Kent, often referred to as the “Garden of England,” is a county located in the south east of England. It is a popular tourist destination, and for good reason. Kent is a charming region, filled with rolling hills, picturesque villages, and fascinating historic sites. If you’re looking for a place to visit that offers a perfect blend of natural beauty, culture, and history, then Kent is the perfect choice. Here are just a few reasons why you should consider adding Kent as your next travel destination, and it’s not just because it is home to one of the most unique tourist attractions either.
Plus if you’re planning a trip, then we have some fantastic accommodation options which are in close proximity to Diggerland Kent!
WHY SHOULD YOU VISIT KENT?
We could talk about why you should visit Kent all day, but here’s just a few to get you excited about visiting:
Kent is home to some of the most beautiful countryside in England. The county boasts a diverse range of landscapes, from the chalk cliffs of Dover to the Kent Downs. Visitors can enjoy breathtaking views of the countryside from many of the walking and cycling trails that criss-cross the county. There are also many parks, gardens and vineyards to explore, including Biddenden Vineyards, which is renowned for its award-winning English wine and tours.
Kent is steeped in history, with a wealth of historic sites to explore. One of the most famous is Canterbury Cathedral, which dates back to the 11th century and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Visitors can also explore the medieval Leeds Castle, and the 16th century Hever Castle, which was once home to Anne Boleyn, the second wife of King Henry VIII.
Delicious Food and Drink
Kent is renowned for its delicious food and drink, with a rich agricultural heritage that produces some of the finest produce in England. The county is particularly famous for its apples, hops, and oysters. Visitors can sample these and other local delicacies at farmers’ markets, pubs, and restaurants throughout the county. There are also many local vineyards and breweries to explore, where visitors can learn about the production of Kentish wine and beer. We would also highly recommend visiting Brogdale Collections!
Talking of food and drink, the perfect must-visit place has recently opened up in Maidstone, Kent. Lockmeadow Food Hall is a bustling and vibrant dining destination. The food hall is home to a wide range of food vendors serving up delicious meals and snacks. From street food to authentic wood-fired pizzas, there is something to suit every taste and craving. The atmosphere is lively and inviting, with plenty of seating and a welcoming ambiance. Lockmeadow Food Hall also hosts regular events and pop-ups, showcasing the best of local and regional cuisine. Whether you’re looking for a quick bite or a leisurely meal, Lockmeadow Food Hall is a must-visit destination for foodies in Kent. Will you be adding this to your visit list?
Easy to Access
Kent is conveniently located just a short distance from London, making it easy to access by car, train, or bus. The county is also well-connected to other parts of England, with good transport links to major cities such as Brighton, Southampton, and Canterbury. This makes it an ideal destination for a weekend getaway or a longer vacation.
5* Visitor Attractions
Of course we couldn’t talk about visiting Kent without mentioning Diggerland Kent. Diggerland is a unique theme park with 4 UK locations, however our busiest park is based in Strood, Kent. As the name suggests it offers a range of activities and attractions centred around construction machinery such as excavators, backhoe loaders, skidsteers and dump trucks. Children and adults alike can drive and operate these machines themselves, under the guidance of our park marshals. Giving them a hands-on experience like no other!
In addition to the machinery, Diggerland Kent also features various rides and attractions such as Spindizzy and the Skyshuttle, which lifts visitors high into the air for panoramic views. Diggerland UK is a must-visit destination for anyone who loves machinery or is looking for a unique and thrilling day out. What are you waiting for? Book your tickets here to benefit from reduced rate prices!
Kent is a charming and diverse county that offers something for everyone, it’s no wonder why it’s such a popular tourist destination. So why not plan a visit to Kent and discover everything on offer for yourself! Don’t forget to visit the Association of Tourist Attractions in Kent website for inspiration!
Lockmeadow Food Hall
PLACES TO STAY NEAR DIGGERLAND KENT
If you’re planning a trip to Diggerland Kent and looking for a place to stay nearby, there are several accommodation options available.
One of the options is a lovely Airbnb located in Rochester, just a short drive from Diggerland. This spacious and modern three bedroom bungalow can accommodate up to nine guests, making it a great choice for families or groups of friends. The accommodation features a fully equipped kitchen and a comfortable living area to relax in during your stay. Get in touch with the host and find out more if you’re interested in booking.
There are also several other accommodation options available in the local area. Hotels are always a great option for visits as they suit every budget and preference.
The Premier Inn based on Medway Valley Leisure Park in Strood, Kent is a fantastic choice for families looking for a comfortable and convenient stay. The hotel boasts 105 spacious and modern rooms, all of which feature comfortable beds, en-suite bathrooms, and a range of amenities including free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. The hotel also has an on-site restaurant and bar, serving up a delicious range of meals and drinks throughout the day. The location is perfect for those looking to explore the surrounding area, with easy access to nearby attractions such as Diggerland Kent and the historic town of Rochester. Additionally, the hotel is just a short drive from the M2 motorway, providing easy access to other parts of Kent and beyond.
PREBOOK DIGGERLAND TICKETS TODAY!
Anyone entering the park will need a ticket as our 20 main rides and drives will be included in the admission fee. Our prices are as follows:
- £25.95pp for anyone over 90cm tall
- £12.97pp for anyone over the age of 65
- Free entry for anyone less than 90cm tall
- Free entry for carers with any paying visitor who is registered as disabled
Pre-book your tickets today or turn up and pay on arrival (£32.00pp) to enter Diggerland UK Theme Park!
All information correct as of: 14/03/2023