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Things to do in Dartford

Historic market town on the River Darent in South East London

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

Known for...   Dartford Crossing, Queen Elizabeth II Bridge and Bluewater Shopping Centre



 

  Attractions

Lullingstone Roman Villa

English Heritage - Among the most outstanding Roman villa survivals in Britain.
Lullingstone Lane
Eynsford
Kent
DA4 0JA

 

St John's Jerusalem

National Trust - Tranquil garden and 13th-century chapel.
Sutton-at-Hone
Dartford
DA4 9HQ

 

Eynsford Castle

English Heritage - The substantial stone walls of a very early Norman 'enclosure castle', begun c.1085-7.
Eynsford
Kent
DA4 0AA

 

Pirate Cove Adventure Park

Two 18-hole pirate themed adventure golf courses.
Bluewater
Kent
DA9 9SF

01322427270

Recommended by Scott Pow. Dartford

 

Eagle Heights

One of the UK's largest Bird of Prey Centres as well as being home to a whole host of wildlife animals.
Hulberry Farm
Lullingstone Lane
DA4 0JB

01322866577

Recommended by Paul Dunbar, Watford

 

The Diver FREE

15 feet tall steel sculpture in the River Thames by John Kaufman.
off Coldharbour Lane
Rainham
Essex
RM13 9YQ

 
 

  Museums

Dartford Borough Museum FREE

Anyone who wants to know more about the Borough of Dartford should visit us, whether they are new to the area or have lived here.
Market Street
Dartford
DA1 1EU

01322224739

 
 

  Parks

Waterside Gardens FREE

Waterside Gardens was modernised in 2009 to provide a landmark community park overlooking the River Cray.
Crayford Way
Crayford
Kent
DA1 4JJ

 

The Dell FREE

This two-acre site includes a purpose-built street hockey pitch which is provided free of charge to street hockey players.
Crayford Way
Crayford
Kent
DA1 4JZ

 

Riverside Gardens FREE

These gardens front the River Thames with trees, raised shrub beds, ornamental flower beds, seats and a viewing platform.
High Street
Erith
Kent
DA8 1QY

 

Spring Farm Park FREE

A well used park on the edge of a residential area. Football pitches, cricket pitch, tennis courts, children’s play area, gym.
Lambs Lane North
Rainham
RM13 9XF

 
 

  Cinema

Showcase Bluewater

Modern multi-screen cinema located at the popular Bluewater shopping complex.
Plaza
Bluewater
DA9 9SG

 
 

  Golf

Dartford Golf Club

Dartford Golf Club is a private members' golf club - owned and run by our members who enjoy traditional courtesies and values.
Dartford Heath
Dartford
Kent
DA1 2TN

 
 

  Leisure centres

Fairfield Pool And Leisure Centre

Modern leisure centre offering a vast range of activities for all ages.
Dartford
DA1 1JB

Recommended by Dean Thompson, Dartford

 
 

  Water sports

Erith Yacht Club

Welcome to Erith Yacht Club – the Premier Sailing Location on the tidal River Thames.
Anchor Bay
Erith
Kent
DA8 2AD

Recommended by Ed Sumner, Erith
“EYC Sail & Powerboat School is your first port of call for getting on the water to enjoy the fantastic sports of sailing and powerboating in London on the tidal water of the River Thames! If you were inspired by the sailing successes at the 2012 London Olympics sign up for our affordable training courses aimed at people of all ages and abilities. To make it easier for you we have all the equipment and boats so you can do courses immediately. Our tidal water means that all our Royal Yachting Association (RYA) qualifications carry the Coastal Endorsement - they are recognised at other coastal sailing venues. As a Club, we also offer a range of membership options allowing everyone full access to the water to enjoy the sports of sailing and powerboating.”

 

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