Dane John Gardens 1
Dane John Gardens 2
Dane John Gardens 3

Dane John Gardens

Dane John GardensWatling Street
Canterbury
Kent
CT1 2UD
Telephone: 01227 862 000

About

Dane John Gardens
At other points in time, the peaceful seeming Dane John Gardens has been a thriving Roman Cemetery (even more peaceful?) and an 11th century motte and bailey castle (much less peaceful!), so if you've a mind to look into it beforehand there's plenty of secret schooling to be delivered on the day that may interest the smalls.
These days however it's a simple fairly modern green space with a bandstand and a small adventure playground area packing traditional equipment suited to under 10s.

There's room to picnic and enough for gentle ball games, plus cameras and sketchpads at the ready for those types of kids because there are excellent panoramic views over the city and beyond from the top of the mound. It really is close to the city itself, but it certainly doesn't feel it once you're in there!
A heavy bonus to recommend this place is simply that it's a literal stone's throw from the Canterbury Shopping Centre, so whether you wish to consider it a treat or a bribe, either way it's a handy option to compromise with the kids if you really ('yes, really') need to shop and they really ('yes, really!') have to come.


Wibbly Wobbly Weblink

It may be worth checking out Dane John Gardens's website to see if there are any special events or seasonal fun things to do that may be going on during the day.


http://www.tinyurl.com/djgdowtk


We do strongly suggest you contact Dane John Gardens before you set off on your family day out, just to make sure they are open and to confirm admission prices, as there is nothing worse than disappointed kids in the back of your car after a long journey.

Opening Times

2016 Opening Details:
Dawn til dusk access to park, playground area fully unlocked seasonally between 8am and 9am to between 4pm and 9pm.

Prices & Admission

2016 Prices:
Free admission! Spend the savings on a picnic!

Reviews

What are people saying?

If you've had fun on your family day out to Dane John Gardens, tell us about your visit so other people will know it's a great place to go as well.

Add Your Review »

Loading Reviews..

Dane John GardensWatling Street
Canterbury
Kent
CT1 2UD
Telephone: 01227 862 000