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

22
APR
The Word Forest Org #ConservationConversation
The Big Cat Sanctuary

The Word Forest Organisation Talk is the first in the series of ConservationConversations at The Big Cat Sanctuary for 2018.The presentations looks at the importance of reforestation and the resulting wildlife populations once this essential habitat is replaced with insights into conservation…

Location: 9.6 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01233 771915
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22
APR
The Word Forest Organisation #ConservationConversa
The Big Cat Sanctuary

The Word Forest Organisation Talk is the first in the series of ConservationConversations at The Big Cat Sanctuary for 2018.The joint presentation looks at reforestation and the resulting wildlife populations with insights into conservation initiatives with our MD Giles Clark and Ru…

Location: 9.6 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01233 771915
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28
APR
Kent Mind Body Spirit Festival
The Hop Farm

Join us for Kents biggest festival for the mind body and spirit; this 2‐day Mind Body Spirit Festival brings together ancient wisdom and practices combined with innovative modern ideas products services insights allowing you the seeker space to relax unwind and expand…

Location: 7.3 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: +441227 749759
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12
MAY
Highbury Hall Craft Market
Highbury Hall

Our Craft Market is held on the 2nd Saturday of each month and features a wide range of arts and crafts from local Stallholders. Admission is free and our caf is open all day providing drinks light lunches freshly cut sandwiches and…

Location: 15.5 milesaway
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 07956 295076
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12
MAY
Bewl Water 10k, Half-Marathon, Marathon
Bewl Water Visitor Centre

The 10k half marathon and ultra for this series is held annually in May and takes place at the Bewl reservoir which is set within 1000 acres of the picturesque Kent and Sussex countryside based in Lamberhurst Kent. All these trail routes…

Location: 13.9 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 07984 540177
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16
MAY
Clairvoyant-Medium Presents: Psychic Night
The Kings Head Hotel

. International Clairvoyant‐Medium Tracy Fance Presents: Psychic Night An evening of 1‐2‐1 clairvoyant psychic tarot and mediumship readings with Tracy Fance Clairvoyant‐Medium and friends.A psychic reading is a wonderful way to reconnect with those who have passed but it can also guide…

Location: 8.5 milesaway
Category: Religious and Spiritual

TEL: +441227 749759
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18
MAY
Sweeney Entertainments Presents The Best of Wham!
Woodville Auditorium

SWEENEY ENTERTAINMENTS PRESENTS THE BEST OF WHAMStarring CRAIG WEBB Sweeney Entertainments brings a fantastic new show to venues across the UK featuring the very best of George Andrew Pepsi and Shirlie ‐ The Best of WhamCan it really be 37 years since…

Location: 13.7 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01366 380333
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19
MAY
Family Fun Day Event
Aylesford Community Centre

We have things going on for everyone;Over 20 Stalls & More Still Booking‐ Beauty Stalls‐ Gifts‐ facials and massages‐ angel cards & healingTarrot Readings‐ Charities ‐ Local ponies Help for Heroes‐ Ice Cream Vans‐ kids stalls ‐ and rides outside.‐…

Location: 3 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: 07852 913663
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21
MAY
An Evening of Clairvoyance with Tracy Fance
The George

. The George RochesterLost someone you cared about Miss them like crazy Want to hear from them to know they are safe and well International Medium Tracy Fance will bring you messages from those loved ones remembering memories bringing evidence of their…

Location: 7 milesaway
Category: Religious and Spiritual

TEL: 1227 749759
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25
MAY
Alfresco Festival 2018
Hop Farm

Alfresco is a festival designed for all the family with plenty of tasteful activities on offer to keep young ones busy as well as wonderful stage deigns and exotic arenas all splendidly decorated to provide safe spaces to dance the days and…

Location: 7.3 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07584 072308
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28
MAY
Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em
Assembly Hall Theatre

Written & Directed by Guy Unsworth Based on the TV series by Raymond Allen Starring Joe Pasquale Sarah Earnshaw and Susie BlakeEveryones favourite 1970s classic TV comedy Some Mothers Do Ave Em is back with Joe Pasquale starring as the loveable accident‐prone…

Location: 14.5 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01892 554165
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01
JUN
Hot Air Balloon Rides - Kent Experiences
Kent

Enjoy a hot air balloon ride across Kent on this hot air balloon ride experience.Further information:https:sites.google.comviewhot‐air‐balloon‐experiencesGift vouchers:http:tidd.lyf8681898Balloon rides take place at dawn or dusk and the whole experience lasts around 3‐4 hours. Your pilot will give you a full safety briefing and…

Location: 0.5 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: Seew ebsite
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07
JUN
Wealden Times Midsummer Fair
Hole Park

Wealden Times Midsummer Fair set in the stunning grounds of the Hole Park estate near Tenterden will be showcasing over 250 handpicked exhibitors selling contemporary and vintage home wares garden accessories fabulous fashion and jewellery as well as artisan food and drink.…

Location: 14.7 milesaway
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01580 714705
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08
JUN
Woodlands Festival
Elm Wood

Woodlands Festival is an intimate family friendly weekend festival set amongst rolling green fields surrounded by the Elm Wood near Hawkhurst Kent.Somewhere you can truly relax & unwind meet new people or reconnect with old friends& where kids can be…

Location: 16 milesaway
Category: Family Events

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22
JUN
Sweeney Entertainments Presents The Best of Queen
Woodville Auditorium

