This August The Canterbury Tales Visitor Attraction has a host of treats and activities in store for families. Every day in August enjoy Maypole Dancing, The Knights School, The Art of Alchemy and Storytelling in the beautiful medieval garden.
The Knights School is calling all young squires- draw your swords and defeat your enemies! In this fun activity, boys and girls will learn skills needed to thwart enemies and slay dragons!
You can step into a magical world of alchemy in the medieval medicine garden. Medieval myths are unveiled in this demonstration teaching how herbs were used to cure ills and alleviate ailments.
Unlock your imagination under the beautiful Yew Tree. Watch as the Costumed Characters bring to life stories of bravery, trickery, love and betrayal.
The award-winning team will be bringing medieval tradition and fun to life– visit to discover what everyone is talking about!
A visit to Canterbury is not complete without experiencing Chaucer’s famous tales of medieval adventures at one of the City’s most loved visitor attractions!
Experience the sights, sounds and smells of a bygone era in this fabulous recreation of medieval life; a unique introduction to Canterbury and its famous literary connection.
Your adventure begins in the Tabard Inn, where you will meet their first of the costumed guides, preparing you for your pilgrimage from London to Canterbury. To continue your experience, you are invited to share five of Chaucer’s most famous tales, with the aid of an audio guide (commentary available in six languages together with a special version in English for children). Along the way, Chaucer’s colourful and entertaining stories of love, romance, jealousy and trickery are dramatically brought to life for you to enjoy.
Your journey ends with their second guide at the shrine of St Thomas Becket – be sure to be ready to share your tales from your pilgrimage.