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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. 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!

  2. Elham

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    Elham

    Nestling in the heart of the inspiring Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Beauty, the historic village of Elham is truly one of the most picturesque in East Kent.
    Elham’s 43 listed buildings illustrate a long history, from the late medieval Church of...

  3. Leeds Castle

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    Castle / Fort

    Maidstone

    Just 4 miles south of Maidstone, Leeds Castle is one of the best preserved historic castles in South East England, as well as one of the most iconic.

  4. 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...

  5. Belmont House and Gardens

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    Historic House / Palace

    Faversham

    A late 18thC country house designed by Samuel Wyatt, seat of the Harris family since 1801. Harris clock collection, mementos of connections with India. Gardens and pinetum.

  6. 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. 

  7. Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment and Queen's Regiment Museum

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    Museum

    Dover


    The collection traces the history of the Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment through four and a quarter centuries of service to the Crown.

  8. Coastal Kent

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    Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate

    Discover stunning sandy beaches and sea-carved chalk cliffs of more than a dozen seaside towns along the Kent coast

  9. Isle of Sheppey

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    Towns & Villages

    The towns and villages scattered throughout the Isle of Sheppey shelter centuries of rich maritime and aviation histories.

  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. Ramsgate Main Sands

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    Beach

    Ramsgate

    Ramsgate offers a popular long stretch of sandy beach situated right next to the only Royal Harbour and Marina in the country.

  12. Canterbury

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

  13. Royal Tunbridge Wells

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    Royal Tunbridge Wells

    Royal Tunbridge Wells in Kent was one of the most fashionable towns of Georgian England, from the discovery of Chalybeate Spring 400 years ago

  14. Ashford & Tenterden Tourism Association

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    Sightseeing

    Ashford

    Ashford & Tenterden Tourism Association (ATTA) is a fully constituted membership organisation that exists to raise the profile of tourism in the Ashford Borough and represents the interests of all tourism businesses.

  15. Darnley Mausoleum

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    Cemetery / Mausoleum

    Gravesend


    The Earls of Darnley were usually buried in Westminster Abbey, but by the late 18th century, their vaults were full. In his will, the 3rd Earl, John Bligh, left instructions for a mausoleum to be built in Cobham Park, Kent, where he and his...

  16. Pegwell Bay

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    Coastal

    Ramsgate

    This is an ideal bay for exploring, with a large stretch of sea cliffs and is an area of great geological interest.

  17. Minster Leas

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    Beach

    Sheerness

    Minster Leas is a Blue Flag award winning (2017) beach on the north coast of the Isle of Sheppey in Kent.

  18. Rochester Cathedral

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    Cathedral / Minister

    Rochester

    Rochester Cathedral is the second oldest cathedral in England having been founded in AD 604. 

  19. Chatham

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    Chatham

    Chatham (Kent) a fascinating maritime town with a history stretching over 400 years. Official tourist guide for things to do in Chatham & nearby events

  20. 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.