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The city itself is compact and filled to the brim with child friendly attractions, shops and places to eat, ensuring that you will never run out of things to keep your children captivated and entertained. Canterbury is best explored on foot and due to its pedestrainised streets it is a safe place to visit with your children.
No visit to Canterbury would be complete without a visit to Canterbury Cathedral. Full of fascinating things for kids and adults of all ages to explore. Try the Creatures Great and Small trail which is available from the Welcome Kiosk, or enjoy roaming round the impressive precincts surrounding the Cathedral.
Next stop is the exciting and engaging Canterbury Tales. Children will really love the authentic smells and sounds in this accurate re-creation of medieval England life. Taking you and your family on an enjoyable adventure tracing the pilgrimage from The Tabard Inn in London to the Shrine of Thomas Beckett in Canterbury Cathedral. Along the way you can listen to the different tales on headphones and the children can choose their own child friendly style commentary too.
Canerbury Cathedral is the Motherchurch of the Anglican Communion, seat of the Archbishop. Stunning stained glass. Eleventh Century Crypt, Twelfth Century Quire, Fourteenth Century Nave.
Step into medieval Canterbury and accompany Geoffrey Chaucer and his colourful characters on their magical pilgrimage from London to Canterbury with the Canterbury Tales.
Eating in the city could not be easier. Canterbury's café and restaurant culture are as child friendly as the attractions with most catering for children with special menus and those little extras such as activity/colouring books to keep the children amused throughout lunch. Or if you fancy getting back to nature the Dane John Gardens provide the perfect space to enjoy a picnic.
The city walls and an avenue of lime trees provide Dane John Gardens with a sense of enclosure and escape from the busy road and bustling shopping centre just a few yards away.
After all this excitement it may be time to wind down your day and enjoy a relaxing tour through the city along the River Stour.
Guided Historic River Tours have been a favourite pastime for over 80 years and this Canterbury attraction allows you to escape the busy city centre and discover Canterbury from the unique perspective of the River Stour.
Escape the busy pavements and lay back into the cushions, meander down the river and see the City as you never could on foot. Listen to historic Canterbury's rich and fascinating story as you sip champagne and view medieval buildings.
Relaxing River Stour Tours through public gardens, breathtaking countryside and the city. A choice of short, long and city trips available with Canterbury Westgate Punts.