Maidstone is a much-loved, historically significant town located in Kent. With evidence of the Stone Age still on display, and the beautiful River Medway running through its centre, Maidstone is the perfect location for a mini family staycation.
If you’ve decided to head to Maidstone with the family, we’ve picked out five attractions that should be at the top of your list:
Let’s start with the obvious - a bit of retail therapy!
Perfect for the whole family, Fremlin Walk features a huge range of shops and some fantastic eateries if you fancy a pitstop along the way. Trust us - you won’t run out of places in which to spend that hard earned cash!
Many people believe Leeds Castle to be one of the prettiest still in existence, and it’s hard to disagree when you first lay eyes on this fantastic building.
Beautifully preserved and very well looked after, Leeds Castle attracts large numbers of visitors every year. Explore its early 20th century roots, the 500 acres of surrounding parkland and the brilliant underground grotto. It’s perfect for the entire family.
If you fancy something a bit more adventurous during your visit to Leeds Castle, it doesn’t get much more exciting than Go Ape.
Tarzan swings, zip wires and treetop climbs will also give you a stunning view of the grounds that you simply won’t get anywhere else.
Mote Park is a colossal 180 hectares of amazing, beautiful scenery that’s freely accessible to the public and absolutely worth a visit if you’re heading to Maidstone with the whole family.
You’ll find woodland, lakes, grassland and lots of spots that are perfect either for chilling out, exercising those legs or taking the dog for a walk.
Mote Park’s grounds have been around since the 13th century, so for history buffs, there’s an awful lot to take away from a visit, too!
There’s one thing that completes any family holiday in the UK, and that’s a visit to a farm.
Kent Life is a working farm and is known for celebrating Kent’s heritage. It’s located conveniently in Sandling, which isn’t far from Maidstone, and pays tribute to rural life.
The kids will love the petting zoo and tractor rides, but if you simply fancy wandering around and admiring the full range of traditional farm animals, Kent Life is a must visit.
There’s even a vintage village that features restored Victorian buildings if you want to step back in time.
Maidstone is a brilliant place to visit for a family holiday. You’ll never run out of things to do; the above list only scratches the surface of what this lovely Kent town has to offer.
Days Inn Maidstone is conveniently located on the M20 and in good reach of all the attractions listed above. It’s perfect for both business and leisure travel and has everything the weary traveller needs to rest after a long day’s adventure.