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.

Tourist information Maidstone

Tourist Information

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

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Forthcoming events in Maidstone

04
SEP
King Hammond ska night
central pk stadium

Ska legend King Hammond comes to Sittingbourne with skaville uk plus supporting skareggae . soul disco …

Location: 11.7 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07903 339466
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11
SEP
Leeds Castle Food Festival
Leeds Castle

The delicious Leeds Castle Food Festival returns this September.Food and drink producers including artisan bakers local micro‐breweries and pulled pork barbecues will set up their stalls in the Castle grounds. Delicious global dishes will be available alongside Kent Cider marshmallows cheese cakes…

Location: 4.9 milesaway
Category: Visual Arts

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12
SEP
Truckfest South East
Kent Showground

We are happy to announce Truckfest South East is returning this year Truckfest has been ongoing since 1983 and has reached national status. We have Truckfest shows all across the UK.All information and tickets can be found at www.truckfest.co.uk.…

Location: 3.6 milesaway
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01775 768661
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19
SEP
Revolve24 with Breast Cancer care
Brands Hatch

Revolve 24 is a brand new event thats sure to test both experienced endurance cyclists as well as people looking to set themselves a cycling challenge for the very first time. It promises to be a brilliant weekend packed with comradery competition…

Location: 13.1 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 02079 603509
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19
SEP
Rye Course September 2015
Eastcourt Manor - Bread & Baking Courses

Learn to make sourdough rye breads from light caraway flavoured rye loaves to medium dark European rye sourdoughs and a black bread or pumpernickel. Learn how to adapt our unique sourdough starter to the requirements of rye flour and the different processes…

Location: 8.7 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01634 852358
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22
SEP
Festival of Flowers
Leeds Castle

Celebrity garden designer Diarmuid Gavin will be joining us on the opening day of this years Festival of Flowers at Leeds Castle. Once again the Castle will be transformed for a week by professional florists flower arrangers and award winning floral designers…

Location: 4.9 milesaway
Category: Visual Arts

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25
SEP
The Comedy Club Chatham
Bridgewood Manor

3 Top Comedians Bryan Lacey Funmbi Omotayo Colin Cole as Seen on TV. Host ComedianBryan Lacey:A genuinely funny man and a potential comedy star of the future BBC6 Music.Bryan found his true calling in stand up comedy after a string…

Location: 5.3 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01634 201333
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25
SEP
The Comedy Club Dartford
Thistle Brands Hatch

Host Comedian ‐ Martin Coyote:Martin Coyote is a Prolific Writer: Bring Me the Head of Light Entertainment Loose Talk & The Treatment.A true unsung hero of British comedy Martin Coyote has been at the top of the game for more than a…

Location: 13.2 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01474 855712
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03
OCT
Fort Horsted - Ghost Hunt
Fort Horsted

Work started on Fort Horsted in the mid 1880s while there was considerable alarm in England being generated by the terrortorial ambitions of Germany and France. it was decided that five forts be constructed around south east England to increase its defences.Work…

Location: 6.3 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07985 532620
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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

11
OCT
BIG Wakies Maidstone
Mote Park

Come and join us for the BEST WALK EVER at Mote Park More trees more pals and loads of reasons to slobber. Give your dog a day of delight and raise money to help protect dogs and other animals from cruelty. Take…

Location: 0.6 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 03001 230123
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17
OCT
Chocolate Celebration at Castle View Restaurant
Leeds Castle

Celebrate the world of fine chocolate at Castle View Restaurant during Chocolate Week 2015. Our menu explores the indulgent taste of the nations favourite guilty pleasure Our chefs will become artisan chocolatiers for the evening and subtly introduce delicious bitter and sweet…

Location: 4.9 milesaway
Category: Lifestyle

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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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17
OCT
Spooky Sprint Kent
The Hop Farm Family Park

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: 7.3 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 02079 321314
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24
OCT
Witches and Wizard Academy at Half Term
Leeds Castle

Children will be spellbound at the Witches and Wizard Academy during October Half Term. A childrens trail will take place throughout the grounds with a chocolate prize at the end. A fancy dress competition takes place daily while spellbinding stories will entertain…

Location: 4.9 milesaway
Category: Visual Arts

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06
NOV
James Arg Argent Live
Victorias Cabaret Club

The BandStaring James Arg Argent From ITVBesThe Only Way Is EssexThe Arg Function Band is a 5 piece that can be tailored to a 12 piece band 100 live Sound Band That Covers All GenresIncluding Swing Pop Rock RandB Disco…

Location: 7.7 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01622 859331
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07
NOV
Leeds Castle Fireworks Spectacular
Leeds Castle

There will be lights camera action for the biggest and best firework display in the South East of England. The incredible fireworks will this year be timed to music from the movies. Lookout for scenes from the silver screen projected onto the…

Location: 4.9 milesaway
Category: Visual Arts

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12
DEC
The Christmas Market
Leeds Castle

Leeds Castle hosts the annual Christmas Market on the Cedar Lawn overlooking the Castle. Discover an array of seasonal gift ideas toys decorations food and drink. Visit the Leeds Castle reindeer and birds of prey in the animal area.Enjoy our nostalgic fairground…

Location: 4.9 milesaway
Category: Family Events

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12
MAR
Big Country Midge Ure 80s Invasion
Central Theatre

Big Country Midge Ure 80s Invasion at Central Theatre in Chatham on Saturday 12 March 2016. Youve all heard of horror stories of getting scammed by ticket touts havent youWell BritEvents have come up with the perfect solution ‐ a…

Location: 8 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

13
MAR
80's Invasion Tour
The Central Theatre

The 80s are backTony Denton Promotions bring together four of the decades most memorable artists to tour together for the first time ever. The 80s Invasion tour features the cream of music from the some of the most popular artists…

Location: 8 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01273 709709
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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: 30/08/2015 17:17:24