Kent's attractions are starting to reopen and can't wait to welcome you. Take a look at our list of the businesses that are now open for business. Open for business

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We don’t know about you, but we’ve really missed our sensational Kent attractions over the last few weeks, so we’re absolutely delighted to see them start to open their doors again!

Gardens fit for a queen, kite surfing experiences, vineyards…we’re gathering together a list of the Kent attractions and businesses that are reopening, so you can start planning those first summer adventures.

But before you go reaching for the sun cream and packing up the beach towels, here are a couple of things to keep in mind:

  • Respect, protect, enjoy –follow government guidance, protect the Kent landscape and respect those around you
  • Know Before You Go – It's time to explore Kent. Always Check an attraction’s own website for the most up to date guidance before visiting
  • Be a #CaringCustomer - join us and Produced in Kent in supporting Kent's local food and drink businesses, from producers, to restaurants and pubs, and making the pledge to #Supportyourlocal
  • Eat Out To Help Out - take a look at the range of Kent food and drink businesses offering a 50% discount on food up to the value of £10pp from Monday to Wednesday this August
  • Try somewhere new – this is a perfect opportunity to visit somewhere on the list that you’ve never been before. Who knows, you may just find a new favourite!
  • Keep checking back – as more and more attractions and accommodation begin to reopen, we’ll add them to this page, so be sure to check back and look out for more hidden gems

So without further ado, here they are, our list of the latest Kent businesses that can't wait to welcome you back! Don't forget to share your adventures with us by tagging in @VisitKent

Look out for the Good to Go logo when planning your trip. The industry standard tells you that a business has made necessary changes to their day-to-day operations, including social distancing and staff training

ABode Canterbury 

Open July 4th 
Flexible booking available 
Find out more 

Active Ramsgate 

Walking, Canoeing, cycling, watersports
Find out more

Arriva 

Good to go.
You should only be travelling if your journey is necessary,
Face covering must be worn, Contactless payments 
Find out more

Ashford Designer Outlet 

Currently, open 10-6, extended hours from July 27th
Shops open, restaurants and cafes offering takeaway-only services
Find out more

The Battle of Britain Memorial

Good to go 

The car park, café, The Wing, Scramble Experience and toilets are open from July 17th  

Visit Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, from 10am to 5pm.

Find out more

Bayham Old Abbey (English Heritage)

Open Thursday to Sunday from 10am to 4pm
£2 parking charge applies to non-members.
Find out more

Bedgebury Pinetum

Open 8am - 6pm
Ticketed entry to pinetum only
Find out more

Belmont House

Good to go. 
Ticketed entry to Gardens only. 
Limited takeaway service available. 
Find out more

Best Western Clifton Hotel (Leaf Hotels)

Good to go. 
Open 4th July
Pre-booking only 
Find out more

Best Western Dover Marina Hotel and Spa

Open 4th July
Hotel Open (Bar, Spa and restaurant remain closed)
Find out more

Bettesthanger Sustainable Park

Open from 9am 
Non-ticketed entry and access to the park and car park
Find out more

Bewl Water

Open 9am - 5pm 7 days a week
Non-ticketed access for the following areas:

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Bike hire
  • Members' water sports

Find out more

Biddenden Vineyards

Open Wednesday – Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Shop Only 
Find out more 

Bluewater

Non-ticketed entry
Times change for each shop
Find out more

Brandshatch Place (Handpicked hotels)

Open July 4th 
Minimum booking, 2 nights of more
Find out more

Bridgewood Manor

Open 4th July
Pre-booking only 
Find out more

Bromley Court Hotel

Open 6th July
Pre-booking only
Find out more

Buckmore Park

Open 12:00 to 20:00 on Wednesday - Friday, and 10:00 to 20:00 on Weekend
Prebooked sessions only 
Find out more

Canoe Wild

Ticketed canoe hire and access to the Grove Ferry Picnic Site
Find out more

Canterbury Cathedral 

Good to go. 
Reopened to visitors and for services of worship
Book visitors tickets before arrival.
Find out more

