Summer Holidays in Canterbury, Whitstable and Herne Bay

If you are looking for a getaway over the summer holiday then discover some of the fun things to do in Canterbury, Whitstable and Herne Bay.

Ideas for what to do in the summer holidays

Discover how much there is to do on a visit to the Canterbury district over the summer holidays. From free family-friendly attractions to museumswildlife parks, the world-famous Canterbury Cathedral, the Canterbury Tales visitor attraction, and St Augustine's Abbey.

Family Friendly Attractions

Discover family-friendly things to see and do in Canterbury, Whitstable and Herne Bay.

Family Friendly Activities

Family Friendly Arts & Culture

Discover the great outdoors

family building a sandcastle on the beach in Herne bay

Family fun at the coast

It's only 20 minutes to the coastal towns of Herne Bay and Whitstable from Canterbury city centre. Enjoy days out at the beach or exploring the north Kent coast. Discover coastal walking routes, beaches and seaside attractions in Whitstable and Herne Bay.

Explore the coast

Don't let the rain stop you!

If it rains, you won't be stuck for things to do in Canterbury, there are lots of great things to do that are inside from learning about our history in one of the museums, solving clues in the Escape Room, through to stepping back in time at the Canterbury Tales visitor attraction or seeing the latest blockbuster at a cinema.

Rainy Days

Places to stay

Whether you are looking for self catering cottages, bed & breakfasts or hotels, we have details of places to stay across the Canterbury district.

Stable Room, House of Agnes

House Of Agnes


The Falstaff Hotel, Suite Room

The Falstaff Hotel


The Victoria Hotel, Canterbury

The Victoria Hotel


The Coach House





Superior Double Room

Yorke Lodge


Church Oast, Faversham

Church Oast


Cathedral Mews, views to the cathedral

Cathedral Mews


Trappers End, Whitstable

Trappers End


Beech Bank, Waltham

Beech Bank


ABode Canterbury


Palace Farm Hostel

Palace Farm Hostel


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Perfect Picnics

Discover beautiful parks and gardens in the Canterbury district.

Perfect Picnics

Itineraries for Kids

Discover the fascinating things to see and do within the Canterbury district with our itineraries for kids.

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Culture for Children 2

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