48 Hours in Sittingbourne - Itinerary Suggestions

Enjoy all that Sittingbourne and surrounding villages have to offer, a comfy place to rest, a place to do business amongst some of the biggest and brightest companies, a place that's easy to reach and easy to relax in at the end of the day. 

Spend an hour or more, let your gaze wander above the shops to the old Georgian buildings on the high street, get out and experience the green hillsides of the Kent Downs, take a peek into the past by visiting the volunteer run heritage assets and attractions or sip a proper cup of coffee at one of the many coffee shops. 

But that's just the tip of the iceberg; we've got heritage, recreational activities and outdoor experiences alongside a serious choice of all the comforts and essentials you need, and all an easy 45 minutes from London using High Speed rail links to St Pancras.

For business,visiting family or just exploring the Swale area of north Kent choose from a variety of Town Centre and surrounding village places to stay and eat. Take a trip of exploration to discover the significant history of Sittingbourne and get active by looking for things to see and do. Find out what's on and be entertained or go to an event organised locally.

Sittingbourne Markets

Sittingbourne Markets

Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light Railway

Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light Railway

Green Cottages Kitchen - Baking & Cookery Workshops

Green Cottages Kitchen - Baking & Cookery Workshops

Bayford Meadows Kart Circuit

Bayford Meadows Kart Circuit

The shopping offer in Sittingbourne is evolving all the time with The Forum Shopping Centre in the Town Centre just off the traditional High Street, Sittingbourne Retail Park and Princes Street Retail Park opening Spring 2018. In addition a street market operates on Fridays and specialist artisan markets advertised regularly on Saturdays. 

There are many places to eat and drink from traditional cafes to modern coffee shops, pub and restaurant chains to choose from. Enjoy a meal then take in a show or a film at The Avenue Theatre and New Century Cinema. Spend an evening at Central Park Stadium, enjoy a meal and greyhound meeting or support the Kent Kings Speedway team.

Discover the heritage at Sittingbourne Heritage Museum, The Heritage Hub, Old Forge Wartime House and Milton Regis Court Hall. Or take in a heritage railway train ride at Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light Railway or by attending a Bredgar and Wormshill Light Railway open day.

Get active and visit Swallows Leisure Centre or challenge your friends at Bayford Meadows Kart Circuit.

Go for a walk and enjoy Milton Creek Country Park, look out for local events and environmental activities at the park. Join Sittingbourne Park Run every Saturday in the park.

Take to the water - Swale Marina is an idyllic safe haven for yachts and can be found at the head of Conyer creek which runs off the Swale between Sittingbourne and Faversham.

Stay in the Town, where there is a choice of accommodation or in the surrounding countryside at a village location. Combine your stay with an educational experience at Green Cottages Kitchen - Baking & Cookery Workshops.

Visit a country pub or take in Doddington Place Gardens, Oad Street Food and Crafts near Borden or Polka Dot Arts in Teynham.

Ultimately, Sittingbourne and surrounding villages provide a local and friendly welcome and blend of smaller Kentish attractions to enjoy.