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  • Macheala
    7 contributions
    Went to wildwood trust escot park for my nieces birthday , was great value for money , the wedsite doesn’t give you a lot of information (not that I could find it ) not really suitable for prams on all of the walk round , but can go most of the way round with it, lots for the whole family to do , zip wire there, parks , giant chair , also amazing views and very peaceful at times , you can hear the go karts going around which is a little disappointing but you can see the animals are well cared for and it is not like a zoo which is nice. You can come and go as you like , make sure you have a bit of cash on you as the is a Viking Village , where you can make Viking necklaces for £1 , roast marshmallows for £0.50p each, not very well signposted around the park but with the help of the map you can make your way round . was amazing seeing all the animals, I would recommend taking a picnic as is a bit pricey for food. Would definitely go back again.
    Written 4 June 2022
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  • Benjamin H
    London, UK10 contributions
    Visiting the coast with bikes is highly recommended. the way to get there provides nice scenery and these towers represent a very nice stop along the way. Stunning when it's sunny
    Written 3 May 2022
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  • Cheam99
    Sutton, UK5 contributions
    We visited on an extremely windy but sunny day and loved it! There is a cafe and excellent toilets. Also a small adventure play ground. Although there isn't much to the fort my children still had fun. It's very good for photos and walking as previous reviews said. You could kill a couple of hours here depending on your kids.
    Written 21 February 2022
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  • worldhopperIreland
    Ireland29 contributions
    Craft stalls cafe and a small funfair. Friendly local people willing to chat about the history of the pier, a long section of which had been destroyed by winds and fire,
    Written 24 May 2022
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  • worldhopperIreland
    Ireland29 contributions
    Lots of interesting local history including Amy Johnson, bouncing bomb, channel forts, with artefacts and information accessible on the promenade.
    Written 24 May 2022
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  • Hannah M
    5 contributions
    The Seaside Museum is a friendly, engaging and thoughtful museum that is definitely worth a trip-
    The Amy Johnson temporary exhibition was very interesting.
    Written 12 February 2022
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  • HerneBayCharley
    herne bay109 contributions
    We love the bandstand - it is a sheltered little haven right on the front. Just a pity that half of the restaurant space is now empty. Mackari's provide an excellent service and delicious ice cream.
    Written 29 September 2021
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  • Stewart C
    Chatham, UK855 contributions
    We visited the Kings Hall on a sunny Sunday afternoon with our grandchildren to see the Titanic ‘Honour & Glory’ exhibition. We had travelled here by car and there is a good amount of (pay & display) parking along the seafront and also street parking close by if you can find a space. Herne Bay railway station is just over a mile away if you walk. This review will concentrate on the venue, its facilities and the overall visitor experience as opposed to the content of the exhibition itself.
    The Kings hall is located on Herne Bay seafront to the east of the main beach area and cut into the banked area of ground sloping down to the sea. It is a lovely turn of the (20th) century Edwardian brick built structure with some elegant metal uprights supporting a surrounding canopy. It has an open concrete amphitheatre area above the hall with a small stage. Below this is the hall itself and what appeared to be public toilets were open available to the right hand side.
    Outside, the hall had a facility selling hot & cold drinks and snacks and seating with tables which was well patronised on the day of our visit. Entrance to the hall is via a foyer and this had an opening for selling refreshments as you entered, though this was not in use for our visit, potential customers being asked to use the outside facility.
    The main auditorium is large enough to accommodate an exhibition such as the ‘Honour & Glory’ one and there was plenty of room to move freely around the various exhibits and get a good view. At one end was a stage and this was being used to show occasional audio / video enhancement to the static exhibits.
    Having been delayed from earlier in the year and still subject to some Covid 19 restrictions, access to the hall was by means of timed slots though there was no restriction in place as to how long you could spend in the exhibition.
    The few members of staff that we came into contact with were friendly and helpful enough.
    Written 16 October 2021
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  • AndyTemple
    Thetford, UK60 contributions
    A lovely place to stroll through or sit and enjoy, very well kept with plenty of benches. Also being walled it would be nice and sheltered on a windy day
    Written 16 June 2022
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  • jackryman12
    Ashford, UK15 contributions
    Great views. Quiet walk routes. Really pleasant stroll along the beach. A good view on a nice clear day. No real shops which can be troublesome
    Written 13 November 2021
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  • Anton_Smith
    Nottingham, UK579 contributions
    One of the main attractions in the vicinity. A very realistic statue on a traditional plinth of the world famous scientist, engineer and inventor.
    Written 28 October 2021
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  • Geoff H
    Cranbrook, UK12,315 contributions
    This is a very good beach if you want to take photographs but, unfortunately due to its steep approach and its rockiness, its is not really wheelchair or pushchair accessible (whilst the Reculver Country Park, above the beach, is). There are two car parks and HatHats Coffee Company (for snacks and drinks) at the Reculver Country Park Visitors Centre. There is also the King Ethelbert Inn nearby (we had a very good lunch here). Toilet facilities are also available at the Visitors Centre..
    Written 13 May 2021
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  • Marco B
    London, UK372 contributions
    The Clock Tower in Herne Bay is an impressive landmark in the town and ,it is definitely worth a photo opportunity or 2 and is worth spending a few minutes to go up close and check it out this aesthetically pretty building.I enjoyed it and glad I added it to my itinerary in my recent day trip from London to Herne Bay.
    Written 17 June 2021
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  • Cheryl T
    7 contributions
    Excellent and very detailed statue. History is. Close by on a stand. This is lovely to see and gave us an insight into how Herne bay sits within history.
    Written 4 May 2022
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  • Andy F
    Devizes, UK918 contributions
    So long as it's not blowing a gale off the sea, this is a very pleasant walk out, with the sea on the one side and the sheltered harbour on the other. At the end, just opposite the pier, there's a small observation post you can climb up to get an even better photographic view back over the breakwater and towards the clock tower.
    Written 26 April 2022
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