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Days Out in Kent: The Garden of England

Kent is a haven of breathtaking English landscape, hence the name ‘The Garden of England.’ From mysterious marshland to the dramatic white cliffs of Dover, from sleepy villages and bustling seaside resorts to historic castles and towering cathedrals, there’s no shortage of things to do in Kent.

Visitors regularly take short breaks in Kent to wallow in the famous towns like Canterbury and Rochester and to explore the green rolling hills, wooded valleys and far-reaching landscapes. Whether on foot, bicycle, road or horseback, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to a summer picnic spot or a crisp autumn stroll.

Kent's coastline is a beautiful place to visit all year round and the area of Thanet comprising Margate, Ramsgate and Broadstairs regularly boasts the most blue flag beaches in the UK.

Things to do in Kent this weekend

Many of Kent's tourist attractions are open all year round so find something to do today with activities listings each showing a map and opening times for your convenience. Maidstone, Folkestone, Asford, and Dover are all open for business despite Operation Stack and the intermittent closure of parts of the M20. Leeds Castle and Hever Castle not only provide a fascinating insight to history and heritage, but provide a calendar of topical events and activities for all the family.

The Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway is a fun way to explore the south of Kent while animal lovers won't want to miss Canterbury's Howletts Wild Animal Park or Ashford's Port Lympe Reserve featuring rare species and family favourites such as big cats, gorillas, giraffes and elephants.

Use the search box on the left of this page to find more events and attractions in Kent.

Those who prefer their meals brought to them are always keen to try out a great country pub, where one of Kent’s most famous assets, the local wine, can be sampled. For a more active way to unwind Kent’s blue flag beaches offer ample opportunities to take part in the water sports, and for those who are looking to dive deeper into Kent, there are plenty of options for somewhere to stay if you’d like to experience more than a day: 

For more information about Kent, including ideas for days out, attractions and events, view the list below for information on towns and villages within the county.

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Sevenoaks

Sevenoaks

Few places in the world can match the beauty of the countryside around Sevenoaks, particularly in spring when Emmett's Garden, near Toys Hill, is...

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  1. Add Dungeness to your Itinerary

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    Dungeness

    Dungeness is a headland on the coast of Kent, England, formed largely of a shingle beach.

  2. Add Sevenoaks to your Itinerary

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    The town of Sevenoaks has much to offer visitors, with an excellent variety of shops and restaurants, as well as a long history which has left a wealth of heritage.

  3. Add Faversham to your Itinerary

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    Faversham

    Discover Faversham, a picturesque historic market town, located in the heart of the Garden of England.

  4. Add Herne Bay to your Itinerary

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    Herne Bay

    The resort of Herne Bay is a popular destination for water sports, wind surfing, sailing, zapcats racing and jet skiing but is still suitable for sandcastles, swimming and excellent fishing too.

  5. Add Gravesend to your Itinerary

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    Gravesend

    The heritage maritime town that nestles on the south bank of the Thames only a few miles from the heart of London

  6. Add Margate to your Itinerary

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    Margate

    Margate is a timeless seaside resort where traditional seaside fun and entertainment sits happily alongside modern water sports and exciting new developments.

  7. Add Canterbury to your Itinerary

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    A World Heritage Site, Canterbury's famous Cathedral and ancient churches make it one of the most historic and stunning locations in South East England.

  8. Add Medway Towns to your Itinerary

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    Named after the River Medway, the area is made up of five towns - Chatham, Rochester, Gillingham, Rainham and Strood - and is only 35 minutes by train from London.

  9. Add Tenterden to your Itinerary

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    Tenterden, known as the ‘Jewel of the Weald’, offers the best of all worlds; fascinating history, a wealth of architecture and excellent shopping.

  10. Add Broadstairs to your Itinerary

    Broadstairs

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    A stroll around Broadstairs is a journey of discover with a lovely surprise around nearly every corner.