Kentish Countryside and Green Spaces

Less than an hour from London and the Channel ports, the borough is the natural place to stay to explore the unique Garden of England – to sample the local produce, shop in the vibrant streets and squares of the County Town, walk the Pilgrims’ Way, cycle beside the river, experience Kent’s biggest events, and visit many sites of historical interest

Escape the hustle and bustle of the town and enjoy a breath of fresh air in some of the most beautiful parks and gardens in Kent

Just a short walk from the town centre is Maidstone’s largest open space, Mote Park. This Grade II listed Park covers over 450 acres of mature parkland, including a 30-acre lake, and provides a wide range of recreational activities.

To the north of the town, Cobtree Manor Park has over 50 acres of parkland incorporating a diverse collection of trees and shrubs. There is a lot to explore in the Park and it is also an excellent base and access point to the North Downs Way.

Situated in the heart of Maidstone, Whatman Park is an 18-acre landscape of wildflower meadows, woodland and adventure play apparatus. Home to Maidstone’s annual 'Proms in the Park', Whatman Park is an ideal location for open-air events. Boasting its own wharf where private pleasure boats and The Kentish Lady can stop, the Park offers plenty of opportunities for those looking to cruise the idyllic River Medway.

You can find out more about things to do at the Visit Maidstone website