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October events

Tunbridge Wells Artisan Craftand Gift Market

Artisan Crafts and Gift market offering fabulous jewellery , artwork , homeware , soaps, candles, gifts and much much... See more >
One Warwick Park Hotel , 1 , Warwick Park , Tunbridge Wells , Kent TN2 5TA
Sun 8 Sep, Sun 22 Sep, Sun 13 Oct, Sun 27 Oct

Faversham Artisan Crafts and Gift Market

Artisan Crafts and Gift market offering fabulous jewellery , artwork , homeware , soaps, candles, gifts and much much... See more >
Alexander Centre , Preston Street , Faversham ME13 8NZ
Sat 21 Sep, Sat 5 Oct, Sat 19 Oct

Haven - Open Garden for NGS

Haven - Open Garden for NGS Award winning 300ft garden, designed in the Glade style, similar to Forest gardening but more open and with use of... See more >
Haven, Ramsgate CT12 4BZ
Sun 22 Sep, Sun 20 Oct, Sun 10 Nov

Tony Stockwell - Psychic Medium

The popular star of TV’s 6ixth Sense, Street Psychic, Psychic Private Eyes and Psychic Academy, Tony Stockwell... See more >
The Mick Jaggar Centre DA1 2JZ
Tue 1 Oct

Firekettle Events Antiques & Collectables Fair

Visiting Antiques & Collectables Fairs is just like life in some ways; to coin a famous phrase, “just like a box of... See more >
Coolings Nurseries, The Gardener’s Garden Centre, Rushmore Hill, Knockholt TN14 7NN
Sat 12 Oct and Sun 13 Oct

Hole Park - Open Garden for NGS

Hole Park - Open Garden for NGS Hole Park is proud to stand amongst the group of gardens which first opened in 1927 soon after it was laid out by my... See more >
Hole Park, Cranbrook TN17 4JB
Sun 13 Oct

Tonbridge Farmers Market

Tonbridge Farmers Market is held on the 2nd Sunday of the month in Sovereign Way TN9 1RG between the hours of 9... See more >
Long Stay Car Park, Sovereign Way. Tonbridge, Kent. TN9 1RG
Sun 13 Oct

Autumn Foraging Walk at Bore Place

Dig out your walking boots for a guided walk around Bore Place, learning to spot edible wild plants and tasting as you... See more >
Bore Place Bore Place Road Chiddingstone TN8 7AR
Sat 19 Oct

Bexley Mum2mum Nearly New Market 19th October 2024

*BEXLEY Mum2mum Nearly New Market* BUY top quality second hand baby and children’s clothes, toys, books and... See more >
Falconwood Community Centre, 31 – 39 Falconwood Parade, Welling DA16 2PG
Sat 19 Oct

Yoghurt Making Workshop at Bore Place

During this workshop you will not only learn to make yoghurt using a starter culture but also learn how to develop your... See more >
Bore Place Bore Place Road Chiddingstone TN8 7AR
Sun 20 Oct

Aylesford Farmers Market

Aylesford Farmers Market is held on the 3rd Sunday of the month at Aylesford Priory between the hours of 9... See more >
Aylesford Priory, Aylesford, Kent ME20 7BX
Sun 20 Oct

Owl Walk at Bore Place

Are owls as wise as their reputation suggests and why is it that they hoot and screech as much as they do at this time... See more >
Bore Place Bore Place Road Chiddingstone TN8 7AR
Thu 24 Oct

Great Comp Garden - Open Garden for NGS

Great Comp Garden - Open Garden for NGS Skillfully designed 7 acre garden of exceptional beauty. Spacious setting with maintained lawns and paths lead visitors..... See more >
Great Comp Garden, Sevenoaks TN15 8QS
Sun 27 Oct

Kids' Juicing Workshops

Come along to Brogdale during our apple harvesting season. Pick apples from our special heritage orchards and have a go..... See more >
Brogdale Collections, Brogdale Road, Faversham ME13 8XZ
Mon 28 Oct to Wed 30 Oct

Things to do around Kent

Here are some delightful day out options in Kent, a county in the south-east of England:

1. Marvel at the White Cliffs of Dover:
- The smooth rise of Kent’s iconic coastline looks like a professionally painted canvas of white. While nothing beats seeing it from the water, walking along the edge shows the stunning contrast of white cliff against emerald sea. They’re one of the most iconic landmarks in England. There are plenty of activities to keep you active too, like learning about scientific discoveries at the Victorian lighthouse or exploring the WWII tunnels within that rock façade. Exmoor ponies (who help control grass growth) may randomly pop up to surprise you. Last but not least, make sure to check out Dover Castle and the nearby memorial that marks the first cross-channel aircraft landing¹.

2. Delve into Dover Castle:
- As part of the Kent day out alongside the knightly cliffs, Dover Castle is one of the most impressive things to do in town. Built to protect the narrow sea crossing with mainland Europe, the fortressed structure sits atop the grounds of what used to be a Roman lighthouse and the adjacent Church of St. Mary. Within the thick walls of the Great Tower are interactive exhibits that educate on medieval times; my favorite part, however, are the secret wartime tunnels. I joined a 50-minute tour that brought us into the narrow, chalk-hewn underground first discovered during the Napoleonic Wars. Through video projections within the passageway itself, we were told the story of the Dunkirk evacuations in 1940 (if you’ve seen the Christopher Nolan movie, you know what a difficult operation it was). Code-named Dynamo, this is the behind-the-scenes stage for that famous incident. Visiting Dover Castle on your day out in Kent is an enlightening and unusual activity I highly recommend – castles are after all one of the best reasons to visit England! ¹

3. Be entertained at Margate Dreamland:
- Margate Dreamland is a vintage amusement park with a retro vibe. Enjoy classic rides, roller coasters, and carnival games. The scenic location by the sea adds to the charm. It's a fun day out for families and anyone seeking a nostalgic experience¹.

4. Explore Canterbury Cathedral:
- Canterbury Cathedral is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the oldest Christian structures in England. Marvel at its Gothic architecture, intricate stained glass windows, and historic tombs. Don't miss the chance to explore the beautiful cloisters and the serene gardens surrounding the cathedral¹.

5. Discover the Historic Dockyard Chatham:
- The Historic Dockyard Chatham offers a fascinating glimpse into Britain's naval history. Explore historic warships, including the HMS Victory and the HMS Ocelot submarine. Learn about shipbuilding, maritime heritage, and the lives of sailors. It's an immersive experience for all ages¹.

6. Enjoy the scenic beauty of the Kent Downs:
- The Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts. Go hiking, cycling, or picnicking amidst rolling hills, woodlands, and picturesque villages. The views are breathtaking, especially from the North Downs Way trail¹.

Remember, Kent's diverse attractions promise an unforgettable day out – from natural wonders to historic sites! 🌳🏰🌿¹.

Source: Conversation with Bing, 30/01/2024
(1) 27 All-Time Best Days Out in Kent for 2023 | Day Out in England. https://dayoutinengland.com/best-days-out-in-kent/.
(2) THE 10 BEST Fun Activities & Games in Kent (Updated 2024) - Tripadvisor. https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attractions-g186310-Activities-c56-Kent_England.html.
(3) Things To Do & See In Kent, Attractions, Ideas & Days Out. https://www.visitkent.co.uk/see-and-do/.