Mote Park

*Update* – the children’s play areas and public toilets are open. The cafe remains CLOSED until further notice. The Watersport Centre and Outdoor Adventure are open.

Mote Park is a huge green space in the heart of Maidstone covering over 450 acres. It has been voted one of the top 10 parks in the UK in the People’s Choice for their favourite Green Flag Park.

An award-winning park

In 2016, Mote Park was voted one of the top 10 parks in the UK in the the People’s Choice for their Favourite Green Flag Park. It includes natural features such as grassland, woodland, rivers and a 30 acre lake over the  over 450 acres.

Mote Park was originally the main water source for a Roman villa. Then, in later years, Mote Park House became a country estate and the owners planted and developed the park around their home. The original mansion house was demolished in 1793 and rebuilt by 1800. At this time, the River Len was also dammed to form the lake and internal roads were added, along with walls, and a boathouse.

Things to do

The large children’s play area was re-built in 2019 and has plenty of exciting activities to suit all ages. It is situated near the main car park. There is also another small play area near the School Lane entrance. For those looking for a thrill seeking experience, Mote Park Outdoor Adventure complete with high ropes, climbing wall, mini golf and Segways adds thet adrenaline rush.

The park is perfect for walking and cycling with lots of paths and trails to follow. For the more adventurous, there is a BMX track. The jumps and spins add an extra dimension and the track offers a great challenge for those bringing their bikes on holiday.

For a different two-wheeled experience, Segways are available for hire around a dedicated course for one week every month. Please check the operator’s website for dates and availability (

Model enthusiasts will love the model railway. Operated by the Maidstone Model Engineering Society. It runs every Sunday during British Summer Time and on Boxing Day from 2.30pm to 5pm.  Cost is 30p per ride.

If all this activity is making you hungry, then stop off at the Mote Park Café for a delicious snack. The café offers a selection of hot and cold drinks, warm food and snacks with plenty of indoor and outdoor seating.

Events and Festivals  

Mote Park plays host to many events throughout the year, from large music festivals, to outdoor theatre, charity fun runs and guided walks. Smaller events are often organised by the volunteers who play a vital run in making this park so great.

Sports facilities

Mote Park is a great place to get active with the Mote Park Watersports Centre offering a variety of sailing, boating, diving and swimming facilities on the lake. Try rowing and windsurfing , or get out on on the lake ina swan  pedalo.

Fishing is permited in the lake with daily permits available. You will need your rod licence to buy a permit and the service is managed by Maidstone Victory Angling and Medway Preservation Society.

For parks related enquiries please email

For events please contact

There is ample parking on site, with disabled spaces. Parking costs £2 for up to 6hrs (charges apply from 10am)

Opening Times

The park is open from 8am to dusk

Member: Gold member

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