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Tiger at Howlett's Wild Animal Park, Canterbury
VistEngland VAQASGreen Tourism Silver AwardTripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Bekesbourne Road, Bekesbourne, Canterbury, CT4 5EL, Tel: +44 (0)844 842 4647, Email, www.aspinallfoundation.org/howletts

Visitors to Howletts Wild Animal Park can witness world-leading conservation in action this year – all day, every day.

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  • Rail station: Bekesbourne (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Canterbury Spy Mission Treasure Trails

Sun Street, Canterbury, CT1 2HX, Tel: 01872 263692, Email, www.treasuretrails.co.uk/things-to-do/kent/canterbury

The Canterbury Spy Mission Treasure Trail is a must do activity if you're looking for things to do in Canterbury with the kids. It's even suitable for adults too! Can you follow the route and solve the sneaky clues set around Canterbury?

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  • Rail station: Canterbury East and West (1 mile)
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Kent Cycle Hire, Herne Bay

Le Petit Poisson, 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.

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  • Rail station: Herne Bay Station (1 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Herne Bay Clock Tower © Paul Williams

Central Parade, Herne Bay, CT6 5LU, Tel: 01227 363829, Email

In the spring and summer months Herne Bay's seafront beauty is enhanced by gardens, which bring floral colour for visitors who pass the Herne Bay Clock Tower.

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  • Rail station: Herne Bay (1 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Mount Ephraim Gardens, Faversham
Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

Staple Street, Hernhill, Faversham, ME13 9TX, Tel: 01227 751496, Email, www.mountephraimgardens.co.uk

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.

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  • Rail station: Faversham (4 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
Kent Cycle Hire, Canterbury

House of Agnes, 71 St Dunstans Street, Canterbury, CT2 8BN, 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 historic City of Canterbury – or taking a trip to the coast.

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  • Rail station: Canterbury West (0 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Canterbury Norman Castle

Castle Street, Canterbury, CT1 2PR, Tel: 01227 862162, Email

The ruins of the Canterbury 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.

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  • Rail station: Canterbury East (0 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Canterbury Westgate Punts

Westgate Grove, Canterbury, CT2 8AA, Tel: 07816 760869, Email, canterburypunts.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 with Canterbury Westgate Punts.

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  • Rail station: Canterbury West (1 mile)
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Whitstable Castle, exterior
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Tower Hill, Whitstable, CT5 2BW, Tel: 01227 281726, Email, www.whitstablecastle.co.uk

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.

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  • Rail station: Whitstable (0.9 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
St Augustine's Abbey, Canterbury
TripAdvisor Certificate of ExcellenceEnglish Heritage

Longport, Canterbury, CT1 1PF, Tel: 01227 767345, Email, www.english-heritage.org.uk/staugustinesabbey

This great Abbey, marking the rebirth of Christianity in southern England, was founded shortly after AD 597 by St Augustine.

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  • Rail station: Canterbury East/West (1 mile)
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
The Seaside Museum, Herne Bay
Self-assessed Accessibility Information

12 William Street, Herne Bay, CT6 5EJ, Tel: 01227 367368, www.theseasidemuseumhernebay.org/

From Dambusters to Floods, Piers to Punch & Judy, the delightful Seaside Museum, Herne Bay has plenty of surprises under one roof.

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  • Rail station: Herne Bay (1 mile)
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Kent Cycle Hire, Whitstable

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.

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  • Rail station: Whitstable (1 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Goodnestone Park Gardens
Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

Goodnestone, Wingham, Canterbury, Kent, CT3 1PL, Tel: 01304 840107, Email, www.goodnestoneparkgardens.co.uk/

Considered to be one of the best gardens in the South East. 14 acres including woodland area and walled garden. Fine trees, large collection of roses and herbaceous plants. Connections with Jane Austen who frequently visited.

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  • Rail station: Adisham (2 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Druidstone Park, Canterbury

Honey Hill, Blean, Canterbury, CT2 9JR, Tel: 01227 765168, www.druidstone.net

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.

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  • Rail station: Canterbury West (3 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge, Canterbury
TripAdvisor Certificate of ExcellenceSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

18 High Street, Canterbury, CT1 2RA, Tel: 01227 862162, Email, canterburymuseums.co.uk/beaney/

The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge 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.

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  • Rail station: Canterbury West (1 mile)
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
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.

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  • Rail station: Herne Bay (1 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Wildwood, Herne Bay
lOtC Site Provider AwardSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Herne Common, Herne Bay, CT6 7LQ, Tel: 01227 712111, Email, www.wildwoodtrust.org

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.

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  • Rail station: Herne Bay (2 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Canterbury Roman Museum
Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Longmarket, Butchery Lane, Canterbury, CT1 2JR, Tel: 01227 785575, Email, canterburymuseums.co.uk/romanmuseum/

Explore the Roman town beneath your feet. Canterbury's underground Roman Museum is built around the remains of a Roman town house with mosaics preserved where excavated.

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  • Rail station: Canterbury East (1 mile)
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
 
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