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Children's facilities

children's facilities at Westwood Cross

We’re here to help make your shopping trip with little ones as stress-free as possible! Discover all that Westwood Cross has to offer... 

Dining out 


Little ones will love the children's menus at our amazing restaurants. From choosing their own pizza toppings at ASK Italian to tucking into Bella Italia's varied Kids' Menu (pictured), which includes a trip to the gelato cart to choose a scoop - they're sure to leave with full tums and smiles on their faces. 



Keep your eye on our Facebook and Twitter pages for the latest information on events, such as this Alice at Westwoodland children's activity where kids were entertained by actors as well as Crumble, our foodie Little Bear mascot. Watch out for news of competitions, special appearances and fabulous events every season.


Events for kids in Westwood Cross Thanet



Fancy seeing the best family films with both adult and child tickets from only £2.49 per ticket? Vue's Mini Mornings run every Saturday and Sunday morning from 10am, plus every day in the school holidays. 

Join our FREE Little Bears Kids' Club  


Membership gives you 50% off the Kiddy Car hire fee, 30% off main meals at ASK, 25% off main meals at Chiquito, kids eat for £1 at Bella Italia, plus 10% off at Clarks, The Perfume Shop and Waterstones.

Baby & children's facilities: Available on the upper level of the Management Suite as well as Debenhams and M&S.

Car parking: Our car park is free and we have ample disabled and parent & child parking spaces.

Late-night shopping: When it’s bed time, reward yourself with a little you time. Get a babysitter and enjoy late night shopping with the shops open until 7.30pm on weekdays. Our restaurants, cinema and casino are open even later. 


Autistic Friendly: On Wednesdays and Sundays we do not play music on the shopping mall to make the centre more autism friendly. Please be aware, however, that the retailers themselves still could have music playing within their stores on these days. There is an autism quiet room in the Community Hub which is near Next. If it is required please just approach a Guest Service Officer and they can open it on request. Should it be busy then there will be space in the Management Suite. We also have Ear Defenders available on request, again simply approach a Guest Services Officer and they will be happy to help.

The Vue cinema host’s autism-friendly screening on the last Sunday of every month. The autism-friendly film screening are sensory friendly with the sound reduced, lighting dimmed and no advents or trailers. If you'd like any more information, call the Vue customer services team on 0345 308 4620 (calls are charged at your local rate).


Kiddy Cars


Hire a kiddy car and experience for yourself how shopping with the children can be easy and fun. Children can choose which one of the fleet they want to ‘drive’ - from a police car, to a yellow taxi or a sporty little number. 

The cars have a handy storage area and a drinks holder, and a choice of single or double seats. All cars are £3 an hour or £5 for two hours. Little Bears Kids' Club members get 50% off hire prices, as well as a host of other benefits, which you can find here.

To hire, parents or guardians of the child will need to come to Guest Services (upstairs in the management suite) and bring either a passport or photo driving licence and leave a £20 returnable deposit.