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Activities

 TIDES LEISURE CENTRE
 The Tides Leisure Centre
An indoor leisure centre with wave pool and slides, jacuzzi and toddler pool.
Call 01304 373399 for opening times.

 WALMER PADDLING POOL
Waddling Paddling Pool
Located on Walmer Green, the paddling pool is for children aged 10 and under. Also a bouncy castle and refreshment kiosk. The paddling pool is free and open from 10-6 mid May until mid September (but not during inclement weather).

 BETTESHANGER COUNTRY PARK
Betteshanger Country Park (formerly Fowlmead), part of the wider
multi-million pound Betteshanger Sustainable Parks scheme, is located on the
site of the former Betteshanger colliery, which has stood derelict since the
closure of the colliery in 1989. Betteshanger Country Park was first established
in 2007, when the former slag heap was transformed into a space for people to
access and explore the outdoors. The 80 hectare site has been slowly transformed
to become a centre for outdoor sporting and adventure
activities.
The Park provides access to a variety of environments including
woodland, grassland and marshland. It is the most important cycling centre in
East Kent, with a 3-kilometre road cycling track providing safe, traffic free
road cycling facilities. The track is ideal for families with its safe
environment for children to ride and also for serious cyclists where training
conditions are ideal. There is a further 10 kilometres of mountain bike trails,
all of varying difficulty, designed to challenge and excite all levels of
cyclist. A range of bicycles and helmets are available for hire. Other
activities at the Country Park include an outdoor playpark, archery, den
building, fossiling and geo-caching, plus a range of seasonal
events.
Betteshanger Country Park can be easily reached by the A258 and has
ample on-site parking. Entrance to the County Park is free. However, there is a
charge for parking and special events.
Betteshanger is changing! The new £30 million scheme will include a new
Visitor Centre with conference facilities, café/restaurant, green energy centre,
cycling centre, outdoor play equipment and the Kent Mining Museum. Watch this
space!
Open daily 8am-6.30pm (£1.50 for parking on weekdays and £2.00 for parking at weekends and bank holidays). Activities are held during weekends and school holidays for children. Email: bcpinfo@betteshangerparks.co.uk, phone 07824 569181 or visit the website for more details.

 FISHING
Fishing from Deal Pier
Deal Pier is a very popular angling venue. Contact Dover District Council on:
01304 363815 for more information.

 COARSE FISHING
 Coarse fishing at Cottington Lakes
Cottington Lakes comprises of 4 coarse lakes and 1 fly lake of 2.8 acres. These are situated in Sholden on the outskirts of Deal. Good disabled access. Large car park and cafe. Bait and tackle are available in on site shop as are day tickets.
Call 01304 380691 or 07812 837576 for more information.