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
- Port Lympne Animal Reserve, Ashford
- Hever Castle & Gardens, Edenbridge
- Dreamland Theme Park, Margate
- Leeds Castle, Maidstone
- Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury
- Spa Valley Railway, Royal Tunbridge Wells
- Betteshanger Park, Deal
- Chislehurst Caves, Chislehurst
- Turner Contemporary, Margate
- Walking & Sightseeing at the White Cliffs of Dover, Dover
- Hush Heath Winery, Tonbridge
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:
- B&Bs, Inns, Guest Houses & Farms in Kent
- Camping and Caravanning Sites in Kent
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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.