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Mote Park with beautiful autumn colour

Top 10 Free Days Out in Maidstone

Maidstone offers some great things to do and see but almost everyone has limits on their budget.

Don't let that stop you visiting because we have some great things to do and see for free or very low costs.
 
Mote Park - offers a great place for exploration, with its childrens playground, lakeside walks, BMX track, guided walks and tours and is ideal for a picnic.
 
Maidstone Museum and Bentlif Art Gallery - is perfect as it has lots of interesting artefacts and information inside which inspires and educates at the same time.
 
Historic Maidstone Walking Tour - is an excellent way to find out more about this very old County Town with its mad priests, witches and local industry.
 
Outdoor Events - there are a lot of wonderful free outdoor events held in Maidstone throughout the year, including live music events in the parks and in the town centre. Check out What's On for details.
 
Teston Park, Whatman Park and Maidstone Millennium River Park all offer delightful waterside walking and picnicing areas. With an abundance of wildlife on the River Medway this can be peaceful, but very entertaining.
 
Headcorn Aerodrome - offers free admission to all. You can watch the light aircraft come and go, people parachuting, eat at the atmospheric Wings restaurant surrounded by memorbilia, investigate the Lashenden Air Warfare Museum and, if you are lucky, see and hear the Spitfires come and go.
 
Lashenden Air Warfare Museum - discover the history of Headcorn Aerodrome and a great deal about the aircraft which have flown in battle into and out of this airfield. (Donations are gratefully received).
 
White Horse Wood Country Park - can be found above Detling Village on the top of the North Downs. This is an excellent place for a picnic or to enjoy the freedom of flying a kite and Thurnham Castle ruins are great for exploration.
  
The Friars, Aylesford Priory - is a place of peace where everyone is welcome. There are beautiful gardens alongside the River Medway and historic buildings dating back to the 13th century, which have been home to the Order of Carmelite Friars since the Crusades. Small charge for car parking.

Things To Do Highlights

Teston Bridge Country Park

Teston Bridge Country Park

Teston comprises three meadows nestling beside the River Medway. This is an ideal...

Maidstone Museum Earth Heritage Gallery

Maidstone Museum & Bentlif Art Gallery

Maidstone Museum and Bentlif Art Gallery is an exceptional regional museum housed in...

Thurnham Castle walls

Thurnham Accessible Heritage Trail

Thurnham Castle, 6km north of Maidstone, stands on a spur of the chalk ridge of the...

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