In need of some entertainment? Here are some of Kent’s best options
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Kent has plenty to offer to its residents and visitors. From a selection of excellent restaurants to some of England’s most beautiful scenery, it’s a diverse county that is winning over people on a regular basis.
Despite its close proximity to London, Kent also has a number of fun and entertaining things to do. While visiting the O2 Arena for a live performance and seeing a West End show is highly recommended, you don’t always need to venture into London to have a good time. Doing some fun activities in the county will enable you to learn even more about it, too, certainly far more so than if you opted for a themed slot game or a Netflix binge at home. In fact, getting out and about is something society arguably needs to do more of, particularly at the moment in the summer months and with local businesses needing our support.
When assessing the entire county, Kent certainly isn’t short on options when it comes to providing some fun and entertainment for people. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at some of Kent’s best options in this particular space.
Room Escape Games – Margate
Escape rooms have grown in popularity in recent times, with people aiming to put their problem-solving skills to the test when under pressure. In this particular escape room in Margate, teams of people are tasked with sailing a ship to safety after mutiny breaks out. As you aim to crack the puzzle, you’ll hear screams and gunshots, before the realisation sets in that you’re alone and isolated out at sea. Can you escape and find your way to shore?
Dreamland – Margate
Another popular destination for people to visit in Margate is Dreamland. Steeped in history, the site where the park is housed was first used for amusement rides in 1880. Thankfully, Dreamland’s array of rides have been brought into the modern world, with people flocking there to enjoy a variety of rides in this traditional English seaside location. Opening hours vary at the amusement park, making it worthwhile to call up before venturing there, but your best bet is to visit on a Saturday when it’s guaranteed to be in action.
Priestfield Stadium, Gillingham FC – Gillingham
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Kent’s biggest football club, Gillingham FC, currently play in League Two of the English football pyramid and represent a great day out. While there isn’t a guaranteed feast of goals, supporting a local club is an excellent thing to get behind. You can join in on the chanting, celebrate goals, and enjoy everything a match day experience entails. Even if you don’t support Gillingham, it’s a good option for football fans. If you can’t get a ticket for one of the Gills’ League Two encounters, then be sure to check ticket availability at Dartford, too. Despite being at a lower level than Gillingham, Dartford’s football stadium is well worth checking out.
Clever Dilemma – Faversham
Located in Faversham, Clever Dilemma is one of the most popular escape rooms in the county. Working as a team, there are a variety of themed escape rooms to choose from. From the Wild West to a Dracula-themed offering, this escape room heaven is filled with everything you’ll need to put your escape game to the test. Given the array of solid reviews, Clever Dilemma is a great option, although it probably isn’t for the faint-hearted!
Other options include Hysteria Escape Rooms (Chatham), Canterbury Spy Mission Treasure Trail
(Canterbury), Ninja Warrior UK Adventure Park (Chatham), Bayford Meadows (Sittingbourne), Faversham Swimming Pool (Faversham), and AMF Bowling (Ashford).