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Activities in Canterbury, Whitstable and Herne Bay

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Tankerton Slopes © Tim Stubbings

Marine Parade, Whitstable, CT5 2BQ, Email, explorekent.org/activities/tankerton-slopes

Tankerton Slopes, just outside Whitstable, is an area of common land between the town and the seashore. It has brightly coloured beach huts and steep paths that lead down to the beach.

 
 
Canterbury Historic River Tours
VistEngland VAQASBeautiful South Awards Silver

Kings Bridge, St Peter's Street, Canterbury, CT1 2AT, Tel: 07790534744, Email, www.canterburyrivertours.co.uk

Flowing through the heart of historic Canterbury, the river is the perfect way to escape the hustle and bustle of one of the country's busiest city centres.

 
 
Explore Kent

Adisham, Canterbury, CT3 3JE, Email, explorekent.org/activities/barham-adisham-walk

This six mile walk is relatively flat with plenty of open fields to venture through and a few perfect places to discover a picnic. (Information courtesy of the Explore Kent website).

 
 
Canterbury Dining Tours

Suits 3 -4 , 22 Stour Street, Canterbury, CT1 3AG, Tel: 07427687577, Email, www.canterburydiningtours.co.uk/

The self guided tour embarks on a historical passage through Canterbury's city walls, visiting some of the city's finest restaurants in the process.

 
 
Downland Cycles Ltd

2 Stone Cottages, Lynsore Bottom, Upper Hardres, Canterbury, CT4 6EG, Tel: 01227 709706, Email, www.downlandcycles.co.uk

Dedicated training centre for cycle mechanics and frame builders - hobby courses to professional qualifications. Bike lovers retreat - stunning locations, great food, friendly environment, personal touch.

 
 
Explore Kent

Mid-point Canterbury, CT1 2DA, Email, explorekent.org/activities/pilgrims-cycle-trail

Although the route as a whole can prove to be quite challenging, it can easily be broken down using many of the access points along the way.

 
 
Haunted River Tour

Water Lane, Canterbury, CT1 2NQ, Tel: 07786332666, Email, www.canterburypunting.co.uk

Take a romantic river tour with your loved one. It’s the perfect first date. Or second date. Or third. The River Stour provides a beautiful setting for an unusual romantic birthday or anniversary gift.

 
 
Explore Kent

Chartham, Canterbury, CT4 7JW, Email, explorekent.org/activities/chartham-walk

A village green and historic houses are the hallmarks of Chartham at the start of this pleasant circular walk. It follows through the Stour Valley and back along part of the North Downs Way.

 
 
Canterbury Ghost Tour

38 St Margaret's Street, Outside Alberry's, Canterbury, CT1 2TY, Tel: 0845 519 0267, Email, www.canterburyghosttour.com/

An entertaining blend of history, humour and haunting amongst the old city, as the shadows gather meet the ghost hunter for a 75 minute ghost tour of the spooky side of Canterbury.

 
 
Canterbury Westgate Punts

Westgate Grove, Canterbury, CT2 8AA, Tel: 07816 760869, Email, www.crnc.co.uk

Boat Route: River Stour.

Relaxing River Stour Tours through public gardens, breathtaking countryside and the city. A choice of short, long and city trips available from Canterbury Westgate Punts.

 
 
Herne Bay Cycle Hire
Beautiful South Awards Silver

Pier Approach, Central Parade, Herne Bay, CT6 5JN, Tel: 01227 388058, Email, www.kentcyclehire.com

Daily or weekly hire of bicycles, tandems, tag-alongs and child-trailers - for recreational cyclists, families, tourists and student groups, exploring the coastline between Whitstable and Reculver or inland towards Canterbury.

 
 
Explore Kent

Canterbury to Whitstable, CT1 2AH, Email, explorekent.org/activities/crab-and-winkle-way-canterbury-to-whitstable

Go from cloisters to oysters with seven miles of almost traffic-free cycling, the Crab and Winkle Way between Canterbury and Whitstable explores a delightful slice of east Kent.

 
 
Whitstable Cycle Hire, on beach
Beautiful South Awards Silver

61 Harbour Street, Whitstable, CT5 1AG, Tel: 01227 388058, Email, www.kentcyclehire.com

Daily or weekly hire of bicycles, tandems, tag-alongs and child-trailers – for recreational cyclists, families, tourists and student groups, exploring the town and gentle coastline of Whitstable – or taking a trip to Canterbury.

 
 
Queen Bertha's Walk, Canterbury

The Precincts, Canterbury, CT1 2EH, Tel: 01227 862162, Email

Queen Bertha's walk links together the three parts of Canterbury's World Heritage Sites - the Cathedral, St Augustine's Abbey and St Martin's Church.

 
 
Herne Bay Mini Golf Club

iFun @ Sundancers, 136 - 145 Central Parade, Herne Bay, CT6 8SS, Tel: 01227 375098, Email, www.ifunatsandancers.co.uk

Herne Bay Mini Golf is an 18 hole course right on Herne Bay's seafront, just 3 minutes walk from the Pier. It is a great family activity and suitable for all ages and abilities.

 
 
Canoe Wild, Canterbury

Grove Ferry, Upstreet, Canterbury, CT3 4BP, Tel: 01227 469219, Email, www.canoewild.co.uk

Explore Canterbury's amazing and tranquil river. Hire a Canadian style open canoe or double kayak and experience stunning scenery, get close to wildlife and feel the benefits of canoeing. Suitable for all the family.

 
 
Kent County Cricket Club, wicket and bat
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Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence, Old Dover Road, Canterbury, CT1 3NZ, Tel: 01227 456886, Email, www.kentcricket.co.uk

While in Kent why not experience the fun and excitement of cricket - the English game? Kent County Cricket Club is the birthplace of the county game and offers groups the opportunity to enjoy the most English of pastimes.

 
 
Canterbury Golf Club

Scotland Hills, Littlebourne Road, Canterbury, CT1 1TW, Tel: 01227 453532, Email, www.canterburygolfclub.co.uk/

Canterbury Golf Club is a private members club open to members of the public by prior booking. It provides a golf shop, coaching, driving range and catering facilities. There is an 18-hole golf course and practice facilities.

 
 
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