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Herne Bay, CT6 8DR, hernebaycoastalpark.org/
Full of fun activities for everyone, Herne Bay’s Coastal Park features historical buildings, children’s play areas, a rich and diverse natural habitat for plants and wildlife.
Watling Street, Canterbury, CT1 2TN, Tel: 01227 862162, Email
The city walls and an avenue of lime trees provide Dane John Gardens with a sense of enclosure and escape from the busy road and bustling shopping centre just a few yards away.
Cockering Road, Canterbury, CT4 7PQ, Email
This beautiful ancient 45-hectare woodland has spectacular displays of wildflower including many species of orchid.
Yorkletts, Whitstable, CT2 9JX, Email, www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/visiting-woods/wood/5571/victory-wood/
This is a place for a great walk set on the edge of the Blean Woodland area. See a wood with a difference! This is the Flagship Site, one of 33 woods plant around the UK, for the Trafalgar Woods Project to commemorate the 200th anniversary.
80 London Road, Canterbury, CT2 8LS, Tel: 01227 786109, Email, www.canterbury.gov.uk/your-community/support-for-voluntary-and-community-organisations/parishes/
The church is 1000 years old and was the first to be dedicated to St Dunstan.
Kings Road, Herne Bay, CT6 5DD
Herne Bay Memorial Park was originally conceived as a memorial to those that lost their lives in the First World War.
Grove Road, Upstreet, Canterbury, CT3 4BP, Tel: 08458 247 600, Email, explorekent.org/activities/grove-ferry-picnic-site
Grove Ferry Picnic Site is an ideal spot to watch the boats drift by and enjoy the wildlife on the river.
Westgate Grove, Canterbury, CT1 2DB, Tel: 01227 862162, Email
The Westgate Gardens can be found close to the City centre, just next to the West Gate Tower. The eleven acres of public gardens provide an ideal setting for a gentle stroll along the banks of the River Stour.
Island Wall, Whitstable, CT5 1EP, www.favourite.org.uk
This oyster yawl, which is also known as a smack, was built in 1890 by the Whitstable Shipping company and worked until 1944. She can now be viewed between the seawall and Island Wall, about 200m east of the Neptune pub.
Open to all and free to visit, one of the UK's finest collections of Masonic artefacts will take you on a surprising and informative interactive journey through the history of Freemasonry in Kent and beyond, dispelling myths along the way.
Canterbury Road, Herne Bay, CT6 7TY, Email
Curtis Wood Park is an informal area of protected open space situated on the outskirts of Herne. The site provides local residents and visitors the opportunity to enjoy a variety of semi-natural habitats in a relaxed and pleasant setting.
Reculver Lane, Reculver, Herne Bay, CT6 6SS, Tel: 01227 740676, Email
Reculver Country Park and Towers is a unique place, combining undeveloped coast, historic buildings and wildlife interest.
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.
Rough Common, Blean, Canterbury, CT2 9DD, www.theblean.co.uk/
The Blean Woods National Nature Reserve is a wonderful place for quiet walks in beautiful ancient woodland.
Stodmarsh, Canterbury, CT3 4BP, Tel: 0300 0600 4763, www.gov.uk/government/publications/kents-national-nature-reserves/kents-national-nature-reserves#stodmarsh
Stodmarsh National Nature Reserve is a unique and beautiful area of wetland, internationally recognised as an important home to a rich variety of wildlife, especially birds. Image Stodmarsh Reserve © Emma Griffiths, Natural England
Church Lane, Canterbury, CT1 2PP, Tel: 01227 786109, Email, www.canterbury.gov.uk/your-community/support-for-voluntary-and-community-organisations/parishes/
Situated near Canterbury Castle and the only standing pre-Norman conquest church inside the city walls.