Top 5 Theme Parks And Amusement Parks In Kent, England

theme parks in kent
| 3 min read

Boasting a wide array of recreational facilities for its visitors and residents, Kent is a touristy spot where you can see medieval gems such as Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral, and Scotney Castle. However, it also provides fun for both young and old alike. If you’re looking for fun things to do with your free time in Kent, we suggest going to an amusement park. They’re basically designed to make people happy and to have fun. As expected of any major city, Kent has many amusement parks. The followings are among the best in Kent. Read on to get a detailed description of the top-rated theme parks and amusement parks in Kent, the UK.

1. Dreamland

Midweek Birthday Margate Mini-Break-3220160816 (29052138755)
Source: Photo by user Ruth Johnston used under CC BY 2.0

Dreamland Margate is an entertainment centre modelled after a traditional English seaside funfair. It is located at Margate, Kent in England. This park is wildly popular with a number of festivals held here. British band Gorillaz held their festival at Dreamland in June 2017. Their tickets sold out within a span of few minutes. The park offers many attractions. They include: dodgems, car rides, Ferris wheel, chair swing, and drop tower, among others. In order to save money and access more rides in a short time span, you can acquire their family membership. This amusement park also likes to switch things up during holidays or other special occasions. During Christmas, for example, they play classic Christmas movies that anyone can watch free of charge. In addition to this, there is also an indoor area where kids can play with small critters.


Address: 49-51, Marine Terrace, Margate CT9 1XJ, United Kingdom

Website: Dreamland

Price: 10 USD (wristbands); 6 USD (pay as you go)

Visited this place?

2. Diggerland Kent

theme parks in kent | diggerland kent
Source: instagram

This theme park offers the ultimate experience for both children and adults since they can ride and operate real construction machinery. It is the perfect place to go with family where kids can enjoy themselves on major rides as long as they surpass the height restrictions (90 cm or 35.4 in). This a perfect place for children of all ages due to the varying rides they can control on their own safely. And, it has 20 different rides and drives, making it possible to enjoy many different activities. At the end of a fun-filled day, kids get a sticker and certificate, which makes the experience memorable. The park also has a restaurant within the park that serves great delicacies at reasonable prices and plenty of parking spaces which make everything less stressful. This is your go-to place if you’re looking for a unique experience. Besides Kent, this park has other locations in Yorkshire, Durham, and Devon.

Diggerland Kent

Address: Medway Valley Leisure Park, Roman Way, Strood, Kent ME2 2NU, United Kingdom

Website: Diggerland Kent

Opening hours: Sat - Sun: 10am - 4pm (closed from Mon - Fri)

Price: 28 USD (adults & children over 90 cm); Free (children under 90 cm)

Visited this place?

Nearby theme parks and amusement parks

3. Adventure Island

theme parks in kent | adventure island
Source: instagram

Situated in South-end-on-sea, Essex, England and formerly known as Peter Pan’s Playground, this park has 33 rides, retail outlets, and many eateries. The rides here are divided into three categories; Big Adventure, Junior, and Mini. One of the biggest investments by the park is Rage, its fifth roller coaster. It is about 75 ft (23 m) in height and has a 90-degree drop. The park has been continuously been ranked in the top five of the ‘Friendliest Parks in The World’ category at Amusement Today Golden Ticket Awards. The prices are also very reasonable. There is also a golf course where you can go play at affordable prices.

Adventure Island

Address: Western Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1EE, United Kingdom

Website: Adventure Island

Opening hours: Low season: 11am - 4pm/8pm (daily); High season: 11am - 8pm/10:30pm (daily)

Price: From 17 USD

Visited this place?

4. Leisure Island Fun Park

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

The crocodile is now back working.

Posted by Leisure Island Fun Park on Saturday, October 25, 2014

A sweet haven for kids, Leisure Island Fun Park which is located on the stunning Canvey seafront, is specially designed to cater to the play needs of children aged 18 months to 9 years. Theme parks usually do not have endearing rides for toddlers, but Leisure Island Fun Park, beats this stat since it offers multiple endearing rides, mini-coasters and funfairs for your littlest kiddos to enjoy on their own. The absolute perk of visiting this theme park is its super affordability. Wearing wristbands, costing about 5 pounds only, the kids can take multiple rides in the park all day long while the rides for adults are absolutely free. The wristband allows a total of 13 rides for the kids to embark upon. In addition, there are many on-the-spot payment attractions in the theme park as well. The fact that the park staff is extremely friendly and cooperative, guiding you and the kids to the rides, makes for a trip worth taking.

Leisure Island Fun Park

Address:Eastern Esplanade, Canvey Island, SS8 7DN, UK.

Website: Leisure Island Fun Park

Opening hours: 10:30 am - 4:30pm (daily)

Price: 6 USD; Free for accompanying adults

Visited this place?

5. Dymchurch Amusement Park

A visit to Dymchurch Amusement Park is a definite treat for children. Located in Dymchurch, in close proximity to the beach, the park offers a good variety of rides for kids. Besides the Ghost Train, Jets, Ferris Wheel, Boats and Snake Slide, there are multiple other attractions available for children’s amusement. Special attention has been delivered by authorities to make all these rides children-friendly. A few other attractions have been made available for children which include the latest Paratrooper ride as well as Teacups. In the midst of play, when your child feels hungry, worry not, since a creative cafe situated right at the park will provide you with hot and cold snacks, drinks, sandwiches, and much more.

Dymchurch Amusement Park

Address: High Street, Dymchurch, Romney Marsh , UK.

Website: Dymchurch Amusement Park

Opening hours: 10am - 6pm (daily)

Price: From 1 USD

Visited this place?

Voyaging through kids' wonderland

A visit to the theme parks in Kent, the UK is akin to voyaging through a kids’ wonderland. With immaculately designed amusement rides, at affordable prices, coupled with a super friendly staff assisting kids all the way, these parks are worth a visit. A visit to the parks is definitely worth it to treat your kids and also to allow the kid in you to resurface when there!

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
Disclosure: Trip101 selects the listings in our articles independently. Some of the listings in this article contain affiliate links.


Get Trip101 in your inbox

Unsubscribe in one click. See our Privacy Policy for more information on how we use your data

Marria is an accomplished columnist, blogger, and independent researcher. Her extensive areas of interest encompass local and global politics, English literature, psychology, as well as tourism and...Read more

 Want to contribute as a Local Expert?
Explore Kent
Good things are meant to be shared!
Back to top
Visited any of these places? Click this button to activate our "Add a Tip" feature to share your experience.