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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. 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.

  2. Emmetts Garden

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    Garden

    Sevenoaks

    This peaceful garden, at one of the highest spots in Kent, is noted for its rare trees and shrubs.  Emmetts offers beautiful colour throughout the seasons as well as spectacular views.  18 acres of grounds and woodland to visit.
    For the latest…

  3. 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.

  4. Sandgate Beach

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    Beach

    Folkestone


    Just west of Sandgate Town Centre beach, this is a quieter single beach. A lovely spot for walking and quite popular for fishing.

  5. Stoneacre

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    Historic House / Palace

    Maidstone

    15th century half timbered Yeoman's house featuring a great hall and crownpost, surrounded by harmonious garden, orchard and meadows.

  6. Colonel Stephens Railway

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    Museum

    Tenterden


    The Colonel Stephens Railway Museum
     
    Recording the Career of Holman Fred Stephens, Light RailwayPromoter,
    Engineer and Manager, His Family, His Railways and His Successors.
     
    ''A Quart of a Museum in a Pint pot'' - Old Glory Magazine
     

  7. Romney Marsh

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    Towns & Villages

    New Romney

    "The fifth quarter of the world” Romney Marsh is a truly unique area of special landscape with a long and colourful history and heritage

  8. Ightham Mote

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    Historic House / Palace

    Sevenoaks


    Built nearly 700 years ago, Ightham Mote has been described as ‘one of the most beautiful and interesting English country houses’.

    The house has seen many changes – having been owned by medieval knights, courtiers to Henry VIII and high-society…

  9. Canterbury

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    Towns & Villages

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

  10. Down House - The Home of Charles Darwin

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    Historic House / Palace

    Orpington

    Visit Down House, the family home of Charles Darwin. Explore the atmospheric family rooms where he lived and worked and learn about his fascinating life and groundbreaking theories with our exhibition “Uncovering Origins” .

  11. 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.

  12. Christmas Ice Skating in Tunbridge Wells

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    Sports Activities

    Tunbridge Wells

    Experience the magic of ice skating outdoors in Tunbridge Wells this Christmas.   Set within the beautiful splendour of the popular and historic park, Calverley Grounds, the real 35 x 20 feet ice rink is a perfect Christmas outing for friends and…

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. Sittingbourne

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    Towns & Villages

    Sittingbourne

    Sittingbourne provides an ideal base for walking, cycling, photography and other leisure pursuits.

  17. Association of Tourist Attractions in Kent

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    Sightseeing

    Canterbury

    The best and widest selection of days out in Kent.
    Ideas and inspiration including events. Explore enchanting gardens, mysterious castles and historic houses. Animal parks, steam trains, maritime heritage and plenty ‘off the beaten track…

  18. Hawkhurst

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    Towns & Villages

    Cranbrook

    The ancient Wealden village of Hawkhurst is widely known for its beautiful surroundings and long history.

  19. St Augustine's Abbey

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    Abbey / Priory

    Canterbury

    This great Abbey, marking the rebirth of Christianity in southern England, was founded in AD 597 by St Augustine.

  20. Eastgate House

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    Historic House / Palace

    Rochester

    Situated in the heart of historic Rochester, Eastgate House featured in the work of Charles Dickens.

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