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Family Fun this Summer in Medway

Jack Cogger
29th April 2022

We've got your family days out covered with this top 14 countdown on unique and unforgettable activities in Medway. With something for everyone, this countdown accommodates the whole family from toddlers up to 12-year-olds.

14- Planet Ice


Just because we are now in the Spring doesn't mean you can't get your skates on. Experience Ice skating all year round at the only permanent Ice Rink in Kent. Become like Princess Elsa and take to the Ice this spring.

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13- Chatham Ski and Snowboard Centre


From Ice skating to skiing and snowboarding who knew Medway had so many winter sports to delve into. Did we mention that they have the longest toboggan run in the UK as well! You can experience most of the Winter Olympic activities without the freezing weather, sounds good to us.

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12- The Strand Lido


Let's do a 180 and go from winter sports to summer. The Strand offers an area to kick back and take in the sun. With a giant outdoors swimming pool zone, a miniature train ride and crazy golf what's not to love. They even have areas for little ones.

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11- Playopolis


A cafe that is truly one of a kind. Stop by and immerse yourself in a world of different boardgames. From the classics to the abstract, there is a boardgame for everyone, you just need to stop by and find the one you love. 

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10- Battle Sector X 


Enter the future and wield your own Laser gun. This laser tag arena gives you the chance to feel like a commando and get that adrenaline buzz. Join a group of friends and battle it out in Battle Sector X today.

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9- Speedboating 


Did you know you can take a speedboat ride down the river Medway? Discover and see the uninhabited and mysterious Dead Man's Island, or the abandoned Russian submarine on these Speedboat tours. With many legends and stories to be told while you get spectacular views of the area from the Forts to Castles.

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8- Jumpin Fun


Who knew bouncing around a giant inflatable course could be so fun? Visit Rochester’s largest inflatable theme park today. Enjoy the thrill of leaping, jumping, and running around this brand-new attraction. With sessions for tots and sessions for kids there's a time for fun for everyone.

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7- Diggerland


Ever wanted to ride in a JCB? Well now you can! This rather unique theme park is focused on all thing's diggers and JCB. With an array of different rides, you can ride and drive all manners of diggers, and let loose in this great theme park.

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6- SOAR Electric Karting


If you are looking for an exciting time this summer SOAR Karting might be the perfect place to visit. Speed round the track and let loose in these impressive electric go karts. With speeds of up to 40mph SOAR Karting is the first in the UK to use these high-tech electric Karts. Get your race face on.

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5- Royal Engineers Museum


Tanks, Rockets and Jets await you at the Royal Engineers Museum. With an actual Harrier Jump Jet, armoured tanks, and a rare V2 Rocket among their collection they have lots to see and discover. Take a walk-through history from the medieval up to the modern at Kents largest military museum.

Visit their website to find out more.

4- Ninja Warrior UK Chatham


Have you ever dreamed of what it would be like to become a ninja? Well now you can! From swinging, bouncing, and jumping across this massive assault course you can release your inner ninja warrior. Experience the fun just like they do on the show. Do you dare attempt to conquer the legendary warped wall?

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3- St Andrew's Watersports


From Ninja Warrior to a Total Wipeout style obstacle Course. St Andrews Watersports has an entire range of different activities you can do. Take on their outdoor water obstacle course and see if you can get to the end without falling in… they even have an area for toddlers so the whole family can go to this day out.

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2- Buckmore Park


Come and visit one of the best karting circuits around. Join the upper echelons of racing as you join the likes of renowned drivers Hamilton and Button, with Hamilton once driving round this very track when he was younger. Get ready to race this summer.

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1- The Historic Dockyard


To finish off this list is one of the most unique places in Kent. The Historic Dockyard is a one-of-a-kind location which blends history with fun. Nowhere else in Kent can you explore so many important ships in one area. From Sloops to Destroyers to even a submarine you can explore, uncover, and discover the secrets behind some of these mighty ships. 

Visit their website for more info.

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