I loved putting together this list of 27 fun things to do in Kent for couples. It covers romantic date nights, unique hidden gems and something for those looking for more adventure!

Kent is an excellent destination for couples. Nicknamed ‘The Garden of England’ because of the stunning Kent countryside, this county is packed full of history, irresistible beaches and fun activities.

This guide is specifically for couples in mind, looking to spend quality time together and make the most of the sights, workshops and attractions in Kent that are better suited to adults.

Fun things to do in Kent for couples

1. Tour the vineyards on an electric bike

The UK Electric Bike Centre offer a number of self-guided and guided tours – this is one of the best things to do in Kent for couples. There are 3 tours available. The Brewery Route (£45 pp) and the Garden of England Route (£45 pp) are both self-guided. Or, for something more memorable, join their Vineyard tour (£190 pp), which includes cycling, a vineyard tour, wine tasting and lunch.

2. Explore Canterbury Cathedral

No visit to Kent is complete without a visit to Canterbury Cathedral, the perfect outing for any couple that appreciates history and architecture. Make the most of your visit by joining one of their many tours or timing your visit with an exhibition.

3. Catch a film in luxury

The Showcase Cinema De Lux Bluewater is not like an average cinema. You can expect lush, feet reclining, heated seats! Grab a drink and some food in one of their bars, then get cosy together to watch a film in style. It makes for a great date night in Kent.

4. Travel the Rother Valley by Steam Train

Is there anything more romantic than going back in time and travelling by steam? Check out the Kent and East Sussex Railway events page to see what events they have on, such as their fish and chip and train experience, where you can enjoy a memorable dinner and journey along the railway.

5. Book to stay overnight somewhere memorable

Kent has some pretty unique overnight stays. Booking one of these places guarantees a romantic night away that you won’t forget in a hurry:

….For an adventure: the Big Cat Sanctuary

The Big Cat Sanctuary is a well-run wildlife park and a fun day out for any couple. But you can make the experience extra memorable by staying overnight in one of their safari lodges. The experience starts with bubbly and cake overlooking the lion enclosure a sanctuary tour before checking into your lodge and enjoying a 3-course meal. After breakfast the next day, you get a second tour and have an opportunity to hand-feed a big cat!

….For nature lovers: Elmley

Elmley Nature Reserve is the only national Nature Reserve in the country that you can spend a night in. Wake up completely immersed in nature (see photo above!). The beautiful, handcrafted huts offer panoramic views of the surrounding wilderness while also not compromising on comfort or luxury.


….For history enthusiasts: Canterbury Cathedral Lodge

The hotel sits on the grounds of of Canterbury Cathedral, part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are beautiful gardens and stunning views. This is a luxury hotel so that you can look forward to world-class service and a plush and comfortable room.

….For spa lovers: Cave Hotel and Resort

This is a very special hotel and one of the few stays in Kent that offer proper luxury. The decor is modern and super luxurious. And its best feature is the spa, where you can relax in the pool, steam room, sauna and gym. Don’t forget to also book yourself in for a meal at the wood-smoked cuisine inspired restaurant.

6. Head Underground in Ramsgate tunnels

If you’re looking for unusual things to do in Kent for couples, the Ramsgate Tunnels is a great choice. They are the UK’s largest network of civilian wartime tunnels and are really interesting to see. Join a tour, then grab coffee and cake in the Ramsgate Tunnels tea rooms.

7. Spend the day at the historic Maidstone

Maidstone is one of the best places to spend a day in Kent and is perfect for couples. Known as the events capital of Kent, always check to see if there’s something happening that coincides with your visit. Maidstone has plenty of shops and restaurants to explore but is also home to Leeds Castle and the Maidstone Museum.

8. Go back in time at Dover Castle

A great option for history enthusiasts is a day out at the epic Dover Castle. With experiences and exhibitions, there’s lots to see at this English Heritage site.

9. Go for a shopping spree at Bluewater Shopping Mall

Bluewater is the 5th largest shopping mall in the UK. With hundreds of shops, tasty restaurants and buzzing bars, it’s a fun day out for couples who enjoy a shopping spree.

10. Spend a sunny day on the beach

Kent has many beautiful beaches; one of the best for couples is Stone Bay in Broadstairs. It’s a quiet and picturesque spot, enclosed by stunning white cliffs. Enjoy fish and chips on the beach, refreshing swims or enjoy exploring one of the make rock pools.

11. Indulge in a Vineyard and Wine Tasting Tour

Wine Tours of Kent offers a chance to visit some of England’s best vineyards. Take a bus tour to see where the grapes are grown and how the wine is processed. Of course, you’ll be able to look forward to lots of tastings and a delicious lunch.

