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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.
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.
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.
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.
Herne Bay, CT6 6JP, explorekent.org/activities/beacon-hill-herne-bay/
Beacon Hill in Herne Bay is situated above the shore line and offers a bracing outdoor experience that will blow the cobwebs away! Stunning views of Reculver to the East and the Isle of Sheppey to the west.
Whitstable, CT5 4FJ, explorekent.org/activities/duncan-down/
Duncan Down Village Green is the largest open space in Whitstable. Originally earmarked for housing in the 1930s, the land is now protected as a Village Green, providing opportunities for local people to relax and enjoy wildlife.
Marine Parade, Whitstable, CT5 2BQ, explorekent.org/activities/tankerton-slopes
Tankerton Slopes, just outside Whitstable, is an area of common land between the town and the seashore. It has brightly coloured beach huts and steep paths that lead down to the beach.
Reculver Lane, Reculver, Herne Bay, CT6 6SS, Tel: 01227 740676, www.kentwildlifetrust.org.uk/reserves/reculver-visitor-centre-and-country-park
Reculver Country Park and Towers is a unique place, combining undeveloped coast, historic buildings and wildlife interest.
Mill Lane, Herne Bay, CT6 7DR, Tel: 01227 687487, www.herne-mill.btik.com
Herne Mill is a Kentish Smock Mill dating from 1789. It is Grade 1 listed, is owned by Kent County Council and cared for by the volunteers of the Friends of Herne Mill.
Island Wall, Whitstable, CT5 1EP
Whitstable 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.
Kings Road, Herne Bay, CT6 5RB, explorekent.org/activities/herne-bay-memorial-park/
Herne Bay Memorial Park was originally conceived as a memorial to those that lost their lives in the First World War.
Whitstable Harbour, Whitstable, CT5 1AB, Tel: 07711657919
As one of the most historic sailing vessels on the Kent coast, S.B GRETA, spends the summer months chartering from the South Quay, Whitstable Harbour, around the Maunsell Forts, Wind Farm, taking in views of Herne Bay & Whitstable coastline
Herne Common, Herne Bay, CT6 7LQ, Tel: 01227 712111
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.
Gate 4, Herne Bay High School, Bullockstone Road, Herne Bay, CT6 7NS, Tel: 01227 366921
Operated by Active Life Ltd, the Bay Sports Arena is open to the public outside of school hours - evenings, weekends, half terms and school holidays.
Bellevue Road, Whitstable, CT5 1PX, Tel: 01227 274394
Managed in partnership with the Community College Whitstable, Whitstable Sports Centre is open to the public evenings and weekends and everyday throughout the school holidays and half terms.
45B Joseph Wilson Estate, Millstrood Road, Whitstable, CT5 3PS, Tel: 01227 770311
Snappys is one of Kent's largest soft play centres. It is a safe, clean, secure and fun environment for children under 12yrs.
Kings Road, Herne Bay, CT6 5BQ, Tel: 01227 366299
Herne Bay Hippodrome is an indoor adventure play ground for children with slides, ball pools, swing balls and lots more. The play areas are suitable for under 2's, under 5's and over 5's. The Hippodrome is suitable for children's parties.
45a Joseph Wilson Estate, Millstrood Road, Whitstable, CT5 3PS, Tel: 01227 272700
Lazer Rush to a futuristic game of lazertag suitable for anyone aged 6 upwards. Take up your lazer gun and enter the maze filled with music and lighting effects, form teams or take on your friends and family in a solo game.