Canterbury is a cathedral city in Kent, full of history to explore and fun activities for all ages.


Canterbury historic river tour- Get a river tour around Canterbury and learn all about its history along the way. See the sights of Canterbury and learn all about it, all whilst relaxing in the boat!

Westgate gardens- Head to Westgate gardens to enjoy some of Canterbury’s beauty. The river flows through the gardens, so it is a lovely place to sit and perfect for a picnic with the family. 

Beaney house of art and knowledge– Visit this museum and art gallery and see their amazing exhibitions and all the family interactive events that they have to offer. They also have a huge range of events for kids, such as drop in art activities and story time.

Canterbury cathedral- Take a trip to the cathedral to see the beautiful features that it shows off. This was the first cathedral to ever be built in England, so it is definitely worth a visit to learn all about its history.

Play islands- If the weather isn’t very nice, this activity centre is perfect for the children to enjoy. It has a soft play area, as well as bowling and laser tag, so children of all ages are covered!

Canterbury spy mission treasure trail- Let the children be your tour guide with this treasure trail. The kids can crack the codes and you can all see the sights of Canterbury at the same time.

Kingsmead leisure centre- Head down to this leisure centre for a bit of swimming on a rainy day or just to be active as a family. Choose between their three pools, including their beach pools for families.

Canterbury heritage museum- Learn all about Canterbury’s history going back millions of years here, through interactive displays and activities for all the family to take part in. 

Howletts wild animal park- Take a trip over to this animal park for a fun day out seeing over 400 animals. From elephants, to tigers and even rhinos, the whole family will enjoy seeing and learning all about these species.