Exploring Canterbury with Kids: A Family-Friendly Adventure

Canterbury is a city that seamlessly blends history and fun for the whole family. In this blog, we’ll explore the best kid-friendly activities and attractions, ensuring your family has a memorable experience.

Canterbury Roman Museum

A Fascinating family friendly insight into life in Canterbury during Roman times. The museum has one of the UKs only remaining Roman pavement mosaics. Visitors can wander through the marketplace and discover hidden treasures as they step back and down to the street of Roman Canterbury.


Canterbury Cathedral

Enjoy fun trails and historic hunts that bring the Cathedrals 1400 years of history to life for your young explorers. Don’t forget to claim your free gift at the Cathedral gift shop at the end! You can also download their colouring book to keep your little artists happy. Visit their website for everything you need to know for a great family day out.

Official Canterbury guided walking tours

Canterbury guided walking tours provide an entertaining 90 minute tour of the historic city. Listen to stories about ghosts, authors and historic figures as you wander through the medieval lanes and cathedral precincts. Don’t forget to look up, you don’t want to miss the gargoyles around the city. Property by Polygon guests can also enjoy 10% off the ticket prices.

Westgate Gardens: Picnic Paradise by the River Stour

Pack a picnic basket and head to Westgate Gardens, a scenic spot along the River Stour. Enjoy a leisurely afternoon surrounded by beautiful flowers, wildlife, and the calming flow of the river. There is also a playground called toddlers cove for your little ones to enjoy.




Howletts Wild Animal Park: Safari Adventure Close to Home

Embark on a wildlife adventure at Howletts Wild Animal Park. From majestic elephants to playful lemurs, kids can get up close with a variety of animals. Educational talks and interactive exhibits make this park an ideal family destination.



Beaney House of Art and Knowledge: Creativity Unleashed

The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge, situated on the high street, is a treasure trove of creativity. Engage your children in interactive workshops, storytelling sessions, and hands-on art activities. It’s a perfect blend of education and entertainment.



Canterbury is a city that caters to families, ensuring that both parents and children have an unforgettable experience. Whether you’re delving into history, exploring nature, or enjoying creative pursuits, Canterbury offers a perfect blend of fun for the whole family.


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