Another weekend, another day trip. For anyone gasping to get out of the city and looking for a place to tire out the kids, try River Hill Gardens, near Sevenoaks in Kent, for a family day out.
We love it because... Here, all the action is outside (and our little ones love being outdoors). The gardens themselves are beautiful and exotic, giving the kids a chance to explore new plants, colourful flowers and different areas like the 'jungle'. It's also one of the best places in the area to check out the Bluebells in Spring (April-May) as there are huge swarms of them here in the woodland areas.
Kids will love the... Den-building area, adventure playground, maze and Little Everest viewpoint. There's also a shed-meets-softplay area in the cafe.
Top tip... The gardens are VERY steep and some areas are muddy and rocky. So you're better off without a buggy - it's really designed for older children who can run around and explore or much younger babies in carriers.