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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.
Central Parade, Herne Bay, CT6 5JJ, Tel: 01227 378100, Email, (2 miles, 3kms)
In the spring and summer months the seafront's beauty is enhanced by gardens, which bring floral colour for visitors who pass the Clock Tower and Bandstand.
104 High Street, Whitstable, CT5 1AZ, Tel: 01227 272042, www.playhousewhitstable.co.uk, (5 miles, 8kms)
Community theatre offering a wide range of entertainment - plays, pantomimes, music, comedy and active youth group.
Reculver Lane, Reculver, Herne Bay, CT6 6SS, Tel: 01227 740676, Email, www.canterbury.gov.uk/leisure-countryside/countryside/places-to-visit/reculver-country-park/, (4 miles, 6kms)
The twin towers of St Mary's Church are a distinctive feature of the north Kent coast. They are visible for miles around, guiding visitors as they have guided sailors for centuries. But there is much more to Reculver than the towers...
Marine Parade, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 2BE, Tel: 01227 378100, Email, (4 miles, 6kms)
The cliff-top lawns of Tankerton Slopes roll gently towards the sea and provide an excellent view of 'The Street' and a vantage point to watch the nautical world go by. Tankerton is east of Whitstable town centre.
Kings Road, Herne Bay, CT6 5DD, Tel: 01227 862190, Email, www.canterbury.gov.uk/main.cfm?objectid=1422&type=REDCSIDE, (2 miles, 3kms)
Herne Bay Memorial Park was originally conceived as a memorial to those that lost their lives in the First World War.
King Street, Fordwich, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 0DB, Tel: 01227 711950, www.fordwichtown.org, (4 miles, 6kms)
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.
North Holmes Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 1QJ, Tel: 01227 768072, www.martinpaul.org, (5 miles, 8kms)
St Martin's Church is the oldest in England still in use as a parish church and is part of the Canterbury World Heritage Site. This church was the first base of St Augustine when he came to Canterbury in 597.
Dating back to the 1790's, Whitstable Castle and Gardens has been home to local merchants and dignitaries remaining a landmark attraction throughout its history. It is a 'must see' for everyone visiting the town of Whitstable.
Whitstable, CT5 4FJ, Tel: 01227 862000, Email, www.canterbury.gov.uk/leisure-countryside/countryside/places-to-visit/duncan-down-village-green/, (4 miles, 7kms)
Duncan Down is the largest open space in Whitstable. Originally earmarked for housing in the 1930s, the land is now protected as a Village Green, providing opportunities for local people to relax and enjoy wildlife.
Stodmarsh, Canterbury, CT3 4BP, Tel: 0300 0600 4763, www.naturalengland.org.uk, (4 miles, 6kms)
Stodmarsh National Nature Reserve is a unique and beautiful area of wetland, internationally recognised as an important home to a rich variety of wildlife, especially birds. Image Stodmarsh Reserve © Emma Griffiths, Natural England
Mill Lane, Herne Bay, CT6 7DR, Tel: 01227 722332, www.herne-mill.btik.com, (0.7 miles, 1kms)
Herne Mill is the latest in a long line of mills, which have occupied the site for centuries. It is a local landmark on the skyline above the ancient village of Herne and is a 'sea mark' from the Thames Estuary.
Canterbury Road, Herne Bay, CT6 7TY, Tel: 01227 862190, Email, www.canterbury.gov.uk/leisure-countryside/countryside/places-to-visit/curtis-wood-park/, (0.0 miles, 0.0kms)
Curtis Wood Park is an informal area of protected open space situated on the outskirts of Herne. The site provides local residents and visitors the opportunity to enjoy a variety of semi-natural habitats in a relaxed and pleasant setting.
Island Wall, Whitstable, CT5 1EP, www.favourite.org.uk, (5 miles, 8kms)
This oyster yawl, which is also known as a smack, was built in 1890 by the Whitstable Shipping company and worked until 1944. She can now be viewed between the seawall and Island Wall, about 200m east of the Neptune pub.
Honey Hill, Blean, Canterbury, CT2 9JR, Tel: 01227 765168, www.druidstone.net, (5 miles, 8kms)
Set in attractive gardens and woodland, Druidstone caters for the imagination of all ages. Go on a walk through the enchanted woodland, enjoy hands on experience with the farmyard animals.