Attractions in Maidstone
What would be your idea of a perfect day out in Maidstone? Fun for the whole family? A dose of history, heritage and culture?
Or do you prefer the countryside with its nice walks, relaxing rivers, vineyards and quaint villages? A nice park maybe?
No matter what you like to do you will find an abundance of attractions in Maidstone.
Historic Houses, Castles & Gardens
Maidstone has had an important role to play in history as a strategic location halfway between London and Dover, the gateway to Europe, and consequently there are some stunning castles to visit.
None more so than Leeds Castle, ‘the loveliest castle in the world’, which is a must see on any visit.
Close to town is Stoneacre, owned by the National Trust, a magnificent Yeoman’s House with a gorgeous garden.
The Archbishops' Palace in town is stunning to view but only opens fully to the public on Heritage Open Days.
Museums & Galleries
Maidstone has a great cultural heritage and there are some great museums and galleries in Maidstone.
Look no further than Maidstone Museum and Bentlif Art Gallery, one of the best attractions in Maidstone, with internationally significant collections that you could spend hours exploring.
During the Battle of Britain, Maidstone’s skies were a key battleground and Lashenden Air Warfare Museum in Headcorn presents the heroic tale.
In Allington, Kent Life offers a real experience of Kentish life throughout history.
Maidstone is one of the best places to bring the family on holiday because of the wealth of things to do and attractions in Maidstone that are family focussed.
Kent Life is a great place for the whole family for a day out, with activities to suit all ages, from quad biking to feeding the many great animals.
If you're a competitive spirit then we definitely advise you take a trip to Buckmore Park Kart Circuit where you can compete with other competitive spirts and race on the same track where Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button first came to prominence early in their careers.
Leeds Castle offers a fabulous family day out with Segway tours, Go Ape, Live Birds of Prey shows, a maze and many more great activities.
Maidstone Museum and Bentlif Art Gallery is another great family day out with arts and crafts activities throughout the school holidays and many other great events and some fascinating and interactive collections.
For something a little different, check out Teapot Island, the Guiness World Record holder for most amount of teapots in the world, some of the designs are both fantastic and huge at the same time!
Town & Country Parks
Sometimes you may just want to get away from it all and enjoy a lovely stroll or have a nice picnic in one of our many great town and country parks.
Mote Park is an award-winning park just a short walk from town.
The park hosts a number of high profile events and festivals during the year and was previously the location for Radio 1’s Big Weekend.
It has a huge lake with a watersports centre and many hungry ducks to be fed!
Whatman Millennium Park is a peaceful riverside park which hosts some great events throughout the year.
Sometimes though walking is the last thing you want to do and, if that is the case, then we definitely recommend a River Cruise on the Kentish Lady where you can bask in the glorious Maidstone countryside without moving a muscle!
Vineyards & Wineries
Vineyards and Wineries offer a particularly Kentish experience for a day out.
The climate and the soil here are great for growing wines and juices.
Perfect for couples or a group of friends, there are some award-winning vineyards and wineries in Maidstone to tour around and, of course, sample some of the fine produce.
Many of the wonderful attractions in Maidstone can be enjoyed all year round.
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Food, Drink & Entertainment
Last but not least, once you have visited some of the amazing attractions in Maidstone, you can always do a spot of shopping at Fremlin Walk or Maidstone Market and grab yourself a bargain before you leave.
There are also plenty of places to eat and drink across Maidstone, many of which are connected to the various attractions in Maidstone.
So choose a date and book your Maidstone holiday now!
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