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Discover treasures left unclaimed for 15 centuries at Canterbury Roman Museum, experience giant jumping pillows and 4D cinema at Hop Farm Family Park, or enjoy the snow whatever the weather at Chatham Ski Centre. Grown-ups can fish for carp on site, get pampered at David Lloyd, or put back a Pornstar Martini at the MuMu.

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See over 400 animals, including Kent’s only giant anteaters, the UK’s largest herd of African elephants, and more gorillas, tigers, leopards and monkeys than any zoo in the county at Howlett’s Wild Animal Park. Or go where the wild things are, on an authentic safari at Port Lympne Reserve.

Discover a horde of treasures left unclaimed for 15 centuries at Canterbury Roman Museum. Check out the 14th-century house and 21st-century leisure activities at Quex Park. Go Ape or meet The Gruffalo at Chessington World of Adventures. Or ride the cyclone twist or pendulum at Dreamland in Margate.

Enjoy a five-star bird of prey attraction at Kent Owl Academy. Enjoy giant jumping pillows, 4D cinema, magic shows, combat laser quest, rides and splashing bumper boats at the Hop Farm Family Park. Explore the Knights’ Stronghold Playground and the Adventure Golf at Leeds Castle. Or take a house tour at lovely Chilham Castle.

Catch a flick at Tunbridge Wells or Maidstone. Take your dog or grown-ups for rural riverside walks at Teston Bridge Country Park or Brockhill Country Park. Explore the wild-play area at Emmetts Garden, go wheel-to-wheel at Buckmore Park Karting or enjoy the snow whatever the weather at Chatham Ski and Snowboard Centre.

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For the grown ups

Stay on site for full-size football with real nets, carp fishing in the lake or horse-riding. Or hitch a ride in the four-seat helicopter for drop-offs at Battersea Heliport and head to restaurants, events or London sight-seeing in style. Shop small independents in Sevenoaks or in the delightful period atmosphere of Tunbridge Wells.

Get out to Kent Shooting School for over 100 different combinations of targets, including a 100ft Raywing High Tower. Learn to shoot clay from the sky at Kent and Sussex Clay Pigeon Shooting School or just shoot 18 holes at nearby West Malling Golf Club or Wrotham Heath.

Enjoy the countryside on horseback with Leybourne Grange Riding Centre. Get pampered at the David Lloyd Centre at Kings Hill. Enjoy woodland walks from the door around Mount Offham and Mereworth Woods. Or try off-roading or quad-biking at The Wright Event.

Sample spirits that reflect the flavours of the local woods, orchards, fields and hedgerows at Greensand Ridge distillery, or visit the home of multi-award-winning artisan gin and spirits at Anno Kent. Or put some hair on your chest at Azucar Spirits: take a tour and taste the honey rum, white rum and gold rum.