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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. Winter Gardens Margate

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    Theatre

    Margate

    Opened on August 3rd 1911 by the Mayor of Margate. Providing Hospitality and Leisure Services in Partnership with Thanet District Council. Two theatres, four bars, catering for up to 700 people, parties, plays and exhibitions

  2. Willesborough Windmill

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    Heritage / Visitor Centre

    Ashford

    135 year old Smock Mill, in course of restoration. Miller's cottage, restored Hornsby 14hp gas oil engine which drives one pair of stones.

  3. Whitstable

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    Towns & Villages

    Whistable

    Whitstable is like no other town by the sea. Its traditional charms, strong arts culture and rich maritime history complement Whitstable's modern appeal.

  4. White Cliffs of Dover

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    Viewpoint

    Dover

    Images and information about the White Cliffs of Dover, one of Britain's most iconic and spectacular natural features. Walks, views and points of interest.

  5. 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.

  6. West Bay Beach

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    Beach

    Westgate-on-Sea

    A completely tidal bay, with a long stretch of sand when the tide is out.

  7. Walpole Bay

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    Beach

    Margate

    Walpole Bay is ideal for investigating fascinating rock and tidal pools.

  8. Walmer Castle & Gardens

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    Castle / Fort

    Deal

    This castle was built in 1540 as part of Henry Vlll's chain of coastal defences. See the Duke of Wellington's room, the reception rooms and magnificent commemorative gardens of HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.

  9. Walk Awhile

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    Walking Tour

    Faversham

    Self- led or guided walking holidays in Southern England available all year round for hikers of all abilities. Discover hidden Kent, its people and their history. Luggage transfer, packed lunches, maps and tracker support provided. Walkers stay in...

  10. Viking Bay

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    Beach

    Broadstairs

    This magnificent horse shoe shaped bay is the main attraction in Broadstairs.

  11. Upnor Castle

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    Castle / Fort

    Rochester

    This attractive, turreted castle is set in a picturesque village area that is backed by rolling, wooded hills. The castle is fronted by a water bastion jutting out into the River Medway.

  12. UK Electric Bike Tours and Hire

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    Sightseeing

    Biddenden, Ashford

    UK Electric Bike Tours run scheduled and bespoke electric bike tours in and around Kent. We also hire out electric bikes and help to advise you where to go and what to see.

  13. Tudor House

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    Historic House / Palace

    Margate

    Grade II listed building built in 1525 as a yeoman farmer’s house. Restored in 1951, 86% genuine Tudor construction and materials.

  14. Toys Hill

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    Natural Feature

    Westerham


    Discover the place that inspired Octavia Hill to found the National Trust

    Toy's Hill is more than 200 acres (81 hectares) of woodland owned by us. The area is designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest due to its abundant wildlife, and...

  15. Tonbridge Castle

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    Castle / Fort

    Tonbridge

    Open all year, Mon-Sat 9am-4pm, Sun/BH 10.30am-4pm. Closed Christmas & New Year. Last tour one hour before closing time. Grounds open daily, free of charge, 8am-dusk. Adults £5.00, concessions £3.00, Family £13.50.

  16. 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

  17. 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.

  18. The Swale National Nature Reserve

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    Nature Reserve

    Sheerness

    Salmarshes, grazing marshes, creeks, wildfowl and waders, walks and birdwatching forms part of the fantastic North Kent marshlands.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.