Close to London and all the sprawling Kentish countryside, there’s never a shortage of things to do in Maidstone – particularly when you add in StagWeb’s activities and entertainment in to the program too. If you want a few things to keep you busy in between the quad biking and clay shooting, here’s our quick guide to Maidstone.
With everything in fairly close proximity, you and the lads shouldn’t have to be travelling too far to see all Maidstone has to offer. If you do fancy venturing out a little further, Maidstone has an excellent bus and rail service… or just hop in a cab instead.
Named after everyone’s favourite essayist and critic William Hazlitt, the Hazlitt Theatre is the place for live performances in Maidstone, spanning dance, comedy, music and theatre. Jesus Christ, Super Star and the X Factor Musical, I Can’t Sing! are coming to the theatre soon… but don’t let that put you off.
If you’re planning a quieter night with the lads, or would just appreciate a dark room to sit in the day after, the Odeon is the place for you. Popcorn, pick’n’mix, and hopefully a lot of explosions on screen, its ideal for a low key stag do.
Madame Mu Mu
Cabarat, circus and restaurant, Madame Mu Mu’s is the sort of entertainment you’d expect to find around London (probably SoHo), so it was a huge surprise to see it here – and one we enjoyed. Don’t take your butchest, blokiest mates, unless they’ve got a sense of humour though.
Maidstone’s largest park, and the perfect place for spending a few hours with the lads on a sunny day. There’s a huge amount of green space, a 30 acre lake, and plenty of room for lads wanting to spread out with a few beers and a football for the day.
Medway Valley Walk
Just the thing you and the lads need of a Sunday morning to clear your heads and burn off a few of those pints from the night before, the Medway Valley Walk meanders though Maidstone and along the Medway (astonishingly) to Rochester and Tonbridge.
Smack bang in the middle of Maidstone, this museum is not actually about Maidstone – instead it’s got exhibits on Hollywood, Fashion, Egypt and Archaeology. Worth a look in if you’ve got a little time to spare.
Historic Maidstone Walking Tour
Alright, this one is just about Maidstone. The town’s got a surprisingly cool history, with mad priests, revolting peasants (in every sense), gallows and – most interestingly – hop growing. If you want to know a little more about the site of the stag do, give it a go.
A kind of Red Arrows lite, you’ll be able to see loads of cool, retro planes, watch parachuters, and see the aerobatic group the Tiger Club do their thing. If you’ve got any money left after the weekend, you can even take a few flying lessons for head off in a hot air balloon yourself.
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