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Things to do in Larkfield whilst having your Car Serviced

02 June 2016 / Autocraft Larkfield

Things to do in Larkfield whilst having your Car Serviced

There’s an obvious problem for anyone when dropping your car off at a garage to be serviced; you don’t have a car! Luckily, with Autocraft being where it is (Larkfield), you’re not short of things to do to pass the time.

Larkfield is well connected via bus routes to Leybourne (5 minutes), Aylesford (10 minutes) and Maidstone (19 minutes) as well as having things to do in the immediate vicinity as well.

Let’s first take a look at what is available in Larkfield:

  • Café Plaza – Just a two minute walk from Autocraft. It’s a great place to stop for a while to grab a coffee and a bite to eat. Reviews of the Café say the food is excellent and it makes for a perfect way to pass some time while you wait.
  • Wealden Hall – A traditional English pub. Again, just a few minutes’ walk from Autocraft. You are able to book a table on their website and there are numerous offers available as well. While your car is being serviced, it’s a great opportunity to take advantage of these offers and treat yourself to a traditional English lunch.
  • Cupcake Heart – A lovely cupcake and tea rooms just across the road, making a perfect stop off for the quicker jobs on the car
  • The Bricklayers Arms – Another great pub local to the area. It is recommended on trip-advisor and their curry is fantastic. If Indian food appeals to you more than an English fry up then this is the pub to go to.
  • Larkfield Leisure Centre – A fantastic pool recommended by many is local to the area. Maybe you have your kids with you? This is a fantastic opportunity to take the kids for a day out and grab some exercise.

5 Minutes away you also have Leybourne. There are a couple of places that are worth noting for a reasonable bus ticket:

  • Leybourne Lakes Country Park – Rated the number #1 activity in the area according to trip advisor. The country park boasts a certificate of excellence and is a green flag award winner. All kinds of activities are available on the site and with over 93 hectares of land, it is a fantastic way to use up your day while you wait.
  • Leybourne Lakes Watersport Centre – Windsurfing, Paddle-sports, scuba diving. The watersport centre offers you the opportunity to try something new. Their prices are very reasonable and also offers junior tickets for the kids.

10 minutes from Larkfield is Aylesford. There are plenty of things to do when you hit the town and the heritage is worth exploring.

  • The Friars – Also known as Aylesford Priory. It is a religious house of the order of the Carmelites dating back to the 13th century. Thousands of people visit it every year and is worth a visit if you are looking to experience a bit of history.
  • Adventure Kidz – If you have your kids with you, it’s more than likely that a trip to the priory or a tour around Leybourne Country Park will not keep them occupied! Adventure Kidz is an indoor activity centre that should hopefully keep them entertained. Food is on offer and the price of entry is very reasonable.


Of course, there is also Maidstone only 19 minutes from Larkfield. You won’t run short of things to do when walking around the town.

  • Fremlin Walk – Surrounded by shops, you will be able to pass the time easily while you wait for your car to be serviced! Fremlin Walk boasts upmarket shops for you to wander around and explore; as well as plenty of places to stop and eat.
  • Maidstone Museum and Bentlif Art Gallery – If you haven’t already been, While you have your car serviced would be the perfect time. It is a magical little museum that shares lots of history of the local area.

So do you have any excuse to skip on servicing your car? It’s a win-win, your car gets tuned up and running to the required standard and there are plenty of places to visit while you wait. Get in touch with us now to book your car in for its next service.

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01732 840892

778 London Road,
ME20 6BE

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