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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.

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Situated just outside the city walls lies St Augustine's Abbey, part of the World Heritage Site along with Canterbury Cathedral and St Martin's Church. This must see is oftern missed by visitors, but that would be a real shame as the site includes a fascinating museum and free audio tour.
St Augustine's Abbey, Canterbury

St Augustine's Abbey

This great Abbey, marking the rebirth of Christianity in southern England, was founded shortly after AD 597 by St Augustine.
 
Canterbury Cathedral

Canterbury Cathedral

Canerbury Cathedral is the Motherchurch of the Anglican Communion, seat of the Archbishop. Stunning stained glass. Eleventh Century Crypt, Twelfth Century Quire, Fourteenth Century Nave.
 
St Martin's Church, Canterbury

St Martin's Church

St Martin's Church is the oldest in England still in use as a parish church and is part of the Canterbury World Heritage Site. This church was the first base of St Augustine when he came to Canterbury in 597.
 

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Adjacent to The West Gate Towers is the West Gate Gardens, which is a perfect spot to have a picnic lunch and relax by the River Stour. I
Westgate Gardens, Canterbury

Westgate Gardens

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.
 

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After a short break head back along the high street and into the heart of Canterbury nestled amongst the hustle and bustle to the Canterbury Heritage Museum which not only hosts the Rupert Bear Museum but is home to many characters from Oliver Postgate's stories such as The Clangers and Bagpuss with lots of hands on areas and exciting activities for all the family throughout the year.

Canterbury Heritage Museum

Canterbury Heritage Museum

Discover Canterbury's history, from millions of years ago to the present, explored through interactive displays in an amazing medieval building at the Canterbury Heritage Museum.
 
 

Details of Westgate GardensWestgate Gardens

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.

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Westgate Gardens

Westgate Grove, Canterbury, CT1 2DB

See location of Westgate Gardens on Google maps.See location on Google maps.     Map reference: TR 144579
     Lat: 51.28069  Long: 1.07413
10 minutes walk from Canterbury Bus Station. 5 minutes walk from Canterbury West train station.

Public Transport : accessible

Dogs allowed | Toilets | Disabled toilets | Rest point | Surfaced paths | Wheelchair friendly | Picnic area | Water body

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