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

27
AUG
Equestrian Tabletop Sale
Hodsoll Street and Ridley Village Hall

Equestrian Table Top Sale of tack and equestrian related items in the friendly and warm and dry atmosphere of Hodsoll Street and Ridley Village Hall Sevenoaks Kent TN15 7LE near Wrotham.Saturday 27th August 2016 9:00‐11:00 setting up from 8:00Come along to buy…

Location: 9.7 milesaway
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01732 823175
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27
AUG
Only Fools and 3 Courses
Mercure Tunbridge Wells Hotel

Join us for the dinner event of the year which combines fine food and classic comedy action as Marlene and Boycie invite you to a Gala Dinner. Only Fools and 3 Courses Dinning Invitation. Join us for the Dinner event of the…

Location: 12.4 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01772 691284
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28
AUG
Music on the Lawns
Leeds Castle, Kent

Sunday 7th August: The Beverley Big BandJoin Kents premier dance band for live jazz and swing entertainment with this well‐established big band from East Kent. Dance back in time with classics from 30s and 40s favourites; Glenn Miller Tommy Dorsey Benny Goodman…

Location: 4.9 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01622 765400
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29
AUG
Speedway Racing
Sittingbourne Greyhounds

Dynamic Speedway Racing With The Kent Slyde Kings Great Family Fun Food & Bars Available Plenty Of Parking .…

Location: 11.7 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 01795 475547
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30
AUG
Stop - Don't take your PC to the tip!
Computers 4 Africa

This repurpose alternative is both a green and free solution so the charity urges the local community in Tonbrdge to donate their unwanted working IT equipment.From PCs laptops and TFT monitors to mice smartphones keyboards and leads all will be welcome at…

Location: 11.3 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 03000 112233
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02
SEP
Family Fun Day ( Custom bikes & Scooters )
Angel Farm

Great Day Out For The Whole Family Custom BikesTrikes & Scooters .Everything free for the kidsexcept food & drink Face Painting Kids Magician Bouncy Castle etc Live Bands All Weekend Inc Mean N My Lady Friday Night 9pm…

Location: 11.4 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: 07513 383432
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03
SEP
Allo Allo
Hadlow Manor Hotel

Listen very carefully ‐ we shall say ziss only once...Welcome to Rene and Ediths restaurant ‐ but you may have chosen a bad night.Rene has agreed to look after the painting of the Fallen Madonna With The Big Boobies in the cellar…

Location: 7.6 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01772 691284
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03
SEP
Sherlock Holmes and the Hound of the Baskervilles
Leeds Castle

On the lonely wasteland of the desolate Devon moors something evil is afoot. When death stalks the Baskerville family legend and superstition collide with the most heinous of crimes. On the moor nobody is safe not even the bravest of men. Join…

Location: 4.9 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: (01622) 880008
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04
SEP
Blood Donation
Maidstone Hospital

We are holding a blood donation session on Sunday 4th September in our Mobile Unit at Maidstone Hospital Hermitage Lane Maidstone ME16 9QQ.There are appointments available between 10am & 2pm.To make an appointment please call us on 03001232323 or visit us at…

Location: 1.7 milesaway
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 03001 232323
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09
SEP
Leeds Castle Food Festival
Leeds Castle

See smell and taste goods from high quality local food and drink producers retailers chefs and cookery schools. Festival visitors can discover new flavours and techniques with demonstrations daily while the whole family can be entertained with childrens activities and live music.…

Location: 4.9 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01622 765400
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09
SEP
The Social Festival 2016
Kent Showground

The Social is a boutique music festival showcasing the worlds greatest dance music acts in the idyllic setting of The Kent County Showground in Maidstone Kent. The Social originally launched on the 28th September 2013 and closed the summer in style bringing…

Location: 3.6 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07799 875822
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09
SEP
The Social Festival 2016 at Kent County Showground
Kent County Showgrounds

The final details of this years brilliantly boutique The Social Festival ‐ which for the first time ever offers weekend camping ‐ can now be revealed. Taking place on the 9th and 10th of September in the stunning Kent County Showground in…

Location: 3.6 milesaway
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 00
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SEP
Bright Young Things Ball 2016
Riva Bar (Gravesend Town Pier)

On Saturday 10th September join us flappers and dappers as we drink dance and get a little loosey‐goosey at what promises to be THE party of the social season.We promise a glamorous night of swing‐jazz with a great swing band performing live…

Location: 13.9 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01474 533621
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11
SEP
BIG Walkies Maidstone
Mote Park

Dogs and dog lovers of Maidstone ‐ BIG Walkies is back and youre invited. Join us at Mote Park on Sunday 11 September 2016 for more fun more trees and even more dogs. You can choose to walk a long or short…

