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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. 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. Discover Rochester's Heritage Small Group Guided Tour

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    Heritage & History

    ROCHESTER

    For over 2,000 years, Rochester has been one of the most important locations in the United Kingdom.

    Kings and Queens have met here, the wealthy have bestowed incredible acts of generosity on the local residents, and the town is fortunate to have…

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    From:
    25 Jan 2020to27 June 2020Open 11:00 - 11:00
  3. 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
  4. The Printed Line

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    Exhibitions

    Canterbury

    The Arts Council Collection is primarily a collection of modern and contemporary British art, but early on in its history it also acquired prints by major 20th-century European artists alongside British artists, forming an outstanding collection of…

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    From:
    7 Mar 2020to26 Apr 2020Open 10:00 - 16:00
  5. 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
  6. Fitness Welly Walks

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    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Sevenoaks

    Join us in the top carpark, 9.20am for our fitness Welly Walks, dogs welcome. Please check our website for dates.

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    20 Mar 2020to9 Oct 2020Open 17:30 - 20:00
  7. Traces

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    Exhibitions

    Prince Arthur Road, Gillingham

    This exhibition of photography from local artist Laura Fisher focuses on Brompton Barracks;

    "This series of images were taken all on one day on a site visit to Brompton Barracks in September 2019. I had seen the statue of General Gordon before (on…

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    1 Apr 2020to30 June 2020Open 10:00 - 16:00
  8. Enjoy a Bluebell Walk at Hole Park Gardens

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    Guided Walk

    Cranbrook

    Often described as one of the best places to see bluebells in the country, Hole Park Gardens in Rolvenden, Kent, is also renowned for its mature rhododendrons and magnificent standard wisterias.

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    Hole Park Gardens, Ashford

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    From:
    1 Apr 2020to8 June 2020
  9. Easter Family Fun at Hever Castle

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    Heritage & History

    Edenbridge

    Hop through the stunning grounds of Hever Castle, following the trail of colourful carrots to claim your delicious chocolate treat. As well as an Easter trail, your little ones will also be able to take part in an Easter egg hunt.

    With a spring in…

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    From:
    2 Apr 2020to19 Apr 2020Open 10:30 - 16:30
  10. Mission Explore: Spring Fling

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    Childrens Events

    The Historic Dockyard Chatham, Chatham

    Spring has officially arrived at The Historic Dockyard this Easter. The new season means warmer weather (fingers crossed!) and longer days so break out your sunnies and let the kids release some of that stored up energy. Get ready to dive into a…

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    4 Apr 2020to19 Apr 2020
  11. Easter Family Fun: VE Day

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    Childrens Events

    Prince Arthur Road, Gillingham

    VE Day stands for Victory in Europe Day and was created as a public holiday to mark the defeat of Germany by the Allied forces in the Second World War.

    First celebrated on May 8th 1945 more than 1 million people celebrated in the streets of cities,…

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    7 Apr 2020to17 Apr 2020Open 11:00 - 15:00
  12. The Bunny Hunt

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    Childrens Events

    Sevenoaks

    Hunt for the hidden bunnies amongst the rhododendrons and earn some chocolate egg rewards.

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    8 Apr 2020to13 Apr 2020Open 10:30 - 16:00
  13. Joeys Easter Party

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    Childrens Events

    Herne Bay

    Joey's Easter Party!
    Thursday 9th April
    1pm - 2:15pm

    The Party will contain:

    ✓ Circus Skills
    ✓ A Magic Show
    ✓ Real life Bunny
    ✓ Disco with party dances & games
    ✓ Balloon Model for each child to take home
    ✓ Meet The Easter Bunny Character +…

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    9 Apr 2020Open 13:00 - 14:20
  14. Easter Fun with the Junk Orchestra

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    Childrens Events

    Maidstone

    Join the Junk Orchestra at Leeds Castle for daily musical 'jamming sessions' at 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3pm. Create and play with instruments that have been cleverly constructed using bits of old rubbish. Founded by former STOMP member Saul Eisenberg,…

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    From:
    10 Apr 2020to13 Apr 2020
  15. Martello Tower No.24

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    Heritage & History

    Dymchurch

    Martello Tower No. 24 in Dymchurch High Street was one of 74 towers built along the south coast between 1805 and 1812 to resist the threatened French invasion.

    Of the 74 Martello Towers built on the Kent and Sussex coast, Martello24 is considered…

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    11 Apr 2020Open 14:00 - 16:00
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    12 Apr 2020Open 14:00 - 16:00
  16. The Festival of Steam and Transport

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    Festival

    Chatham

    The Festival of Steam and Transport returns for 2020! A unique day out for the whole family over Easter Sunday & Monday, there's something for everybody!

    Anything goes at this event, from classic cars, live music, funfair rides, street entertainers…

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    From:
    12 Apr 2020to13 Apr 2020
  17. Easter Holiday Weird & Wonderful Clay Eggs

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    Childrens Events

    Sevenoaks

    More family fun crafts in the Garden Room, create your weird and wonderful clay eggs with us.

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    From:
    15 Apr 2020to19 Apr 2020Open 11:00 - 16:00
  18. Support Local Tenterden Spring Fair

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    Free Event

    Tenterden

    Our Spring Fair is back and bigger than ever. Taking place at the Assembly Room, Town Hall. 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:
    19 Apr 2020Open 10:00 - 15:00
  19. Maritime Themed Photography Workshop

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    Special Events

    The Historic Dockyard Chatham, Chatham

    With over 400 years of history, The Dockyard provides the perfect backdrop to capture striking photographs.

    Our new workshop on Sunday 19 April provides an exclusive, first-time, opportunity to go behind the scenes on our Historic Warships on a…

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    From:
    19 Apr 2020
  20. JV2 2020 - Jasmin Vardimon Company

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    Performing Arts

    Canterbury

    JV2 2020

    A triple bill with a new work by Jasmin Vardimon

    JV2 2020 present an explosive triple bill featuring 16 young talented, international dancers hand-selected by Jasmin Vardimon and will premiere three new works created specially for JV2.…

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    From:
    21 Apr 2020Open 19:30 - 21:00

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