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  1. Cobtree Manor Park, every family under their own tree.
    Standing on the site of the old Maidstone Zoo, the park features a themed play area, along with a sculpture trail, plenty of space for picnics, and a cafe serving delicious hot and cold food and drinks.
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  2. Family by the lake in Mote Park
    Mote Park is an award-winning park with 450 acres of mature parkland and a 30 acre lake, providing a wide range of recreational activities. Children's play area, cafe open all year, miniature railway.
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  3. Samurai armour at Maidstone Museum
    Maidstone Museum will be closed from Thursday 5th November until further notice.
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  4. Army Air Corps and Willy's Jeep
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  5. Field of goats at Buttercup Goat Sanctuary
    Buttercups is a Kent-based sanctuary for goats, caring for between 130 and 150 goats resident in the sanctuary at any one time and with a similar number of goats fostered out to approved carers.
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  6. Headcorn Aerodrome
    This is a free attraction where parachuting, balloons, stunt flights, pleasure flights, flying lessons, aerial displays, microlights, radio controlled flight and many different planes and helicopters go to and fro most weekends. You can watch free.
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  7. Biddenden Vineyards Ortega
    Due to the national lockdown, the vineyards are currently closed. However the Vineyard Shop will remain open for the sale of wines, ciders, juices and local food & drink products.
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  8. Signpost on the trail
    The White Horse Country Park is set within the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The park offers beautiful countryside, local history and panoramic views and hosts the medieval ruins of Thurnham Castle.
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  9. Ruins of Thurnham Castle
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  10. The remains of Sutton Valence Castle
    This is an imposing ruined castle with a history dating from c.12th century. The great tower, which is the major remaining part of the structure, was once part of a much larger castle, which probably included an inner and outer bailey...
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  11. What’s On
    What's On in Maidstone
  12. Check out What's On.  There are some fantastic free events.

  13. Aylesford Priory
    The Carmelite Friary founded in 1242 was dispossessed at the dissolution of the monasteries by Henry VIII and was re-established in 1949. Lovely grounds and picnic areas. Tearooms, shop, pottery.
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  14. Cycling in and around Maidstone
    Getting out in the Kent countryside on a bike is a brilliant day out. Some of the cycle trails are suitable for families and easy going, others are harder for the serious cyclists.
  15. Maps and Downloadable Information
    To make your visit as easy as possible we have some downloadable information not every location has the wifi speed you need and indeed sometimes you need to be off grid, so that you can enjoy things in a different way.

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