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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. Sissinghurst Castle Garden

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    Garden

    Cranbrook

    Famous, stunning gardens set in the remains of a large Elizabethan house amidst the unspoilt Weald countryside.

  2. Sissinghurst

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    Sissinghurst

    Sissinghurst is a small village in the county of Kent and was originally called Milkhouse Street before changing its name in the 1850s.

  3. 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.

  4. Cranbrook

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    Towns & Villages

    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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Royal Engineers Museum

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    Museum

    Gillingham

    There is something for all the family. Zulu War items, Boer War, World Wars I and II, planes, trains, tanks, bridges, bombs, 25 galleries.

  8. Sheerness Beach

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    Beach

    Sheerness

    Sheerness Beach is a shingle beach, bordered by a wide expanse of green open space which leads to the promonade - making it an ideal spot for a picnic. Popular amongst families, it offers plenty of attractions for a great day out.

  9. Canterbury and Coastal Kent

    Historic gateway to England, Canterbury and coastal Kent have glorious countryside, seaside fun, sandy beaches, cinque ports, smuggling, a cathedral city and a World Heritage site.

  10. 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.

  11. 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,

  12. Joss Bay

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    Beach

    Broadstairs

    A surfer’s paradise, this popular 200-metre long bay is known as the best surfing beach in Thanet.

  13. 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

  14. 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.

  15. Viking Bay

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    Beach

    Broadstairs

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

  16. The Coldrum Long Barrow

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    Viewpoint

    Maidstone

    Witness the stunning views from the top of the barrow.

  17. Chartwell

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    Historic House / Palace

    Westerham

    Family home of Sir Winston Churchill with house and gardens very much as in his day. Memorabilia, photos and many of Churchill's own paintings on display. Gardens command spectacular views over the Weald of Kent.

  18. Haysden Country Park

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    Fishing

    Tonbridge

    Short Description is not available

  19. Dover

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    Towns & Villages

    Market Square, Dover

    Official guide to the seaside town of Dover, home to the white cliffs, including things to do, events and places to visit nearby.

  20. St. Thomas a Becket Church

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    Church / Chapel

    Capel Le Ferne

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

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