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Family day out in Rye - things to do and places to visit

PUBLISHED: 15:56 06 November 2014 | UPDATED: 15:56 06 November 2014

This month, Emily Bamber offers her suggestions for a day out in Rye

Rain….

Pop into Craft Magic on Conduit Hill, a charming shop selling all things crafty with daily workshops for children in its Make and Take Studio during the school holidays. Learn about Rye’s maritime past and its smugglers at the Museum on East Street and save time for Rye Castle – you can take the Captain Pugwash Treasure Hunt, explore the Ypres Tower and visit the new Women’s Tower with its exhibits about former prisoners.

craft-magic.co.uk; 01797 226920

ryemuseum.co.uk; 01797 226728

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Or shine…

Saddle up for a bike ride at Rye Hire on Cyprus Place, where a day’s hire costs £15 per person. Follow flat lanes and cycle trails along the harbour to the white sands at Camber and along the coast around Rye Bay. There are also woodland trails in the forests north of Rye. Alternatively, if you’re here on Halloween and have children aged 14 years or above, book a Guided Ghost Walk and visit spooky sites around the town, including Ypres Tower.

Ryehire.co.uk; 01797 223033

Ryeheritage.co.uk; 01797 226696

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Family lunch

• Fish and chips: for the freshest fish and chips in town head to Marino’s Fish Bar on The Mint for takeaway or a table in its restaurant. ryesussex.co.ukp; 01797 223 268

• Fletcher’s House: in front of St Mary’s Church in the citadel, this ancient café is great for coffee and cake, light lunches and afternoon tea. fletchershouse.co.uk; 01797 222227

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