What's on inMaidstone

Welcome to Maidstone

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Maidstone - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Maidstone to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Everything you need to know if you're visiting Maidstone as a visitor or a resident.

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Forthcoming events in Maidstone

18
APR
Spring Festival: Free Jewellery Cleaning
Fremlin Walk Shopping Centre

Ernest Jones is offering a rare chance to have your precious jewellery cleaned ‐ absolutely freeThe experienced team from Ernest Jones Fremlin Walk are bringing their jewellery cleaning machines into our Vintage English Garden for one day only offering shoppers the opportunity…

Location: 0.5 milesaway
Category: Visual Arts

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22
APR
Chaplin's Circus is Coming to Dartford
Hawley Garden Centre

After a hugely successful 2014 tour Chaplins Circus is coming to Dartford from 22nd ‐ 26th April 2015.Book online today to take advantage of our APRIL Offer: KIDS GO FREEIt is the 4th of August 1924. Chaplins Circus has just two hours…

Location: 16.5 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01727 555250
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23
APR
Al Murray One Man One Guvnor
Central Theatre

Al Murray One Man One Guvnor at Central Theatre in Chatham on Thursday 23 April 2015. Theres no better feeling that watching your favourite band team or show live so BritEvents has come up with the perfect solution for event fans. …

Location: 8 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

24
APR
A tribute to the jam and 70s new wave
Sittingbourne Greyhounds

A LIVE TRIBUTE TO THE JAM WITH MR CLEAN PLUS A TRIBUTE TO THE SOUNDS OF THE 70S NEW WAVE WITH THE KIX ‐ FIRST TIME IN KENT FOR MR CLEAN …

Location: 11.7 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01795 475547
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24
APR
Swansea City Opera present Faust
The Woodville Halls

Swansea City Opera present Faust by Charles Gounod National Tour 2015This Spring Swansea City Opera return in a celebration of their 10th anniversary with a 20 date strong UK Wide Tour in a rare production of Charles Gounods acclaimed and beloved opera…

Location: 13.7 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01474 337459
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05
MAY
Stewart Francis
Hazlitt Theatre

The star of 'Mock The Week' 'Michael McIntyre's Roadshow' and 'Live At The Apollo' embarks on a brand new tour with a fantastic and hilarious new show A brilliant comic brain... this stand‐up cracks some…

Location: 0.5 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

06
MAY
Lee Nelson
Central Theatre

Hello u blurb readin legend Its Lee Nelson here from off ur teleim coming to a crap town near u with my brand new WELL NEW TOURits gonna b biggabetta …

Location: 8 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

08
MAY
The Comedy Club Dartford
Thistle Brands Hatch

Host Comedian ‐ David Whitney:I call Whitney The Wit. You cant stop him; you can only hope to contain him. ‐ Reginald D. Hunter.Born in Aberdeen into an army family David grew up all over the world on various army camps. He…

Location: 13.2 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01474 855712
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15
MAY
Ska Tribute Night
Sittingbourne Greyhounds

A tribute to ska with the uks leading ska band2 RUDE .…

Location: 11.7 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07903 339466
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06
JUN
UK SUMMER MOTORHOME & CARAVAN SHOW
The Kent Event Centre

Annual event featuring outdoor trade stands from motorhome and caravan dealers and a huge range of accessories campsites with large pitches excellent facilities club rally areas. Weekend camping pitches from £45. Trade stands from £120VAT…

Location: 3.6 milesaway
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01775 723723
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19
JUN
Take that tribute night .
Sittingbourne Greyhounds

A tribute to take that with the take that experience …

Location: 11.7 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01795 475547
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05
JUL
Darling Buds Classic Car show
Buss Farm (The Darling Buds Farm)

SUNDAY 5TH JULY 201510AM TO 4PMCome and see 900 classic cars60 trade stallsFunfair Childrens Play AreaNow in its 20th yearA perfick family day out in the Kent countryside with a warm friendly atmosphere featuring pre‐1990 makes and models of classic…

Location: 12.7 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01233 226110
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10
JUL
Kent County Show
Kent Showground

The Kent County Show is the regions showcase event for farming countryside and rural life. The three day show brings together the very best of Kent with animals food fun and excitement giving a true feel of what The Garden of England…

Location: 3.6 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01622 633060
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28
AUG
The Vicars Picnic ( Yalding Music Festival )
Vicar's Island, Yalding.

Best independent festival on the banks of the river Medway. We put experience before profit bringing a slice of Glastonbury for the whole family to our corner of Kent. Camping and Glamping available. …

Location: 4.7 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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08
OCT
Tim Vine
Central Theatre

Tim Vine is an English actor writer and comedian. Famed for his quick‐fire wit and stand‐up routine his puns and his one‐liners Vine also held the 2004 world record for the most jokes told in…

Location: 8 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

17
OCT
Ghost Hunting with Ghost Hunt Live
Tonbridge Castle

Ghost Hunt Live venture to Tonbridge Castle Kent for a very special Ghost HuntThe night will have limited guests and will be recorded for the new web seriesDate Saturday 17th October 2015Tonbridge boasts Kents best example of a Motte‐and‐Bailey Gatehouse and its…

Location: 11.7 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

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Tourist Attractions


Dickens World

May 2007 will see the opening of an innovative and exciting new £62m indoor visitor complex in Kent in the UK, themed around the life, work and times of one of Britain's best loved authors, Charles Dickens.Dickens World will take visitors on a journey of Dickens lifetime as…

Historic Dockyard Chatham

Naval heritage site covering 80 acres.Stunning architecture and displays including WWII destroyer, submarine, recreation of the 18th century dockyard, RNLI lifeboat collection, ropery and museum.‐ Wheelchair access limited‐ Groups accepted‐ Picnic area‐ Coach parking‐ Refreshments‐ Parking on‐site‐ Free site transportOpening times:Closed January and until…

Hop Farm Country Park

Year round family visitor attraction featuring two museums; indoor and outdoor children's play area's; Shire horse stables; animal farm; pets corner; military vehicle museum; pottery workshop; gift shop and Cafe.…

Teapot Island

Come along and visit the amazing Teapot Island exhibition. With over 3500 teapots, each with it's own unique history, then enjoy yourself with a cream tea, or treat yourself to lunch or dinner in our riverside cafe.Take a walk along the beautiful Kent riverside, and maybe complete your…

Charles Dickens Centre

Charles Dickens was born in Portsmouth in 1812. In 1817 his father, who worked as a clerk for the Royal Navy, moved the whole family to Chatham where he took up a post in the Royal Dockyard. The Dickens household was based first in Ordnance Terrace and later…

Chatham Historic Dockyard Railway

Situated within the Historic Dockyard of Chatham, the CHDR has just under 1 mile of line to operate demonstration trains on predetermined weekends throughout the summer season, as well as dockyard events.The Dockyard Railway is operated on behalf of The Historic Dockyard, Chatham, by members of the North…

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Updated: 18/04/2015 04:48:35