The best places to visit in Maidstone

Maidstone is a vibrant and modern county town with a pretty riverside setting. It's full of fun family attractions and historic nooks.

For tourists or locals, Maidstone has plenty to offer. There's a plethora of high street shops, independents and restaurants as well as parkland and river walks.

With so much to see and do, it can be hard to know where to start! So to help you plan your visit, we've put together a few of our top recommendations for a visit to Maidstone:

Spend an evening at The Hazlitt Theatre

The Hazlitt Theatre offers one of the liveliest and most diverse programmes of arts and performance in the southeast and over the past few years, has welcomed the likes of Joel Dommett, Russell Kane, Jason Donovan and many more to the stage.

Over the next few months, the theatre will be hosting comedians such as Hal Cruttenden, Mark Watson, Reginald D Hunter and Seann Walsh to name just four that will be sure to keep you laughing through the Spring season. 

As well as comedians, the theatre will also be hosting tributes such as The Cher Songbook & The Everly Brothers Dream. The most anticipated being the actual Animals with their farewell tour, Herman's Hermits which will see the unmistakable Barbara Dickson performing. 

And for those who prefer a spot of adult panto, the Theatre will also have productions of Little Red Riding, a comic version of Jekyll and Hyde and if you are brave enough, Thinking Drinkers - a pub quiz packed with funny, fascinating facts and FIVE free discerning drinks for every audience member! 

Or if you’re looking for something more immersive, there’s also the opportunity to join workshops and classes offered by the Youth Theatre, Hazlitt Dance Company and Choir. 

To find out more about The Hazlitt Theatre visit www.HazlittTheatre.com or call 01622 758611. 

Prison Island Escape Rooms

Prison Island is unlike any escape room you’ve done before! There are no keys, padlocks or codes, instead, it’s filled with 23 different cells containing 23 unique games.

Each room has a different level of difficulty, meaning there is a challenge for the whole family. Ranging from laser-shooting games to ‘The Floor is Lava’.

In a team of up to four players, you can compete in as many games as you can manage in either a 1 hour, 1.5 hour or 2 hour slot. All the time being tracked by a unique system that tracks how quickly you’re completing the challenges and monitoring your overall score.

After your time is up, your score will be printed out and will put you in the running for a prize, ranging between; money off purchases, gift cards for future game sessions, or a free 1.5-hour session.

Think you've got what it takes? Find out more on their website: www.prisonislandmaidstone.com

BALLIN’ Maidstone

BALLIN’ Maidstone is a new Sports, Gaming and Event venue. This adults playground is full of gaming, sports and live entertainment.

Open every Friday, Saturday & Sunday, BALLIN’ hosts fun gaming including American Pool, Table Tennis, Beer Pong. It also shows all live sports & hosts live sporting events. 
This unique venue provides a party vibe with live DJs & entertainment, making it the perfect place to go out with friends.
Visit the official website to pre-book and view all of the upcoming events: www.ballinmaidstone.com 

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