Location: 1.5 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL:
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SEP
Mum2Mum Market - Tonbridge (Nearly New Sale)
Angel Centre

Sunday 11 September 201610am ‐ 12pmAngel Centre Angel Lane Tonbridge TN9 1SF BUY top quality pre‐loved baby & kids goods at our award winning pop‐up market. Over 20 stalls with lots of bargainsFREE goody bag for the first 100 peopleEntry only £2…

Location: 11.8 milesaway
Category: Car Boot Sales

TEL:
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16
SEP
The Comedy Club Chatham
Chatham Bridgewood Manor Hotel

Host Comedian ‐ Kevin McCarthyThe Ad Lib Expert The Stage Club Mirror Comedian of the Year Award WinnerOnce seen never forgotten Kevin McCarthy remains one of the biggest and most loved performers by comics and audiences alike compering and headlining at all…

Location: 5.3 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01634 201333
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22
SEP
Children's Publishing - Ask The Experts
Brick House Farm

We are extremely excited to announce our very first Fat Fox conference although we prefer to call it a pow wow on childrens book publishing.Set in the most beautiful rural setting amongst pole barns and hay bales we are bringing the best…

Location: 12.6 milesaway
Category: Literature and Books

TEL: 01580 857249
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23
SEP
Ghost Hunt of Rochester's Haunted Guildhall Museum
The Guildhall Museum

Ghost Hunter Tours head into Rochester to all night Ghost Hunt Rochesters famous Guildhall Museum. We are aware from witness statements from staff that work there that this venue is very active and there are certain areas that staff will not go…

Location: 8.6 milesaway
Category: Bizarre

TEL: 07724 364333
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23
SEP
The Comedy Club Dartford
Brands Hatch Thistle Hotel

ROGER MONKHOUSEHis laconic delivery shields an engaging persona and an enquiring mind ‐ The GuardianRoger Monkhouse is one of the most original and distinctive acts on the comedy scene. A consummate stand‐up who employs a deadly combination of charm and menace to…

Location: 13.2 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: :01474 855712
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23
SEP
Sean Lock
Central Theatre

Sean Lock began his career as a stand‐up comedian and was named Best Live Comic in 2000 at the British Comedy Awards. He has since branched out into TV and acting work along with appearances…

Location: 8 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

30
SEP
A Tribute To The Who Plus Support Band
Sittingbourne Greyhounds

Kents Hottest Live Who Tribute Who Are You Plus Support From The Narratones .…

Location: 11.7 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01795 475547
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SEP
Ghost Hunt of Maidstone's Corpus Christi
Corpus Christi Hall

Ghost Hunter Tours head into to Maidstone to Ghost Hunt two very active locations Corpus Cristi Hall and their other venue the very active and disused Christis. This is a great value evening as you get to investigate two seperate locations on…

Location: 0.5 milesaway
Category: Bizarre

TEL: 07724 364333
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01
OCT
Jokers! Comedy Night
MERCURE TUNBRIDGE WELLS

The bill includes:LEO KEASRE JASON SIMMONS DARREN HARRIOTT & MC LENNY SHERMAN TO BOOK CALL ; 0844 815 9074Venue: MERCURE TUNBRIDGE WELLS 8 TONBRIDGE ROAD PEMBURY TUNBRIDGE WELLS TN2 4QLPrice2 COURSE MEAL COMEDY & DISCO: GBP 25.00Links: Website: https:go.evvnt.com61542‐0…

Location: 12.4 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07968 851261
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15
OCT
Spooky Sprint Tonbridge School
Tonbridge School Centre

We dare you to run in the Spooky Sprinta spine‐tingling different race A run in the dark with only a head torch to light your way which will test your nerve as well as your fitness. Its so good its…

Location: 11.7 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 02079 321314
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05
NOV
Addams Family Dining Invitation
Dale Hill Hotel and Golf Club

Morticia Gomez Uncle Fester and LURCH meat and eat meet and greet the guests to their home were nothing is as it seems be ready to start clicking your fingersTheyre Creepy and Theyre CookyMysterious and SpookyTheyre Altogether OokyThe Addams Family.You will be…

Location: 15.7 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01772 691284
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APR
Heritage Transport Show
Kent Showground

This event is for anyone with a passion or interest in vintage vehicles. The 2017 event will feature the South East Bus Festival with a display of over 100 vintage buses and the chance to experience a free ride on some of…

Location: 3.6 milesaway
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01622 633057
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15
APR
Maidstone Tattoo Extravaganza
Kent Event Centre

Maidstones first tattoo conventionfestivalextravaganza at the detling showground 15th & 16th April 2017 a great event for the whole family 100 plus tattoo artists from across kent and further a field car and bike show fun fair charity events live music food…

Location: 3.6 milesaway
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01622 759179
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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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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: 27/08/2016 04:59:53