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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. St John's Jerusalem

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    Garden

    Dartford


    A large garden, moated by the River Darent, around the former chapel of a 13thC Commandery of the Knights Hospitallers, later rebuilt inside to form a house. A small part of the chapel was converted into a billiard room. This and the large garden...

  2. St James' Church

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    Church / Chapel

    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.

  3. 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. 

  4. Tenterden

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    Towns & Villages

    Tenterden

    Tenterden, known as the ‘Jewel of the Weald’, offers the best of all worlds; fascinating history, a wealth of architecture and excellent shopping.

  5. The Orchard Theatre

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    Theatres & Cinemas

    Dartford

    The Orchard Theatre was officially opened on the 14th April 1983 by His Royal Highness The
    Duke of Kent and quickly gained a reputation as one of the country's premier venues presenting
    a remarkable range of entertainment.

  6. 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.

  7. Medway

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    Relax and enjoy the sensational historic capital in Maritime Kent, encompassing Rochester and Chatham. Retreat and let down your defences in the fantastic surroundings of the ancient city of Rochester, home to England’s second oldest cathedral.

  8. Broadstairs

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    Towns & Villages

    Margate

    A stroll in Broadstairs is a journey of discovery with surprises at every corner. Official tourist information with maps, things to do, beaches & events

  9. Ramsgate

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    Towns & Villages

    Margate

    Ramsgate is home to England's only Royal Harbour, has a sparkling marina, blue flag sandy beach, cater-for-all town centre & clifftops begging to be rambled

  10. Borden

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    Borden

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

  11. Tonbridge

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    Towns & Villages

    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

  12. Quebec House

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    Historic House / Palace

    Westerham

    A gabled house with 16th Century origins and features of architectural and historical interest. The childhood home of General James Wolfe displaying family and military memorabilia and an exhibition about the battle of Quebec in the stable

  13. 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,

  14. Sevenoaks

    Sevenoaks

    The town of Sevenoaks has much to offer visitors, with an excellent variety of shops and restaurants, as well as a long history which has left a wealth of heritage.

  15. 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.

  16. Deal

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    Towns & Villages

    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...

  17. Hever Castle and Gardens

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    Historic House / Palace

    Edenbridge

    Romantic 13th century moated castle, once Anne Boleyn's childhood home. Magnificently furnished interiors, spectacular award winning gardens.

  18. Howletts Wild Animal Park

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    Animal Collection / Zoo

    Canterbury

    Consistently a favourite with TripAdvisor reviewers - Kent’s most successful animal park, Howletts near Canterbury, offers a wild day out, like no other!

  19. 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.

  20. 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.