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Whitstable TownThames Sailing BargeBuilt in 1892 in Essex, Greta spendsthe summer months chartering from the south quay of Whitstable Harbouraround the Thames Estuary Forts andwind farm, taking in views of the Herne Bay and Whitstable coastline.Alternatively you can enjoy a gentle sail up the River Swale where you may spot seals. Tel: 0771 1657 919Web: www.greta1892.co.ukEmail: steve@greta1892.co.ukSwimming Pool and GymConveniently located on Whitstable'sglorious beach and just a few minuteswalk from the historic town and harbour,this friendly, sunny centre has a largefamily pool, training pool and a wellequipped gym. Open to the public 364 days a year from 7am with laneswimming, aqua classes, family fun time and special events available.Tel: 01227 772 442Web:www.activelifeltd.co.ukSports CentreManaged in partnership with theCommunity College Whitstable, thisimpressive centre boasts a brand newgym, sports halls, dance studios,climbing wall, party rooms and more.During school holidays, half terms andweekends the centre is open to thepublic every day and during term timesit is open to the public every evening and weekend. Tel: 01227 274 394Web: www.activelifeltd.co.ukThe historic side of Whitstable is stillvery much present today via its networkof alleyways which were ideal escaperoutes for smugglers in the late 1700s.For those that love their shopping,Whitstable is a must with numerousindependent boutiques, arts, crafts andgift shops as well as a variety ofrestaurants and cafés, all offering goodold-fashioned service.www.canterbury.co.uk13Whitstable

Druidstone ParkSet in attractive gardens andwoodland, Druidstone caters for theimagination of all ages. Go on a walkthrough the enchanted bluebellwoodland and enjoy hands-onexperience with the deer, alpaca andmany farmyard animals. Play areas,undercover picnic spots, a café andgift shop all make for a great visit.Tel: 01227 765 168Web: www.druidstone.netWildwood TrustWildwood Wild Animal Park is a year-round experience for all the family setin 40 acres of ancient woodland andwith over 50 species of British wildlife.Enjoy special events, talks and feedsaround the park, adventure playzone,restaurant and picnic area.Tel: 01227 712 111Web: www.wildwoodtrust.orgEmail: info@wildwoodtrust.orgGoodnestone Park GardensSet in 14 acres with walled garden,arboretums, woodland and formal area.One of only three gardens in Kent to beawarded two stars in the Good GardenGuide. Visit the tea room for delicioushome made cakes and light lunchesmade with garden produce. House openfor pre-booked groups of 20.Tel: 01304 840 107Web: www.goodnestoneparkgardens.co.ukEmail: enquiries@goodnestoneparkgardens.co.ukMount Ephraim GardensMount Ephraim Gardens has plenty tooffer and delight visitors. Unwind in 10acres of enchanting Edwardian gardens,set in the heart of an 800-acre estatewith magnificent views over the Swaleestuary. Whether you choose to enjoy thetranquility of the Japanese gardens, takeon the challenge of the grass maze orjust relax on the tea room terrace,Mount Ephraim Gardens has the powerto charm you all.Tel: 01227 751 496Web: www.mountephraimgardens.co.ukEmail: info@mountephraimgardens.co.uk14www.canterbury.co.ukWildlife Parks and Gardens