Top Five Activities For Kids - Whitstable


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Top Five Activities For Kids

There are loads of activities for children in Whitstable

From the town’s many beaches and local attractions, to cycle routes branching out into Kent’s beautiful, scenic countryside, Whitstable is a haven for families with children who are looking to experience traditional, British seaside family fun.

Here’s our rundown of the Top Five things for kids to see and do in Whitstable this summer:
Crab fishing in Whitstable

Crab Fishing – Family Fun on the Seafront

A traditional favourite of local kids for over 100 years, crab-fishing, or crabbing, is a fun and easy-to-pick-up activity for children of all ages.

Whitstable is a great location for it, with the best spots situated out on the West Beach.  You can use a variety of things for bait, but we’ll give you a little tip for nothing: a whelk or a bit of bacon works best.

Where to pick up a line:

  • George’s
  • Sundae Sundae

Just be sure to mind your fingers!

Activities for kids in Whitstable
The Crab and Winkle Way - An Adventure on Two Wheels

The Crab and Winkle Way – An Adventure on Two Wheels

Embark on an adventure with family and friends along the Crab and Winkle Way!

Winding its way through the idyllic Kentish countryside, cycling the Crab and Winkle cycle path is the perfect way to explore the gorgeous countryside around Whitstable.

The miles fall away with the reward of an afternoon spent shopping, socialising and sightseeing in historic Canterbury at the end of the journey.

Where to rent bikes:

Kent Cycle Hire not only rent out bikes at reasonable rates but let you drop them off at their shops in Herne Bay and Canterbury, leaving you free to explore as it suits you.

Read our guide to renting bikes in Whitstable here

Activities for kids in Whitstable
Get Up Close And Personal With Kent’s Wildlife

Wildwood – Get Up Close And Personal With Kent’s Wildlife

Come and meet over 200 native animals in over 40 acres of stunning, ancient woodland.

Wildwood is a working conservation park and a great place for kids to learn about wildlife and natural history.

The Wildwood Trust is responsible for a large family of animals including badgers, foxes, otters, wolves, lynx and beavers.

Visit their website – Click Here

Snappy’s Adventure Play

Snappy’s Adventure Play – Kent’s No.1 Soft Play Area

With a huge, multi-level adventure climbing structure, Snappy’s Adventure Play is a fantastic and popular children’s play area

And with a sixty-seat cafe with free wifi, adults won’t be left stranded at this dinosaur-themed attraction.

Click Here to visit their site.

Activities for Kids in Whitstable
Windsurfing Whitstable

Wild Times – Set Sail For Adventure!

In a town defined by its proud maritime heritage, it’s fitting that our top activity for kids is a stop at the Wild Times sailing and wind-surfing school.

So for the stout-hearted among you, this summer is the perfect opportunity to hit the open sea as Wild Times sailing school returns for its 20th and final year.

The school offers a fantastic range of sailing and windsurfing classes for intrepid buccaneers of all abilities, as well as a great array of boats and boards available for hire.

Click Here to visit their site.

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