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Things To Do in Kent

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Kent is a haven of breathtaking English landscape, hence the name ‘The Garden of England.’ From mysterious marshland to the dramatic white cliffs of Dover, from sleepy villages and bustling seaside resorts to historic castles and towering cathedrals, there’s no shortage of things to do in Kent.

Places to visit in Kent

Visitors regularly take short breaks in Kent to wallow in the famous towns like Canterbury and Rochester and to explore the green rolling hills, wooded valleys and far-reaching landscapes. Whether on foot, bicycle, road or horseback, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to a summer picnic spot or a crisp autumn stroll.

Kent's coastline is a beautiful place to visit all year round and the area of Thanet comprising Margate, Ramsgate and Broadstairs regularly boasts the most blue flag beaches in the UK. Find out more about the towns and villages that make up the Garden of England using our interactive map of Kent.

Top 11 things to do in Kent

Find more things to do in Kent today by using the search box or viewing the map at the bottom of this page.

Things to do in Kent this weekend

Many of Kent's tourist attractions are open all year round so find something to do today with activities listings each showing a map and opening times for your convenience. Seasonal events in Kent take place all year round so whatever weekend you're visiting, there's bound to be a fun day out to be had near you.

Those who prefer their meals brought to them are always keen to try out a great country pub, where one of Kent’s most famous assets, the local wine, can be sampled. For a more active way to unwind Kent’s blue flag beaches offer ample opportunities to take part in the water sports, and for those who are looking to dive deeper into Kent, there are plenty of accommodation options for somewhere to stay if you’d like to experience more than a day.

List of things to do & places to visit for days out in Kent

For more information about Kent, including ideas for days out, attractions and events, view the list below for information on things to do and towns and villages within the county. Use the 'map view' button to find something near you.

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  1. Kent Life Heritage Farm Park

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    Farm

    Maidstone

    Kent’s premier heritage farm park will soon be launched into a new era with several developments on the cards between April and July, including brand new costumed characters and a baa-rilliant Sheep Festival!

  2. Owletts - National Trust

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    Historic House / Palace

    Cobham

    Owletts is a small red-brick Charles II house with an interesting garden.

  3. Coastal Kent

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    Towns & Villages

    Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate

    Discover stunning sandy beaches and sea-carved chalk cliffs of more than a dozen seaside towns along the Kent coast

  4. St James' Church

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    Rochester

    St James' Church dates from the late 13th century. No evidence of an earlier building survives. It seems likely that the de Cobham family, who held the manor from 1241, were instrumental in its construction.

  5. Maidstone Museum & Bentlif Art Gallery

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    Museum

    Maidstone

    Maidstone Museum and Bentlif Art Gallery is an exceptional regional museum housed in the gorgeous Chillington Manor, an Elizabethan manor house.

  6. Down House - The Home of Charles Darwin

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    Historic House / Palace

    Orpington

    Visit Down House, the family home of Charles Darwin. Explore the atmospheric family rooms where he lived and worked and learn about his fascinating life and groundbreaking theories with our exhibition “Uncovering Origins” .

  7. Knole

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    Historic House / Palace

    Sevenoaks

    Set at the heart of the only remaining medieval deer park in Kent, Knole's fascinating links with royalty and literary connections with Vita Sackville-West and Virginia Woolf, make this one of the most intriguing houses in England.

  8. Petts Wood and Hawkwood

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    Natural Feature

    Orpington


    An oasis of peace and tranquillity only 13 miles south-east from the centre of London

    Full of natural history, the area is a haven for all kinds of bird, butterfly, amphibian and plant life.

    William Willett, the leader of the movement to have...

  9. The Historic Dockyard Chatham

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    Historic Site

    Chatham

    2016 is a year of continuous discovery and exploration at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, one of Britain's leading maritime heritage destinations and the world's most complete dockyard from the Age of Sail.

  10. Borden

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    Borden

    Borden is a village and electoral ward situated immediately south west of Sittingbourne, Kent.

  11. Hush Heath Winery

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    Vineyard

    Tonbridge

    Tours at Hush Heath take guests through the magical countryside of the Garden of England, the vineyards, ancient oak woodlands, apple orchards and meadows of our 400 acre family estate.

  12. St. Thomas a Becket Church

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    Capel Le Ferne

    Basically a Norman church from the 14th Century with significant wall paintings of 13th Century on the north wall.

  13. Association of Tourist Attractions in Kent

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    Sightseeing

    Canterbury

    The best and widest selection of days out in Kent.
    Ideas and inspiration including events. Explore enchanting gardens, mysterious castles and historic houses. Animal parks, steam trains, maritime heritage and plenty ‘off the beaten track...

  14. Kent Event Centre

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    Event Venue

    Detling, Maidstone

    The Kent Event Centre has been on its current site at Detling since 1964. Originally purchased to host the annual Kent County Show. The Kent Event Centre has grown over the past twenty years with the building of the large John Hendry Pavilion, The...

  15. Sandwich Guildhall Museum

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    Museum

    Sandwich

    Museum telling the story of Sandwich from early medieval times.  There are many illustrative panels relating to the town’s history with artefacts dating back to the early 13th century.

  16. Dover Town Hall - The Maison Dieu

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    Historic Site

    Dover

    The Maison Dieu, the oldest of the Town Hall buildings, was founded by Hubert de Burgh, then the Constable of Dover Castle in 1203. It provided short term accommodation for travelling pilgrims, and has fulfilled many functions since.

  17. Belmont House and Gardens

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    Faversham

    A late 18thC country house designed by Samuel Wyatt, seat of the Harris family since 1801. Harris clock collection, mementos of connections with India. Gardens and pinetum.

  18. Theatre Royal Margate

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    Theatre

    Margate

    The Theatre Royal, Addington Street Margate Kent, is perhaps southern England's most haunted theatre. Opened originally in 1787, heir to over 200 years of tradition and holding slightly under five hundred patrons.

  19. St Mildred's Bay

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    Beach

    Westgate-on-Sea

    A beautiful cliff lined sandy bay with promenade and tidal pool.

  20. Isle of Sheppey

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    Towns & Villages

    The towns and villages scattered throughout the Isle of Sheppey shelter centuries of rich maritime and aviation histories.