Faversham ranked as the best town to live in Kent, the 11th best in the whole country, and the place where many people would prefer to come back home to. While living in fast-paced cities and towns has its advantages, Faversham’s natural beauty, rich architecture, and quality of life are still unmatched. This town has also managed to rank 24th in the country in terms of architectural beauty, and Faversham estate agents quote £480,000 for an average family home.
While property sellers argue that it is the best town to live in for some of the above-stated reasons, this blog explores some of the best family day outs in Faversham!
Faversham Mystery Treasure Trail
If you love searching for clues then Faversham Mystery Treasure Trail is the ideal place for you to test out your skills. Don’t forget to download the PDF of the route. It has all the directions so you and the little ones will know where to begin. The challenging part is finding the clues which are scattered all over the town and on statues, monuments and several signs.
It can take around 2 hours to complete the entire route, which means you will have enough time to explore. There is something for everyone to find in the treasure trail- history lovers will find an interesting history of gunpowder heritage, brick making, brewing. Families can enjoy a quiet stroll leading to the creek. The property sellers in Faversham have opined that a fantastic family entertainment facility like this in the surrounding has definitely spiked interest amongst buyers who are looking for properties in the area.
Pricing: Per trail cost is £9.99 and is recommended for a small group of four to five people.
Faversham Swimming Pool
At the Faversham Swimming Pool, you can enjoy taking a dip in the water all year round. There are three amazing outdoor pools, each measuring 33 metres and are equipped with diving boards and a paddling pool. For the months of May to September, a wild water rapid pool is also available.
Irrespective of one’s age, an outdoor pool is a favourite of the crowd and offers a fantastic day out option. Kiosks are available if you want to eat a snack, or you can carry your own picnic basket and sit on the grass while the kids splash around.
Outdoor pools are heated, so you will always enjoy a nice warm swim even if the weather is less favourable.
If you prefer indoor pools, then great news! They are open all year round, and you can choose to participate in many fun activities like aqua aerobics. Kids will enjoy fun swim sessions with floats and inflatables. Aqua natal classes, private parties are also some options to choose from. But remember, no diving in the indoor pools!
Pricing: Adults and kids are charged £4.40 and £3.40 for general admission.
Faversham Activity Centre
If you are looking for a child-friendly, fun and clean, soft indoor play area, then Faversham Activity Centre is the ideal place for your kids. Let your kids’ imagination run wild with slides, rollovers, under bridges and nets.
There is also a designed play area with a slide, playhouse and ball pit for kids under two years of age. Kids can make new friends, run around, jump and manoeuvre their way to different spots. Parents can sit in the café and watch them enjoy themselves while grabbing a bite to eat and drink.
They also host amazing children’s parties and fun clubs inside the gymnastics arena for kids between 2.5 and 9 years of age.
Pricing: Kids under 1 year are charged from £2.25, while those above 2 years are charged £4.25. Toddlers are charged £3.25.
Head to Seasalter Beach for a fun day out with your family and kids. Despite being a shingle beach, you can find a great sandy beach right after the tide goes out. Don’t forget to bring your bucket and spade for building sandcastles! You can also try dipping your toes in the water but it can get quite cold. Be mindful that dogs are restricted at the beach and no lifeguarding service is available. So, if you’re visiting with your kids, keep an eye on them!
Faversham has some of the ideal family days out spots that you can enjoy with your kids. From beautiful beaches to indoor activities to fun adventure trails, and outdoor pools – there is something for everyone. This makes this town definitely one of the best places to live in. With Canterbury and Whitstable located less than 15 min away and London, only an hour, it is also ideal for commuters who are moving down from London.