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Things to do in Maidstone

canoeing on the River MedwayThere is certainly no shortage of things to do in Maidstone, Kent. With a thriving town centre surrounded by glorious Kentish countryside, Maidstone has a wealth of attractions offering the perfect mix of history, culture, leisure and entertainment.

Packed with many attractions, Maidstone has something interesting to offer visitors of all ages, meaning that whatever you fancy, there are plenty of things to do. Many enjoy a day out to Leeds CastleKent Life, All Saints Church with its links to Washington USA,  Maidstone Museum & The Bentlif Art Gallery and trips on one the Allington Belle private hire cruisers or the Kentish Lady where you can let someone else skipper.  These are but a few of the many Maidstone attractions.  Wonderful countryside surrounds the town with the Kent Downs to the north and River Medway to the south.

Adventures can be had along the river with the Canoe Trail, which is great with camping stops along the way or if you are inexperienced or don't have your own canoe try the Canoe Safari.  The wildlife and flowers along this route are a wonderful experience. Along the river you can stop off at various points and visit attractions like Teapot Island, Yalding or tea shops, cafes and pubs.

Today's Featured Attractions are......

  • Jubilee Boats - River Medway, Maidstone

    Family day explorer boats

    Location: Mill Street

    A range of small boats for hire and the larger elecric/solar powered boat can be enjoyed by all the...

  • Brenchley Gardens


    Location: St Faith's Street

    Situated in the town centre between Maidstone East Station and Maidstone Museum, Brenchley Gardens...

  • Leeds Castle

    Leeds Castle

    Location: Hollingbourne

    Historic Leeds Castle set in 500 acres of beautiful parkland, some of its many attractions include;...

  • Stoneacre

    Stoneacre by Andy Hunter

    Location: Otham

    15th century half timbered Yeoman's house featuring a great hall and crownpost, surrounded by...

  • Kent Downs & North Downs Way AONB


    Location: Ashford

    The Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is a nationally important, protected...

  • Renaissance Crafts

    Renaissance Crafts

    Location: Maidstone

    Pottery painting is fun and suitable for all ages & abilities. Make an original gift in a relaxing...

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