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Historical and Educational Attractions near to Lyminge
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Dover Castle (10 miles)
Dover
Dover Castle Enjoy great family days out in the South East with a visit to Dover Castle! Spectacularly situated above the White Cliffs on the Kent coastline this magnificent castle boasts a fascinating history.
The Canterbury Tales (10 miles)
Canterbury
The Canterbury Tales A visit to The Canterbury Tales, with its stunning reconstruction of 14th century England, invites you to step back in time and experience sights, sounds and smells of a bygone era. Join Geoffrey Chaucer and his colourful characters on their magical pilgrimage from London to the shrine of St. Thomas Becket...
Canterbury Historic River Tours (10 miles)
Canterbury
Canterbury Historic River Tours 40 minute historical boat tour with light hearted informed commentary and pleasing features for kids to look at, including going under bridges,
Walmer Castle and Gardens (14 miles)
Deal
Walmer Castle and Gardens Beautiful castle and grounds that was once home to the Duke of Wellington. Battlements to explore plus some great views of the coast. Free to visit for English Heritage members.
Camber Castle (19 miles)
Rye
Camber Castle Accessible by guided tour only, this historic castle is bound to get kids' imaginations going as well as teach them something, plus monthly guided walks round Rye Harbour Nature Reserve.
Ramsgate Tunnels (20 miles)
Ramsgate
Ramsgate Tunnels Hour long underground tours explore the wartime tunnels dug for sheltering citizens. Kids 3 to 7 can be admitted but this is at the discretion of the guide who is experienced enough to know generally who will and won't enjoy it!
Leeds Castle (22 miles)
Maidstone
Leeds Castle - set on two islands on the River Len in the heart of Kent, has been home to royalty, lords and ladies for more than 900 years. Visitors are transported through the castle's history; an eclectic mix of period architecture, sumptuous interiors and family treasures waiting to be discovered.
Smugglers Adventure (29 miles)
Hastings
Smugglers Adventure Join notorious smuggler Hairy Jack as he leads you through acres of underground caverns, passages and tunnels on a voyage back through time to the heyday of smuggling!
Scotney Castle (30 miles)
Tunbridge Wells
Scotney Castle Medieval castle and moat in one of England's most romantic gardens. Superb display of rhododendrons and azaleas. Large, beautiful estate, with woodland and parkland to explore.
Battle Abbey (30 miles)
Battle
Battle Abbey Here you can walk the site of the battle of Hastings and stand on the very spot where King Harold met his fate. There are atmospheric abbey ruins to explore and especially for the children there is an 1066' themed out door play area (suitable for 4 - 12 year olds).
Fort Amherst (30 miles)
Chatham
Fort Amherst Explore the tunnels and learn 300 years of military history, take a junior ghost or educational tour and let off some steam in 20 acres of beautiful parkland.
Southend Planetarium (34 miles)
Southend
Southend Planetarium Presents a range of talks about astronomy and the night sky. All presentations are given live, giving plenty of opportunity for any questions you may wish to ask, and are generally suitable for ages 7 to adult.
Leigh Heritage Centre (34 miles)
Leigh On Sea
Leigh Heritage Centre Interesting museum with local history artefacts, plus the new Leigh On Sea Heritage Trail starts nearby.
Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery (36 miles)
Tunbridge Wells
Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery Exhibits include Dolls, Toys and Games, Natural History, Costumes and Textiles, Local and Social history, Fine Art and Archaeology. FREE admission.
Hadleigh Castle (36 miles)
Hadleigh
Hadleigh Castle Striking castle remains great for photos and sketches, overlooking some great play and picnic territory. Be warned though it's a little isolated, and there are no toilets or facilities nearby.
Tilbury Fort (37 miles)
Tilbury
Tilbury Fort Spend a great family day out here as you explore the magazine houses used to store vast quantities of gunpowder or enter the bastion magazine passages and feel what it was like for the soldiers who lived here.
Coalhouse Fort (37 miles)
East Tilbury
Coalhouse Fort A visit to the fort provides an insight into the history of how it was used and how it has evolved over the years in the defense of the approaches to London.
Observatory Science Centre (37 miles)
Hallsham
Observatory Science Centre A famous astronomical observatory with a range of events and activities for all. Plenty of hands on and interactive exhibits for all ages to enjoy. Daily telescope tours held during Summer holidays.
