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Mount Ephraim Gardens have plenty to offer and delight visitors. Unwind in these ten acres of gardens, set in the heart of an 800 acre estate with magnificent views over the Swale Estuary.
5 Oxford Street, Whitstable, CT5 1DB, Tel: 01227 276998, canterburymuseums.co.uk/coastal-museums/(5 miles, 8 km)
Dive into maritime history and explore the town at Whitstable Museum and Gallery. The fascinating displays give townspeople and visitors an idea of why Whitstable is here and how it has changed over the years.
Honey Hill, Blean, Canterbury, CT2 9JR, Tel: 01227 765168, www.druidstone.net(3 miles, 5 km)
Set in attractive gardens and woodland, Druidstone Park caters for the imagination of all ages. Go on a walk through the enchanted woodland and enjoy hands on experiences with the farmyard animals.
Yorkletts, Whitstable, CT2 9JX, www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/visiting-woods/wood/5571/victory-wood/(2 miles, 3 km)
This is a place for a great walk set on the edge of the Blean Woodland area. See a wood with a difference! This is the Flagship Site, one of 33 woods plant around the UK, for the Trafalgar Woods Project to commemorate the 200th anniversary.
Whitstable, CT5 3ER, explorekent.org/activities/clowes-wood/(4 miles, 7 km)
Clowes Wood is an area of mixed woodland between Canterbury and Whitstable. It has lots of tracks and trails and is well used by walkers, families and cyclists.
Chartham Hatch, Canterbury, CT4 7LS, Tel: 01622 662012, www.kentwildlifetrust.org.uk/reserves/south-blean(2 miles, 4 km)
Decidious woodland, conifer and sweet chestnut plantation, as well as bog and heath.
80 London Road, Canterbury, CT2 8LS, Tel: 01227 786109(5 miles, 8 km)
St Dunstan's Church is 1000 years old and was the first to be dedicated to St Dunstan.
Canterbury, CT2 8NL, explorekent.org/activities/whitehall-meadows-and-bingley-island/(5 miles, 8 km)
Whitehall Meadows and Bingley Island 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.
Rough Common, Blean, Canterbury, CT2 9DD, www.theblean.co.uk/(3 miles, 6 km)
The Blean Woods National Nature Reserve is a wonderful place for quiet walks in beautiful ancient woodland.
Island Wall, Whitstable, CT5 1EP(5 miles, 8 km)
Whitstable 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.
Whitstable, CT5 4FJ, explorekent.org/activities/duncan-down/(4 miles, 7 km)
Duncan Down Village Green 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.
Canterbury, CT4 7PQ, explorekent.org/activities/larkey-valley-wood-local-nature-reserve/(5 miles, 8 km)
This beautiful ancient 45-hectare woodland has spectacular displays of wildflower including many species of orchid.
Canterbury, CT2 8NL, explorekent.org/activities/hambrook-marshes/(5 miles, 7 km)
Hambrook Marshes is set in the floodplain of the Great Stour in Wincheap, Canterbury. Offering opportunities for walking, cycling and birdwatching, the marshes are a place for the whole community.
Chartham Hatch, Canterbury, CT4 7LS, Tel: 01622 662012, www.kentwildlifetrust.org.uk/reserves/bigbury-camp(4 miles, 6 km)
Bigbury camp is a pre-Roman Iron Age hillfort in Howfield Wood. There is some evidence that Bigbury is the site of a battle recorded by Julius Caesar during his first visit to England in 55BC.
45a Joseph Wilson Estate, Millstrood Road, Whitstable, CT5 3PS, Tel: 01227 272700(5 miles, 8 km)
Lazer Rush to a futuristic game of lazertag suitable for anyone aged 6 upwards. Take up your lazer gun and enter the maze filled with music and lighting effects, form teams or take on your friends and family in a solo game.
45B Joseph Wilson Estate, Millstrood Road, Whitstable, CT5 3PS, Tel: 01227 770311(5 miles, 8 km)
Snappys is one of Kent's largest soft play centres. It is a safe, clean, secure and fun environment for children under 12yrs.
Bellevue Road, Whitstable, CT5 1PX, Tel: 01227 274394(5 miles, 8 km)
Managed in partnership with the Community College Whitstable, Whitstable Sports Centre is open to the public evenings and weekends and everyday throughout the school holidays and half terms.