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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. 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.

  2. Chislehurst Caves

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    Cave

    Chislehurst

    Your whole family can travel back intime, on an exciting lamp-lit tour of the labyrinth that is Chislehurst Caves.

  3. The Brook Theatre

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    Theatre

    Chatham

    Formerly Chatham Town Hall, The Brook Theatre is a hive of entertainment, activity and learning.

  4. Kent Life Heritage Farm Park

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    Farm

    Maidstone

    Kent’s premier heritage farm park will soon be launched into a new era with several developments on the cards between April and July, including brand new costumed characters and a baa-rilliant Sheep Festival!

  5. 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. 

  6. Mariners Hill

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    Natural Feature

    Edenbridge

    Far from the sea, but still a great view


    Mariners Hill is much enjoyed by local people and dog walkers, who value its tranquil walks and excellent panoramic views of the Weald.

    The wildlife in the area includes many native birds and...

  7. Upnor Castle

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    Castle / Fort

    Rochester

    This attractive, turreted castle is set in a picturesque village area that is backed by rolling, wooded hills. The castle is fronted by a water bastion jutting out into the River Medway.

  8. 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.

  9. Chilham

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    Towns & Villages

    Lying high above the valley of the River Stour in the picturesque Kent Downs, the village of Chilham and its medieval square offer a real taste of history, beautifully complemented by some of the finest countryside in the South East.

  10. Riverside Country Park

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    Country / Royal Park

    Gillingham

    Riverside Country Park is an excellent site for Winter birdwatching.
    Situated alongside the Medway Estuary at Gillingham, the park is made up of many different habitats, including ponds, reedbed and grassland.

  11. Shepherd Neame Brewery Tours

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    Brewery

    Faversham

    Visit Britain's oldest brewer, see how beer is made, discover a 300 year heritage and sample award winning ales and lagers. Visit the Brewery Shop.

  12. Owletts - National Trust

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    Historic House / Palace

    Cobham

    Owletts is a small red-brick Charles II house with an interesting garden.

  13. Cranbrook

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    Towns & Villages

    Cranbrook

    Cranbrook, known as the Capital of the Weald, is a pretty town with a medieval layout of streets and alleys – many buildings dating from the 15th century through to the 19th century.

  14. Canterbury Historic River Tours

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    Boat Trip

    Canterbury

    Previous awards

    2017: Winner of the Luxury Travel Guide European Awards ‘Unique Tour of the Year’

    2016: Finalist in the National Visit England Awards for Excellence in the category of ‘Tourism Experience of the Year’

    2015 Beautiful...

  15. Louisa Bay

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    Beach

    Broadstairs

    A small popular tucked away bay that is great for rock pooling with a promenade café

  16. One Tree Hill

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    Natural Feature

    Sevenoaks


    Protected for over 100 years, a beautiful slice of Kent countryside

    Dr and Mrs Jamieson Hurry purchased One Tree Hill in 1911, in order to protect the area under the 1907 National Trust Act. It was purchased in memory of Mrs Jamieson Hurry's...

  17. South Foreland Lighthouse

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    Historic Site

    Dover


    A striking landmark on the White Cliffs of Dover, this historic building was the site of Faraday's work in pioneering the use of electricity in lighthouses, and was the first to display an electrically powered signal.  South Foreland was also used...

  18. Old Soar Manor

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    Historic House / Palace

    Sevenoaks

    Solar block of late 13th century knights' dwellings with a rectangular hall with chapel, raised above ground level. Exhibition room. Possibly owned by the Culpepper family.

  19. Hawkhurst

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    Towns & Villages

    Cranbrook

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

  20. 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...

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