Whatever you want from the visit, the Garden of England is packed with exciting attractions for everyone.

Taste the spray from the sea. Stroke wild ponies. Smell apple blossom. Take a pint of local ale with pastoral views. Rediscover you. Within hours you can, in Kent.

There aren’t many other places where London is so conveniently near, and yet feels so far away. Kent provides everything from very modern art exhibitions to very old heritage places. From romantic, short weekend breaks to entertainment-filled family trips. From relaxed, luxury spa breaks to fantastic cliff-top hikes. You're not going to be stuck for things to do in this great county. With its very fast links to London, Brussels and Paris, some people go right through Kent without thinking about it. But those who know about it appreciate that there are a thousand reasons to slow down and investigate.

Scotney Castle, Kent

In this county, the list of possibilities goes on, so we’ve brought them together into a few classic themes. Start your discoveries by going on the tabs at the top.

The diversity of Kent's sights, landmarks and activities is amazing - be enthused by our Things to Do pages. Or go to the Top Places to Visit in Kent for many more ideas.

Kent aims to be accessible to everyone and gives a wide range of facilities to welcome visitors with impaired mobility, disabilities and poor hearing or eyesight. 


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Welcome to What to do in Kent

This site is about all things to do with Kent and its many fantastic towns, including Tonbridge, Royal Tonbridge Wells, Dover, Ashford, Gravesend, Sevenoaks and many more. We have loads of suggestions for great things to do in this great county, the Garden of England. 

Cycle round Kent

Here you will find the most fantastic choice of ideas for days out which we have decided after much research. Whether you are looking for something relaxing and the opportunity to chill or for something more sporty including fun for the younger members of the family then Kent is the perfect place for you. With many award-winning attractions featured together with the best known places to go to and many less big places which aren’t so well known attractions – the gems of our fantastic county.

Choose from stunning gardens, old houses, haunted castles, churches and cathedrals, interesting museums, animal parks, trains, incredibly maritime heritage and many more activities including surfing, rock climbing, kayaking and more. Kent, the Garden of England has something for everybody.

 Jubilee celebrations in Kent

Many of the forms of entertainment include a scheme of particular events which take place in every season the year and the details of these can be seen on our Events pages.

Kent is a fantastic location for a weekend break or longer visit with a range of attractions suiting all tastes and budgets.

Star Kent Business

Our star award this month goes to Diamond Window Shutters of Sidcup. Founder and Managing Director of Diamond Shutters Kevin has over 20 years experience in custom made joinery and carpentry, four years City and Guilds trained and a further year advanced joinery. See diamondwindowshutters.co.uk for more details