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There are so many fun action packed things to do throughout the Canterbury district we have had to split them up into City, Coast and Countryside. So blast off in Canterbury this summer and start exploring.

MorningMorning

During the day start at the Dane John Gardens, here the children will enjoy getting lost in the maze before embarking on the City Wall Trail where you and your children can walk along the remaining parts of the city walls or stop off at the Visitor Centre in the Beaney House of Art and Knowledge and join one of the daily guided walks around the city that is fun and fascinating. Alternatively you can enjoy a self guided tour of the city.
Dane John Gardens, fountain

Dane John Gardens

Canterbury's most popular park has been transformed into attractive gardens with monuments and memorials, a central fountain, a tearoom and children's maze.
 
Canterbury Tourist Guides

Canterbury Guided Walking Tours

Enjoy a fascinating 90 minute walking tour of historic streets AND Cathedral Precincts with knowledgeable, entertaining guides to address your questions and special interests. All for £7 or less! Tours daily from the Buttermarket.
 
Canterbury Audio Tours, Visitors

Canterbury Audio Tour at Canterbury Audio Tour

The perfect way to explore some of the well known historic sites of Canterbury, plus some of the hidden gems - available in 8 languages. Enjoy an audio tour & travel at your own pace. 20 attractions and local city landmarks are featured.
 

EveningEvening

Every Friday and Saturday night you and your family can become ghost hunters for the evening by joining the Canterbury Ghost Tours.
Ghost Tour guide

Canterbury Ghost Tour

An entertaining blend of history, humour and haunting amongst the old city, as the shadows gather meet the ghosthunter for a 75 minute tour of the spooky side of Canterbury.
 
 

Details of Dane John GardensDane John Gardens

The city walls and an avenue of lime trees provide Dane John gardens a sense of enclosure and escape from the busy road and bustling shopping centre just a few yards away. There are excellent views over the city and the surrounding countryside from the top of the mound.

Within the gardens is a safe play area for children, a newly built bandstand – a venue for traditional concerts throughout the summer – and a fountain which provides the focus for the shaded walk along the avenue of lime trees.

The historic gardens, located within the city walls of Canterbury, date back to 1551. The gardens contain a mound believed to date from the first century AD and later a Norman motte and bailey castle after which the gardens are named. In 1790 a local dignitary named Alderman James Simmons laid the park into formal gardens. In 1999, Canterbury City Council completed a million pound renovation of the park supported by the Heritage Lottery Fun and local sponsorship.

View key to symbolskeyDisabled access On-site light refreshments Picnic site Public toilets Facilities for groups Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs accepted

Contact

Canterbury Visitor Centre
Tel: 01227 862162

View the Dane John Gardens websitewww.canterbury.gov.uk/leisure-countryside/things-to-do-in-the-district/parks-and-gardens/dane-john-gardens/
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Venue

Dane John Gardens

Watling Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2TN

CT1 2TNwww.canterbury.gov.uk/leisure-countryside/things-to-do-in-the-district/parks-and-gardens/dane-john-gardens/

See location of Dane John Gardens on Google maps.See location on Google maps.     Map reference: TR 149574
     Lat: 51.27602  Long: 1.08014
2 minutes walking from Canterbury East and main bus station.

Parking : with charge

Public Transport : Canterbury East station

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