Canterbury Cathedral Lodge

Good to go. 
Open 4th July
Pre-booking only
Find out more

Canterbury Golf Club

Driving range and Golf open 
Open Daily, from 11.00 am with last balls at 18.30
Find out more

Canterbury Guided Tours 

Good to go. 
Tours can be delivered to a single household group or bubble of up to 5 people only.
Find out more

Castle Row - Hop Shop 

Open June 19th 
Wednesday to Sunday, 10am - 4.30pm
Farm Shop only 
Find out more 

Cave Hotel & Golf Resort 

Good to go. 
Open July 4th 
Hotel open, with limited access to communal areas. 
Find out more 

Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust

Good to go.
Expected to open July 25th 
Open Daily, 10 am – 4 pm
Reduced ticket prices, The Mess Deck Restaurant (including its toilet facilities) and our shop are temporarily closed.
Find out more 

Chartwell House

The gardens, toilets, shop and restaurant are open (The House is closed)
Ticketed entry, Open Daily 10am - 5pm
Find out more

Chapel Down

Open 10am - 5pm Wednesday to Sunday
Non-ticketed entry to the Winery Shop and for self-guided vineyard tours
Find out more 

Chiddingstone Castle 

Expected to open August 2nd 
Grounds and Fishing Lake only 
Find out more

Chilston Park Hotel

Expected to open July 4th 
Reservations must be pre-paid to allow for contactless check-in
Find out more

The Churches Conservation Trust

Churches open July 6th
Find out more

Click2Cycle

Book online
Open Mon-Sunday, 9:00-17:00
Find out more

Copper Rivet Distillery

Online Deliveries open (Tours and Cafe closed)
Find out more

Dover Castle 

Good to go. 
Open July 4th 
Castle Grounds, Great Tower, Takeaway service
Prebook timed tickets in advance
Find out more

Eagle Heights Wildlife Park

Wildlife Foundation, eagle handling
Open 10.30am – 5pm, 7 days a week
Find out more

Eastwell Manor

Good to go. 
Hotel Open July 17th (Spa closed)
Pre-booking only 
Find out more

Elmley National Nature Reserve

The booking system is available for tickets on Monday's, Wednesday's and Sunday's in July
Book either Half day (9am - 1pm or 1pm -5pm), or Full Day (9am to 5pm)
Find out more

Emmetts Garden

Gardens open with Booked timed entry
Open 10:00 - 5:00, daily
Find out more

Eurotunnel Le Shuttle

Good to go.
Open 8am to 8pm
Everyone entering the UK from the 8th of June must complete a form BEFORE they travel.
Find out more

Folkestone Harbour Arm

Open 10am - 5:30pm
Non-ticketed access to walkway, plus two food outlets will open for takeaways - Bobbies Bakehouse and the Harbour Coffee Co. 
Please note a one way system is in place and food must be purchased on your way out. Once purchased, you must leave the site.
Find out more

GETLINK

Ticketed travel only 
Find out more

Godinton House 

Expected to open 29th June
Ticketed entry to garden only 
Find out more

Goudhurst Inn (Hush Heath)

Open July 4th
Find out more

Gravesend Borough Market

Open for Saturday Food Market
Non-ticketed entry 
Find out more

Great Comp Garden

Open daily, 10am – 5pm (last admission 4pm).
Find out more 

Groombridge Place 

Open June 22nd 
Ticketed entry 
Open daily, 10:00-4:00, gates shut at 5:00
Find out more

Gusbourne

Good to go. 

Open daily from 10am - 5pm
Entry for self-guided tours of the vineyard and takeaway purchases from the Cellar Door
No access to toilets or The Nest
Find out more

Hever Castle

Good to go. 

Ticketed entry to the gardens
The Castle, Play Areas and Accommodation are open from July 4th 
Golf Course is now open to all
Find out more

Hever Castle Golf Club

Good to go. 

