The Aspinall Foundation's Howletts Wild Animal Park in Kent is a great day out for groups of all sizes where education, conservation and fun combine. Set in over 100 acres of beautiful ancient parkland.
14 St. Peters Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2BQ, Tel: 01227 464227, www.cricketerscanterbury.co.uk
Homemade food made using top quality ingredients from local suppliers. Freshly made English traditional grub at lunch time. Pie and a Pint £7.50. Tapas menu served 6-8.30pm Monday to Friday. Sunday Roasts served every Sunday 12-3pm.
Upper Harbledown, Canterbury, CT2 9HX, Tel: 01227 865 000, Email
The Express by Holiday Inn Canterbury is conveniently located on the A2, 10 minutes by car (4 miles) from the city centre.
Off Whitehall Road, Canterbury, CT2 8NL, Tel: 01227 862000, Email
This area dates back to the Doomsday period. Today it is one of a few areas of riverside grassland that has not been treated with weedkillers or fertilisers, which means that a wide variety of species can thrive.
Wildwood Wild Animal Park is a year-round experience for all the family in 40 acres of ancient woodland with over 50 species of British wildlife. Enjoy special events, talks and feeds around the park, adventure playzone and restaurant.
Riverscroft, Grove Ferry, Upstreet, Canterbury, CT3 4BP, Tel: 0300 333 5146, Email, www.kent.gov.uk/leisure-and-community/parks-and-outdoor-activities/find-a-park/grove-ferry-picnic-site
Grove Ferry Picnic Site is next to the River Stour and a good base for following the Stour Valley Walk, the Saxon Shore Way or the Wantsum Walks, and is adjacent to Stodmarsh National Reserve.
67 Burgate, Canterbury, CT1 2HJ, Tel: 01227 784514, www.moattearooms.co.uk
A traditional tea room set in a beautiful 15th Century building. Serving breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea throughout the day. A wide selection of homemade cakes, scones, soup & lunches available to also takeaway.
Speciality: Homemade cakes and cupcakes, cream teas, breakfast coffee and tea
Harbour, Whitstable, CT5 1AB, Tel: 01227 862162, Email
Touchscreen information point.
3 Palace Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2DY, Tel: 01227 639086, www.lilfordgallery.com
Established in 2000 Lilford Gallery is now one of the leading galleries in Kent. We exhibit contemporary fine art from established national and international artists as well as new and exciting talent.
Fordwich, Canterbury, CT2 0BX, Tel: 03000 41 71 71, Email, www.kent.gov.uk/leisure-and-community/parks-and-outdoor-activities/find-a-walk/walks-for-all-fordwich-to-reed-pond
This popular walk is one of Explore Kent's Walks For All series passing through pleasant countryside and woodland from the village of Fordwich. (Information courtesy of the Explore Kent website).
Walk Route: Fordwich Village to Reed Pond
King Street, Fordwich, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 0DB, Tel: 01227 711950, www.fordwichtown.org/
Although it is believed that there was an earlier building on the site, the present Guildhall, or Town Hall as it is known today, was built in 1544 during the reign of King Henry VIII.
36 New Dover Road, Canterbury, CT1 3DU, Tel: 01227 760 341, www.abbotsbartonhotel.com
Set within lawned gardens and only a ten minute walk from Canterbury city centre, the Best Western Abbots Barton Hotel dates back to 1830.