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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. Spa Valley Railway

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    Steam Railway

    Royal Tunbridge Wells

    3½ miles through the picturesque Kentish Weald countryside.

  2. Margate Museum

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    Museum

    Margate

    Margate Museum is opened by a group of volunteers called the Friends of Margate Museum who work with Thanet District Council to open Margate Museum on a regular basis.

  3. Romney Marsh

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    Towns & Villages

    New Romney

    "The fifth quarter of the world” Romney Marsh is a truly unique area of special landscape with a long and colourful history and heritage

  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. Secret Cold War Bunker

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    Historic Site

    Gravesend

    Refurbished and re-equipped 1950s' underground command post for Gravesend's rescue services in the event of nuclear attack. Domestic fallout room, radiation monitoring post.

  6. Betteshanger Park

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    Adventure Park / Playground

    Deal

    Betteshanger Park in East Kent is an outstanding 250-acre Park offering miles of traffic free cycling, muddy mountain bike trails, a sensational events programme, woodland, grassland, marshland and wide-ranging, hands-on activities including archery,

  7. Chiddingstone Castle

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    Historic House / Palace

    Edenbridge

    Chiddingstone Castle, whose history can be traced back to the early 16th Century, is a unique country house located in the historic village of Chiddingstone in Kent. 

  8. Ightham Mote

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    Historic House / Palace

    Sevenoaks


    Built nearly 700 years ago, Ightham Mote has been described as ‘one of the most beautiful and interesting English country houses’.

    The house has seen many changes – having been owned by medieval knights, courtiers to Henry VIII and high-society...

  9. Tonbridge

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    Tonbridge

    Tonbridge is a market town in Kent that dates back to before Norman times. Explore the area with things to do, towns & villages nearby & a local event guide

  10. Spitfire & Hurricane Memorial Trust

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    Museum

    Ramsgate

    The Memorial Museum permanently houses splendid examples of two iconic British fighter aircraft, which served the Royal Air Force so well in so many areas of battle, both at home and overseas during the Second World War.

  11. Tankerton Beach

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    Beach

    Whitstable

    As you walk along the Whitstable front you will come to grassy banks that gently slope down to the beach, characterised by pretty wooden beach huts and an established sailing club.

  12. Bluewater Shopping Centre

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    Bluewater, Greenhithe

    Bluewater, Europe's largest and most innovative retail and leisure destination.

  13. 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

  14. Dover Museum and Bronze Age Boat Gallery

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    Museum

    Dover

    Dover Museum, the district's largest and most varied museum, has a range of fascinating real objects, models and original pictures showing the history and archaeology of Dover.

  15. Malling

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    Towns & Villages

    Kent


    In thriving West Malling, a vibrant contemporary town teams up with a rich past - expect eye-catching architecture and tempting shops.

    West Malling boasts plenty of restaurants, pubs, cafés and tea-rooms, while its range of individual stores and...

  16. Dungeness

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    Towns & Villages

    Dungeness

    Dungeness is a headland on the coast of Kent, England, formed largely of a shingle beach.

  17. Louisa Bay

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    Beach

    Broadstairs

    A small popular tucked away bay that is great for rock pooling with a promenade café

  18. South Foreland Lighthouse

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    Historic Site

    Dover


    A striking landmark on the White Cliffs of Dover, this historic building was the site of Faraday's work in pioneering the use of electricity in lighthouses, and was the first to display an electrically powered signal.  South Foreland was also used...

  19. Eastgate House

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    Historic House / Palace

    Rochester

    Situated in the heart of historic Rochester, Eastgate House featured in the work of Charles Dickens.

  20. The Central Theatre

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    Theatre

    Chatham

    Located in the heart of Chatham town centre, this beautiful 965-seat venue is already home to a myriad of memories and it’s waiting for you to come along and make more unforgettable memories of your own.

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