12. Have your minds blown at the mysterious Shell Grottos

The Shell Grotto‘s in Margate is a mystery. This site was discovered in 1835 and no one knows when it was created, who did it or why! This is one of my favourite quirky things to do in Kent for couples – with a series of underground passages covered in intricate mosaics made with 4.6 million shells.

White Cliffs of Dover

13. Hike along the White Cliffs of Dover to South Foreland Lighthouse

Start at the visitor’s centre car park and take the trail along the world-famous white cliffs of Dover. At the end of the trail, you’ll reach the South Foreland Lighthouse before looping back to the start. The entire hike is 2 miles and has some lovely Kent countryside views. You can find an easy-to-follow map here.

14. Get up close and friendly with an owl

If you love animals, then the Kent Owl Academy is a fun thing to do in Kent for couples. The Owl Encounter (£80 for a couple) is a memorable experience that allows you to meet a variety of owls, learn about them and have a chance to handle them.

15. Have an adventure at GoApe

Take on the treetop challenge at Go Ape Bedgebury. I guarantee this experience will have you in fits of laughter as you tackle the high ropes challenge together. The perfect Kent date night for any adventurous couple.

16. Visit the Medieval town of Sandwich

A hidden gem, with a great name, Sandwich makes for a brilliant day our. Its charming quaint streets have more half-timbered houses than any other in England. There’s a wealth of history, and make sure to visit the Guildhall Museum.

17. Spend a day relaxing at Sheldon Spa

Sheldon Spa offers the perfect pampering day. Spend time with your loved one soaking in the pool, bubbling in the jacuzzi or indulging in massages. There’s also a delicious restaurant on site that serves various drinks, snacks and meals.

18. Visit the childhood home of Anne Boleyn

Another English Heritage site not to be missed in Kent is the Hever Castle and Gardens. It is a good choice for a couple who enjoys history and can really appreciate this site’s beautiful gardens on a sunny day.

19. Test your teamwork skills at the Panic Room

The Panic Room in Gravesend is Kents top-rated escape room. Take on the real-life puzzle and try to escape the room in an hour. The sets, props and puzzles are on another level at the Panic Room! This is a really fun activity to do together as a couple and you’ll be reliving the experience for days.

20. See what’s underneath Kent

The artificial Chislehurst Caves are full of history. They are the largest deep air raid shelter outside London and are haunted by smuggling, murder and mushroom-growing stories. Join a lamp-lit guided tour and take in one of the best things to do in Kent for couples.

21. Make memories on a sea safari

This is one of the most fun things to do in Kent for couples. Join the Dover Sea Safari tour (£90 per person) and spend 4 hours whizzing about on a RIB boat, taking in sights in Kent that most don’t usually get to see, including the Kentish Flat Worms wind farm and the Shivering Sands Forts.

22. Go for a Trek, with an Alpaca!

For a unusual date night in Kent, sign up to the Woodland View Alpacas Trekking Experience. This quirky tour gets you up close and personal with Alpacas, learning about the animals before taking them on a trek.

23. See Kent from the skies in a Hot Air balloon

If you are looking to impress your date, then look no further! Kent Ballooning has been flying over Kent for 30 years, offering a chance to see the county from a different angle. Rides start at £169 per person and include a 3-4 hour sunrise experience that you won’t forget in a hurry!

24. Join a Call The Midwife Location Tour

Fans of the TV series will love this tour! Much of the show was filmed at the Historic Dockyard Chatham in Kent. Learn about how they transformed the site into a film set and hear what happens behind the scenes to create a TV series like this one.

25. Take part in a Couples Cooking Workshop

When deciding what to include on this fun things to do in Kent for couples list, I knew the Kent Cookery School deserved a spot! They have several workshops available, including a special couples cooking for the ultimate date night in Kent.

26. Create romantic memories at Dreamland Margate

Dreamland Margate is the perfect seaside amusement park and one of the best things to in Kent for couples. Grab your date and go on a rollercoaster, get competitive at mini golf, try pinball and finish your romantic date night with ice cream and candy floss.

27. Have Afternoon Tea followed by a safari

Port Lympne Hotel and Reserve is a must-visit! Start your day with sparkling afternoon tea in the hotel’s historic surroundings. Then afterwards, head to the wildlife reserve for a safari. The reserve is a breeding sanctuary for endangered animals. As much as possible, they send animals to protected areas where they can roam free.

You might want to explore my Guide to Glamping in Kent for the ultimate glamping experience. Find the perfect blend of luxury and nature, and start planning your unforgettable escape with our carefully selected recommendations. Click here to delve into the best glamping spots Kent has to offer.

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