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Bridgewood Manor
Near Bluebell Hill , Walderslade Woods, Chatham, ME5 9AX T: 01634 201333 F: Get Directions

Things To Do

Bridgewood Manor in Chatham, Kent is ideally located to explore the Garden of England. From family days out at family attractions to relaxing days on the southern coastline, there is something for all ages ideally located nearby.  Just ask a member of the team for recommendations or more information.

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Bluewater Shopping Centre

Shopping

13,000 free car park spaces, 27 million visitors a year and you walk an estimated 2.25miles every time you visit it.
Bluewater is one of Europe's biggest shopping centres and features blue chip names such as John Lewis, Marks & Spencer, Next, House of Fraser, Boss, Gant, Austin Reed and many, many more. Well worth a full day out.

Leeds Castle

Landmarks and Historical

Visitors are transported through 900 years of the castle's history; an eclectic mix of period architecture, sumptuous interiors and family treasures waiting to be discovered.

London Golf Club

Sports and Recreation

Two sensational tournament golf courses. The Heritage and The International offer challenging, enjoyable and memorable golf.

McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Ashford offers over 80 your favourite designer brands at up 60% less, all year round. Brands includes Abercrombie & Fitch, Bose, Calvin Klein, Clarks, Fossil,  Fred Perry, Gap, Guess, Hamleys, Jaeger, Kurt Geiger, Lacoste, Lindt, Links of London, Molton Brown,  Nike, Phase Eight, Ted Baker, The Body Shop, Tommy Hilfiger and Radley. Treat yourself to a Pizza Express, Wagamama's or a snack from Pasty Presto. Or sit down with Caffe Nero to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Conveniently located just five minutes' walk away from Ashford International train station and less than 30 minutes from Dover Port, it is the best place to find the designer brands you love under one roof.

Port Lympne Wild Animal Park is home to the largest breeding herd of Black Rhinos outside Africa as well as Siberian and Indian tigers, African elephants, small cats, monkeys, Barbary lions and many more rare and endangered species. The world's largest gorillarium, "The Palace of the Apes" is home to a family group of Gorillas, fed at 12 noon and 3:00pm daily.

Rochester Farmers' Market is a monthly market that was established in 2000. It operates under the conditions and guidelines of the National Association of Farmers' Markets of which it is a certified member.

Farmers' markets are a way for local farmers and producers to sell directly to their customers. The vendors at the farmers' markets have grown, bred, processed, pickled, brewed or baked the goods themselves.

Markets are usually held from 9am to 1pm on the third Sunday of each month. 

 

The Brook Theatre is situated in Chatham's Old Town Hall. This is a thriving arts centre where you can explore
theatre, dance classes, gallery exhibitions and arts workshops. The 400-seat auditorium offers you professional theatre, community productions, jazz and folk evenings, a children's Christmas show and Medway Comedy Club, while the regular Studio Showcase evenings offer a more intimate theatre experience.

The Central Theatre is a beautiful 960-seat venue in Chatham High Street. Children's shows and summer films, top names in music and comedy, the best tribute shows and North Kent's premier pantomime are all on offer here. Experience brilliant touring drama with the excellent value aCT now! season plus regular folk and jazz evenings in the Cellar bar.

Theme & Adventure Parks

  • Dickens World
  • Diggerland

Zoos, Farms & Wildlife

  • Port Lympne Wild Animal Park
  • Farming World

Shopping

  • Bluewater Shopping Centre

Theatres, Shows & Concerts

  • The Central Theatre
  • The Brook Theatre

Galleries & Museums

  • The Historic Dockyard

Landmarks & Historical

  • Historic Dockyard
  • Historic Rochester
  • Rochester Cathedral
  • Leeds Castle

Boat Trips & Cruises

  • The Allington Belle

Sport & Recreation

  • Buckmore Park Kart Racing Circuit
  • Gillingham Football Club

Houses, Gardens & Parks

  • The Home of Charles Darwin, Down House
  • Godinton House & Garden
  • Goodnestone Park & Gardens
  • Groombridge Place Gardens
  • Hall Place Gardens
  • Mount Ephraim
  • Penhurst Place & Gardens
  • Sissinghurst Castle Garden
  • Squerryes Court

Things to do

Discover historic Rochester

Discover historic Rochester, where you will find a wonderful blend of ancient and modern in the heart of the "garden of England".

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Historic Dockyard

With 800 years of history and encompassing the National Museum of the Royal Navy, Action Stations and Harbour Tours, there's plenty to see and do.

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Port Lympne Wild Animal Park

Port Lympne Wild Animal Park is home to the largest breeding herd of Black Rhinos outside Africa as well as Siberian and Indian tigers, African elephants, small cats, monkeys, Barbary lions and many more rare and endangered species. The world's largest gorillarium, "The Palace of the Apes" is home to a family group of Gorillas, fed at 12 noon and 3:00pm daily.

Find out more

Bluewater Shopping Centre

13,000 free car park spaces, 27 million visitors a year and you walk an estimated 2.25miles every time you visit it. Bluewater is one of Europe's biggest shopping centres and features blue chip names such as John Lewis, Marks & Spencer, Next, House of Fraser, Boss, Gant, Austin Reed and many, many more. Well worth a full day out and only 15 minutes from Bridgewood Manor.

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Dickens World

Dickens World has an assortment of attractions to keep the whole family entertained; take a trip back in time to a Victorian School complete with nasty schoolmaster or get spooked in The Haunted House of 1859.

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