Open Monday to Friday
Check-in opens at 7.30 am
First tee time starts at 8.00 am
Clubhouse Closes at 7.00 pm

Find out more

Hilton Maidstone 

Open July 4th 
Pre-booking is required
Find out more 

Hole Park Gardens

Gardens are open 11am to 6pm. Seven Days a Week.
Please note a one way system is in place, dogs are allowed but must be kept on a short lead. 
Find out more 

Holiday Inn Ashford North (QN Hotels)

Open July 4th 
Pre-booking is required

Find out more

Hush Heath

Open 11am - 5pm 7 days a week
Book on to their tours and tastings.
Non-ticketed entry to the following areas:

  • Vineyards
  • Ancient oak woodlands
  • Wild flower meadows
  • Cellar door to purchase wine

Find out more

Hythe Imperial Hotel, Spa & Golf

Please pre-book to stay from July 4th 
Hotel, Golf and Restaurant are open, the Spa is closed
Find out more 

Ightham Mote (National Trust)

Open 10:00 - 17:00
Prebook to visit their Gardens and Estate
Find out more

Jetstream Tours

Open 12th July
Prebook on to their Ferry, cruise experience, tours
Find out more

Kent Battle of Britain Museum Trust

Open July 4th,
Closed Mondays, Open 10am to 5pm
They suggest wearing a face covering, and to please use contactless payments 
Find out more

Kent and East Sussex Railway

Expected to open 18th July
Open Saturdays and Sundays 
Find out more

Kent and Sussex Holiday Cottages

Self-catering holiday properties open
M
ust prebook 
Find out more

Kent County Cricket Club

Expected to open August 1st
The Kent Cricket Shop is open 24/7 online, Men’s County season set to begin on 1 August
Find out more

Kite Pirates

Please pre-book for kite surfing and SUP rental, lessons and tours
Find out more 

Knole (National Trust)

Park and Car Park open
Open Dawn to dusk
Find out more

Korean Cowgirl

Open 12pm – 9pm Wednesday to Saturday, Sunday 12pm-6pm. Closed Monday and Tuesdays.
Open for pre-ordered drive-through takeaway
Find out more

Leaf Hotel Dover (Leaf Hotels)

Open 4th July
Pre-booking is required
Find out more

Leeds Castle 

Good to go. 
Expected to open June 25th
Opening the Grounds and Princess Alexandra Gardens.
All visits must be reserved online, including existing ticket holders.
Find out more

Leeds Castle Golf Course

You may only book 9 holes at a time.

Closed Wednesday, Open 7.30am to 6pm

Find out more

Littlestone Golf Club

Club House and tees open 
Bookings may be made 7 days in advance of required tee time & full payment is required at the time of booking.
Find out more

London Beach Hotel

Golf open,
Hotel and Spa Closed
Find out more

London Golf Club

Open for Golf
Takeaway food and beverage service for the golf courses will be available from 7am to 6pm on daily basis.
Prebooking only 
Find out more

Lullingstone Roman Villa

Open July 4th, daily 10:00-18:00
Find out more

Macknade Fine Foods

Open 9am - 6pm Monday - Saturday, 10am - 4pm Sunday
The Deck and Cafe at Faversham Food Hall open July 4th
Find out more

Maidstone Museum

Expected to open July 14th
Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 12pm-4pm
Find out more

Mercure Maidstone Great Danes Hotel

Open 4th July
Pre-booking is required
Find out more

Mount Ephraim Gardens

Good to go. 
Open Wednesday - Sunday 11am - 5pm
Ticketed access to gardens, toilets and animal trail
B&B open from July 18th, Tea Room open July 4th 
Find out more

One Warwick Park (Markerstudy Leisure)

Open 4th July
Pre-booking is required
Find out more

Nethergong Camping

Open from 3rd July 
Access for tents and to toilets. There will be set slots available for showers during quiet times only 
Find out more

P&O Ferries

Good to go. 
Pre-booking only
From 4 July travel to some countries and territories will be exempt
Find out more

Penshurst Place

Ticketed entry to formal gardens only
There will be 2 x timed slots (10am - 1pm, 1:30pm - 4:30pm)
Find out more

Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve and Howletts Wild Animal Park

Pre-booked tickets are available to purchase in advance
Please note only card payments are accepted during this time, play areas will be closed and a one-way system has been created for visitors to walk around each park. 
Find out more 

