With restrictions easing across the nation, you may be searching for some activities to fill your calendar over the coming months. Whether you’re planning a long break, a quick weekend getaway or simply something to do when you’re bored, there are a wealth of amazing places to visit in Maidstone. We’ve put together a list of places you can visit so that you can make your summer one to remember. Here are our top 5 things to do and places to visit in Maidstone for all of the family to enjoy.
Sitting on over 500 acres of Kentish countryside, Leeds castle welcomes nearly 0.5 million visitors each year. Leeds castle is well known for accommodating six of England’s medieval queens, so many people come from far and wide to visit the castle and immerse themselves in the English culture and history. Leeds castle often hosts a number of events, so be sure to check here for what’s on. If you wish to receive a guided tour of the castle, tickets cost £28 per adult and £19.50 per child.
This heritage park farm is sure to be a family hit. Take in all of the smells and colours in the Kentish gardens, get muddy in the Farmyard, and set the kids free in the Family Play area. Kent Life has endless daily activities and seasonal events taking place, so be sure to see what’s on for the day of your visit.
Mote Park is a 440 acre public park in Maidstone, and it boasts an aura of true natural beauty. The park is a great place to sit and enjoy a picnic with family - that is if the weather is on your side of course. At Mote Park there is a large children’s play area, as well as a small food stall serving all kinds of delicious snacks.
Whether you’re looking to learn more about the dinosaurs or wish to examine a fine collection of infamous oil paintings, visiting Maidstone Museum will enable you to experience true culture. Based in Chillington Manor, the museum is open year round to visitors who are looking to learn more about our history. You can find details about opening dates and times on their website here.
Kent Owl Academy is situated on the grounds of Kent Life, and opens the doors to the natural world of owls, raptors, and animals. This family run business allows you to get up close and personal to birds of prey; enabling you to learn more about them and the way that they hunt in the wild. Find out more about booking an experience day at Kent Owl Academy here.