Our 15 Days Inn hotels all benefit from some fantastic locations, and one that we want to tell you about this week is Maidstone. Kent's county town has plenty to offer visitors from near and far and is the ideal place for a weekend break, or just a day trip if you are in the area. Home to a world famous castle, plenty of outdoor family attractions and some wonderful countryside, Maidstone is full of excitement all year round, but this summer is the perfect time to visit if you’re thinking of making a trip. Below are 5 reasons to visit Maidstone this summer:
Maidstone is perhaps most famous for being the home of ‘the loveliest castle in the world’. Just 5 minutes away from our hotel, Leeds Castle is a great day out for all the family. Encircled by a moat and surrounded by parkland and gardens, there is plenty of history to be discovered in the castle as well as a playground, café, maze, golf course, museum and aviary within the grounds. Leeds Castle also hosts some superb events throughout the year including exhibitions, fairs, concerts, theatre productions and Halloween and Christmas events.
Maidstone has a jam packed events calendar all year round ranging from dance and music to arts and cultural events. Some events to take advantage of in Maidstone this summer are; Maidstone Mela, a celebration of the town’s rich and vibrant cultural diversity, summer craft activities at Maidstone Museum, the Hops 'n' Harvest festival at Kent Life which includes live music and over 60 varieties of beer and there are plenty of comedy acts performing at the Hazlitt Theatre.
There are some wonderful gardens and green spaces in Maidstone, perfect for picnics, relaxing or admiring beautiful plant collections. Take a summer’s stroll in the Maidstone Millennium Park by the River Medway, play pitch and putt in Mote Park or admire wild flowers in the 15th century Iden Croft Herb Gardens.
Our hotel welcomes families in abundance as family fun in the Maidstone area is very easy to come by. In the town itself and surrounding Kent, there are a wealth of family attractions and fun days out. Kent Life is the county’s top heritage farm attraction with over 25 acres of outdoor and indoor playgrounds, craft activities, farmyards, tractor rides. Many of our guests also enjoy a family day out at Go Ape, situated at Leeds Castle. Go Ape is the perfect way to work together as a family tackling the treetop runways and wires!
Many of our guests stay with us to explore the stunning Kentish countryside and rightly so, there are some superb walks and scenic spots surrounding the town. North of Maidstone you can access the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty where you can enjoy the scenery on foot, cycle or horseback.
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