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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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    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. 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…

    Dates

    From:
    6 Mar 2020to31 Oct 2020
  3. Virtual Pet Show

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    Christmas

    Tonbridge

    Our virtual event will be open 1st October until 11th December. We are aiming to attract as many entries as possible so tell all your friends and relatives! Winners will be announced on 11th December after careful deliberation from our panel of…

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    From:
    1 Oct 2020to11 Dec 2020Open 12:00 - 09:00
  4. Autumn Colour at Hever Castle

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    Gardens

    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.

    Celebrate the different coloured…

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    From:
    1 Oct 2020to12 Nov 2020Open 10:00 - 16:30
  5. The Field of Cloth of Gold: A Meeting of Kings

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    Exhibitions

    Maidstone

    A magnificent tournament was held over 500 years ago in 1520 between Henry VIII of England and the French King, Francis I. The intention was to increase the bonds of friendship between the two countries. They met in a field near Calais to enjoy…

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    From:
    2 Oct 2020to30 Sept 2021Open 10:00 - 17:00
    From:
    2 Oct 2020to30 Sept 2021Open 10:00 - 17:00
  6. Fright at the Museum: The Black Dog Mystery

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    Childrens Events

    Canterbury

    Calling all super sleuths: solve the mystery in our brand new spooktacular trail! Help discover the truth behind the strange sightings of the Black Dog that has been spotted inside The Beaney and around Canterbury. Is this a bad omen? Or maybe…

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    From:
    3 Oct 2020to6 Nov 2020Open 10:00 - 17:00
  7. Pumpkin Festival

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    Childrens Events

    Sevenoaks

    Our hugely popular Pumpkin Festival returns! This year we will be Pumkin Hunting in the Gardens and creating a walk-through inspirational Pumpkin Grotto for you to enjoy and gather ideas to get carving at home.

    You will be able to buy gorgeous…

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    From:
    17 Oct 2020to1 Nov 2020Open 10:30 - 17:00
  8. Halloween Archery at Half Term

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    Childrens Events

    Maidstone

    Have-a-go at the ancient sport of archery this Halloween Half Term. Our trained instructors will take adults and children through instructions and tactics about how to nail the bullseye or even some pumpkins along the way!

    £3 per person

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    From:
    24 Oct 2020to1 Nov 2020Open 10:00 - 17:00
  9. The Maze Challenge

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    Childrens Events

    Maidstone

    We are pleased to announce that the Maze will once again open to the public from Saturday 24th October and to celebrate we have hidden fun challenges to complete as you find your way to the middle. Each month the challenge will change, starting with…

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    From:
    24 Oct 2020to28 Feb 2021Open 10:00 - 17:00
  10. Halloween App Trail

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    Childrens Events

    Maidstone

    This October Half Term join us for some spooky fun at Leeds Castle. Download the Leeds Castle App and explore the grounds to scan codes and complete our Halloween themed activity trail!

    The Halloween Trail will be available within the Leeds Castle…

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    From:
    24 Oct 2020to1 Nov 2020Open 10:00 - 16:00
  11. Where's Wally? Spooky Museum Search!

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    Childrens Events

    Chatam

    Join the search for Wally at The Historic Dockyard Chatham this October half term.

    We're excited to be part of the national Where's Wally? Spooky Museum Search, organised by Kids in Museums and Walker Books, to celebrate the release of the new…

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    From:
    24 Oct 2020to1 Nov 2020Open 10:00 - 17:00
  12. Halloween Half Term Fun at Hever Castle

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    Heritage & History

    Edenbridge

    Treat your family to a spine-tingling visit to Hever Castle over October Half Term. Come dressed up in your spookiest outfit and follow a pumpkin trail around the grounds.

    Hever Castle staff members are having their own pumpkin carving competition…

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    24 Oct 2020to1 Nov 2020Open 10:30 - 16:30
  13. Half Term at Bluebell Railway

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    Heritage & History

    Uckfield

    Recreate the early days of Bluebell Railway, the longest running line of its kind, by riding on The Pioneer!

    Travel in the luxury bubble of your own compartment from Sheffield Park to Kingscote, enjoying the autumn colours of the Sussex countryside…

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    From:
    26 Oct 2020to30 Oct 2020Open 09:30 - 17:00
    From:
    26 Oct 2020to30 Oct 2020
  14. Half Term Family Fun: Crimean War Dogs

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    Childrens Events

    Prince Arthur Road, Gillingham

    Join in this half term as we commemorate the Crimean War, which began in October 1853. Eventually the Russian Empire lost to the alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia & the Ottoman Empire in February 1856.

    Our very own mascot, Snob the Dog, was…

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    From:
    27 Oct 2020to30 Oct 2020Open 11:00 - 15:00
  15. Adult Lecture Series: Norman Brice on the history and work of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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    Talks

    Biggin Hill, Westerham

    Join Norman Brice as he discusses the history and work of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC). Given its Royal Charter in 1917, the CWGC honours the 1.7 million men and women who died in the First and Second World Wars and ensures they…

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    From:
    27 Oct 2020Open 19:00 - 21:00
  16. Halloween Afternoon Tea

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    Childrens Events

    Canterbury

    This half term we are bringing you some frightfully fantastic Halloween fun. We have given our popular afternoon tea a super spooktastic twist. Bring the kids along and they can enjoy their very own fang-tastic selection of cakes and sandwiches.…

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    From:
    29 Oct 2020to31 Oct 2020Open 12:30 - 17:00
  17. John Lennon Tribute - Lennon Retrospective tour

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    Music

    Library Road, Canterbury

    Visualise a young Lennon & you have ITV's The Big Audition winner, Gaz Keenan. Add a highly professional backing band & from the start you know this is a live music experience you won't forget. The "Lennon Retrospective" two hour show brought to you…

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    From:
    31 Oct 2020Open 19:30 - 22:00
  18. Rupert Bear Centenary Celebration

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    Exhibitions

    Canterbury

    Bring your family and friends along and join us for this interactive exhibition opening on Saturday 7 November in time for Rupert Bear centenary celebrations!

    You will get the opportunity to be immersed into magical seasonal landscapes, enjoy a…

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    From:
    7 Nov 2020to7 Mar 2021Open 10:00 - 17:00
  19. Kent Showground Covid Secure Firework event

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    Fireworks

    Maidstone

    Exciting 2 day event at the spacious grounds of the Kent Showground in Detling. Gates open at 1pm allowing time for you to visit the fun fair and grab something to eat from a great selection of food & drink stalls. There is live music to entertain…

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    From:
    14 Nov 2020Open 13:00 - 22:00
    From:
    15 Nov 2020Open 13:00 - 22:00
  20. Christmas at Bedgebury

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    Christmas

    Goudhurst

    Following last year's sell-out success Christmas at Bedgebury returns to the award-winning National Pinetum.

    Inspired by the landscape itself, visitors can explore a winterland of trees from around the world, dramatically illuminated with stunning…

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    From:
    20 Nov 2020to31 Dec 2020Open 16:30 - 22:00

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