Bayford Meadows Kart Circuit Sittingbourne
Tel; 01795 410707 www.bayfordmeadows.co.uk
Bayford Meadows is one of the leading Kart circuits in the South. The 1100m race circuit hosts regular race meetings as well as providing for group events and individuals. Open daily all year round. All activities must be booked in advance. For further details and information please phone.
Mount Ephraim Gardens
Hernhill, near Faversham
Tel; 01227 751496 www.mountephraimgardens.co.uk
Ten acres of Edwardian Gardens with herbaceous border, Japanese style rock gardens and rose terraces included in the floral delights. A large grass maze - fun for children ans adults. Blossom, spring bulbs and wonderful mature trees are added attractions. Water garden and Arboretum are additions in the last 10 years.
Minster Abbey Gatehouse Museum.
Isle of Sheppey
Tel; 01795 872303 / 661119 out of opening hours.
Sheppey's history from fossils to fashions in a medieval building with the best view in Swale. Open Easter, May, Spring and August Bank Holiday Weekends and Saturdays mid - July to Mid September. Other times by appointment. Limited wheelchair access (free) to ground floor, gift and book shop and unisex toilet.
Sheerness Golf Club
Tel; 01795 662585
18 hole Semi-links Course (par71). Full pratice facilities. Fully stocked pro shop )P.G.A. Teaching Professionals). Modern clubhouse with full bar and catering facilities. Visitors and societies welcome (prior booking for weekends). Fully wheelchair accessible and disabled toilets. Full membership also available.
Tel; 01795 536250 www.brogdalecollections.co.uk
Brogdale Farm is the home of the national fruit collections, the largest collection of fruit trees and plants in the world. Over 2,300 different varieties of apple, 550 of pear, 350 of plum, 320 of cherry varieties, bush fruits, nuts and vines.Available also *Tours*Shopping*Tearoom*Festivals throughtout the year.
The Barn Yard
Upchurch, near Sittingbourne
Tel; 01634 235059 www.the-barnyard.co.uk
The Barn Yard is made up of delightful 17th and 18th Century farm buildings and offers fresh fruit, vegetables and cheeses. Country gifts and unusual comestibles on sale. Restaurants, seasonal pick-your-own and farm trails. Wild flower meadow and reservoir. Open: June-August daily 10am-5pm September-May closed Monday. Fully wheelchair accessible. Disabled toilets.
Belmont House and Gardens
Throwley, near Faversham
Tel; 01795 890202 www.belmont-house.org
An elegant 18th century country house set in beautiful parkland. Gardens include a pinetum with grotto, walled and kitchen gardens. Home of the Harris family since 1801 the collections reflect the family connections to India and Trinidad including the fifth Lord's intensive clock collection. Please phone for opening hours and dates.
Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light Railway
Tel; Information Line) 0871 222 1568 (Booking Hot Line) 0871 222 1569 www.sklr.net
Steam hauled passenger trains covering 4-mile return journey from Sittingbourne Viaduct Station to Kemsley Down on tracks of former paper mills railway. Grass picnic area, souvenir shop, refreshment room. Parties by prior arrangement. Children's Parties and Footplate Experience Courses, Special Events. See website for full details. Disabled access by arrangement.
Bredgar & Wormshill Light Railway
Bredgar, near Sittingbourne
Tel; 01622 884254 www.bwlr.co.uk
One of the best narrow gauge railways in the UK. Ten stream locomotives with at least two operating a regular passenger service on open days. Also traction engines, model railway, vintage vehicles, working Beam engine. Picnic sites, woodland walks, tea room, toilets, free parking. 30 acres of grass and woodland.
Fleur De Lis Heritage Centre Faversham
Tel; 01795 534542 www.faversham.org/society
Minutes from the railway station and car park, picturesque medieval buildings house a meseum of Faversham history, a visitor information centre, and a Kentish bookshop and gift shop. Guided town walks start from here every Saturday at 10.30am from Easter to October and group tours can be booked throughout the year.
Oare Gunpowder Works Country Park
Tel; 01634 855166 www.gunpowderworks.co.uk
Renovated remains of gunpowder factory operating for 300 years until 1934. Industrial history and wildlife information boards throughout the site and in Visitor Centre includings models. Site open every day, Visitor Centre weekends April to Nov, 10.30am-4.30pm. Group guided tours and school visits by arrangement. Wheelchair accessible including toilets.