- See & Do
- Dining Out
- Canterbury District
- Plan My Visit
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. Musuems are certainly not boring with each one offering something to suit all the family's needs. To get an idea about what to visit why not buy a Canterbury Attractions Passport for each member of the family and receive a discount and entry into some of the many fascinating things to see and do within the city.
The Westgate Gardens can be found close to the City centre, just next to the West Gate Tower.
The eleven acres of public gardens provide an ideal setting for a gentle stroll along the banks of the River Stour, while the less energetic can sit back, unwind and absorb the tranquil beauty of the garden and its wildlife.
The meandering river provides the perfect environment for swans, ducks and moorhens to settle and raise their young. In the summer, the garden provides an ideal setting for open air events, exhibitions or as a picnic area.
Canterbury Visitor Centre
Westgate Grove, Canterbury, CT1 2BQ
See location on Google maps.
Map reference: TR 146580
Lat: 51.28099 Long: 1.07701
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.