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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. 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…

  2. 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

  3. St Mildred's Bay

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    Beach

    Westgate-on-Sea

    A beautiful cliff lined sandy bay with promenade and tidal pool.

  4. Sandwich Guildhall

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    Historic House / Palace

    Sandwich

    Take a tour of Sandwich Guildhall.  Built in the reign of Elizabeth I the Guildhall has been enlarged and modified in more recent times. 

    Tours include visits to the ancient Court Room, Council Chamber and Mayor's Parlour.  Tours by appointment…

  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. 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.

  7. Dover

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    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.

  8. Margate Main Sands

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    Beach

    Margate

    This timeless beach with tidal pool, children’s rides and amusement arcades offer families traditional seaside fun and entertainment.

  9. Maidstone

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    Towns & Villages

    Maidstone is the county town of Kent off the M20 near London. Find a map, details of where to go in Maidstone and explore nearby villages and towns

  10. Mote Park

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    Country / Royal Park

    Maidstone

    Mote Park has been a popular place to visit for both visitors and locals being a huge green open space in the heart of town. Its vast number of mature trees create a landscape of tranquil beauty.

  11. Fan Bay Deep Shelter

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    Walking Tour

    Dover

    Take a journey into the past on a guided tour of Fan Bay Deep Shelter in the White Cliffs of Dover. 

  12. Sittingbourne's Steam Railway

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    Railway

    Sittingbourne

    South East England's only preserved narrow-gauge former industrial railway and features the longest narrow-gauge viaduct in the country, museum and other attractions.

  13. Folkestone

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    From the historic port of Folkestone to the birdlife at Romney Marsh, there's plenty to discover in this lush and fertile area of Kent.

  14. 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.

  15. Gillingham

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    Gillingham

    Gillingham is an important retail centre serving the local community. It has a twice weekly market which is ideal for the bargain hunters to wander around.

  16. Medway Towns

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    Towns & Villages

    Named after the River Medway, the area is made up of five towns - Chatham, Rochester, Gillingham, Rainham and Strood - and is only 35 minutes by train from London.

  17. Canterbury Cathedral

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    Canterbury

    Motherchurch of the Anglican Communion, seat of the Archbishop. Stunning stained glass. Eleventh Century Crypt, Twelfth Century Quire, Fourteenth Century Nave.

  18. 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.

  19. South of England Rare Breeds Centre

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    Farm

    Woodchurch

    Large collection of rare farm breeds on a working farm with children's play activities. Home to the 'Tamworth Two'. Woodland walks.

  20. Deal

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    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…

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