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Swimming pools, leisure centres, trampoline centres and venues reopening across Kent this week in time for the summer holidays

Want to splash around with the kids, to hit the treadmill or lay back in luxury? There's something for everyone with what's reopening this week across the county in time for the summer holidays

Here's what you could be getting up to...

Flip Out Chatham is reopening
Flip Out Chatham is reopening

Trampoline centres

Trampolining chain Gravity's two sites in Kent - Lockmeadow in Maidstone and Bluewater Shopping Centre near Dartford - are set to reopen on Saturday, July 25, with booking being taken online at gravity-uk.com

Flip Out's centres at Chatham and Ashford will also bounce back from Saturday, July 25 with one hour reduced capacity sessions, booked online at flipout.co.uk

SOAR Trampoline Park in Gillingham is also reopening on July 25. Bookings have reopened for sessions at soartrampolinepark.co.uk

Swimming, leisure centres & gyms

Following the news that outdoor pools could reopen earlier this month, indoor pools join indoor gyms and other sports facilities able to reopen from Saturday, July 25, though some may take longer.

Swimmers, like gym-goers, are encouraged to arrive in their costume and shower and change at home.

You'll be able to head to the pool this summer holidays, but go dressed to dive straight in
You'll be able to head to the pool this summer holidays, but go dressed to dive straight in

Larkfield Leisure Centre, the Angel Centre and Tonbridge Swimming Pool will all reopen on Monday, July 27. At Larkfield and Tonbridge there will be adult lane swimming along with some club usage and aqua exercise classes, with 45 minute sessions booked online. The Tonbridge outdoor pool will also open for lane swimming. The gyms at Larkfield and Tonbridge will reopen with reduced capacity and pre-booked one hour sessions.

Swallows Leisure Centre in Sittingbourne, Maidstone Leisure Centre in Mote Park, Tenterden Leisure Centre, Medway Park, Strood Sports Centre and Cascades Leisure Centre in Gravesend reopen their doors to members on Saturday, July 25, with sessions needing to be pre-booked. Tides Leisure Centre in Deal; Ramsgate Leisure Centre and Hartsdown Leisure Centre in Margate will reopen on Monday, August 3.


Rowhill Grange in Wilmington reopens its Utopia Spas in full on Saturday, July 25, where visitors can relax in its Roman-inspired interiors, two floors of pools and monsoon showers. Booking is available now by clicking here.

Eastwell Manor near Ashford with its stunning grounds and far-reaching views of the North Downs reopened for guests last week while the luxurious Champneys Spa onsite reopens on Friday, July 31. Book your stay at eastwellmanor.co.uk

Brandshatch Place Hotel & Spa in Fawkham near Dartford with its heritage hotel, spa and health club surrounded by 12 acres of parkland and gardens, opened earlier this month, as did its Handpicked Hotels sister site Chilston Park Hotel in Lenham while the Bannatyne Spa in Ashford, in partnership with Elemis, which offers both men and women beauty therapies and spa rituals reopened last week.

Brandshatch swimming pool
Brandshatch swimming pool


The Secret Garden at Mersham-le-Hatch near Ashford is taking bookings from Friday, July 24, after deciding to reopen with safety in mind. The site, which is also a popular wedding venue, is to reopen "cautiously" with afternoon tea hampers and other goodies still available daily for pre-booking, which can be taken away or eaten in the gardens. Initially the site will be open for seated tables Fridays to Sundays, and Bank Holiday Mondays. To find out more go to secretgardenkent.co.uk

Great Comp Gardens near Borough Green's curator Will Dyson has been sharing his superior salvia knowledge on the gardens' Twitter feed, with his latest video tutorials covering how to take a salvia cutting and how to get the best from your salvias. The gardens are fully reopened, including the popular Old Dairy Tearoom. Find out more at greatcompgarden.co.uk

Penshurst Place has now reopened its historic Baron's Hall, where scenes from films including Mary Queen of Scots and The Princess Bride were filmed. Visitor numbers are limited. Find out more here.

Penshurst Place's Baron's Hall has reopened
Penshurst Place's Baron's Hall has reopened

Chatham Historic Dockyard reopens to the public on Saturday, July 25. Find out more here.

Turner Contemporary in Margate reopens to visitors this week. Find out more here.

For more days out ideas across Kent click here.

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