In Maidstone you’ll find a large assortment of places to visit, whether its museums, historical buildings or family attractions, along with the picturesque Kent countryside. If you want a fun evening out, you could go the the Hazlitt Theatre to see a musical, comedy, music concert or drama, and the town has a large variety of pubs, bars and live music venues. Whatever your taste in food, there are restaurants to cater for you, with a great range of different international menus.
For you shopping requirements, you’ll be spoilt for choice around the town, which includes Fremlin Walk Shopping Centre and The Mall. Conference venues situated here include the Kent Event Centre and Oakwood House and for international air travel, among the closest airports are London City Airport and Gatwick Airport.
Maidstone Car Hire
Wherever you are in Maidstone, it’s guaranteed that you’ll to get a car from one of the leading suppliers who provide Maidstone car hire services, you can choose from many of the suppliers including Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Firefly, Hertz, InterRent, Sixt and others.
Some visits you could make on your trip to Maidstone might include the following:
A visit to this beautiful Grade I listed Castle is a must while in Maidstone. Situated in on a lake with lovely surrounding parkland and gardens, it is a superb building where you can view the grand rooms with their elegant furniture, decor and fine art and see a large collection of historic dog collars. While you’re here you can enjoy a charming ride in a punt on the moat, see the Birds of Prey Centre, and there’s also a maze with an intriguing underground grotto, and castle-themed children’s playgrounds.
Kent Life Heritage Farm Park
This is great working farm to come where there’s something to suit all ages, including a village with a Victorian farmhouse, Second World War home with an Anderson shelter and traditional buildings such as an Oast House, Granary and Blacksmith’s workshop. The Gardens here have many flowers, herbs and orchards, and you can also enjoying visiting the animals which include goats, alpacas, horses, sheep and donkeys. There are indoor and outdoor play areas for children to have fun in, and you can even take part in one of the Ghost Hunts at the Farm.
Maidstone Museum and Bentlif Art Gallery
There are a wide range of collections that you can view here, including an ancient Egyptian mummy, weapons from the Bronze Age, decorative Anglo-Saxon jewellery and Victorian costumes. The fine art here includes historical paintings and sculptures by Henry Moore and Jacob Epstein, and there’s a large collection of decorative art from around the world.
At this large Grade II listed Park you can enjoy the delightful landscape of open space, lakes and trees. Visitors can also take part in any of the facilities in the park which include pitch and putt golf, football and rugby pitches, BMX track, cycling routes, fishing and miniature train rides.
This is former yeoman’s house built in the 1400’s, and you can look around the half-timbered building with its great hall, parlour, fine furniture, woodwork and stained glass and learn all about the history of the house, which is set in a colourful garden and meadow.
Located at Leeds Castle, Go Ape! provides a fun experience for all ages with zip wires, high rope climbs and swings to challenge yourself and each other, and from which you can enjoy the view across the Kent North Downs, and the adventure can suit both families and company team building.
Maidstone Leisure Centre
You can visit this large Leisure Centre where you’ll have a good range of facilities which include several swimming pools, sports hall catering for sports such as basketball, volleyball and cricket, soft play area, gym and fitness studio.
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