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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 & East Sussex Railway

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    Steam Railway

    Tenterden

    Images of this picturesque line weaveing between Tenterden and Bodiam. England's finest rural light railway enables visitors to experience travel & service from a bygone age aboard beautifully restored Victorian coaches and locomotives.

  2. Maidstone

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    Towns & Villages

    Maidstone is the county town of Kent off the M20 near London. Find a map, details of where to go in Maidstone and explore nearby villages and towns

  3. Canterbury

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    Towns & Villages

    Official guide to Canterbury including things to do, events, it's historic past and places to visit nearby

  4. 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…

  5. Deal

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    High Street, Deal

    Deal, winner of The Telegraph’s High Street of the Year 2013, was once a major port and is steeped in maritime history. Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the unspoilt promenade or explore the maze of narrow streets and alleys renowned for smuggling…

  6. New Tavern Fort

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    Gravesend

    An 18th-20thC fort with guns and emplacements overlooking the River Thames. The underground magazines have exhibitions on World War II and the aerial bombing of Gravesend.

  7. St. Margaret’s-at-Cliffe & St. Margaret’s Bay

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    St Margarets At Cliffe

    Basking in the first light of the day, this isolated 'island' in the midst of the White Cliffs has at its heart the lovely seaside village of St. Margaret's-at-Cliffe and secluded cove at St. Margaret's Bay.

  8. Ramsgate

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    Margate

    Ramsgate is home to the only ‘Royal’ Harbour in the country, a sparkling marina, award-winning sandy beach , history and heritage and cliff tops that beg to be rambled.

  9. Sandwich Guildhall Museum

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    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.

  10. Crampton Tower Museum

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    Broadstairs

    The Crampton Tower Museum is a fascinating small museum is partly housed in a flint tower adjacent to the Broadstairs Railway Station.

  11. SKATE Tunbridge Wells

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    Tunbridge Wells

    From 15 November, Calverley Grounds will be transformed into the ultimate winter destination, signalling the start of the festive season. SKATE Tunbridge Wells returns for 2019 with stylish skating, festive food and drink, music and Christmas spirit…

  12. Riverhill Himalayan Gardens

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    Garden

    Sevenoaks

    Beautiful hillside garden, privately owned by the Rogers family since 1840, extensive views across Weald of Kent. Spectacular rhododendrons, azaleas, fine specimen trees and roses. Bluebell and natural woodland walks. Childrens play area.

  13. Chantry Heritage Centre

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    Historic Site

    Gravesend

    The Chantry offers a wonderful insight into the heritage of the borough of Gravesham, its fasinating exhibits provide visitors of all ages with a sanpshot of times gone by in an interesting and stimulating environment.

  14. Cranbrook

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    Cranbrook

    Cranbrook, known as the Capital of the Weald, is a pretty town with a medieval layout of streets and alleys – many buildings dating from the 15th century through to the 19th century.

  15. Rochester

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    Rochester

    Rochester, made famous by Charles Dickens, is a town in northern Kent at the mouth of the River Medway. Find a map, attractions & explore nearby villages

  16. Westbrook Bay

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    Beach

    Margate

    This is a great family beach with a sandy bay with a small section of sand at high tide.

  17. Buckmore Park Kart Circuit

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    Adventure Park / Playground

    Chatham

    Experience the thrills of high speed with sharp bends, head for Buckmore Park International kart circuit where Lewis Hamilton and many of Britain's Formula One drivers learned their trade. Buckmore Park offers karting for four to 80!

  18. Shrine of St Augustine

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    Church / Chapel

    Ramsgate

    This new education, research, and visitor centre, aiming to increase knowledge and accessibility around two themes: the Victorian architect Augustus Pugin, and St Augustine of England, who brought Christianity to southern England for the first time…

  19. Shepherd Neame Brewery Tours

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    Brewery

    Faversham

    Visit Britain's oldest brewer, see how beer is made, discover a 300 year heritage and sample award winning ales and lagers. Visit the Brewery Shop.

  20. Capstone Farm Country Park

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    Country / Royal Park

    Gillingham

    Capstone Farm Country Park is one of Medway's finest green spaces, offering wonderful opportunities for walking, running, cycling and more in 114 hectares of former farmland on the North Downs.

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