Autumn Colours

Here are some great places to visit this Autumn.

Shorne Woods Country Park

Boy jumping in a muddy puddle at Shorne Country park

Autumn is all about muddy puddles, wellies and spectacular natural colours. At Shorne Woods Country Park you'll fnd it all. Explore and discover fungi, nuts and seeds in amoungst the woodland.

Bonkers for Conkers!

beautiful conkers found in Victoria Park, Rochester

Sit in Victoria Gardens and enjoy a picnic looking over the Medway River. Play in the little park and then see if you can find some conkers. Just a few minutes walk from Chatham train station.

Escape from the Weather

The Maidstone Mummy at Maidstone museum

Maidstone Museum has lots of amazing things to see and do. Why not explore some of the Greek, Egyptian or Saxon artifacts and wow your teachers at school this term. Discover their new galleries.

Find your next free adventure

Our Latest Locations

  • Water Play Locations


    A list of safe places to play in the water across Kent, from paddling pools, to little streams.

  • Kearnsey Abbey and Russell Gardens


    2 stunning parks split by a main road. There are lots of waterways here to explore, two fabulous play areas and plenty of space for picnics and ball games.

  • Greenwich Park


    The spectacular Greenwich Park sits on a hill overlooking the Thames and Greater London. With the Greenwich Meridian Line, The Royal Observatory and National Maritime Museum within in its boundaries this park is a wonderful place to visit any time of year.

  • Manor Park Country Park

    West Malling

    Set in the grounds of an 18th Century Manor house this beautiful park has a lot to offer its visitors; wildflower meadows, a lake, play area and cafe with facilities.

  • Temple Manor

    Strood, Rochester

    The remains of a 13th century manor house belonging to the Templar Knights sits on the banks of the Medway River, tucked away in an industrial estate. Learn about the house's history and the people who once stayed there.

Here at Just Add a Picnic we have taken the time to discover many of the fabulous free days out around Kent. So whether you are looking for something to do indoors during the cooler, wetter winter weather, or you’d like a new beach to explore in the summer sunshine, you’ve come to the right place.

We hope you find your next great day out, and if there is somewhere that you know that we haven’t yet discovered please tell us by e-mailing That way we can share it with everyone else and more people can enjoy an amazing free day out.

Here are some of the locations we have added recently. Otherwise click on the Indoors and Outdoors menu items to find somewhere great to have a picnic.