Non-Touristy Things to Do in Maidstone

Non-Touristy Things to Do in Maidstone

Maidstone is a gorgeous, historic county town situated 32 miles south-east of London making it an ideal destination for city dwellers of the capital to take a load off and still not get withdrawal symptoms from the buzz. This is because Maidstone is a reasonably big town but still has that country feel to it.

So, if you’re visiting here for a short vacation or for business, make sure to spend some time on and around the river and Mote Park’s glorious River Len. You also must explore the surrounding evergreen countryside and spend some time doing the famed touristy activities but for something a little different, try some of these brilliant, non-touristy things to do in Maidstone.

Gravity Trampoline Parks

Do you want to feel like a kid again? You will, but you’ll also get an intense workout! Picture a massive factory floor with trampolines everywhere – even on the walls!

Make sure to book their Open Jump session which allows the use of their open trampoline area, dodgeball court, air bags and slam dunk zone. these sessions run for 60 minutes, but trust us, you’ll feel it after 30! Gravity Trampoline Park is a super fun way to get your exercise in when holidaying. This way you can get your cardio in while having silly fun with your kids!

Maidstone Mummy

Maidstone Mummy

For a unique experience, visit the Maidstone Museum. Here you’ll find the only adult human mummy in all of Kent! A 2,700-year-old woman and the prized possession of the Maidstone Museum’s Egyptian collection, she is nearly fully intact.

Brought to England for the first time in the early 1800’s, “Lady of the House” is a must see for all visitors of Maidstone. How often do you get to come up close and personal with a piece of Egyptian history dating back as far as 3500 BC?

The Kent Owl Academy

The Kent Owl Academy

Quite close to the majesty of being up close to a mummy is standing face to face with some of England’s most magnificent owls. You can experience this at the amazing Kent Owl Academy which doesn’t just have a massive family of owls but eagles and falcons too.

Voted as the best bespoke owl experience in 2018 and rated 5 stars on Trip Advisor, they have four famous owls named Teddy, Percy, Beastly and Dawn of which you’ll be able to meet, pet and see fly.

This isn’t a place just for children, this is a place where any person, no matter their age can learn about the true beauty and complexity of raptors (birds of prey).

This Art of Mine Studio

This Art of Mine Studio

Got a Saturday to spare? Well, we’ve got the perfect place for you – a great way to spend an afternoon with the kids! Located just outside of Maidstone in the exquisite Kent countryside is this pottery painting art studio.

They will surely bring out the artist in you with their awesome, collaborative social art classes. Here you can relax, chat, paint and drink as much tea as you want. The best part about it? You don’t even need to be arty. They provide you with all the tools, so this should be a fun and creative learning experience where you can either design your own bag and t-shirt or paint a piece of pottery for the shelf at home.

Whatman Park

Whatman Park

A peaceful park a mere half mile from the town’s centre. Boasting an adventure play area, a skatepark, a treetop boardwalk, and an atmospheric river stage open-air performance arena for artists, this a lovely place to spend a Sunday picnicking and enjoying the outdoors.

Combining the natural beauty of woodland and wildflower meadow, it really is something special to witness. You can even catch a boat ride here form the heart of Maidstone after a lovely lunch at one of the town’s delectable eateries.

Where to stay in Maidstone

Golden Heights

We have a variety of apartments on offer at Golden Heights, all coming with a fitted kitchen, a lounge, dining and kitchen area elegant wooden flooring. This building is ideally located within walking distance to Maidstone’s West station, where you’re only a short walk away from Maidstone High street in the centre of town, where there are many eateries, shops, and the Mall Maidstone.

Manhattan Heights

Another fantastic option in the town’s centre is Manhattan Heights. All our accommodation here boasts a state-of-the-art kitchen area and tastefully decorated bedrooms. You’re literally less than a mile from Maidstone’s centre and gorgeous river so you’ll have so much to do.

Whether you’re here for business or just in need of a well-deserved break, be sure to stay at one of our spacious, fully-serviced apartments.