A 30 hectare haven for wildlife www.samphirehoe.com or tel: 01304 225649
Fowlmead Country Park is a 200-acre (80 hectare) park regenerated from the shale spoil tip of the former Betteshanger Colliery. The colliery was the last of the four Kent coal mines to close in 1989 and the land languished unused until 2000 when the regional development agency, SEEDA (South East England Development Agency), acquired the freehold and set to redeveloping the brownfield site into a country park.
Since its opening in May 2007, Fowlmead has continued to develop as a safe off-road site for activities and leisure pursuits such as cycling (leisure, road, and mountainbiking), running, orienteering, geocaching, archery, walking, bushcraft and fossil-collecting.
Tel: 01303 264647 www.totallywild.net
Take a walk on the wildside
When you come to visit us here at Wingham Wildlife Park fully expect to receive a warm welcome from all of our resident animals that live at the park.
Whilst you are here you can enjoy a unique hands on experience, feeding the various species of free roaming birds such as Peacocks, Ducks, Geese, Chickens, Bantams, Pheasants and much, much more. (Food may be purchased at the admissions desk).
You can get up close and personal with more of our residents in our well-known educational, hands on, animal encounter talks (twice daily on weekends - during our peak period and all week during school holidays). You can expect to meet and handle a selection of reptiles, spiders and also get to meet some of the babies that needed to be hand-reared by our staff.
Walk through enclosures with the deer’s and wallabies. You can walk through with the prairie dogs and now you can also get to walk through with the Ring-Tailed Lemurs.
Magic and mystery will enthral and enchant you while getting lost in the giant maize, which will reach a height of approx 6 feet. http://www.marsh-maize-maze.co.uk
There is much to see and do at the Rare Breeds Centre with its unique mix of fun, excitement and countryside adventure, set in 120 acres of unspoilt countryside. Tel: 01233 861493 www.rarebreeds.org.uk
Dover Road, Canterbury Tel: 01303 844244
Situated on an 850 acre farm in the beautiful Kentish countryside, with both indoor and outdoor floodlit schools, Honnington has some of the finest equestrian facilities in the county. http://www.honnington.com
A unique combination of a tour through garden history and organic gardening techniques set against a backdrop of beautiful, mixed borders. They inspire reflection on humankind's experience of gardening over the centuries. http://www.gardenorganic.org.uk/gardens/yalding.php
The finest collection of conifers in the world providing enjoyment to visitors who come to appreciate the beauty and tranquillity of this unique attraction, which nestles quietly among lakes and valleys in the Kent countryside. http://www.bedgeburypinetum.org.uk
Covers 241 hectares of wetland and is characterised by extensive reedbeds, lakes and associated bird populations. http://www.naturegrid.org.uk/ng-html/stod/st-info.html
Botany Bay is located on the Kent coast near the most South Easterly part of mainland Britian. The coast line boasts home to its wonderful sandy beaches - come and discover them for yourself.
Bewl Water is a truly outstanding venue for outdoor education and activity courses. Set on the Kent Sussex Border in the High Weald, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Bewl Water is the largest area of inland water in the South East of England and easily the most picturesque. Coupled with the stunning natural rock outcrop at Harrison's Rocks we have the perfect locations for a variety of activities.
Meet our many friendly animals, enjoy the adventure play areas, admire our unique collection of sculpture in the ArtPark, find peace and tranquility in the enchanted woodland walk with giant toadstools, dragons, goblins and white deer, or just relax in the idyllic surroundings of the park garden. Tel: 01227 765168
These world famous majestic cliffs, which have for centuries played a key role in our history as Britain’s ‘frontline’ now provide a welcoming sight for many millions of people. Gaze at the cliffs from the beach, enjoy wonderful walks and superb views. http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-vh/w-visits/w-findaplace/w-thewhitecliffsofdover/
Sheep graze green fields separated by a maze of ditches, the horizon is punctuated by church towers. Famed for its emptiness, its sweeping skies and sense of solitude it is truly a unique and special place.
Set in 400 acres of unspoilt Kent countryside, this once working Hop Farm is one of Kent’s most popular tourist attractions. http://www.thehopfarm.co.uk
Explore the eventful history of one of Kent’s most fascinating landmarks. Whatever the weather or season there’ll be something to see or do along the canal. http://www.royalmilitarycanal.com/pages/index.asp
Filled with animals and activities and set in the beautiful Kent countryside, Farming World is a great choice for a family day out. http://farming-world.com/
Eagle Heights is one of the UK's largest bird of prey centres - currently there is a collection of approximately 150 raptors. http://www.eagleheights.co.uk
Brogdale Farm, home of the National Fruit Collection Kent tourist attraction. A great day out for all the family with local produce, healthy living shops and the largest collection of varieties of fruit trees in the world. There is free entrance to the Gift Shop, Plant Centre, Tearooms and other retail outlets.
CANTERBURY HISTORIC RIVER TOURS' staff pride themselves on offering one of the most enjoyable insights into Canterbury's historic past which can capture the imagination of people of all age groups.
As one of the main attractions in one of England's principal tourist cities, the tour provides both visitors and locals with a unique vantage point to some of Canterbury's most stunning and important architecture.
Flowing through the heart of historic Canterbury, The River Stour is the perfect way to escape the hustle and bustle of one of the country's busiest city centres, allowing you to discover parts of the city that are only accessible by our tour.
Each boat is chauffeured by your guide, who presents the historical facts of the passing buildings and monuments in a light-hearted and entertaining manner.
Fun, adventure & discovery
Whatever the weather or time of year, no other attraction offers so much to see and do as the Rare Breeds Centre with its unique mix of fun, excitement and countryside adventure, set in 120 acres of unspoilt countryside.
One of the few places left where you actually have your own guide to escort you around, no boring reading posters on the wall here! Things are explained to you, and you can ask questions if you don't understand something. No two tours are exactly the same, as each of the guides has their own unique style. Chislehurst Caves should hold the imagination of even the most easily bored child and if nothing else, there are twenty miles of tunnels to wear them out! There is also a Gift Shop where you can buy anything from a pencil to a Dragon.
Unlike your typical trip to the zoo, or if you’re lucky enough, the Serengeti, this safari looks at the animal kingdom from a whole other angle. Fun for all the family, the Thanet Seashore Safari delves into the depths of the coasts rock pools and is sure to bring out the explorer in everyone.
Reculver Country Park is a unique place, combining undeveloped coast, historic buildings and wildlife interest. It is estimated that over 100,000 people visit the park every year, and Kent Wildlife Trust runs organised school trips for up to 3,500 students each year. The park is managed in partnership by the City Council, English Heritage and Kent Wildlife Trust and is fantastic for country walks and spotting wildlife.