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Title of Day Out: Dover Castle
Spectacularly situated above the White Cliffs of Dover this magnificent castle has guarded our shores from invasion for 20 centuries – now you can enjoy a great family day out with a visit to the ‘Key to England’.

With exciting exhibitions, winding tunnels to explore, ghosts to hunt out, Adventure Playground – and of course restaurants, shops and the space for youngsters to run around – an action-packed, great value family day out awaits!

Age Range: All ages
Location: Castle Hill, Dover CT16 1HU
Travel time from RTW: 1 hour and 19 minutes
Day: Check the website
Time: From 10:00am
Price: Whole Property
Adult: £19.30
Child: £11.60
Family (2 adults and up to 3 children): £50.10
Contact Phone Number: 01304 211 067
Website Address: www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/dover-castle/
Venue Facilities: Coffee Shop, Tea Room, Restaurant, Gift Shop, toilets, baby change facilities, bottle food warming, highchairs, free parking, picnic area, museum, kites welcome in the Gardens
Dover Transport Museum
Title of Day Out: Dover Transport Museum
Brief Outline: Museum covering transport around the East Kent area.  Two display halls with vehicles from pedal cycles, through motor cycles, cars, van, lorries to buses and fire engines.  Shops around the display, plus model railway and various themed rooms such as a Maritime Room; Motor Room; East Kent Road Car Room.
Age Range: Any – we have something for everyone!
Location: Willingdon Road, Whitfield, Dover CT16 2JX
Travel time from RTW: 1 hour 39 minutes
Day: Easter to end October.
Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays
Time: Wednesday: 1:30pm – 5:00pm
Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday: 10:30am – 5:00pm
Price: TBC
Contact Phone Number: John Lines: 01304 368 556 or Brian Flood: 01304 822 409
Website Address: www.dovertransportmuseum.org.uk
Venue Facilities: Free parking, Disabled Access, dogs welcome, grounds for picnics, tea bar during season, toilets and baby change facilities
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Title of Day Out: Hornby Visitor Centre
Brief outline: Join us for a journey through the history of Britain’s best loved toys!

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Frank Hornby (1863-1936).  The inventor of a series of classic and much-loved toys, inspired generations of British children to become engineers.  Track the history of Hornby’s iconic model trains, from his early home-made toys in sheet metal, to the development of Hornby ‘O’ gauge and Hornby-Dublo.

Kids in for £1 weekends
Competitions
Scalextric Races Weekend
Discount Days
Make and Paint events
Free First Class Card for the Over 50’s
Birthday Parties

Age Range: All ages
Location: Westwood, Margate CT9 4JX
Travel time from RTW: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Day: Every day
Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Price: Adult: £5.00
Child (5-15years): £2.50
Senior Citizen: £2.50
Family (2 adults and up to 4 children): £12.50
Annual passes (Adult £15.00, Family £30.00)
Free entry to the Cafe and Hornby Retail Shop
Contact Phone Number: 01843 233 524
Website Address: www.hornby.com/visitorcentre
Facilities: Toilet, cafe, gift shop, museum
Title of Day Out: Howletts Wild Animal Park
Brief outline: Kent’s most successful animal park, Howletts near Canterbury, offers a wild day out, like no other!

Celebrating our 40th birthday in 2015, Visitors can explore wooded walkways and paths to discover some of the world’s most rare and endangered species including gorillas, primates, big cats, small cats, giant anteaters and more.  Bring your herd to see our herd of African elephants – the largest herd in the UK and later, show off your skills on the Treetop Challenge or Animal Adventure Challenge.  

We’re all about the welfare and protection of endangered species, so if you care about animals, come and see why we’re world leaders in convervation.

Age Range: Any
Location: Howletts Wild Animal Park, Bekesbourne, Near Canterbury CT4 5EL
Travel time from RTW: 1 hour and 17 minutes
Day:  Open every day except Christmas Day
Time: Summer from 30th March – 27th October: 9:30am – 6:00pm
Winter from 28th October: 9:30am – 5:00pm 
Price: Adult (16 years and over): £29.95
Child (3 – 15 years): £25.95 (must be accompanied by an adult)
Under 3 years: Free
Adult Concession: £27.95
Child Concession: £23.95

Discounts available by booking online 

Contact Phone Number: 0844 842 4647
Website Address: www.aspinallfoundation.org/howletts   
Venue Facilities: Parking, toilets, baby change facilities, disabled access per website, cafe
Title of Day Out: Port Lympne Reserve 
Brief outline: Experience and African adventure in Kent when you visit Port Lympne Reserve – home to Kent’s only authentic safari experience, where giraffes, black rhino, wildebeest and more roam freely over 100 acres of Kentish savannah.  Not forgetting western lowland gorillas, agile and playful primates, elusive small cats and impressive big cats.  Port Lympne offers a wid adventure like no other!

