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bOing! Festival, Gulbenkian Canterbury
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University of Kent, Canterbury, CT2 7NB, Tel: 01227 769075, Email, www.thegulbenkian.co.uk

Gulbenkian is the University of Kent's Arts Centre offering innovative, engaging and high quality arts activity for the public, staff and students.

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  • Rail station: Canterbury West (2 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
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
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Druidstone Park, Canterbury
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

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
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Horsebridge Arts and Community Centre

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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge
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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)
 
 
 
Canterbury Cathedral, © Cathedral Enterprises
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The Precincts, Canterbury, CT1 2EH, Tel: 01227 762862, Email, www.canterbury-cathedral.org/

Canterbury Cathedral is the Mother church of the Anglican Communion, seat of the Archbishop. Stunning stained glass. Eleventh Century Crypt, Twelfth Century Quire, Fourteenth Century Nave.

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  • Rail station: Canterbury East/West (1 mile)
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Canoe Wild, group canoeing
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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: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
Beach Creative Community Arts Centre
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Beach House, Beach Street, Herne Bay, CT6 5PT, Tel: 0300 111 1913, Email, www.beachcreative.org/

Beach Creative's three galleries open 6 days a week with regularly changing exhibitions by regionally and nationally recognised artists. We host art groups, workshops and classes, provide affordable studio space and a great place to meet.

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  • Rail station: Herne Bay (0.5 mile)
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
The Kings Hall, Herne Bay © Caroline Huff

Beacon Hill, Herne Bay, CT6 6BA, Tel: 01227 374188, www.thekingshall.com/

The King's Hall, Herne Bay hosts a variety of events from dance, music, theatre and much more.

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  • Rail station: Herne Bay (2 miles)
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
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
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
Gulbenkian Cinema © Natalie Lacey
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University of Kent, Canterbury, CT2 7NB, Tel: 01227 769075, Email, www.thegulbenkian.co.uk

Regular screenings include broadcasts from the National Theatre and the Royal Opera House, blockbusters, 3D, independent, arthouse and foreign language films.

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  • Rail station: Canterbury West (2 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
Playhouse Theatre, Whitstable
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104 High Street, Whitstable, CT5 1AZ, Tel: 01227 272042, www.playhousewhitstable.co.uk

Playhouse Theatre Whitstable is a community theatre offering a wide range of entertainment - plays, pantomimes, music, comedy and active youth group.

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  • Rail station: Whitstable (1 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
The Canterbury Tales Visitor Attraction
VistEngland VAQAS

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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
 
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