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Maidstone

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Maidstone in the heart of the Kent countryside has some wonderful events each year, both at the Kent County Show Ground and at many other venues in the town including the theatre, the museum and Leeds Castle.

Things to do in Maidstone

Leeds Castle remains a spectacular day out for all the family with great events throughout the year including Jousting, theatre, Christmas at the Castle and many other great events. There's also a Go Ape at the castle.

Maidstone Museum has had a £3.5 million new wing which opened in March 2012. The space and galleries are displaying some of the wonderful exhibits which have been held in the stores for years. The new Japanese gallery has one of the best collections of Japanese Art in England and new interactive research stations will allow visitors to find additional articles within the collections in this state of the art facility.

Kent Life has lots of good events throughout the year but particularly popular is the Hops and Harvest Festival, which includes local food products from the Kent countryside including regionally made beers. This is usually the second weekend in September. The Apple Festival is usually the second weekend in October and has everything to do with Apples, including eating apples, cooking with apples, cider etc.

Coach Parking can be found close to the town centre with good drop off points. For longer stays in Kent, Maidstone is centrally based and offers excellent hotels and good prices to group visitors. Being located here brings you within easy reach all the castles of Kent, some brilliant gardens to visit and the best evening economy in the county, with good nightlife, theatre, bars and restaurants.

For things to do in Maidstone this weekend, check out our guide to What's On in Kent.

Towns & villages near Maidstone

Explore these places closer than 10 miles from Maidstone and find out where to go in the local area to get the most from a visit to the town.

What's Nearby

  1. Maidstone Museum & Bentlif Art Gallery

    Maidstone Museum and Bentlif Art Gallery is an exceptional regional museum housed in the gorgeous...

    0.04 miles away
  2. The Hazlitt Theatre

    The Hazlitt Theatre & The Exchange offer a varied programme throughout the year.

    0.07 miles away
  3. Kentish Lady - Hire Cruisers Ltd

    A 100-seater passenger boat offering 1 and 3 hour cruises along the River Medway. 1 hour cruises...

    0.25 miles away
  4. Maidstone Carriage Museum

    Maidstone Carriage Musuem is home to a unique collection of horse-drawn vehicles & transport...

    0.26 miles away
  1. Mote Park

    Mote Park has been a popular place to visit for both visitors and locals being a huge green open...

    0.87 miles away
  2. Kent Life Heritage Farm Park

    Kent’s premier heritage farm park will soon be launched into a new era with several developments on...

    1.69 miles away
  3. Kent Wildlife Trust Tyland Barn Visitor Centre

    A beautifully restored 17thC barn, now a visitor centre, with displays on Kent's wildlife habitats...

    2.13 miles away
  4. Stoneacre

    15th century half timbered Yeoman's house featuring a great hall and crownpost, surrounded by...

    2.94 miles away
  5. White Horse Wood Country Park

    The White Horse Country Park is set within the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The...

    3.33 miles away
  6. Kent Event Centre

    The Kent Event Centre has been on its current site at Detling since 1964. Originally purchased to...

    3.34 miles away
  7. Teston Bridge Country Park

    Three meadows nestling beside the River Medway. This is an edial loction to watch boats cruising...

    3.6 miles away
  8. Buckmore Park Kart Circuit

    Experience the thrills of high speed with sharp bends, head for Buckmore Park International kart...

    4.41 miles away
  9. Go Ape at Leeds Castle

    Take in the breathtaking views of the beautiful countryside and North Downs and experience a course...

    5.06 miles away
  10. Leeds Castle

    Just 4 miles south of Maidstone, Leeds Castle is one of the best preserved historic castles in...

    5.08 miles away
  11. Chatham Ski & Snowboard Centre

    Chatham Ski Centre has the longest artificial slope in the South East and is the premier...

    5.8 miles away
  12. Capstone Farm Country Park

    Capstone Farm Country Park is one of Medway's finest green spaces, offering wonderful opportunities...

    5.97 miles away
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