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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. Medway

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    Relax and enjoy the sensational historic capital in Maritime Kent, encompassing Rochester and Chatham. Retreat and let down your defences in the fantastic surroundings of the ancient city of Rochester, home to England’s second oldest cathedral.

  2. Bluewater Shopping Centre

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    Bluewater, Greenhithe

    Bluewater, Europe's largest and most innovative retail and leisure destination.

  3. 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.

  4. 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” .

  5. Sevenoaks

    Sevenoaks

    The town of Sevenoaks has much to offer visitors, with an excellent variety of shops and restaurants, as well as a long history which has left a wealth of heritage.

  6. Walmer Castle & Gardens

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    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.

  7. Whitstable

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    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.

  8. 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.

  9. St John's Jerusalem

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    Garden

    Dartford


    A large garden, moated by the River Darent, around the former chapel of a 13thC Commandery of the Knights Hospitallers, later rebuilt inside to form a house. A small part of the chapel was converted into a billiard room. This and the large garden...

  10. Ramsgate

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    Margate

    Ramsgate is home to England's only Royal Harbour, has a sparkling marina, blue flag sandy beach, cater-for-all town centre & clifftops begging to be rambled

  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. Tenterden

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    Tenterden

    Tenterden, known as the ‘Jewel of the Weald’, offers the best of all worlds; fascinating history, a wealth of architecture and excellent shopping.

  13. Sandwich Guildhall

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    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...

  14. Sissinghurst Castle Garden

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    Cranbrook

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

  15. Coast and Country Rambles Limited

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    Walking

    Faversham

    Coast and Country Rambles offer tailor made, self-guided walking breaks in the glorious county of Kent. You decide what you’d like to see, how far you’d like to walk and Lisa will organise everything for you to enjoy a hassle-free break!

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. St Mildred's Bay

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    Beach

    Westgate-on-Sea

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

  19. 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.

  20. Margate Museum

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    Margate

    Margate Museum is opened by a group of volunteers called the Friends of Margate Museum who work with Thanet District Council to open Margate Museum on a regular basis.