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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.

Staying overnight?

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. Eastchurch Aviation Museun

    Eastchurch Aviation Museun

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    Heritage & History

    Isle of Sheppey, Sheerness

    Hi my name is Tony Downs, I am a Trustee and Deputy Museun Manager at Eastchurch Aviaition Museum which is where flight started in the UK and includeds the Short Brothers as well as the Wright Brothers. Our timeline goes from 1902 to 2016.
    Entrance…

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    From:
    3 Aug 2021to31 Aug 2022Open 10:00 - 15:00
  2. Pants!

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    Heritage & History

    Maidstone

    Why do we wear underwear? What does your underwear say about you?

    Take a journey by the seat of your pants to discover everything you didn't know about underwear!

    Under 5's free.

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    From:
    26 Oct 2021to18 Dec 2021Open 10:00 - 16:00
  3. Curious About Canterbury

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    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Canterbury

    Have fun (re-)discovering Canterbury, spotting things you've never noticed before, with two quirky treasure hunt style heritage walks - a safe, fun and affordable way to get some fresh air with your household, whilst staying close to home.
    Curious…

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    From:
    31 Oct 2021to26 Mar 2022Open 10:00 - 16:00
  4. Ice Rink at Bluewater Shopping

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    Christmas

    Greenhithe

    Returning to Bluewater for Christmas 2021 is our popular outdoor, undercover Ice Rink. Located outside The Village, the outdoor rink will sit under a clear roof, making it the perfect activity come rain or shine this festive season!

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    From:
    18 Nov 2021to2 Jan 2022
  5. Gruffalo Spotters Trail at Bedgebury Pinetum

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    Family

    Goudhurst

    Follow the Gruffalo Spotters trail at Bedgebury, spot the signs and see what creatures you can find!

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    From:
    19 Nov 2021to31 Dec 2021Open 08:00 - 15:30
  6. Christmas at Bedgebury

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    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Goudhurst

    It's the most wonderful time of the year when over a million lights, lasers and seasonal sounds fill the air with festive fun at Bedgebury. Look forward to some together time with family and friends, as you discover sparkling tunnels of light,…

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    From:
    19 Nov 2021to2 Jan 2022Open 16:30 - 20:20
  7. Christmas at Hever Castle (Daytime)

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    Christmas

    Edenbridge

    Enter the magical world of Pinocchio and learn about the importance of bravery and truth as part of the festive celebrations at Hever Castle & Gardens this Christmas.

    Outside in the grounds, take a journey along the immersive Christmas trail…

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    From:
    20 Nov 2021to3 Jan 2022Open 11:30 - 18:00
  8. Twilight Christmas at Hever Castle

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    Christmas

    Edenbridge

    Wednesdays to Sundays from 20 November
    Daily from 8 to 23 December and 27 December – 3 January (excluding 24 and 31 December)

    As dusk falls wrap up warm and enjoy the magical Twilight Christmas experience with a walk under the stars. Witness the…

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    From:
    20 Nov 2021to3 Jan 2022Open 16:00 - 20:30
  9. THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride at Spa Valley Railway

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    Christmas

    Neville Terrace, Tunbridge Wells

    The most magical and enchanting of Christmas experiences will be coming to the Spa Valley Railway heritage line in Kent this December with the arrival of the 'THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride'.

    'THE POLAR EXPRESS™' experience is described as a…

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    From:
    26 Nov 2021to23 Dec 2021
  10. Jack and the Beanstalk

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    Christmas

    Maidstone

    A very lively, funny, professional and family orientated pantomime full of laughter and special effects. Performance times vary on different days.

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    From:
    27 Nov 2021to2 Jan 2022
    From:
    27 Nov 2021to2 Jan 2022
    From:
    27 Nov 2021to2 Jan 2022
  11. Christmas at Leeds Castle

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    Christmas

    Maidstone

    It is almost the most wonderful time of the year, and here at Leeds Castle there will be something for everyone to enjoy, you are invited to celebrate at 'the loveliest castle in the world'.

    From 27th November to 2nd January, you will get to step…

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    27 Nov 2021to2 Jan 2022Open 10:00 - 17:00
  12. Santa Specials at the Kent & East Sussex Railway

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    Christmas

    Station Road, Tenterden

    Meet Santa this Christmas at the Kent & East Sussex Railway!

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    From:
    4 Dec 2021to24 Dec 2021Open 12:00 - 15:00
  13. A Salute to Christmas

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    Christmas

    Gravesend

    Running on the first Tuesday of the month, this fantastic afternoon includes a two-course lunch, tea & coffee and a live show with a special salute to Christmas

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    From:
    8 Dec 2021Open 12:00 - 03:00
  14. Oysters, Fizz and Live Music

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    Food

    Staplehurst

    The Oyster & Caviar Meister are joining us at Balfour Winery for a one of a kind evening.

    There will be oysters, salmon and seasonal vegetable canapés, to compliment our wines and live music from The Barrett Brothers.

    £45pp

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    From:
    9 Dec 2021Open 19:30 - 21:30
  15. Smarden Christmas Tree Festival

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    Christmas

    Smarden, Ashford

    Christmas Tree Festival
    The church will be filled with over 30 Christmas Trees, sparkling and glittering in the winter sunshine ( or early evening light). Some will be beautiful. Some will be unusual, and some will be really amusing. Choose your…

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    From:
    10 Dec 2021to12 Dec 2021Open 11:00 - 18:00
    From:
    11 Dec 2021Open 11:00 - 18:00
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    12 Dec 2021Open 11:00 - 18:00
  16. Ultra 90s

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    Music

    Gravesend

    Let Ultra 90s Be Your Fantasy! The best 90s club & dance act returns, a guaranteed sell out

    Our Christmas Tribute nights include a 3 course, choice menu with tea or coffee, Christmas DJ, live themed tribute act* and late disco till 12am Sunday –…

    Dates

    From:
    10 Dec 2021to11 Dec 2021Open 20:00 - 01:00
  17. Yuletide Specials

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    Christmas

    Station Road, Tenterden

    New for 2021, steam through the Wealden countryside on our Christmas train,

    Dates

    From:
    10 Dec 2021Open 10:30 - 14:30
  18. Kent MS Therapy Centre Christmas Ball

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    Christmas

    Merton Lane North, Canterbury

    Join us for an evening to remember at our annual glitzy and glamorous Christmas Ball!

    Our biggest fundraiser of the year takes place on Saturday 11 December 2021 in the Chiesman Pavilion at The Spitfire Ground St Lawrence, Canterbury and includes a…

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    From:
    11 Dec 2021to12 Dec 2021Open 07:00 - 01:00
  19. Carols in the Cowshed

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    Childrens Events

    Chiddingston Causeway

    Wrap up warm, put your wellies on and sing some carols with the cows!
    It's the time of year to get together and celebrate the winter season. We are delighted to be joined by some local carol singers who will help us sing some festive favourites. The…

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    From:
    11 Dec 2021Open 15:00 - 17:00
  20. Pop-Up Christmas Fair

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    Christmas

    Rye Foreign

    Handmade gifts, vintage clothing and stocking fillers — all for a good cause!

    Dates

    From:
    11 Dec 2021Open 10:00 - 16:00

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