Kent is known as the Garden of England and so it is not surprising that there are some great picnic spots in Canterbury, which act as an oasis from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Westgate Gardens (CT1 2BQ)
At the far end of the gardens, near a popular children’s playground called Toddler’s Cove (see below), you will find Tannery Field. A sculpture of a bull stands in the field made from old railway track which was originally used by workers to transport heavy trucks of waste from the tannery. The tannery, which closed down in 2002, produced leather for seating in the House of Lords, the interior trim of Rolls Royce cars and, allegedly, the famous chair from the TV quiz Mastermind.
Westgate Gardens are well worth a visit whilst you are in Canterbury and during the Summer months, visitors can enjoy a punt along the river Stour, which is a fabulous way to explore the city at leisure.
Toddler’s cove (CT2 8BG)