Westgate Gardens | Day Out With The Kids

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Westgate Gardens

Canterbury, Kent, England

  • Outside view of Westgate Gardens in Canterbury
  • Kids playing at Westgate Gardens playground in Canterbury
  • Underpass in Toddler's Cove at Westgate Gardens in Canterbury

Attraction Information

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Suitable for all ages

Venue type: Outdoor

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


  • Picnics Allowed Picnics Allowed
  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Onsite Shop Onsite Shop
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


Westgate Grove, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2DB, England


Click here to visit Westgate Gardens's website
01227 862162

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday Dawn - Dusk


Free admission


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