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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.

Places to visit 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

Find more things to do in Kent today by using the search box or viewing the map at the bottom of this page.

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 a fun day out to be had 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 accommodation 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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  1. Guildhall Museum

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    Museum

    Rochester

    Discover the history of Medway from pre-historic times to the present day at the Guildhall Museum in Rochester.

  2. Stone Bay

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    Beach

    Broadstairs

    A beautiful bay with scope for rock pooling.

  3. Tudor House

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    Historic House / Palace

    Margate

    Grade II listed building built in 1525 as a yeoman farmer’s house. Restored in 1951, 86% genuine Tudor construction and materials.

  4. Howletts Wild Animal Park

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    Animal Collection / Zoo

    Canterbury

    Consistently a favourite with TripAdvisor reviewers - Kent’s most successful animal park, Howletts near Canterbury, offers a wild day out, like no other!

  5. St. Margaret’s-at-Cliffe & St. Margaret’s Bay

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    Towns & Villages

    St Margarets At Cliffe

    Basking in the first light of the day, this isolated 'island' in the midst of the White Cliffs has at its heart the lovely seaside village of St. Margaret's-at-Cliffe and secluded cove at St. Margaret's Bay.

  6. Quebec House

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    Historic House / Palace

    Westerham

    A gabled house with 16th Century origins and features of architectural and historical interest. The childhood home of General James Wolfe displaying family and military memorabilia and an exhibition about the battle of Quebec in the stable

  7. Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate

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    Margate

    Lying on the southeastern coast of Kent, the Isle of Thanet, encompassing the popular seaside resorts of Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate, is the perfect place to get away and explore. Cycle the 32-mile Viking Coastal Trail, visit our attractions...

  8. Tankerton Beach

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    Beach

    Whitstable

    As you walk along the Whitstable front you will come to grassy banks that gently slope down to the beach, characterised by pretty wooden beach huts and an established sailing club.

  9. Haysden Country Park

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    Fishing

    Tonbridge

    Short Description is not available

  10. Go Ape at Leeds Castle

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    Adventure Park / Playground

    Maidstone

    Take in the breathtaking views of the beautiful countryside and North Downs and experience a course that will get the hairs on the back of your neck bristling.

    With zip wires 20 metres above the forest floor and 250 metres in length, every ape...

  11. Coastal Kent

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    Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate

    Discover stunning sandy beaches and sea-carved chalk cliffs of more than a dozen seaside towns along the Kent coast

  12. Association of Tourist Attractions in Kent

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    Sightseeing

    Canterbury

    The best and widest selection of days out in Kent.
    Ideas and inspiration including events. Explore enchanting gardens, mysterious castles and historic houses. Animal parks, steam trains, maritime heritage and plenty ‘off the beaten track...

  13. St James' Church

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    Church / Chapel

    Rochester

    St James' Church dates from the late 13th century. No evidence of an earlier building survives. It seems likely that the de Cobham family, who held the manor from 1241, were instrumental in its construction.

  14. St Margaret's Museum

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    Museum

    Dover

    The museum features changing displays on local history including Ian Fleming and Noel Coward. Access is via the Tea Room.

  15. Spa Valley Railway

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    Steam Railway

    Royal Tunbridge Wells

    3½ miles through the picturesque Kentish Weald countryside.

  16. Canterbury Cathedral

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    Cathedral / Minister

    Canterbury

    Motherchurch of the Anglican Communion, seat of the Archbishop. Stunning stained glass. Eleventh Century Crypt, Twelfth Century Quire, Fourteenth Century Nave.

  17. Whitstable

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    Towns & Villages

    Whistable

    Whitstable is like no other town by the sea. Its traditional charms, strong arts culture and rich maritime history complement Whitstable's modern appeal.

  18. St John's Jerusalem

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    Garden

    Dartford


    A large garden, moated by the River Darent, around the former chapel of a 13thC Commandery of the Knights Hospitallers, later rebuilt inside to form a house. A small part of the chapel was converted into a billiard room. This and the large garden...

  19. Crampton Tower Museum

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    Museum

    Broadstairs

    The Crampton Tower Museum is a fascinating small museum is partly housed in a flint tower adjacent to the Broadstairs Railway Station.

  20. Go Ape at Bedgebury

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    Adventure Park / Playground

    Cranbrook

    Take to the trees and speed down ziplines - we're the UK's No. 1 Forest Adventure!