Rayleigh Mount (38 miles)
Rayleigh
Rayleigh Mount An early medieval motte and bailey castle site, which offers sweeping views across the Crouch Valley. Make the most of your day by visiting the adjacent windmill to explore historical exhibitions.
Rayleigh Windmill (38 miles)
Rayleigh
Rayleigh Windmill Try a charming little stop at an award-winning tourist and educational attraction which contains an accredited museum, an exhibition space and information about Rayleigh Mount.
Penshurst Place and Gardens (39 miles)
Tonbridge
Penshurst Place and Gardens Something to offer all the family with the recreation of historic events, craft activities, seasonal children's gardens trails, adventure playground and nearly seven centuries of history all in one place!
Chiddingstone Castle (41 miles)
Edenbridge
Chiddingstone Castle A unique castle where families can discover ancient artefacts from Egyptian, Buddhist, Japanese, Jacobean and Stuart history. See real Japanese armour, samurai swords, a mummified cat and much more! Try on period costumes and enjoy arts and crafts activities as well as themed activity days throughout the year.
Lullingstone Castle and World Garden (42 miles)
Eynsford
Lullingstone Castle and World Garden A full day's worth of ambling pleasure between the castle and the fabulous gardens. Probably best for less boisterous kids, it is a visual delight and an excellent learning opportunity.
Redoubt Fortress and Military Museum (42 miles)
Eastbourne
Redoubt Fortress and Military Museum Visit a Napoleonic Fortress that is over 200 years old, with the largest military collection of its kind in the South of England. Tours are included in entry price and are run twice per day.
Michelham Priory and Gardens (43 miles)
Hailsham
Michelham Priory and Gardens Historic house, gardens, forge and watermill surrounded by a beautiful moat. Explore 800 years of history, with hands-on activities and living history displays. Many activity days throughout the year and have a go archery every weekend. Free parking, playground, picnic area and cafe.
Hever Castle and Gardens (43 miles)
Hever
Hever Castle and Gardens Loads to do for kids including adventure playground, dry and wet water maze! Miniture model houses exhibition and costumed figures. Castle audio tour in children's English available too!
Pooh Corner (43 miles)
Hartfield
Pooh Corner Home to the world's largest collection of 'Pooh-phernalia', Pooh Corner is also the 'gateway' to beautiful Pooh Country. To visit the actual 'Pooh Places', collect a FREE Map before you start your 'EXPOTITION' to find them. There are no charges and they are open...
Chartwell Home of Churchill (44 miles)
Westerham
Chartwell Home of Churchill Discover Sir Winston's own paintings in his fascinating studio, picnic, enjoy family trails and visit their working kitchen garden, with bees and chickens too!
Upminster Windmill (47 miles)
Upminster
Upminster Windmill Visit a windmill that is over 200 years old and find out about how it works with free, guided tours. A great view from the top plus a number of hands on activities on the way.
Layer Marney Tower (50 miles)
Colchester
Layer Marney Tower A great place to visit whether you are planning to exhaust the children in the play area or enjoy the tranquility of the garden. The view from the roof shows the church, outbuildings, play area, gardens, estate and wildlife walk.
Lewes Castle (50 miles)
Lewes
Lewes Castle Climb to the top of this 1000 year old Norman Castle for stunning panoramic views across Sussex. Next door, in barbican house museum, you'll be able to learn more about the history of the area through interactive and static displays.
Newhaven Fort (51 miles)
Newhaven
Newhaven Fort offers an exciting and varied day out at this award winning attraction. The massive walls, ramparts, tunnels and gun emplacements all fire the imagination and help visitors experience what life was like living in a Victorian Fortress, as well as understanding and learning about the First and Second World Wars.
Naze Tower (51 miles)
Walton on the Naze
Naze Tower An historic 86ft (26.2m) landmark, with several floors exhibiting local artwork and interesting fossils and artefacts. Amazing views of up to 30 miles away from the top with 111 steps to reach it!
Outwood Windmill (52 miles)
Redhill
Outwood Windmill is the oldest windmill in Britain which is still working. The windmill has limited opening availability. The windmill is surrounded by National Trust common land and woods, where nature walks and picnics can be enjoyed.
Thames Barrier Info and Learning Centre (52 miles)
Woolwich
Thames Barrier Info and Learning Centre All kinds of environmental events, ranging from river walks and pond dipping, to role-play games such as ‘River of Life’.
