As the leaves change colour and the air grows crisper, it’s the perfect time for locals and visitors alike to explore the outdoor spaces Maidstone has to offer. Our Care Professionals and clients often enjoy a gentle stroll together so we’ve put together a list of some of our team’s favourite local spots to take a walk and enjoy the season’s natural beauty.
Mote Park is a popular choice for a family day out, offering plenty of space for everyone to enjoy. The lake is a central feature, ideal for feeding the ducks or simply enjoying the view on one of the many benches. With solid paths throughout, it’s accessible for prams and wheelchairs, and plenty of parking makes it convenient for all. It’s a great spot to spend an afternoon, with playgrounds for the kids and quiet areas for those looking to relax.
Right next to the River Medway, Whatman Park is a perfect spot for a stroll or to let the kids run free in the play areas. The park is well-maintained and offers peaceful corners for a quiet picnic as well as open spaces for more active pursuits. It’s easily accessible, with parking nearby, making it a hassle-free visit for an afternoon of relaxation by the water.
Clare Park might be on a slope, but it offers a variety of activities. It has tennis courts, a basketball court, and a play area that’s popular among local families. The park is a favourite for dog walkers and is a convenient spot for a quick escape into greenery without leaving the town.
For those looking for a more natural setting, White Horse Wood is your go-to. It’s a bit more rugged, with trails that take you through the woods and offer splendid views of the surrounding countryside. There’s a picnic area near the car park for those who want to make a day of it. Keep in mind there aren’t any cafes or toilets here, so it’s all about enjoying the great outdoors (or why not bring a picnic?)
Vinters Park Nature Reserve is where you can really see the local wildlife flourish among the autumn leaves. It’s a peaceful place with a small lake and benches where you can sit and watch the world go by. The paths are well-kept, making it easy to navigate and enjoy a quiet walk, and it’s another spot that’s close to parking and accessible for everyone.
These locations in Maidstone offer something for everyone, whether you’re looking to entertain the family, get some exercise, or just enjoy the changing season. Each park has its own charm and is a great way to spend time outdoors this autumn. If you or your loved one needs assistance in going to these parks, contact us and know more about our companionship services. So grab your walking shoes, maybe a camera to capture the stunning fall foliage, and explore Maidstone’s scenic walks. Enjoy!