- See & Do
- Dining Out
- Canterbury District
- Plan My Visit
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.
Yorletts, Whitstable, Kent, ME13 9EN, (4 miles, 6kms), Email, www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/en/our-woods/pages/wood-details.aspx?wood=5571&site=VictoryWood
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.
Tours of the Realm offer chauffeured, sightseeing tours of rural and historic Britain to small groups of 2 to 3 people. An exclusive, bespoke and superior service for discerning travellers. Day tours or longer tours available on request.
North Holmes Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 1QJ, (1 miles, 2kms), 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.
New Road, Rough Common, Canterbury, CT2 9DB, (4 miles, 6kms), www.theblean.co.uk
Blean Woods are the largest in Kent and, in addition to their intrinsic interest as ancient woodlands they surround a number of attractive villages with pubs, where you can eat and drink, places to visit.
104 High Street, Whitstable, CT5 1AZ, (5 miles, 8kms), Tel: 01227 272042, www.playhousewhitstable.co.uk
Community theatre offering a wide range of entertainment - plays, pantomimes, music, comedy and active youth group.
Castle Street, Canterbury, CT1 2PR, (1 miles, 2kms), Tel: 01227 378100, Email
The ruins of a Norman castle keep and castle walls and one of the three original royal castles in Kent. There are interpretation panels, a tactile model of the castle (circa 1200AD) and elevated viewing areas.
3 Palace Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2DY, (1 miles, 2kms), Tel: 01227 639086, www.lilfordgallery.com
Fine art gallery showing contemporary fine art from National and International Artists.
Cockering Road, Canterbury, CT1 3UP, (2 miles, 3kms), Tel: 01227 862190, Email, www.canterbury.gov.uk/leisure-countryside/countryside/places-to-visit/larkey-valley-wood/
This beautiful ancient 45-hectare woodland has spectacular displays of wildflower including many species of orchid.
Off Whitehall Road, Canterbury, CT2 8NL, (1 miles, 2kms), Tel: 01227 862190, Email, www.canterbury.gov.uk/leisure-countryside/countryside/places-to-visit/whitehall-meadows-bingley-island/
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.
Riding Gate Place, Watling Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2TN, (1 miles, 2kms), Tel: 01227 378100, Email
Canterbury's most popular park has been restored into attractive gardens with monuments and memorials, a bandstand with summertime concerts, a central fountain, a tearoom and a children's maze.
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.
A wonderful way to capture the magic of the river is through our candlelit evening tours! These tours are provided solely for our group markets, usually with a minimum number of ten participants (subject to a minimum charge).
45a Joseph Wilson Estate, Millstrood Road, Whitstable, CT5 3PS, (4 miles, 6kms), Tel: 01227 272 700
Community College Whitstable, Bellevue Road, Whitstable, CT5 1PX, (4 miles, 7kms), Tel: 01227 274394
Chalkpit Farm, School Lane, Bekesbourne, CT4 5EU, (4 miles, 7kms), Tel: 01227 830 666
Joseph Wilson Industrial Estate, 45b Millstrood Road, Whitstable, CT5 3PS, (4 miles, 6kms), Tel: 01227 282 100
29-30 Palace Street, Canterbury, CT1 2DZ, (0.9 miles, 2kms), Tel: 01227 765 665