Age Range: Any
Location: Port Lympne Reserve, Lympne Near Hythe CT21 4PD
Travel time from RTW: 1 hour and 8 minutes
Day:  Open every day except Christmas Day
Time: Summer from 31st March – 27th October: 9:30am – 6:30pm
Winter from 28th October: 9:30am – 5:00pm 
Price: Adult (16 years and over): £29.95
Child (3 – 15 years): £25.95 (must be accompanied by an adult)
Under 3 years: Free
Adult Concession: £27.95
Child Concession: £23.95

Discounts available by booking online 

Contact Phone Number: 0844 842 4647
Website Address: www.aspinallfoundation.org/portlympne   
Venue Facilities: Parking, toilets, baby change facilities, disabled access per website, cafe

Spitfire

Title of Day Out: Spitfire and Hurricane Memorial Museum
Brief outline: The iconic RAF fighter planes of the Second World War, the Supermarine Spitfire Mk XVI and the Hawker Hurricane IIC, housed under one museum roof at the historic Battle of Britain airfield in Manston, Kent.
Age Range: Any
Location: The Airfield, Manston Road, Ramsgate, Kent CT12 5DF
Travel time from TW: 1 hour 28 minutes
Day: Open daily
Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Price: FREE
Free car and coach parking too
Contact Phone Number: 01843 821 940
Website Address: www.spitfiremuseum.org.uk
Venue Facilities: Refreshment area, toilets, baby change facilities, free parking
Title of Day Out: Rare Breeds Centre – Farm Attraction
Brief Outline: Based on 100 acres of beautiful unspoilt countryside our attraction has so much to see & do for children!

Falconry displays, pig racing, meet the animal session, rare breed animals, creepy crawly world, butterfly tunnel (May to Oct) woodland walks, trailor rides, discovery garden, aviary & indoor soft play barn.

Many events held throughout the year & we also hold birthday parties! For details see website.

Canterbury Oast Trust owns the Rare Breeds Centre which is a charity that cares & works with adults with learning disabilities. All income received goes to help fund our work. 

Age Range: All ages
Location: Woodchurch, Kent, TN26 3RJ
Travel time from RTW: 58 minutes
Day: Summer: Daily
Winter: Closed Mondays (closed Xmas Eve, Xmas Day, Boxing day, New Years Day)
Time: Summer: 10:30am to 5:30pm 
Winter: 10:30am to 4:30pm
Price: See website for details – www.rarebreeds.org.uk/buy-tickets
Contact Phone Number: 01233 861 493
Website Address: www.rarebreeds.org.uk
Venue Facilities: Restaurant, gift shop, plant nursery, hand wash facilities, ample car parking, toilets, baby change, disabled toilets, partial disabled access, schools and groups welcome.
SKATE PARK
Title of Day Out: Revolution Skatepark, Climbing Centre and Skate and Surf Shop
Brief Outline: Indoor Skatepark for Skateboards, Scooters, Inline Skates and BMX, Climbing Centre.

Revolution offers so many activities and lessons, it is always best to check our website or call to speak to a member of staff.

Age Range: 3 – 73
Location: Oakwood Industrial Estate, Dane Valley road, Broadstairs CT10 3JJ
Travel time from RTW: 1 hour and 33 minutes
Day: Most days – please call to double check
Time: 10:00am – 10:00pm
Price: From £6.00 (2 hour sessions)
Contact Phone Number: 01843 866 707
Website Address: www.revolutionskatepark.co.uk
Venue Facilities: Toilets and baby change facilities, snack bar selling basic food, tea and coffee.
Title of Day Out: Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Heritage Railway
Brief outline: Opened in 1927, RH&D Railway is 13 and a half miles of mainline in miniature, stretching from Hythe to Dungeness.  Enclosed carriages are hauled by our World Famous Steam Locomotives.  Our Model Railway Exhibition is at New Romney Station, which is situated half way along the line.
Age Range: 1 – 100 years
Location: Hythe Station CT21 6LD
New Romney Station TN28 8PL
Dungeness Station TN29 9NA 
Travel time from RTW: Hythe Station: 1 hour and 8 minutes
New Romney Station:1 hour and 11 minutes
Dungeness Station: 1 hour and 35 minutes 
Day: Every day from the end of March to the end of October.
Weekends, most of the year 
Time: Depends on the Timetable in operation – please call the Railway
Price: Various but all day tickets:
Adult: £17.00
Concessions: £15.00
Children (3-15 years): £8.50 
Family (2 Adults and up to 3 children): £45.00
Contact Phone Number: 01797 362 353
Website Address: www.rhdr.org.uk
Venue Facilities: Toilets, car parking, cafe, Model Exhibition, retail outlets
Wildwood
Title of Day Out: Wildwood
Brief outline: Wildwood, Kent’s unique wildlife park and conservation charity is a great day out where the whole family can see amazing British Wildlife past and present.  See wolves, lynx, badgers, beavers, red squirrels, bison owls, foxes and much more in natural enclosures in our beautiful ancient woodland.  

Plus, kids can go wild in our amazing adventure play park, full of exciting attractions including zip wire, play fort and Kents tallest vertical drop slide!

Age Range: All ages
Location: Herne Common, Herne Bay CT6 7LQ
Travel time from RTW: 1 hour and 16 minutes
Day: Every day
Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Price: Adult: £9.95
Child (3-17years): £7.95
Senior Citizen: £8.95
Family (2 adults and 2 children): £32.50
Contact Phone Number: 01227 712 111
Website Address: www.wildwoodtrust.org
Facilities: Free parking, toilet, restaurant, gift shop, disabled facilities, free mobility scooter loans
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