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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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    Type:

    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…

    Dates

    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. The Art of Trees outdoor exhibition

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    Arts

    Goudhurst

    Bedgebury is home to the National Conifer Collection and the tree collection is internationally known for the great diversity of species being utilised for research. One of the volunteer groups at Bedgebury is completely unique, the Bedgebury…

    Dates

    From:
    1 Apr 2019to30 Sept 2019Open 08:00 - 19:00
  6. Welly Fitness Walks

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    Gardens

    Sevenoaks

    Explore the fabulous hills around Riverhill at a breathtaking pace! Meet in Riverhill Car Park and finish in Café. Dogs Welcome. Adults only. No charge.

    Dates

    From:
    26 Apr 2019to4 Oct 2019Open 09:20 - 10:20
  7. 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
  8. Shocking Electricity

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    Childrens Events

    Gillingham

    See the exhibition room transformed into a laboratory with weird and wonderful experiments to spark the imagination. Get hands on and make an explosion using just water or experiment with circuits, generators, magnets and plasma globes!

    Will you…

    Dates

    From:
    9 July 2019to1 Sept 2019Open 10:00 - 17:00
  9. Jousting at Hever Castle (select dates)

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    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Edenbridge

    July: 13 & 14; 20 & 21; 27 & 28
    August: 10 & 11, 17 & 18; 23 – 26

    The annual Summer Jousting Tournaments will begin at Hever Castle on 13 and 14 July.

    The Knights of Royal England will be entertaining the crowds with exhilarating displays of…

    Dates

    From:
    13 July 2019to26 Aug 2019Open 10:30 - 18:00
  10. Jamie Raven Presents Making Magic

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    Theatre

    Greenhithe

    15th July - Sunday 8th September | lower Rose Gallery opposite the Winter Garden)
    The lovable Magician who shot to fame on Britain's Got Talent in 2015, in which he made Simon Cowell exclaim "I now actually believe in magic !!" en route to finishing…

    Dates

    From:
    15 July 2019to8 Sept 2019Open 10:00 - 21:00
  11. 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
  12. Knights & Princesses School at Hever Castle

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    Heritage & History

    Edenbridge

    Throughout the summer holidays, your little ones can experience what it was like to grow up and serve in a royal household in medieval times at Knights & Princesses School.

    Suitable for children ages 7-14 (approximately), these free classes include…

    Dates

    From:
    24 July 2019to30 Aug 2019Open 10:30 - 18:00
  13. Summer at The Dockyard

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    Childrens Events

    Chatham

    Come rain or shine, The Historic Dockyard Chatham has you covered for a Great British Summer holiday!

    From the 29th July to the 1st September, The Historic Dockyard Chatham will be jam-packed full of summer fun, whether there's rain or sunshine!
    A…

    Dates

    From:
    29 July 2019to1 Sept 2019
  14. Alpaca Meet and Greet

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    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Yalding

    Kenward Place is a beautiful Georgian Manor house and gardens in Yalding. Come and enjoy our woodland walk, friendly animals, children's play area and vintage charity shop. Sage and Time café is open daily serving cream teas, light lunches and…

    Dates

    From:
    5 Aug 2019to26 Aug 2019Open 11:30 - 14:30
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    26 Aug 2019Open 11:30 - 14:30
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    27 Aug 2019Open 11:30 - 14:30
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    27 Aug 2019Open 11:30 - 14:30
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    22 Sept 2019Open 11:30 - 14:30
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    21 Oct 2019Open 11:30 - 14:30
  15. Hotel du vin launches a new Afternoon Tea menu

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    Food

    Tunbridge Wells

    Indulge yourself this summer by testing out Hotel du Vin's new afternoon Tea menu. A brand-new range of cakes and sandwiches paired with the fresh taste of local artisanal ingredients and the Hotel's new terrace will make for the perfect hazy…

    Dates

    From:
    12 Aug 2019to30 Sept 2019
  16. Summer Holiday; Sticky Seed Owl Art

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    Type:

    Childrens Events

    Sevenoaks

    A fun range of magic themed craft activities, with a different one running each week! A great way to keep the children entertained over the Summer. No additional charge or booking required – just drop in. See below for what's on each week

    Dates

    From:
    21 Aug 2019to26 Aug 2019Open 11:00 - 16:00
  17. Milk Fest 2019

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    Type:

    Festival

    Sissinghurst

    A FULL FAT FESTIVAL OF FOOD & MUSIC FOR ALL THE FAMILY!
    CELEBRATING 6 YEARS WITH THE GREATEST SHOW YET!

    Kicking off on Friday 23 August, we're planning a Bank holiday weekend of fun, all the way through to Monday 26 August.

    We've put together an…

    Dates

    From:
    23 Aug 2019to26 Aug 2019Open 12:00 - 20:30
  18. Sense and Sensibility

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    Type:

    Theatre

    Goodnestone Park, n/a, Canterbury

    Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility performed in the garden of Goodnestone Park, a welcome return visit of Dot Productions

    Dates

    From:
    24 Aug 2019Open 18:00 - 10:30
  19. Journey Through History at Hever Castle

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    Type:

    Heritage & History

    Edenbridge

    Visit Hever Castle's history event and immerse yourself in different periods in history with encampments, re-enactments and stalls as well as more thrills and spills as our brave knights compete in this year's Jousting Tournament over the bank…

    Dates

    From:
    24 Aug 2019to26 Aug 2019Open 10:30 - 18:00
  20. The Joust: Battle for Good

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    Type:

    Heritage & History

    Dover

    Prepare for the joust to end all jousts. Four of the most skillful knights in the Kingdom, mounted on their magnificent steeds, are set to do battle in the name of good or evil. A marvellous display of chivalry will determine the victor of an epic…

    Dates

    From:
    24 Aug 2019to26 Aug 2019Open 10:00 - 17:00

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