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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.
Kings Road, Herne Bay, CT6 5DD, (3 miles, 4kms), Tel: 01227 862162, Email, www.canterbury.gov.uk/leisure-countryside/things-to-do-in-the-district/parks-and-gardens/memorial-park/
Herne Bay Memorial Park was originally conceived as a memorial to those that lost their lives in the First World War.
This fabulous new visitor attraction provides state of the art special and permanent exhibition galleries, a brand new library, excellent learning facilities and a varied programme of events for all ages.
Enjoy a fascinating 90 minute tour of historic streets AND Cathedral Precincts with knowledgeable, entertaining guides to address your questions and special interests. All for £7 or less! Tours daily from the Buttermarket.
Stodmarsh, Canterbury, CT3 4BP, (3 miles, 4kms), Tel: 0300 0600 4763, www.naturalengland.org.uk/ourwork/conservation/designations/nnr/1005003.aspx
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
Westgate Grove, Canterbury, CT2 8AA, (5 miles, 8kms), Tel: 01227 862162, Email, www.canterbury.gov.uk/leisure-countryside/things-to-do-in-the-district/parks-and-gardens/westgate-parks/
The Westgate Gardens can be found close to the City centre, just next to the West Gate Tower. The eleven acres of public gardens provide an ideal setting for a gentle stroll along the banks of the River Stour.
Canterbury Road, Herne Bay, CT6 7TZ, (1 miles, 2kms), Tel: 01227 862000, Email
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.
Longport, Canterbury, CT1 1PF, (5 miles, 8kms), Tel: 01227 767345, www.english-heritage.org.uk/staugustinesabbey
This great Abbey, marking the rebirth of Christianity in southern England, was founded in AD 597 by St Augustine.
The perfect way to explore some of the well known historic sites of Canterbury, plus some of the hidden gems - available in 8 languages. Enjoy an audio tour & travel at your own pace. 20 attractions and local city landmarks are featured.
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.
North Holmes Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 1PW, (5 miles, 7kms), Tel: 01227 768072, www.martinpaul.org
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.
King Street, Fordwich, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 0DB, (3 miles, 5kms), 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.
Mill Lane, Herne Bay, CT6 7DR, (2 miles, 3kms), Tel: 01227 687487, www.herne-mill.btik.com
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.
Reculver Lane, Reculver, Herne Bay, CT6 6SS, (4 miles, 6kms), Tel: 01227 740676, Email
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...
Open to all and free to visit, one of the UK's finest collections of Masonic artefacts will take you on a surprising and informative interactive journey through the history of Freemasonry in Kent and beyond, dispelling myths along the way.
Central Parade, Herne Bay, CT6 5LU, (3 miles, 5kms), Tel: 01227 862162, Email
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.