Things to do

A bit of inspiration

It's time to explore and enjoy a wide range of activities across Medway.  Here you can relax on a boat trip on the River Medway, be inspired and follow in the footsteps of Dickens or enjoy the idylic rural landscapes of the North Kent Marshes and get close to nature.

There's plenty of things to discover in Medway - from centuries history and heritage that can be found at the cathedal, castles, houses of history to fascinating military and maritime connections.  Action packed days out can be enjoyed at Medway's family fun attractions, countryside parks and nature reserves or get active at Medway's sports and leisure centres.

The River Medway has long been recognised as one of Britain’s most important for leisure activities and has a fascinating and illustrious maritime heritage. There's no better way than view area from the river and during the Summer months, river trips operate from Sun Pier in Chatham.

Food and drink lovers can find a excellent choice of restaurants, cafes and public houses throughout Medway some serving homemade dishes using local Kentish produce.  Evening entertainment can be enjoyed at one of Medway's theatres where a choice of shows, musicals and performances are regularly held.

It's in the bag, a blend of small quirky independent shops and some of the High Street stores you would expect to see will provide you the choice you want can found throughout Medway. For bargain hunters there are weekly local markets in Gillingham and Strood town centres to browse around and local Kent produce direct from the farmers and producers can be found at the Rochester Farmers' Market.

Visitors can tantalise their taste buds by exploring the wide range of culinary delights from around the world at the many places to eat and drink in Medway - from restaurants, cafes and tea rooms to pubs serving locally brewed beers.

Medway is the south-east’s festival and events capital – hosting more than 30 days of free festivals and events each year.  From bustling street festivals, open air concerts and theatre performances to major international sporting events at Medway Park.

Whether you are here on a short-break or visiting family and friends, you will find an area packed with choices and variety.   All this and more just waiting to be explored.

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