Bourne Mill (52 miles)
Colchester
Bourne Mill Set in tranquil grounds next to a bubbling stream this picturesque mill still has a rare working waterwheel. It's a short stop, but unusual and educational, and kids with a sketchpad or camera will certainly get something from it.
The Cressing Temple Barns (53 miles)
Braintree
The Cressing Temple Barns This year we have a calendar packed with great events to suit everyone. We have jousting knights, history brought alive with re-enactors from down the ages. Smell the cordite with Sharpe's Rifles and clash swords with the Vikings. Be transported to Tudor times with sound and taste or be enthralled by the...
Cutty Sark Clipper Ship (54 miles)
Greenwich
Cutty Sark Clipper Ship The world's last remaining tea clipper and a symbol of adventure, of bravery and the romance of sail. Children can try on Victorian costumes and read from nautical stories as they explore.
Valentines Mansion and Gardens (54 miles)
Ilford
Valentines Mansion and Gardens Country house and gardens with recreated period rooms including Victorian kitchen and a dedicated Family Room. Enjoy the house and gardens through special trails and borrow a free backpack to explore the mansion and outdoors. Special events run throughout the year. Limited opening times.
Coggeshall Grange Barn (54 miles)
Coggeshall
Coggeshall Grange Barn 13th-century monastic barn. One of Europe's oldest timber-framed buildings, it has a cathedral-like interior and is linked to a local Cistercian abbey. Inside the barn hosts an exhibition of local woodcarving, tools and a collection of agricultural carts.
Discover Childrens Story Centre (55 miles)
Stratford
Discover Childrens Story Centre Focused on story building and imagination, children can follow a story trail in the indoor exhibition or venture outside into the story garden.
Jill Windmill (56 miles)
Hassocks
Jill Windmill A working windmill, built in 1821, located in the South Downs National Park. Jill grinds flour when wind permits. Most suited to children over 7 years old. Recommended as PART of your full day out.
Tower Bridge Exhibition (57 miles)
London Bridge
Tower Bridge Exhibition Learn all about the bridge and the history behind it while inside the famous bridge and enjoy the great panoramic views from the walkways high above the river Thames. A great kids day out in London
Tower of London (57 miles)
Tower Hill
Tower of London Today the Tower of London is one of the world's most famous and spectacular fortresses. Discover its history as a royal palace and fortress, prison and place of execution, mint, arsenal, menagerie and jewel house. New Wall Walk for 2014!
HMS Belfast (57 miles)
London
HMS Belfast Tells the stories of life on board this warship during the Second World War and beyond. Explore the interactive Operations Room, hear veterans’ stories in the Life at Sea exhibition, and immerse yourself in the midst of a battle in the Gun Turret Experience.
London Bridge Experience (57 miles)
London Bridge
London Bridge Experience and The London Tombs are two horrific and gruesome London tourist attractions not to be missed. Good idea for fun things to do in London for kids - older kids that is!
The Monument (57 miles)
London
The Monument Standing 202 feet high, the Monument is the tallest isolated stone column in the world. If you climb the 311 steps to the balcony at the top you are rewarded with breath-taking views of the City, as well as a certificate of achievement.
The Golden Hinde (57 miles)
London Bridge
The Golden Hinde is a full-sized reconstruction of Sir Francis Drake’s famous Tudor galleon, Golden Hinde, on which visitors have a unique opportunity to learn more about British Maritime History.
Preston Manor (58 miles)
Brighton
Preston Manor Pleasingly authentic Edwardian mansion to explore with over 20 rooms open to public, plus Ghost Tours for the brave and gorgeous Preston park right next door with all it's play features: bonus!
Royal Pavilion (58 miles)
Brighton
Royal Pavilion A royal pleasure palace and gardens with a mixture of British and Indian architecture. Multimedia guides included in entry price. Free entry for local kids. Family activities available.

Thanks for all the great things to do and Historical and Educational Attractions near Lyminge with kids you keep sending in.
Now we have the easter and summer holidays fast approaching, we're trying to find the best days out and as many fun things to do with kids as possible, especially cheap and free family friendly places to visit this year - theme parks, waterparks and swimming pools, museums, indoor playcentres and softplay for toddlers, petting farms, wildlife parks and zoos, aquariums, horse riding, castles, steam railways, pottery making and ceramic cafes, roller and ice skating rinks, karting tracks, snowdomes, dry and indoor ski slopes, climbing walls, activity centres, outdoor play at the best local parks, ten pin bowling alleys and all the other best family tourist attractions, that you can visit at the weekend.

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