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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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
Theatre in the park

Strode Park , Herne, Herne Bay, CT6 7NE, Tel: 01227 373292, Email, www.strodepark.org.uk

A charming amphitheatre set within 14 acres of beautiful grounds at Strode Park in the picturesque village of Herne, located on the A291 between Herne Bay and Canterbury.

 
 
 
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.

 
 
 
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
 
 
 
Tiger at Howlett's Wild Animal Park, Canterbury
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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 Heritage Museum
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Stour Street, Canterbury, CT1 2NR, Tel: 01227 475202, Email, canterburymuseums.co.uk/heritagemuseum/

Discover Canterbury's history, from millions of years ago to the present, explored through interactive displays in an amazing medieval building at the Canterbury Heritage Museum.

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  • Rail station: Canterbury West (1 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Kent County Cricket Club, wicket and bat
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The 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.

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  • Rail station: Canterbury East (2 miles)
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
The Canterbury Tales Visitor Attraction
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St Margaret's Street, Canterbury, CT1 2TG, Tel: 01227 479227, Email, www.canterburytales.org.uk

Step into medieval Canterbury and accompany Geoffrey Chaucer and his colourful characters on their magical pilgrimage from London to Canterbury with the Canterbury Tales.

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  • Rail station: Canterbury West (1 mile)
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Lilford Gallery, Canterbury

3 Palace Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2DY, Tel: 01227 639086, Email, www.lilfordgallery.com

Established in 2000 Lilford Gallery is now one of the leading galleries in Kent. We exhibit contemporary fine art from established national and international artists as well as new and exciting talent.

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  • Rail station: Canterbury West (1 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Free entry
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
Polar Helicopters, Ramsgate

Hangar 10, Spitfire Way, Kent International Airport, Manston, CT12 5FF, Tel: 01843 823067, Email, www.polarhelicopters.co.uk

Polar Helicopter flights. Get a birds eye view of Canterbury Cathedral or fly along the White Cliffs of Dover, take in the breathtaking views of the beautiful Kent countryside and coastline. Why not have a go at flying?

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  • Rail station: Minster or Ramsgate (5 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
Barnsole Vineyard, Canterbury
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Fleming Road, Staple, Canterbury, CT3 1LG, Tel: 07772 300 511, Email, www.barnsole.co.uk

A family run vineyard with its own winery. Visitors are most welcome and may have a free mini-tour to see how our vines are grown and wine produced. Tastings are free and our wines are available for direct sale.

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  • Rail station: Canterbury (11 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Free entry
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
Canterbury Roman Museum
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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
 
 
 
Canterbury Punting Co
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Water Lane, Canterbury, CT1 2NQ, Tel: 07786332666, Email, www.canterburypunting.co.uk

Escape the busy pavements and lay back into the cushions, meander down the river and see the City as you never could on foot. Listen to historic Canterbury's rich and fascinating story as you sip champagne and view medieval buildings.

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  • Rail station: Canterbury East (1 mile)
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
Curzon Canterbury
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Westgate Hall Road, Canterbury, CT1 2BT, Tel: 0330 500 1331, www.curzoncinemas.com/canterbury/

Curzon brings to Canterbury its renowned programme of independent films from all over the world, as well as a range of exciting events including live opera, ballet, theatre and art broadcasts.

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  • Rail station: Canterbury West (1 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Horsebridge Arts and Community Centre
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11 Horsebridge Road, Whitstable, CT5 1AF, Tel: 01227 281174, Email, www.horsebridge-centre.org.uk

The Horsebridge Arts and Community Centre is located just yards from the beach in the centre of Whitstable town, on a site which has a long tradition of community and cultural activity and offers stunning sea views,.

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  • Rail station: Whitstable (1 mile)
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
 
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