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Things To Do in Maidstone

Visiting with a loved one for a romantic stay? For a bit of escapism? Adventure? Interested in history? Coming with kids? Or the whole family? In your 20s? 40s? 80s?

Don’t worry....Maidstone has so much to offer for all occasions, interests and ages whatever you fancy doing!

Whether you are planning a long break, a day trip or a weekend getaway, you will discover so many amazing places to visit and things to do in Maidstone.

Family Fun

Maidstone is a great destination for a holiday because there are so many great family fun things to do in Maidstone for everyone to enjoy.

For the adventure and activity you can indulge in watersports, go-karting and quad biking, Segway tours and more.

Or if you like to do things a bit more relaxing, there are some great museums, historic houses and castles to explore.

If you love getting outside then you will be sure to find many great outdoors activities to do in Maidstone such as a river cruise on the Kent Lady or seeing the fossiled remains of the Iquanodon.

From renting a canoe and exploring the River Medway, feeding farm animals at Kent Life Heritage Farm or zipping round Buckmore Park in a go-kart to climbing, jumping and zip-wiring around the Leeds Castle grounds treetop canopy, there are many great outdoor things to do in Maidstone.

With over one third of the Borough being an area of outstanding natural beauty there are also some fantastic walking and cycling routes with stunning views and many beatiful parks and gardens to explore such as the North Downs and the famous Mote Park.

Places To Visit

The history of Maidstone is both vast and colourful but means that there are some really excellent places to visit around the Borough such as the world-record holding Teapot Island

From Neolothic sites to churches that bear the scars of the Battle of Maidstone during the English Civil War, you will be in awe at what you find.

Discover the link between George Washington, the flag of the USA and a Maidstone lawyer or visit one of the country’s finest historic royal residence or castle ruins.

If shopping is your thing, then we highly recommend taking a trip to Fremlin Walk for a spot of retail therapy or if the high street is not your bag, you can always browse Maidstone's famous market.

Discover the Garden of England

Kent is known for its incredible countryside and being right in the epicentre of the county, Maidstone has a wealth of beautiful rural landscape.

Hidden among the stunning foliage you will find Maidstone’s many quaint historic villages like Lenham and Headcorn each with their own character and charm.

Within 60 Minutes

Planning a longer trip?

Maidstone's position in the centre of Kent makes it an ideal location to explore the rest of Kent and also London.

There are so many amazing attractions and great days out less than 60 minutes from Maidstone.

Maidstone is also less than 60 minutes from London should you want to have the best of both worlds: the glamour of the city and the peace, tranquillity and beauty of the Kentish countryside.

In the Evening

The fun in Maidstone doesn’t stop when the light fades; there are many great things to do in Maidstone in the evening.

There are a wealth of excellent restaurants and fine dining experiences as well as some great bars and nightclubs for nightlife entertainment, music and dancing.

The Hazlitt Theatre in the centre of town attracts some of the best names in comedy and theatre, so there is always a great show to go and see.

Come and Stay

So what are you waiting for? Book your holiday in Maidstone now.

Maidstone has a great selection of accommodation from hotels to glamping so there is sure to be something for you, many with free on-site parking.

To find the right place to stay for you, use the accommodation and the food and drink search facility on the right of this page or use the links below:

Accommodation

There is also a great selection of places to eat and drink, simply click any of the links below to see our range of fabulous restaurants, cafes and pubs.

Food & Drink

So choose a date and book your Maidstone holiday now!

Things To Do Highlights

Lenham Farmers Market

Lenham Farmers Market

2nd Sunday of every month

Brenchley Gardens

Brenchley Gardens

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

Maidstone Music Room at Pizza Express

Maidstone Music Room at Pizza Express

Intimate live music venue in the centre of Maidstone offering a varied programme of...

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