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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.

Editor's favourite
Kids club


There's so much to do for active families, every day will be different at this landscaped park in Kent.

Sunninglye Farm

Simple yet glam camping in the Garden of England with a private pond for swimming and boating, plus nature trails to explore the local flora and wildlife.

Little Silver Country Hotel

A small hotel in Kent with stunning grounds, professional, friendly staff and spacious family suites.