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Re-opening Medway & Covid-19

Many of Medway's visitor attractions are closed during the second national lockdown. Some have also now closed for the season. We recommend checking individual attractions' websites before travelling.

Visitor Attractions

The following visitor attractions had remained closed since the first lockdown:

Events cancelled in Medway 

In line with government's advice, Medway Council has cancelled all its events until to the end of 2020, including the Christmas Market, Dickensian Christmas Festival and Christmas lights switch on. Dickens 150 anniversary activities planned for 2020 have were replaced with the Virtual Dickens 150 campaign.


Shows at the Central and Brook Theatres in Chatham are being rescheduled. The Central Theatre pantomime Peter Pan, and the Brook Theatre Christmas production have also been postponed for 2020. See the latest theatre cancellation and rescheduling news

Greenspaces and Country Parks

Medway's green spaces and country parks are now open to visitors. Play areas have also re-opened.

Riverside Country Park

Capstone Country Park

Ranscombe Farm Nature Reserve

RSPB nature reserves at Cooling and Cliffe

Coach Park

Medway's coach park at Curtis Way will be closed until the end of March 2021 as it is being used as a Covid-19 testing centre.

For more information and advice on COVID-19 and how to stay safe visit Medway Council's Coronavirus pages.