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The city itself is compact and filled to the brim with child friendly attractions, shops and places to eat, ensuring that you will never run out of things to keep your children captivated and entertained. Canterbury is best explored on foot and due to its pedestrainised streets it is a safe place to visit with your children.
The Westgate Gardens are an extensive network of formal and informal open spaces. There is much to see and enjoy:
Westgate Gardens - once the splendid home and gardens of a notable Canterbury family. The area can be traced back to the Roman occupation of 2,000 years ago, and beyond.
Toddlers Cove - once Canterbury's water park with swimming, paddling and boating pools and possibly the site of Roman occupation. It is now a starting - or finishing - point for the Great Stour Way, a three mile path for walkers and cyclists and now the site of a new large children's play area. Tannery Field, a riverside meadow and woodland besides Rheims Way.
The wild, wooded Bingley Island where there is evidence that Stone Age men and women once walked. Together these sites amount to 12 hectares of historic riverside parkland - enough space for about 15 football pitches.
Canterbury Visitor Centre
Westgate Grove, Canterbury, CT1 2DB
See location on Google maps.
Map reference: TR 144579
Lat: 51.28069 Long: 1.07413
10 minutes walk from the main bus station. 5 minutes walk from Canterbury West
Parking : with charge
Public Transport : 1 mile from Canterbury West station
Play area for children called Toddler's Cove.