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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.

MorningMorning

No visit to Canterbury would be complete without a visit to Canterbury Cathedral. Full of fascinating things for kids and adults of all ages to explore. Try the Creatures Great and Small trail which is available from the Welcome Kiosk, or enjoy roaming round the impressive precincts surrounding the Cathedral.

Next stop is the exciting and engaging Canterbury Tales. Children will really love the authentic smells and sounds in this accurate re-creation of medieval England life. Taking you and your family on an enjoyable adventure tracing the pilgrimage from The Tabard Inn in London to the Shrine of Thomas Beckett in Canterbury Cathedral. Along the way you can listen to the different tales on headphones and the children can choose their own child friendly style commentary too.
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.
 
The Canterbury Tales Visitor Attraction

Canterbury Tales

Step into medieval Canterbury and accompany Geoffrey Chaucer and his colourful characters on their magical pilgrimage from London to Canterbury with the Canterbury Tales.
 

LunchLunch

Eating in the city could not be easier. Canterbury's café and restaurant culture are as child friendly as the attractions with most catering for children with special menus and those little extras such as activity/colouring books to keep the children amused throughout lunch. Or if you fancy getting back to nature the Dane John Gardens provide the perfect space to enjoy a picnic.
Dane John Gardens, Canterbury

Dane John Gardens

The city walls and an avenue of lime trees provide Dane John Gardens with a sense of enclosure and escape from the busy road and bustling shopping centre just a few yards away.
 

AfternoonAfternoon

After all this excitement it may be time to wind down your day and enjoy a relaxing tour through the city along the River Stour.
Canterbury Historic River Tours

Canterbury Historic River Tours

Guided Historic River Tours have been a favourite pastime for over 80 years and this Canterbury attraction allows you to escape the busy city centre and discover Canterbury from the unique perspective of the River Stour.
 
Canterbury Punting Co

Canterbury Punting Co

Escape the busy pavements and lay back into the cushions, meander down the river and see the City as you never could on foot. Listen to historic Canterbury's rich and fascinating story as you sip champagne and view medieval buildings.
 
Canterbury Westgate Punts

Canterbury Westgate Punts

Relaxing River Stour Tours through public gardens, breathtaking countryside and the city. A choice of short, long and city trips available with Canterbury Westgate Punts.
 
 

Details of Canterbury Westgate PuntsCanterbury Westgate Punts

Relaxing river punt trips with cheerful qualified boatmen. Canterbury Westgate Punts seat up to 6 persons. Meander through tranquil gardens and countryside with an abundance of wildlife. Historic City Trips are also available, discover Canterbury's history and changing skyline. Sweetheart boats available for romantic river cruises.

Canterbury Westgate Punts trips from Westgate Bridge to the Wincheap Park and Ride facility also available, take a relaxing trip out of the City back to your car. For more information see www.parkandpunt.co.uk

Perfect after a day of walking around the city streets and attractions. On return to embarkation point you will feel relaxed, chilled out and who knows - you may want to go again!

View key to symbolskeyAccepts groups Baby changing facilities Cash Point Coach parties accepted Currency Exchange Disabled access Disabled toilets Education/study area French signs/guides On-site catering On-site light refreshments Picnic site Postbox Public toilets Telephone (public) Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs acceptedGuided tours for groupsSmoking allowedWedding receptions

Contact

Canterbury Westgate Punts
Tel: 07816 760869

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Venue

Canterbury Westgate Punts

Westgate Grove, Canterbury, CT2 8AA

CT2 8AAcanterburypunts.uk/

See location of Canterbury Westgate Punts on Google maps.See location on Google maps.     Map reference: TR 145580
     Lat: 51.28157  Long: 1.07539
Canterbury Westgate Punts are located at Wesgate Bridge by Westgate Towers. On bus route and close to railway stations

Public Transport : 1 mile from Canterbury West station

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