Whatman Park

Type:Municipal Park

11 Waterside Gate, St Peters Street, MAIDSTONE, Kent, ME16 0SX

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Update: As of 4 July, the children's play area has re-opened. 
At busy times, the council is asking that children’s time on play equipment be limited to 20 minutes to allow other families to enjoy the facilities too. Therefore, if the play area is busy, parents are being asked to come back later. There will be no food or drink allowed inside the play areas and families are being asked to use hand sanitiser or wash their hands before and after play to help keep the play areas clean for others.

Whatman Park lies at the heart of Maidstone River Park just half a mile from the town centre. This 18 acre site combines a natural landscape of woodland and wildflower meadow with adventure play areas, a treetop walk, skatepark and riverstage open-air performance arena, offering a retreat with countless activities for all the family. Pleasure boats can stop at Whatman Park Wharf and the Kentish Lady can make request stops.

Skate park
Adventure play area and Jolly Roger toddler play area
Raised board walk running through the trees
Two nature reserves
Riverstage open-air arena
Wharf for boats



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    Recent Reviews:

    • g1946
      Deal, United Kingdom
      Great place for children.
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 7th October 2019
      Plenty of open space for children to run around in. No cafe or tea rooms. Shortage of public toilets. Parking is not easy Read full review
    • C7731TFlauram
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      Great. Bring your whole family
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 5th October 2020
      Plenty of space to run around. Great for dogs. Parking is on the downside in this park. Dont have any. Read full review
    • R1942QEangelaa
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 19th October 2020
      Lovely park and if you look carefully you will find the amazing wood carvings in the trees and it’s a lovely walk and a stones through from Mote Park Read full review

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    Opening Times

    2020 opening (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)

    * Open 8am to dusk

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