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Male Western Lowland Gorilla at Howletts
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
 
 
 
Herne Bay Clock Tower © Tim Stubbings

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
 
 
 
Westgate Towers Museum, Canterbury
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

St. Peters Street, Canterbury, CT1 2BQ, Tel: 01227 458629, Email, www.onepoundlane.co.uk/

Built in 1380 the Westgate Towers is England's oldest surviving Medieval Gateway. Explore its unique history and take in some of the most iconic views in the county of Kent from the battlements viewpoint!

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  • Rail station: Canterbury West (1 mile)
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Tours of the Realm, Dover Castle

PO Box 1023, Canterbury, CT1 9GR, Tel: 01303 863869, Email, www.toursoftherealm.com

Tours of the Realm offer chauffeured, sightseeing tours of rural and historic Britain to small groups of up to 3 people. An exclusive, bespoke and superior service for discerning travellers. Day tours or longer tours available on request.

 
 
 
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
 
 
 
Canterbury Guided Walking Tours
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Christ Church Gate, The Precincts, Canterbury, CT1 2EE, Tel: 01227 459779, Email, www.canterburyguidedtours.com

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 £7.50 or less! Tours daily from the Buttermarket.

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  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Rail station: Canterbury East/West (1 mile)
  • Children welcome
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Canterbury Ghost Tour
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

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 90 minute ghost tour of the spooky side of Canterbury.

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  • Rail station: Canterbury East (1 mile)
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
Family fun Canterbury Historic River Tours
VistEngland VAQASVisitEngland Award For Excellence Highly CommendedBeautiful South Awards SilverTripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

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

Guided Historic River Tours have been a favourite pastime for over 80 years and this Canterbury attraction allows you to escape the busy city centre and discover Canterbury from the unique perspective of the River Stour.

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  • Rail station: Canterbury East/West (1 mile)
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
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Westgate Parks, Canterbury
Green Flag Award

Canterbury, CT1 2FP, www.westgateparks.co.uk/

Come and explore a riverside landscape rich in wildlife and heritage!

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  • Rail station: Canterbury East/West (2 miles)
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Kent Cycle Hire, The Goods Shed, 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
 
 
 
Barnes Wallis Bouncing Bomb
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
 
 
 
Diving helmet at Whitstable Museum
Self-assessed Accessibility Information

5 Oxford Street, Whitstable, CT5 1DB, Tel: 01227 276998, canterburymuseums.co.uk/coastal-museums/

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.

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  • Rail station: Whitstable (1 mile)
  • Children welcome
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Mount Ephraim House, 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
  • Disabled access
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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
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Evening River Tours, Canterbury
VistEngland VAQASVisitEngland Award For Excellence Highly CommendedBeautiful South Awards SilverTripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

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

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).

 
 
 
Canoe Wild, group canoeing
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Grove Ferry, Upstreet, Canterbury, CT3 4BP, Tel: 07947835688, 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.

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  • Rail station: Sturry (1 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
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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
 
 
 
 
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