. SWEENEY ENTERTAINMENTS PRESENTS THE BEST OF QUEENPerformed by FlashFlash have been performing across the world since 2002. Italian born front man Claudio Desideri plays an uncannily realistic Freddie with just the right look and stage persona. From an early age Claudio…

Location: 13.7 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01366 380333
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02
JUL
Birdsong
Assembly Hall Theatre

Marking the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War Birdsong is the hit critically acclaimed stage show based on the world famous novel by Sebastian Faulks.In pre‐war France a young Englishman Stephen Wraysford embarks on a passionate and dangerous…

Location: 14.5 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01892 554165
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06
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 630975
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22
JUL
Rockin in Kent
Central Park Stadium

The Legendary Wild Angels plus Johnny & the Timebombs 50s record stallsfood & 2 barsdjstrophy for best caf racerclassic bike tickets £10 in advance …

Location: 11.7 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01795 475547
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02
AUG
Tunbridge Wells Food and Drink Trail
Tunbridge Wells Train Station (Meeting Point)

.JOIN US ON AN INDIE FOOD AND DRINK ADVENTURE IN THE KENTISH TOWN OF TUNBRIDGE WELLS We will take you on a tasting tour of a number of local shops with great food and drink such as: ‐ local cheese and smoked…

Location: 14.7 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

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18
AUG
Truckfest South East 2018
The Hop Farm

Truckfest is the must see show for enthusiasts families and the road haulage industry. Proud of its heritage in presenting trucks from all over the world Truckfest is Europes Premier trucking event showcasing a huge variety of trucks from giant American rigs…

Location: 7.3 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 01775 768661
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20
AUG
Fame - The Musical
Assembly Hall Theatre

Based on the 1980 phenomenal pop culture film of the same name Fame The Musical is the international smash hit sensation following the lives of students at New Yorks High School For The Performing Arts as they navigate their way through the…

Location: 14.5 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01892 554165
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21
AUG
Robin Hood and his Merry Men
Rochester Castle

Robin Hood and his band of merry men are feared by the richest of the land as they travel through Sherwood Forest stealing from the rich to give to the poor. When the evil Sheriff of Nottingham schemes to stop the outlaws…

Location: 8.5 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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02
SEP
Porsche Classic Trophy Race
Brands Hatch circuit

Entries now open for the Porsche Classic Trophy RaceBrands HatchSunday 2 September 2018The Porsche Classic Trophy will be among the many highlights when Festival of Porsche returns to Brands Hatch on Sunday 2 September 2018. Entries are now being taken…

Location: 13.1 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 01608 652917
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15
SEP
Kent Britpop / Mod Night
central pk stadium

Live Band special with kents all time favorite band Jel plus support from Blighty also ModSkasoul disco …

Location: 11.7 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07903 339466
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16
SEP
Subway Helping Hearts Family 5k
Mote Park

Subway stores and Heart Research UK are hosting a series of Subway Helping Hearts Family 5K events throughout the UK in the summer of 2018.Not only is there the exciting 5K run itself with our iconic Field of Fresh inflatable obstacle course…

Location: 1.5 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01132 347474
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22
SEP
Reebok Ragnar White Cliffs, Running Relay
Moat Park, Maidstone

.Ragnar is the worlds largest series of overnight running relays. Teams come together to conquer a course over two days and one night and push their limits on little amounts of sleep with friends and a community of runners by their side.Looking…

Location: 0.6 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: +4403458 722932
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23
SEP
Hospice 10K Run 2018
Lower Cricket Ground

. Hit the roads of Tunbridge Wells for our annual 10K Run starting from the Lower Cricket Ground Tunbridge Wells on Sunday 23rd September 2018 10:00am. As part of your sign up fee you will receive a Hospice 10K running t‐shirt. But…

Location: 14.7 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 01892 820547
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17
OCT
Swan Lake
Assembly Hall Theatre

An immortal love story filled with emotion and beauty Tchaikovskys magical score creates a truly unforgettable experience. Formed in 1981 The Russian State Ballet of Siberia has quickly established itself as one of Russias leading…

Location: 14.5 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

09
NOV
Sweeney Entertainments Presents T.Rextasy
The Central Theatre

SWEENEY ENTERTAINMENTS PRESENTS T.REXTASYMarc Bolan with his band T.Rex was one of the most flamboyant and charismatic stars of the original glam rock era. With Bolans special ingredient of Rock‐a‐Boogie songs the band had a string of huge hits throughout the 1970s…

Location: 8 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01366 380333
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23
NOV
Hal Cruttenden 'Chubster' UK Tour 2018
Trinity Theatre

After a 2 year hiatus from touring one of the UKs most popular TV and live comedians is back with a new show entitled Chubster and nationwide tour this autumn. This hotly anticipated show premieres at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this August…

Location: 14.6 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02072 843444
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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…

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…

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.…

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…

Fort Amherst

Fort Amherst is a Georgian Fortress set in over 15 acres of parkland, consisting of caves, tunnels, gun‐batteries and barracks.The Civil Defence building was formally a search light store used by the Territorial Army.It contains a unique collection of artefacts and documents coving the…

Upnor Castle

This attractive, turreted castle is set in a picturesque village area that is backed by rolling, wooded hills. The castle is fronted by a water bastion jutting out into the River Medway.Upnor Castle was originally built in 1559 as a gun fort on the orders of Queen Elizabeth…

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Want to see what other attractions to visit when in Maidstone? See our list of attractions in Maidstone, including theme parks, castles, historic houses, zoos and many more family days out.


Updated: 18/04/2018 16:54:29