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Kent is known as the Garden of England and its natural landscape makes for an array of top quality outdoor events all year round. Featuring a UNESCO World Heritage Site, numerous Blue Flag Beaches and historical links, seasonal events will ensure something different for every visit. 

What's on in Kent today?

To find out what's on in Kent today or this weekend, use the search box above to narrow down your required date. Kent is a popular destination for day trips from London and also European travellers arriving into the UK by sea so events celebrating culture, food and music are never far away,

Family-friendly coastal seaside resorts such as Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate have events calendars geared for keeping kids entertained whether it's during the holidays or for a weekend break.

There's plenty for adults too with castles, gardens and museums providing a year-long supply of exhibitions, festivals and seasonal entertainment, none more so than at more than a dozen National Trust locations in Kent which display the Garden of England in all its glory.

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If you're travelling from outside the area for an event in Hampshire, there are numerous hotels and other accommodation options to suit your needs.

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Kent events near me

The guide below shows our calendar of events in Kent. Whether you're local or visiting the area, find what's happening near you by clicking the Map View button.

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  1. Zog Trail at Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest

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    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Goudhurst

    Head out on an exciting forest journey at Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest with Zog and his friends!
    Follow the trail through the woods to find familiar characters from the story, collect stars as you learn like Zog did at dragon school, and…

    Dates

    From:
    11 Jan 2019to31 Dec 2019Open 09:30 - 16:00
  2. Footsteps in Time - costumed guided tour

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    Guided Walk

    Rochester

    Footsteps in Time are offering their costumed guided tours to the general public on a "turn up and go" basis.

    Dates

    From:
    24 Feb 2019to24 Nov 2019
  3. Adventure Activities South East

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    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Paddock Wood, Tonbridge

    We are Adventure Activity and outdoor experts on land and water! With bases in Kent and Sussex, we have an activity to suit everyone! Try Kayaking, Paddleboarding, Giant Paddleboarding, Axe Throwing, Archery, Bushcraft and more!
    Our activities are…

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    From:
    1 Mar 2019to30 Nov 2019Open 09:00 - 05:00
  4. Curious About Canterbury

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    Tour

    Sun Street, Canterbury

    Have fun discovering Canterbury with two quirky heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt.
    Are you curious about Canterbury? Looking for an unusual and quirky activity which gets you out in the fresh air whatever the weather? Take one of our…

    Dates

    From:
    24 Mar 2019to26 Oct 2019Open 09:00 - 18:00
    From:
    27 Oct 2019to28 Mar 2020Open 10:00 - 16:00
  5. SUPfun™

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    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Hampstead Lane, Yalding

    SUPfun™ is all about getting on the water with others for some...fun. Remember the games kids play which gets them actively running around, like stuck in the mud? Well, SUPfun™ is based on these sorts of games, but on paddleboards. The activities…

    Dates

    From:
    13 June 2019to31 Oct 2019Open 18:30 - 19:30
  6. Escape Plan LIVE

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    Other

    Chatham

    It's only a game... but that's easy to forget at Escape Plan LIVE.

    You'll have to work together using the clues that surround you to solve the mystery!

    You have just 60 minutes to do so and the question always remains the same…

    The clock is…

    Dates

    From:
    18 July 2019to18 July 2021Open 10:30 - 22:00
  7. Turner Prize

    Turner Prize

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    Arts

    Margate

    One of the best known prizes for visual arts in the world, the Turner Prize comes to Margate's Turner Contemporary art gallery this autumn.

    Previous winners have included Antony Gormley (1994), Grayson Perry (2003) and Jeremy Deller (2004) who…

    Dates

    From:
    28 Sept 2019to12 Jan 2020
  8. Autumn Colour at Hever Castle

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    Heritage & History

    Edenbridge

    As the air turns crisp and a rich display of autumn colour envelops the countryside, pack your walking boots or wellies and head to Hever Castle to enjoy the crunch of leaves underfoot and spectacular autumn tints.

