10 Fun Things To Do in Kent For Adults
Kent is known as the Garden of England because the good weather and fertile soils mean a large amount of food is grown in the county.
The county is also well-known for its hops and the distinctive oast houses used to dry them.
Kent is a great county for a day out, with lots of fun things for grown-ups to do. Here are a few of our favourites:
The Maidstone Distillery
Take a Distillery Tour and Tasting where you can see the still and distilling equipment and have a tutored tasting session.
On the "Cocktail Masterclass & Canapés" evening, you'll learn how to create three classic cocktails and enjoy delicious canapés from Frederic Bistro.
The Panic Room
Grown-ups might enjoy the horror-themed rooms:
- "The Doll House" is a serial killer themed escape room that starts in the pitch black.
- "The Happy Institute" includes a live actor and a medical testing facility where something's not quite right.
- "The Sacrifice" - is an escape van, but you only have 30 minutes to get out!
- "Hell House" is a large multi-level escape room and the most difficult of all the rooms. You have 75 minutes - but you'll need them.
The Panic Room even has an adult-themed escape room - strictly for adults only.
E-Bike Guided Vineyard Tour - UK Electric Bike Centre
In the morning you'll visit Yotes Court for a fascinating vineyard tour followed by a delicious lunch and tasting of their still and sparkling wines.
Then it's back on your E-bikes for a leisurely ride to Mereworth Wines for an hour's winery tour and wine tasting.
The whole route is about 15 miles and E-bike hire is included.
Chimera Climbing Centre
Chimera Climbing Centre in Canterbury is run by climbers, and it has some of the best bouldering facilities in this part of the country.
Bouldering is climbing without ropes, and Chimera has a wide range of challenging routes that will suit beginners as well as more experienced climbers.
Just turn up, watch a safety video and get going - you don't need expensive equipment and you can rent climbing shoes from reception.
Why not give it a try?
Strokes Adventure Golf
Boonies Outdoor Adventure
The assault course is a long and challenging test of your fitness and motivation, with many obstacles to overcome including hurdles, balance beams, tyres, netting, walls, tunnels, mud and lots more.
There's also an exciting water slide.
Group bookings are welcome and Boonies are happy to customise the session to your requirements.
There's a small shop for drinks and snacks.
Kentish Lady River Cruises
Between spring and autumn, you can book a 1-hour cruise at weekends from Maidstone to Allington Lock, or 3-hour lunch/supper cruises on weekdays between Maidstone and Teston.
Alternatively, there's the Allington Castle Cruise which includes a visit to Allington Castle that will see you arrive in style!
If you'd prefer to captain a boat yourself, they have two available for self-drive hire:
The Lady Gillian for up to 6 people or the Medway Belle for up to 8.
A brilliant mixture of exciting rides, shows, food and drink and a festival atmosphere, you're certain to have fun when you visit Dreamland.
Focusing on old-fashioned fun, the rides and amusements include: The Big Wheel, Gallopers, The Margate Maze, Helter Skelter, Rock 'n' Roller, Pinball, Chair-o-Plane and lots more.
Don't miss the Roller Room roller disco at weekends and holidays where you can hire skates and enjoy an hour's session showing off your best moves to the soundtrack of fantastic tunes.
After that, you'll be ready for something to eat and you can choose from burgers, hot dogs, pizza, fish and chips and more.
Check out the What's On section of the Dreamland website and you'll find a variety of gigs and events throughout the year.
Clayspace in Margate is a professional ceramics studio space that offers everything from informal drop-in sessions to full 6-week pottery courses.
Casual sessions, aimed at adults, are lively and interactive - you can book for up to 10 people so everyone can get some individual tuition during the session.
You can choose to have your creation fired in the kiln for a small extra charge.
Cols's Kent Bike Tours
Pedalling through the lovely Kent countryside, you'll see quintessential English villages, dramatic coastal views, well-known Kent landmarks and lesser-known hidden gems.
Enjoy lunch in a village pub or a well-earned stop at a quaint tea shop.
Tours start from Margate, Canterbury or Whitstable and your friendly guide will point out interesting places and bring the history of the area to life.
We hope you've enjoyed our selection of fun things to do in Kent for adults - as you can see, there are lots of great activities to choose from.
Whatever you choose to do - have a great time!