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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 Punting Co, Greyfriars Chapel
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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)
 
 
 
Kent County Cricket Club © Sarah Ansell
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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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
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 Guided Walking Tours
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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
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
Kent Cycle Hire, Whitstable, Oyster Bay Trail

61 Harbour Street, Whitstable, CT5 1AG, 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 town and gentle coastline of Whitstable – or taking a trip to Canterbury.

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  • Rail station: Whitstable (1 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Conquest House Gallery

17 Palace Street, Canterbury, CT1 2DZ, Tel: 01227 472953, Email, www.conquesthousecanterbury.co.uk

Conquest House Gallery newly opened in March 2016 by portrait and decorative painter Kathryn Rennie and is a contemporary art space in an historic setting in Canterbury, Kent.

 
 
 
Canterbury Westgate Punts on the River Stour
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Westgate Grove, Canterbury, CT2 8AA, Tel: 07816 760869, Email, canterburypunts.uk/

Boat Route: River Stour.

Relaxing River Stour Tours through public gardens, breathtaking countryside and the city. A choice of short, long and city trips available with Canterbury Westgate Punts.

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  • Rail station: Canterbury West (1 mile)
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Bay Putt Mini Golf

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
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
The Kings Hall Gallery, Herne Bay

Beacon Hill, Herne Bay, CT6 6BA, Tel: 01227 367426, Email, www.thekingshall.com/gallery-and-cafe/gallery

The Kings Hall Gallery is an exciting exhibition space in the foyer, created by the Herne Bay Improvement and Conservation Trust to promote the work of artists and photographers in East Kent.

 
 
 
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
 
 
 
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Unit 1, Simmonds Road, Wincheap Industrial Estate, Canterbury, CT1 3RA, Tel: 01227 507450, Email, www.escapekent.com/

Escape Kent is Canterbury’s largest live escape game experience. Teams of up to 8 players can put their team work, communication and problem solving skills to the test.

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  • Rail station: Canterbury East (0.2 mile)
  • Parking: free
 
 
 
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
  • Disabled access
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
Family fun Canterbury Historic River Tours
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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
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
Blind Girl with Bird by David Heathcote

87 St Dunstan's Street, Canterbury, CT2 8AE, Tel: 07949203268, Email, www.byzantiumfineart.com/

Byzantium Fine Art is a private salon in Canterbury selling paintings, drawings, sculpture, photographs and limited edition prints.

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  • Rail station: Canterbury West (1 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
This Turbulent Priest

Eastbridge Hospital, 25 High Street, Canterbury, CT1 2BD, Tel: 07786917333, Email, www.badhusky.co.uk/

This Turbulent Priest tells the dramatic story of Thomas Becket’s and King Henry II’s friendship and eventual conflict, ultimately resulting in the devastating death of Canterbury’s renowned Saint.

 
 
 
 
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