Prince's Golf Club 

Good to go.
Open 7 days a week, 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
4 Ball bookings and the driving range are open 
Paying with contactless payment or members’ account
Find out more 

Quex Park

Good to go. 
Farm Shop, Secret Garden Center, Adventure Golf Open 
Open Daily 10:00 - 18:00
Find out more

Richborough Roman Fort 

Good to go. 
Open July 4th
Prebook timed tickets in advance  
Ruins open, the museum is closed 
Find out more

Riverhill Himalayan Gardens 

Good to go. 
Open Wednesday - Sunday and Bank Holidays
Ticketed and timed, pre-booked 2-hour visits to the gardens only (toilets will be open)
Find out more

Rochester Castle

Open July 4th 
Daily, 10:00 - 18:00
Find out more

Rochester Cathedral 

Good to go. 
Open for Private Prayer. 
10.00am and 1.00pm, Tuesday to Sunday. 
Find out more

Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club

Golf open
Open 8:30 - 5 pm, closed Sundays
Find out more

The Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway 

Open now 
Prebook tickets online.
Face coverings recommended. 
Find out more 

Scotney Castle

Estate Walks, Gardens open 
10:00 am - 17:00 pm 
Find out more

Shepherd Neame

Good to go. 
Select Pubs, Brewery tours suspended
Different times for each pub
Find out more

Solley's ice cream parlour

Open for delivery, to Deal, Dover & Sandwich areas, as well as Thanet, Folkestone, Canterbury & Ashford.
The Farm is currently closed.
Find out more

Southeastern Rail

You should only be travelling if your journey is necessary,
Face covering must be worn,
Contactless payments
Find out more

St Augustine's Abbey 

Good to go.

Open July 4th
Prebook timed tickets in advance  
Ruins open, the museum is closed 
Find out more 

Stagecoach 

You should only be travelling if your journey is necessary,
Face covering must be worn,
Contactless payments
Find out more 

Squerryes Estate

Open for Online Deliveries/Shop
Find out more

The Bromley Court Hotel 

Open from July 6th, pre-booking only 
Bedrooms only, a grab and go continental breakfast that can be collected from reception (Restaurant bookings, Functions, Wedding and Conference are not open)
Find out more 

The Dog at Wingham 

Pub open: 11am to 11pm Kitchen: 12 noon to 2.30pm 6.30pm to 9.00pm
Find out more

The Foundry 

Open 12pm - 4pm Thursday and Friday
Takeaway and click and collect orders 
Find out more

The Home of Charles Darwin - Down House 

Good to go. 
Open July 4th
Prebook timed tickets in advance  
Gardens only, the house remains closed 
Find out more 

The Royal St. George's Golf Club

Prebook golf only
Find out more

The Spa Hotel

Open July 15th
Hotel open, Spa and leisure facilities remain closed
Prebooking only 
Find out more

The Tickled Trout

Open July 4th
Open daily 12-11, Sunday 12-6
Find out more

Tudor Park Marriott Hotel & Country Club

Open 4th July
Pre-booking is required
Find out more

Turner Contemporary 

Good to go. 
Expected to open July 22nd
Art Exhibit 
Find out more

Upnor Castle

Open July 4th, daily 10:00-18:00
Find out more

Village Hotel Club

Hotel open from July 13th 
Prebooking only
Gyms and swimming pool closed
Find out more

Walmer & Kingsdown Golf Club

Good to go. 
Prebooked golf only
Find out more

Walmer Castle and Gardens 

Open July 4th
Prebooked ticketed entry 
Open daily, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm 
Gardens and Grounds only, Castle remains closed 
Find out more 

Westwood Cross Shopping Centre

Individual shopping times vary for each shop 
Find out more

White Cliffs of Dover (National Trust)

Good to go. 
Car park, Takeaway Kiosk, Toilets are open 
Find out more

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When you're visiting Kent's attractions, walking and cycling are encouraged but if you travel by bus, please follow the guidance set out in Stagecoach's video to make sure you travel safely on their services so you can travel with confidence.