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~ CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE ~ Riverside Children's Centre, Canterbury

Canterbury District Children’s Centres will be closed with immediate effect other than for pre-arranged appointments with Midwifery or Health Visiting Teams. We apologise for the inconvenience caused. If you need any support please contact 03000 417564.


Health Visitors - 0300 7900156
or visit

Midwives - 01227 864152
or visit


If you are worried about the safety of a child you can contact Integrated Front Door on 03000 41 11 11. Out of Hours 03000 41 91 91. In an emergency please dial 999.


The catchment area of the centre covers Hales Place, Northgate, St Stephens and Spring.  It also covers rural areas of Barham, Littlebourne, Tyler Hill, Blean, Adisham and Bridge.

We offer a range of groups and services from language and communication development to fun and play groups, as well as offering instructional courses and programmes for new parents and carers.

For a list of all available services we currently have on, please see the timetable or related services on the right hand side of this page.


Who to contact

03000 413999
Riverside Children's Centre Facebook Page

Where to go

Riverside Children's Centre
Kingsmead Road

Public transport options

Nearest bus stop is Kingsmead main road.

Parking availability

Free parking available, please collect a visitors parking permit from reception.  

When is it on?

Date & Time Information
Monday - Friday
Session Information
Monday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
Tuesday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
Wednesday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
Thursday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
Friday: 8.30am - 4.00pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
We are open during term time and have some limited services available during school holidays.

Other Details

Age Range

The centre has disabled access and disabled toilets. Both meeting rooms have hearing loops and the centre also has a multisensory room. 

Are you interested in volunteering with children, young people and families? To find out more about the volunteering opportunities that are available, please click here.

Free childcare
All 3 and 4 year olds and some 2 year old’s are entitled to a certain amount of free early education and childcare. To see if your child is eligible, please click here.

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