Blog (Activities) - Visit Maidstone

  • Discover the rural beauty of the Garden of England perfect for a break without crowds.

    Time to Disconnect from the Crowds

    Some ideas in rural Kent to get a change of scenery and escape the crowds. Autumn is not only beautiful here, it is full of harvest, fruit, wine, ciders, beers, great walks, workshops of different types with only small numbers of people and in many places none at all. There was such a lot to do in the area it surprised me.

  • PYO Fruit and Vegetables in Maidstone and Kent

    PYO Farms in and Around Maidstone and Kent

    Kent, with its rich and fertile soil, is one of the best places in the world to find fresh fruits and vegetables, also renowned for its orchards ripe with award-winning apple, pear and cherry varieties (it's not called the Garden of England for nothing!) 

  • Mote Park with great things to do

    A Staycation in Kent is a Great Choice

    Kent is a great choice for a staycation because there is lots to see and do and nothing is very far away. It has a great choice of places to stay and has castles, gardens, beaches, countryside, great walking, fabulous food and a lot to discover and enjoy for all the family.

  • Blooming Green in a cloudless sky

    English Tourism Week 20: My Best Mother - Daughter Day Out

    With my three favourite things included in this day made it perfect - blue sky and sunshine, tasty and delicious food and the characterful and charming goats at Buttercups.  Added to this the experience to choose and pick a vase full of English flowers was made for a delightful and very memorable day.

  • Family of three picnicking by a lake

    Best Places for a Picnic in and Around Maidstone

    There are few things nicer in life than a glorious picnic in the sunshine.  Delicious food alfresco, a satisfied tummy and a stretch out in the sun on the picnic blanket to watch fluffy white clouds in a blue sky.

    All of the places below have been tried and tested for a picnic, but your choice might be a need of accessibility or time, but whatever it is all you have to do is enjoy it.

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