Home Things to do Near You


Things to do in Maidstone

Scenic county town home to the magical Leeds Castle

Are you looking for things to do in Maidstone? We've got plenty of great ideas for you across the town.

Known for...   Leeds Castle


Did you know...

  • Leeds Castle near Maidstone is sometimes referred to as Ladies’ Castle because so many Queens of England have lived there. Eleanor of Castile and Margaret of France, Edward I’s two wives; Philippa of Hainault the wife of Edward III; Catherine de Valois, Henry V’s spouse; Catherine of Aragon, the first wife of Henry VIII and even his daughter Elizabeth, the future Queen, all resided at the lovely castle at one time or another.
  • Following the NASA tradition of naming craters on Mars after small towns, the Maidstone crater was added to the list of Martian geographical features in 1976.
  • Maidstone has it's own baseball team, 'The Kent Mariners.'.



 

  Attractions

Go Ape! Leeds Castle

Go Ape is the UK's No.1 Forest Adventure.
Leeds Castle
Maidstone
Kent
ME17 1PL

 

Kent Life

Kent's premier heritage farm attraction. Animals, tractor rides, play areas, and cafes to relax in.
Lock Lane
Sandling
ME14 3AU

01622763936

Recommended by Sue Bell, East Farleigh

 

Leeds Castle

900 year old castle set in 500 acres of beautiful parkland.
Leeds Castle
Maidstone
ME17 1PL

01622765400

 

Sittingbourne And Kemsley Light Railway

This unique line was built in 1905 for the transportion of the raw materials required for the manufacture of paper.
PO Box 300
Sittingbourne
Kent
ME10 2DZ

 

Zoo Keeper For A Day

Experience this incredible hands-on, behind-the-scenes day working as a zookeeper at Wildlife Heritage Foundation.
Wildlife Heritage Foundation
Headcorn Road, Smarden, Ashford,
Kent
TN27 8PJ

 

Sutton Valence Castle

English Heritage - The ruins of a small 12th-century Norman keep, with panoramic views over the Weald.
Sutton Valence
Kent
ME17 3AJ

 

Kit's Coty House And Little Kit's Coty House

English Heritage - The remains of two megalithic 'dolmen' burial chambers. Impressive Kit's Coty has three uprights.
near Maidstone
Kent
ME20 7EZ

 

St Leonard's Tower

English Heritage - An early and well-preserved example of a small free-standing Norman tower keep.
Nr West Malling
Kent
ME19 6PD

 

The Bredgar And Wormshill Light Railway

A delightful 2 foot gauge line tucked away in the heart of the Kent countryside, England, near the village of Bredgar.
The Warren, Bredgar
Sittingbourne
Kent
ME9 8AT

01622884254

Recommended by Roger Carter, Canterbury

 

Stoneacre

National Trust - Attractive half-timbered Wealden house dating from 1480.
Kent
ME15 8RS

 

Sissinghurst Castle And Garden

National Trust - One of the world's most famous gardens.
Biddenden Road
Near Cranbrook
TN17 2AB

 

Coldrum Long Barrow FREE

National Trust - Stunning views from the top of the barrow.
West Malling
ME19 5EG

 
 

  Children's Activities

Kikiland

Magical and imaginative children's adventure and play centre.
The Mall
Pad's Hill
Maidstone
ME15 6AT

01622296001

 
 

  Museums

Maidstone Museum And Art Gallery FREE

Fascinating look at Maidstone's history.
St Faiths Street
Town Centre
ME14 1LH

01622602838

Recommended by Marjorie Truman, Maidstone

 

Lashenden Air Warfare Museum FREE

The Lashenden Air Warfare Museum is one of the longest established aviation museums in the country, having been formed in 1970.
Headcorn Aerodrome, Headcorn
Ashford
Kent
TN27 9HX

 
 

  Parks

Leybourne Lakes Country Park FREE

Local Wildlife Site and an Area of Local Landscape Importance.
Malling Road
Larkfield
Kent
ME20 6AA

 

Riverside Park

100 acre Green Flag Award winning park.
333 Lower Rainham Road
Gillingham
ME7 2XH

01634387900

Recommended by Terry Jones, Gillingham

 
 

  Bowling

AMF Bowling

Ten-pin bowling centre.
59-71 King Street
Maidstone
ME14 1BG

08448263023

 

1st Bowl Chatham

Tenpin bowling and entertainment venue.
67 The Pentagon
Chatham
ME4 4HY

Recommended by Thom Hammond, Chatham

 
 

