Self-catering options in Kent range from properties with Cottages4You to holiday villages, campsites and farm-stays - see below, or read our feature Best UK Farm Stays.
In term of hotels, boutique-style Elvey Farm near Ashford has some family rooms/suites. Child-friendly and very handy for Dover and ferries to France are The White Cliffs Hotel with various set-ups for families including a self-catering apartment in the grounds, and the plusher nearby sister hotel Wallett’s Court with family suites in converted hay barns, stables and cowsheds surrounding a grand old house, plus a spa and small pool.
For more ideas and recommendations, see Short Breaks from London: Kent. For wilderness courses in Kent, see Best Places to Learn Survival Skills.