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The beautifully landscaped Westgate Gardens will inspire visitors of all ages whether you are after a gentle stroll over a lunchtime or are escaping the hustle and bustle of city shopping.
Made up of four equally special and relaxing areas, a visit to Westgate Parks should be on the top of your ‘to do’ list when visiting Canterbury!
Westgate parks is easily reachable from Canterbury railways station and a short walk from the bus station of around 10-15 minutes. The Westgate Towers form the main entrance to the Park and now house a museum which is open open 11am – 4pm 7 days a week.
Why not bring a picnic to enjoy whilst exploring the peaceful riverside walks? Children will delight in exploring the wooded areas and Tannery Fields as well as spotting wildlife on Bingley Island. Look out for the Oriental Plane Tree located in the grounds!
A visit to the new play area at Toddlers Cove is a must whilst you are here. It is an amazing experience and on a sunny day attracts hundreds of excited children! Toddlers Cove is also the starting point of of the Great Stour Way cycle trail.
There is also an exciting outdoor learning programme on offer. Take a look at the Wild About Westgate programme to find out what’s on offer in the coming weeks. There are also guided walks/talks with afternoon tea on the terrace at Tower House on offer which definitely should not be missed!
Westgate Parks also hold a full and exciting programme of one off events for adults and children offering activities such as herbal infused poetry and dusk bat walks. Be sure to check the Westgate Parks blog too!
Easy access information
This park and open space has well surfaced routes suitable for visitors with pushchairs and/or wheelchairs, and has no width restricting features, such as stiles or non RADAR kissing gates.