Great for Children in Canterbury, Whitstable and Herne Bay


From beaches and beautiful countryside, to bustling towns and wild beasts, there’s no excuse to run out of ideas for things to do with the kids.

The district’s wildlife parks, museums, castles, river tours, walking tours and cathedral are a must for great family days out.

Safe shingle beaches, good walking paths and wide promenades are ideal for youngsters to enjoy a day on the beach during the warmer months. They’ll have a great chance to work off some energy on trampolines, playground or mini golf on Herne Bay’s seafront.

There are also cinemas in Herne Bay and Canterbury, and leisure centres with large swimming pools in all three towns.

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Cathedral Gate

Cathedral Gate Hotel, Canterbury

AA 3 Star Guest AccommodationGuest Accommodation with 24 rooms, £50-£155 prpn, Canterbury, 01227 464381

The Cathedral Gate Hotel was built in 1438 as a pilgrim's hospice. It predates the adjoining Christchurch gateway, and shows its medieval structure with massive beams, sloping floors and some very low doorways.


What's On

<September 2015 

29 September 2014 to 04 October 2014

One Man, Two Guvnors at The Marlowe TheatreMon 29 Sep - Sat 4 Oct 2014The National Theatre’s award-winning comedy.

24 September 2014 to 19 October 2014

Kent Eye at University of Kent Wed 24 Sep - Sun 19 Oct 2014It is an exciting opportunity to see the University and the city of Canterbury offering you a panoramic view of the surrounding areas. We will welcome everyone from Kent's community to enjoy this unique attraction.

27 September 2014 to 01 November 2014

John Copnall Paintings at Sidney Cooper GallerySat 27 Sep - Sat 1 Nov 2014The Sidney Cooper Gallery is proud to present a selection of works by acclaimed painter John Copnall (1928-2007).

12 September 2014 to 19 December 2014

KCA Health Walks at The Beaney House of Art & KnowledgeFri 12 Sep - Fri 19 Dec 2014Move to improve health walk caters for various levels of fitness and both experienced and new walkers are very welcome.

06 September 2014 to 04 January 2015

Alternative Stories at The Beaney House of Art & KnowledgeSat 6 Sep 2014 - Sun 4 Jan 2015A display of altered books crafted in response to an open call for artists to create works of art by modifying a book.

06 September 2014 to 04 January 2015

In Remembrance at The Beaney House of Art & KnowledgeSat 6 Sep 2014 - Sun 4 Jan 2015Images, objects and words from the First World War to commemorate the centenary of its outbreak, and the role played by local people, in particular Voluntary Aid Detachment nurses and The Buffs (East Kent Regiment).

20 September 2014 to 31 March 2015

Kent Freemasonry and the First World War at Kent Museum of FreemasonrySat 20 Sep 2014 - Tue 31 Mar 2015A new temporary exhibition at Canterbury's Kent Museum of Freemasonry displays many items relating to The Great War and freemasonry that will be of interest to historians, anthropologists, genealogists and masons alike.

05 June 2015 to 06 September 2015

Canterbury in the Age of the Magna Carta at The Beaney House of Art & KnowledgeFri 5 Jun - Sun 6 Sep 2015To celebrate the anniversary of this momentous occasion, the Beaney House of Art and Knowledge will be opening a new exhibition 'Canterbury in the Age of the Magna Carta', which will run from 5 June to 6 September 2015.

25 September 2015 to 27 September 2015

Canterbury Food and Drink Festival at Dane John GardensFri 25 - Sun 27 Sep 2015Canterbury Food & Drink Festival will be returning to the Dane John Gardens, Canterbury in 2015.

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