Top 10 Things To Do In Maidstone

29 July 2016

Top 10 Things To Do In Maidstone

Maidstone is set in the heart of Kent and boasts a wealth of activities, excursions and days out for all the family. If you're heading downto this part of the country, why not visit the 'Garden of England' and make it a longer stay? You'll experience some exciting adventures, breathtaking views and fun for all the family!

10. Stoneacre

Stoneacre is a small National Trust property in Otham, near Maidstone, Kent in southern England. The property is a half-timbered yeoman farmer's house dating from the 15th century, together with a small garden, orchard and meadows.  -

9. Buttercups Sanctuary for goats

Established by Robert and Valerie Hitch in 1989 when they took in just two goats from the RSPCA, the sanctuary is now home to over 140, set in ancient parkland. -

8. Teston Bridge Country Park

One of the best places in Kent to enjoy rural riverside walks, Teston Bridge is an idyllic location to enjoy a picnic and time with the family, with events all throughout the summer months. -

7. Teapot Island

A family run business that was established in Yalding in April 2003, housing the biggest collection of Teapots in England, with over 7600 teapots on display. -

6. Maidstone Museum & Bentlif Art Gallery

Maidstone Museum is home to a vast collection of fine art and historical artefacts of international importance and is free to all visitors. With over 600,000 artefacts, Maidstone Museum enjoys the prestige of possessing one of the largest collections in Kent and something for all the family. -

5.  Go Ape! Zipline & Adventure park

Take to the trees and speed down zip slides. They’re part of an exciting course of rope bridges, Tarzan swings and crossings; all set high above the forest floor. You won’t leave the adventure (at Leeds Castle) disappointed. -

4. Kent Life

A real working farm, Kent Life showcases and breeds traditional farm animals, indoor and outdoor play areas, Paint a Pot studios, tractor rides and much more! -

3. Cobtree Manor Park

Cobtree Manor Park has over 50 acres of parkland displaying a diverse and maturing collection of trees and shrubs, standing on the site of the old Maidstone Zoo. -

2. Mote Park

Mote Park is a huge green space in the heart of Maidstone and is extremely popular with both visitors and locals alike. In 2015, it placed third in the People’s Choice for their Favourite Green Flag Park. Covering over 450 acres, it includes natural features such as grassland, woodland, rivers and a 30 acre lake. -

1. Leeds Castle

Marketed as 'the lovliest castle in the world', it certainly boasts a lot to do! From functions, weddings and conferences set in within the walls of the Norman stronhold, to the many outdoor events, festivals, gigs, concerts, historic days out, restaurant, hotel, gold and MORE! -

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