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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. Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate

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    Towns & Villages

    Margate

    Lying on the southeastern coast of Kent, the Isle of Thanet, encompassing the popular seaside resorts of Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate, is the perfect place to get away and explore.

  2. Walmer Castle & Gardens

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    Castle / Fort

    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.

  3. Spa Valley Railway

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    Steam Railway

    Royal Tunbridge Wells

    3½ miles through the picturesque Kentish Weald countryside.

  4. The Central Theatre

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    Theatre

    Chatham

    Located in the heart of Chatham town centre, this beautiful 965-seat venue is already home to a myriad of memories and it’s waiting for you to come along and make more unforgettable memories of your own.

  5. 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.

  6. Gravesend

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    Towns & Villages

    Gravesend

    Gravesend in Kent is a heritage maritime town nestling on the south of the Thames just outside London. Find tourist attractions & things to do this weekend

  7. 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
     

  8. Churchill Theatre

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    Theatre

    Bromley

    An eclectic programme features a popular array of top-quality musicals, drama,
    comedy, dance, family shows, one night events, and world-class pantomime.

  9. 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.

  10. 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...

  11. Minnis Bay

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    Beach

    Margate

    A long stretch of sand coupled with ample free parking and children’s outdoor play area near by.

  12. 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

  13. Tenterden

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    Towns & Villages

    Tenterden

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

  14. Fact or Fiction Tours

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    Walking Tour

    Ashford

    Fact or Fiction Tours offers coach tours, walking tours and lectures around the South East of England

  15. Winter Gardens Margate

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    Theatre

    Margate

    Opened on August 3rd 1911 by the Mayor of Margate. Providing Hospitality and Leisure Services in Partnership with Thanet District Council. Two theatres, four bars, catering for up to 700 people, parties, plays and exhibitions

  16. Elham

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    Towns & Villages

    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...

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. Broadstairs

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    Towns & Villages

    Margate

    A stroll around Broadstairs is a journey of discovery, with a lovely surprise around nearly every corner - quirky little lanes, tiny flint houses and fishermen’s cottages nestle together.

  20. Kingsgate Bay

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    Beach

    Broadstairs

    Some of the best examples of sea caves in the country can be found here.

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