    The Castle is arguably at its…

    Dates

    From:
    1 Oct 2019to27 Oct 2019Open 10:30 - 18:00
  9. Autumn Colours

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    Gardens

    Sevenoaks

    For the first time ever, thanks to our longer season, Enjoy Riverhill's stunning Autumn Colours in the Wood Garden. Find the brightest leaf and the biggest sweet chestnut.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Oct 2019to31 Oct 2019Open 10:30 - 17:00
  10. The Pumpkin Patch at Highland Court Farm, Canterbury

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    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Coldharbour Lane, Bridge, Canterbury

    The leaves are turning Brown… The nights are drawing in… Summer is over…
    But the fun definitely isn't over as Autumn means only one thing – its Pumpkin Picking Time! And this year on October the 11th Pick Your Own Pumpkins are coming to Canterbury,…

    Dates

    From:
    11 Oct 2019to2 Nov 2019Open 03:00 - 07:30
    From:
    19 Oct 2019to27 Oct 2019Open 10:00 - 07:30
  11. Pumpkin Grotto & Pumpkin Hunt

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    Childrens Events

    Sevenoaks

    Hunt for pumpkins around the garden followed by pumpkin carving in our cosy grotto. Bring your own pumpkin (or we will have them available for sale too)

    Dates

    From:
    12 Oct 2019to27 Oct 2019Open 11:00 - 17:00
  12. A Lasting Peace for Medway

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    Arts

    Gillingham

    This exhibition marks the culmination of a year-long programme of art workshops funded by the Big Lottery Fund. Hosted by local artist Tina Lawlor Mottram, each workshop has been inspired by creating a sense of peace and happiness with the community…

    Dates

    From:
    15 Oct 2019to22 Dec 2019Open 10:00 - 16:00
  13. Berlin Wall Art - Half Term Family Activities

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    Childrens Events

    Prince Arthur Road, Gillingham

    The Berlin Wall is one of the largest canvas in the world and was used as a means of protesting and symbolising peace. 30 years after its fall, create a stencil inspired by the art on the Berlin Wall and paint it onto a fabric drawstring bag to take…

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    From:
    19 Oct 2019to27 Oct 2019Open 11:00 - 15:00
  14. October Half Term at Howletts Wild Animal Park

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    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Littlebourne, Canterbury

    Celebrate October Half Term with discounted tickets to Howletts Wild Animal Park!

    Available from Saturday 19th to Sunday 3rd November 2019, visitors can sink their teeth into 25% off online day tickets so everyone can enjoy a treat this Autumn! …

    Dates

    From:
    19 Oct 2019to3 Nov 2019Open 09:30 - 17:00
  15. October Half Term at Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve

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    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Hythe

    Go wild this October Half Term with discounted tickets to Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve!
    Available from Saturday 19th to Sunday 3rd November 2019 visitors can get their claws on 25% off online day tickets so everyone can enjoy a treat this Autumn! …

    Dates

    From:
    19 Oct 2019to3 Nov 2019Open 09:30 - 17:00
  16. Autumn Colours and Forest Art activity, October Half Term

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    Free Event

    Goudhurst

    Bedgebury National Pinetum looks wonderful in the autumn!

    Bring the family to create an autumnal colour chart using fallen leaves, needles and cone debris found around the pinetum. Collect a free activity sheet anytime throughout October half…

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    From:
    19 Oct 2019to3 Nov 2019Open 08:00 - 16:30
  17. Spooky Dover Castle with Creepy Critters

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    Childrens Events

    Dover

    Grab your broomsticks for some wickedly witchy fun and get up close to creepy critters at Dover Castle this Halloween half term.

    Dates

    From:
    19 Oct 2019to27 Oct 2019Open 10:00 - 17:00
  18. Spooky Walmer Castle

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    Childrens Events

    English Heritage, South East Regional Office, Dover Castle, Castle Hill Road, Deal

    Grab your broomsticks for some wickedly witchy fun at Walmer Castle this Halloween half term.

    Dates

    From:
    19 Oct 2019to27 Oct 2019Open 10:00 - 16:00
  19. Halloween Half Term Fun at Hever Castle

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    Heritage & History

    Edenbridge

    Prepare to be spooked this Halloween at Haunted Hever. For autumn half term we have a vast array of spook-tacular events on at the Castle for you and your little ones.

    Join the spooky storytelling, take part in the Halloween craft activity, follow…

    Dates

    From:
    19 Oct 2019to31 Oct 2019Open 10:30 - 16:30
  20. Enchanted Dockyard

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    Childrens Events

    Chatham

    Be transported into a magical world as The Historic Dockyard Chatham pulls back ancient ivy to reveal the Enchanted Dockyard from Saturday 19th October until Sunday 27th October.
    A mystical garden and seasonal crafts will await families inside No.1…

    Dates

    From:
    19 Oct 2019to27 Oct 2019

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