are suitable for all ages.

Price Guide: £-££

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dymchurch amusement park

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Animal Park 

Port Lympne Reserve is a wild animal park, based in Lympne near Ashford.

This is suitable for the whole family.

Price Guide: £££

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port lympne animal park

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Beaches

There is a shingle beach at Dungeness and there are sandy beaches at Dymchurch, Greatstone and St Mary's Bay.

All ages can enjoy time spent on the beach.

Price Guide: FREE

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Children's Farm 

Lathe Barn, at Burmash, has a children's farm and play area; you can bring a picnic or go into the tea room.

Suitable for all ages.

Price Guide: £

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Lydd Kart Circuit 

'Arrive & Drive' sessions using a hire kart to drive round the circuit; please note that advance booking is required.

Suitable for age 6 upwards (however minimum height restrictions apply).

Price Guide: ££

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Lydd Town Museum 

A museum about the history of the local area.

Suitable for all ages.

Price Guide: Free

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Maize Maze

There is a Maize Maze and Fun Yard At Haguelands Village.  This is open during the summer only.

Suitable for all ages

Price Guide: £-££

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Hagueelands Maize Maze

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Model Railway Exhibition

The Model Railway Exhibition is located at New Romney Station of Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway (RH&DR).

Suitable for all ages.

Price Guide: £

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Old Lighthouse 

The Old Lighthouse, which is a listed building, is located in Dungeness next to Dungeness Station.

Suitable for all ages.

Price Guide: £

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Old Lighthouse

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Power Station

There are guided tours and a visitor centre at Dungeness B Power Station.

Suitable for all ages (though not suitable for those with mobility difficulties)

Price Guide: Free

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Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway (RH&DR)

As well as being able to travel on the trains between Hythe and Dungeness there is a Play Park at New Romney station.  They also hold regular Family Fun Weekends.

Suitable for all ages

Price Guide: £-££

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romney hythe and dymchurch railway

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Visitor Centre

There are opportunities to explore and discover natural and social history of Romney Marsh at the Visitor Centre.  Specific activities for children, such as pond dipping and bug roadshows, are held regularly

Suitable for all ages

Price Guide: Free - £

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Wartime Collection 

This museum, located in Brenzett, has equipment and memorobilia from the war.

Suitable for all ages

Price Guide: Free for under 16's

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wartime collection museum

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