Toddler’s Cove Play Area
Toddler's Cove in Westgate Parks has been enjoyed by families since the last century. It was transformed in 2014 into a wonderful children’s adventure park, this make over was financed by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The park boasts a fantastic roman themed climbing frame, slides swings and even a zipwire. It is used all year round, there are picnic tables, a toilet block and parking on site.
Originally the site of roman occupation it changed significantly over the years. This site was transformed into an open-air swimming pool in 1876, when numerous Roman artefacts were unearthed. The pool immediately became very popular and remained popular until well into the 20th century.
Older members of the community may remember how Toddlers Cove provided the city with its own ‘riviera’, with boating lakes and a paddling pool as well as the swimming pool. There were also donkey rides and sand pits. It is now a starting, or finishing point for the Great Stour Way: A surfaced multi-user path for use by walkers, cyclists and wheelchair users, alongside the Great Stour between Canterbury and Godmersham.
To download the Westgate Parks map (PDF 1.7 MB), follow the link below:Download Westgate Parks map
To view or download the Great Stour Way leaflet (PDF 1.7MB), follow the link below:Download Great Stour Way leaflet