Explore a riverside landscape rich in wildlife and history.
Situated alongside the Great Stour River in the historic city of Canterbury, the Westgate Parks are four unique green spaces (Westgate Gardens, Toddler’s Cove, Tannery Field and Bingley Island) all linked by surfaced paths accessible to everyone. Together they form a delightful linear park which follows the river from the heart of Canterbury's busy city centre into the countryside. Enjoy the riverside walks from the medieval Westgate Towers located at the end of Canterbury city centre's bustling high street. Walks begin in the picturesque formal gardens and wind through picnic sites, a Roman themed children's play area to water meadows and a local nature reserve.
Canterbury City Council in partnership with the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Kentish Stour Countryside Partnership are delivering a restoration programme (2013 – 18) at the cost of £1 million to revitalise the park, provide new infrastructure, interpretation and a programme of community activities.
- Take in the wonders of Westgate Gardens
- Hours of fun to be had at Toddler's Cove
- Discover the Canterbury Bull of Tannery Field
- Explore the nature reserve at Bingley Island
Monday to Sunday Dawn - Dusk
Yes, there is parking onsite.
Yes, there are accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.
Yes, there are baby changing facilities.
Westgate Gardens has not told us if you can bring a picnic.
No, there are no dining options.
Yes, Westgate Gardens is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.
Yes, Westgate Gardens have stated they are pushchair friendly.
Westgate Gardens has not told us if they are dog friendly.