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A Day in Maidstone, Kent: Exploring with the Maidstone Quiz Trail and Town Souvenir

Maidstone, the bustling county town of Kent, is a destination rich in history, culture, and natural beauty. From exploring historic landmarks to enjoying scenic parks, there's plenty to do in Maidstone. Here’s how to spend a perfect day in Maidstone, making the most of its unique attractions and local charm.


   1. Start with Breakfast: Begin your day with a hearty breakfast – there are lots of destination foodie place known for their delicious food and cozy atmosphere. Enjoy a traditional English breakfast or choose from a selection of fresh pastries, pancakes, and healthy options. Pair your meal with a freshly brewed coffee or a smoothie to fuel up for the day ahead.

   2. Quiz Trail Time: Embark on the Quiz Trail around Maidstone! If you don’t know your way around it’s a superb way to get your bearings and to find areas that are tucked away. You’ll get to see some wonderful highlights of Maidstone. Then during the rest of the day, you won’t lose your way around – plus you won’t miss anything as we point you to look up, down and all around showing you historic markers!

Late Morning:

   3. Take a River Cruise: Our Maidstone Quiz Trail takes you to the banks of this beautiful river where you can board a tour boat. See Maidstone from a different perspective with a relaxing river cruise along the Medway. Several operators offer cruises that take you through the town and into the scenic Kent countryside. It’s a leisurely way to enjoy the views and learn about the area’s history.


   4. Visit the Maidstone Museum: After a light lunch, spend some time at the Maidstone Museum, housed in a charming Elizabethan manor house. This free museum offers a fascinating collection of exhibits, including ancient Egyptian artifacts, local history displays, and fine art. The museum also features interactive exhibits and activities for children, making it a great stop for families.

   5. Stroll Through Brenchley Gardens: Next, take a short walk to Brenchley Gardens, a beautifully maintained Victorian park near the museum. Enjoy the colourful flower beds, historic statues, and the peaceful ambiance. It’s a lovely spot to unwind and perhaps enjoy an ice cream from one of the nearby vendors.

   6. Discover Archbishop's Palace: Nearby, you’ll find the historic Archbishop's Palace, a striking medieval building on the banks of the River Medway. While the interior is not open to the public, you can admire the architecture and explore the surrounding gardens. The picturesque setting provides excellent photo opportunities, especially with the beautiful All Saints Church and College of All Saints in the background.

Late Afternoon:

   7. Shop at Fremlin Walk: Spend the late afternoon browsing the shops at Fremlin Walk, Maidstone’s premier shopping destination. With a mix of high street brands, independent boutiques, and cafes, it’s the perfect place to indulge in some retail therapy or pick up a few souvenirs. Take your time exploring the various stores and enjoy a coffee break at one of the cafes.


   8. Dinner at one of the many restaurants and pubs: For dinner, head to your choice of the historic pubs with their warm and welcoming atmosphere. Samuel Pepys dined in Maidstone way back in 1669 and recorded in his diary how much he had enjoyed his meal! Choose from a menu of classic British dishes, seasonal specialties, and an impressive selection of local ales and wines.

   9. Enjoy a Show at The Hazlitt Theatre: End your day with some entertainment at The Hazlitt Theatre. Check the schedule to see what’s on during your visit – from plays and musicals to comedy shows and live music, there’s always something happening at this vibrant venue. Enjoy a night of culture and entertainment in this historic theatre.

Maidstone offers a perfect blend of history, culture, and natural beauty, making it an ideal destination for a day trip. From exploring historic castles and museums to enjoying scenic parks and local cuisine, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Follow this itinerary to make the most of your day in Maidstone and discover the charm of this delightful Kentish town.

As the day draws to a close, reflect on the memories made and the sights seen during your time in Maidstone, knowing that there's always more to discover on your next visit to this enchanting corner of Kent.

If you enjoyed the Maidstone Quiz Trail & Town Souvenir – we have lots more of Kent to explore with our Kent Quiz Trails!

"We both thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and had a hefty glass of wine at the completion to celebrate. We are both looking forward to doing some more of the areas in Kent and my sister will be taking her grandchildren with her. A nice inexpensive way to fill a day of the children’s school holidays! " - Jan


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Ewell Quiz Trail
**NEW** Ewell Quiz Trail


⭐ About this Quiz Trail:

More than just an activity, the Ewell Quiz Trail & Village Souvenir is full of local facts and stories. All presented in short snippets giving you lots of highlights. Complete the trail in your own time at your own pace.

Whilst you answer the fun clues on your walk around fascinating Ewell, you’ll also see lots of the wonderful history sights that are all around … PLUS you’ll also have a take-home souvenir packed with loads of local history tales to read at your leisure.

24 pages - takes 1 to 2 hours - all outside - low cost. Lots of local history as well - explore Ewell in a new way!

⭐ Information for wheelchair users and pushchair users:

All areas are accessible.

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Order £10 and over P&P is FREE!