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Herne BayMemorial ParkMemorial Park was originally conceivedas a memorial to those that lost theirlives in the First World War. It nowforms an integral part of the town andis the largest open space in centralHerne Bay. Providing a relaxingatmosphere there is also a small lake,children's play area, tennis andbasketball courts and sports fields.BeachRelax on the beach with a picnic or take a dip in the inviting waters ofHerne Bay. The stretch of beachtowards Reculver was used as atesting site for the bouncing bomb butis now a haven for those looking for apeaceful hideaway. It is also popularwith children searching for sharks'teeth and fossils.Clock Tower and BandstandIn the spring and summer months theseafront's beauty is enhanced bygardens, which bring floral colour forvisitors who pass the Clock Tower andBandstand. The Bandstand is an idealvenue for those who enjoy café cultureand is also a focal point for summerconcerts, other musical events andchildren's entertainment.Cultural TrailAn opportunity to find the historical andgeneral places of interest in the town withthis walking cultural trail. Points ofinterest include the statue of Sir BarnesNeville Wallis, designer of the bouncingbomb, a large mural depicting famouspeople who have lived or been associatedwith the town and the notorious Ship Inn. Web: www.hernebayculturaltrail.co.uk10www.canterbury.co.uk

Herne BayBay Putt Mini GolfHerne Bay Miniature Golf is an 18 holecourse right on Herne Bay Seafront, just 3minutes walk from the Pier. It is suitablefor all ages and abilities, disabledwelcome. A great family activity. Next doorto Temptations Ice-cream and Gift Shop,all you need for a day at the beach and thebest ice-cream they have tasted. The newlybranded "ifun@Sandancers" A FamilyAmusements and the completely revampedcafé. Check out the website for our specialoffers and promotions.Tel: 01227 375 098Web: www.ifunatsandancers.co.ukEmail:ifun@sandancers.co.ukBay Sports ArenaLocated at Herne Bay High School,Bullockstone Road and is open to thepublic outside of school hours -evenings, weekends, holidays and halfterms. Activities available include rollerskating and roller hockey, badminton,five-a-side, long matt bowls andchildren's parties. Tel: 01227 366 921Web:www.activelifeltd.co.ukDiscover Herne Bay's seaside storyincluding what it was like as aVictorian seaside resort. See finds fromnearby Reculver Roman fort, mammothtusks from local beaches, a BarnesWallis Bouncing Bomb prototype,seaside amusements and pictures ofthe coast and countryside.Visit the art gallery to see one of thespecial exhibitions. Located in Willam Street.Tel:01227 367 368Web: www.canterbury-museums.co.ukEmail: museums@canterbury.gov.ukTel: 01227 722 332Web: www.herne-mill.btik.comEmail: megantaylor1955@yahoo.co.ukTel: 01227 740 676Web: www.english-heritage.org.ukwww.canterbury.co.uk11Herne MillHerne Mill is a Grade I listed timbersmock windmill on a brick base datingfrom 1789 with original millingmachinery and displays of millinghistory and memorabilia. The sweepswill turn on open days if the weather issuitable.Herons Leisure CentreWith its central location, the NEWHerons Leisure Centre is open toeveryone and offers a wide range ofsuperb facilities including swimmingpools, flume, dance and fitnessstudios, stunning new gym, creche,and café. Open from 7am - 365 daysa year.Tel:01227 742 102Web:www.activelifeltd.co.ukReculver TowersAn imposing landmark, the twin 12thcentury towers of the ruined churchstand amid the remains of an importantRoman 'Saxon Shore' fort and a Saxonmonastery. (See also Reculver CountryPark page 15).Herne Bay Museum