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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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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. 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…

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    From:
    18 July 2019to18 July 2021Open 10:30 - 22:00
  2. 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…

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    From:
    27 Oct 2019to28 Mar 2020Open 10:00 - 16:00
  3. The Garden of Light Installation

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    Free Event

    Ashford

    In tribute to Kent's 400-year status as the Garden of England, McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Ashford is harnessing the wonders of nature on an unprecedented scale through an immersive installation The Garden of Light.
    The much-anticipated…

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    From:
    7 Nov 2019to3 Apr 2020Open 10:00 - 18:00
  4. Mrs H & the Sing-along Band

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    Childrens Events

    Folkestone

    Led by the charming and passionate Mrs H, the Sing-along Band bring their unique family music to Folkestone with a line-up of musicians including members of Red Snapper, Beth Orton and The Leisure Society. Their aim is to provide quality music for…

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    From:
    24 Jan 2020Open 10:30 - 11:30
  5. Burns Night at Hever Castle

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    Special Events

    Edenbridge

    Hever Castle Luxury Bed and Breakfast will once again be hosting a Burns Night celebration on Friday 24 January 2020.

    This spectacular event will combine an overnight stay in five star luxury accommodation with a tribute to the life, works and…

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    From:
    24 Jan 2020to25 Jan 2020Open 15:00 - 10:30
  6. Adult Lecture Series: Nick Oram discusses his new book, 'Spitfire Elizabeth and the Roaring Boys'

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    Heritage & History

    Biggin Hill, Westerham

    28th January 2020 7-9pm
    Nick Oram will be telling the story of the Royal Canadian Air Force's 411 Squadron, as featured in his book, 'Spitfire Elizabeth and the Roaring Boys.' They flew from several airfields in the south east, including RAF…

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    From:
    28 Jan 2020Open 19:00 - 21:00
  7. No Man's Land

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    Exhibitions

    Prince Arthur Road, Gillingham

    An installation of artwork by students from the University for the Creative Arts, in response to the Museum's Collection & Archives.

    Included in standard admission prices.

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    From:
    4 Feb 2020to30 Mar 2020Open 10:00 - 16:00
  8. Architecture Photography Workshop

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    The Historic Dockyard Chatham, Chatham

    As an 80-acre site with over 40 scheduled listed monuments and buildings, the Historic Dockyard Chatham is packed full of striking architecture inside and out.

    Our new workshop on Saturday 15 February provides an exclusive, first-time, opportunity…

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    From:
    15 Feb 2020
  9. Trash and Treasure

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    Markets

    St Nicholas at Wade

    Trash and Treasure!
    Hunt through our stalls of bric a brac, books, clothes, glassware, jewellery, furniture, ornaments and much more to find your own treasure.
    Tea, coffee and cake available on the day.
    Come along and enjoy bargain hunting in this…

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    From:
    15 Feb 2020Open 09:00 - 12:00
  10. Half Term Explorers

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    Childrens Events

    Maidstone

    Become a first-class junior explorer this half term on the grounds of the Castle. Families can throw on their wellies and thinking caps as they venture through the Leeds Castle estate on a special trail.

    With an exciting activity booklet on-hand to…

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    From:
    15 Feb 2020to23 Feb 2020
  11. Mission Explore

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    Childrens Events

    Chatham

    Grab your coats, wellies and wrap up warm as you explore the Historic Dockyard on a special dockyard mission. Round up the troops and get the whole family involved in our fun February half term activity.

    Pick up a trail leaflet on arrival and…

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    15 Feb 2020to23 Feb 2020
  12. Half Term Family Fun: Rat Race

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    Childrens Events

    Prince Arthur Road, Gillingham

    The Royal Engineers Museum collections link to rats in many unexpected ways. Our Chinese collections demonstrate Chinese zodiac animal signs and Chinese New Year 2020 marks the Year of the Rat, the first in the order of all the signs.

    In the First…

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    From:
    18 Feb 2020to21 Feb 2020Open 11:00 - 15:00
  13. Adult Lecture Series: Bob Ogley on Doodlebugs and Rockets

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    Heritage & History

    Biggin Hill, Westerham

    Join local historian Bob Ogley for a talk on V1 and V2 Rockets, based on his book, 'Doodlebugs and Rockets.' He will talk about the experiences of those who lived through the flying bomb raids. Between June 1944 and March 1945 the Germans launched…

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    25 Feb 2020Open 19:00 - 21:00
  14. Quiz Evening: A Piece of Pizza and a Slice of History

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    Heritage & History

    Biggin Hill, Westerham

    Friday 28th Feb 6-8pm
    Join us for a fun-filled evening with a quiz and some Biggin Hill pizza.
    There will be something for everyone, with 3 rounds: the RAF, history and contemporary general knowledge.
    There will be the opportunity to look round the…

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    From:
    28 Feb 2020Open 18:00 - 20:00
  15. Tunbridge Wells Spring Fair

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    Free Event

    One Warwick Park, Tunbridge Wells

    Our Spring Fair is back and bigger than ever. Taking place at the beautiful One Warwick Park Hotel, you'll be able to shop a handpicked selection of products from small businesses in Kent and East Sussex. Shop jewellery, candles, art, gifts, cards,…

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    From:
    1 Mar 2020Open 10:00 - 16:00
  16. Call the Midwife Official Location Tours

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    Tour

    Chatham

    Two National Treasures have come together to launch the Official Call the Midwife tours.

    Come and explore where the real drama happens as a costumed midwife takes you on a walking tour of our historic site. With a picture book to help trigger your…

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    From:
    6 Mar 2020to31 Oct 2020
  17. Vintage Portraiture Photography Workshop

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    Special Events

    The Historic Dockyard Chatham, Chatham

    With over 400 years of history, The Dockyard has an abundance of beautiful locations to capture perfect photographs.

    Our special guided photography experience on Saturday 7 March provides an exclusive, first-time, opportunity to develop your…

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    From:
    7 Mar 2020
  18. Tattoo: British Tattoo Art Revealed

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    Arts

    Chatham

    Our exciting new temporary exhibition for Spring 2020 offers a ground-breaking insight into the history of British tattooing. Featuring over 400 original artworks, photographs and historic artefacts, it tells a story that challenges the most…

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    From:
    14 Mar 2020to14 June 2020
  19. The Sixteen: The Choral Pilgrimage 2020 - Rochester

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    Music

    Quadrant Chambers, Fleet Street, Rochester

    2020 marks the 20th anniversary of The Sixteen's annual Choral Pilgrimage tour. Since 2000 the choir have travelled the length and breadth of the UK, discovering some of the country's most beautiful architecture and building relationships with…

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    From:
    19 Mar 2020Open 19:30 - 21:20
  20. Mrs H & the Sing-along Band

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    Childrens Events

    Folkestone

    Led by the charming and passionate Mrs H, the Sing-along Band bring their unique family music to Folkestone with a line-up of musicians including members of Red Snapper, Beth Orton and The Leisure Society. Their aim is to provide quality music for…

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    From:
    27 Mar 2020Open 10:30 - 11:30

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