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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. Find out more about the towns and villages that make up the Garden of England using our interactive map of Kent.

Top 11 things to do in Kent

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

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. Seasonal events in Kent take place all year round so whatever weekend you're visiting, there's bound to be something near you.

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: 

List of things to do & places to visit for days out in Kent

For more information about Kent, including ideas for days out, attractions and events, view the list below for information on things to do and towns and villages within the county. Use the 'map view' button to find something near you.

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Ramsgate Main Sands

Ramsgate Main Sands

Ramsgate offers a popular long stretch of sandy beach situated right next to the only Royal Harbour and Marina in the country. With children’s...

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  1. Add Ramsgate Main Sands to your Itinerary

    Ramsgate Main Sands

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    Beach

    Location

    Ramsgate

    Ramsgate offers a popular long stretch of sandy beach situated right next to the only Royal Harbour and Marina in the country.

  2. Add Buckmore Park Kart Circuit to your Itinerary

    Buckmore Park Kart Circuit

    Type

    Adventure Park / Playground

    Location

    Chatham

    Experience the thrills of high speed with sharp bends, head for Buckmore Park International kart circuit where Lewis Hamilton and many of Britain's Formula One drivers learned their trade. Buckmore Park offers karting for four to 80!

  3. Add Tenterden to your Itinerary

    Tenterden

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    Towns & Villages

    Location

    Tenterden

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

  4. Add Chartwell to your Itinerary

    Chartwell

    Type

    Historic House / Palace

    Location

    Westerham

    Family home of Sir Winston Churchill with house and gardens very much as in his day. Memorabilia, photos and many of Churchill's own paintings on display. Gardens command spectacular views over the Weald of Kent.

  5. Add Upnor Castle to your Itinerary

    Upnor Castle

    Type

    Castle / Fort

    Location

    Rochester

    This attractive, turreted castle is set in a picturesque village area that is backed by rolling, wooded hills. The castle is fronted by a water bastion jutting out into the River Medway.

  6. Add Ashford to your Itinerary

    Ashford

    Type

    Towns & Villages

    Ashford is a town in Kent boasting a lively cosmopolitan centre and world-class shopping with plenty of places to visit and things to do nearby

  7. Add Borden to your Itinerary

    Borden

    Type

    Towns & Villages

    Location

    Borden

    Borden is a village and electoral ward situated immediately south west of Sittingbourne, Kent.

  8. Add Medway Towns to your Itinerary

    Medway Towns

    Type

    Towns & Villages

    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 Hush Heath Winery to your Itinerary

    Hush Heath Winery

    Type

    Vineyard

    Location

    Tonbridge

    Tours at Hush Heath take guests through the magical countryside of the Garden of England, the vineyards, ancient oak woodlands, apple orchards and meadows of our 400 acre family estate.

  10. Add Downderry Nursery to your Itinerary

    Downderry Nursery

    Type

    Garden

    Location

    Tonbridge

    Set in the peaceful beauty of a walled garden Downderry is the home of National Plant Collections of lavender and rosemary. Feast your eyes on a rainbow of colours, fill your head with fragrance. A sensual experience always worth visiting