  Cinema

Odeon Maidstone

Multi-screen cinema in the heart of Maidstone.
Lockmeadow
Barker Road
ME16 8RG

03330144501

Recommended by John Robinson, Maidstone

 
 

  Theatre

Hazlitt Theatre

Popular theatre with Dance, Drama, Comedy, Family Shows & Music Productions throughout the year.
Earl Street
Maidstone
ME14 1PL

Recommended by Carol Hill, Maidstone

 

Hazlitt Arts Centre

Dance, Drama, Comedy, Family Shows and Music Productions venue.
Hazlitt Theatre
Earl Street
ME14 1PL

01622758611

 

Central Theatre

Beautiful 960 seat venue in the heart of Chatham.
170 High Street
Chatham
ME4 4AS

Recommended by Avril Buckley, Chatham

 
 

  Golf

Ridge Golf Club

Golf Club.
Chartway St
East Sutton
Maidstone
Kent
ME17 3DL

 

West Malling Golf Club

Golf Club.
London Road
Addington
Maidstone
Kent
ME19 5AR

 

Weald Of Kent Golf Club

Golf Club.
Maidstone Road
Headcorn
Kent
TN27 9PT

 

Chart Hills Golf Club

Golf Club.
Weeks Lane
Biddenden
Kent
TN27 8JX

 

Gillingham Golf Club

Situated in the Medway Towns within 10 minutes of the M2, Gillingham is ideally situated to welcome visitors from all over the country.
Woodlands Road
Gillingham
Kent
ME7 2BX

 
 

  Leisure centres

David Lloyd

Gym, health and fitness club.
Barker Road
Maidstone
ME16 8LW

01622607600

 

LA Fitness

Health and fitness centre.
Mill Meadow
Maidstone
ME16 0SX

01622681987

 

Maidstone Leisure Centre

5 swimming pools, fitness centre, indoor and outdoor sports and more.
Mote Park
Maidstone
ME15 7RN

08451552277

 

Strand Leisure Pool And Park

Outdoor swimming pool, crazy golf, miniature railway and much more.
Victory Works
Strand Approach Road
ME7 1TT

01634573176

 

Swallows Leisure Centre

You can swim, play football and work out all under one roof. Wide range of activities available, there is something for everyone.
Central Avenue
Sittingbourne
Kent
ME10 4NT

 

Larkfield Leisure Centre

Modern leisure centre offering a vast range of activities for all ages.
New Hythe Lane
Larkfield
ME20 6RH

Recommended by Ben Pearson, Kent

 

The Old Rectory

Health club and gym.
Farleigh Lane
Maidstone
ME16 9LX

01622727779

 

Roko

Affordable gym and fitness centre.
Off Wills Adam Way
Watling Street
ME8 6BY

01634233348

 

Splashes Leisure Centre

Indoor pool with wave machine, fitness centre and sporting facilities.
Cozenton Park
Bloors Lane
ME8 7EG

01634377509

 

Waterfront

Health and leisure club.
173 Pier Road
Gillingham
ME7 1UB

01634280033

 

Village Fit

Health and fitness club.
Castle View
Forstal Road
ME14 3AQ

01622672200

 
 

  Karting

Buckmore Park Karting

Outdoor go-karting centre.
Maidstone Road
Chatham
ME5 9QG

01634201562

 
 

  Sport

Chatham Ski And Snowboard Centre

Ski and snowboard centre with the longest artificial slope in the South East.
Alpine Park
Capstone Road
ME7 3JH

Recommended by Becky Bishop, Rochester

 

The Ice Bowl

Indoor ice skating. Lessons available.
Ambley Road
Gillingham
ME8 0PU

01634388477

 

Looking for places to visit near Maidstone? We certainly are! - Tell us your favourite.




Didn't find anything? Why not try further afield?

Gravesend (13.6 miles)
Grays (16.5 miles)
Dartford (17.8 miles)
Basildon (21 miles)
Chelmsford (32.2 miles)
Southend on Sea (20.4 miles)
Sevenoaks (14.3 miles)
East Grinstead (25.3 miles)
Croydon (27.9 miles)
Map directions
Canterbury (24.1 miles)
Tunbridge Wells (14.8 miles)
Battle (24.5 miles)
Hastings (28.8 miles)
Bexhill on Sea (29.1 miles)
Rye (23.8 miles)
Dymchurch (26.5 miles)
Folkestone (31.1 miles)
Place ID: 309. Report an inaccuracy