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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.

MorningMorning

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.
Canterbury Cathedral

Canterbury Cathedral

Motherchurch of the Anglican Communion, seat of the Archbishop. Stunning stained glass. Eleventh Century Crypt, Twelfth Century Quire, Fourteenth Century Nave.
 
The Canterbury Tales visitor attraction Canterbury

Canterbury Tales

Step into medieval Canterbury and accompany Geoffrey Chaucer and his colourful characters on their magical pilgrimage from London to Canterbury.
 

LunchLunch

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.
Dane John Gardens, fountain

Dane John Gardens

Canterbury's most popular park has been transformed into attractive gardens with monuments and memorials, a central fountain, a tearoom and children's maze.
 

AfternoonAfternoon

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.
Canterbury Historic River Tours

Canterbury Historic River Tours

Flowing through the heart of historic Canterbury, the river is the perfect way to escape the hustle and bustle of one of the country's busiest city centres.
 
Canterbury Punting Co, visitors on a trip

Canterbury Punting Co.

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.
 
Canterbury Westgate Punts

Canterbury Westgate Punts

Relaxing River Stour Tours through public gardens, breathtaking countryside and the city. A choice of short, long and city trips available.
 
 

Details of Canterbury Attractions Passport at Canterbury Visitor CentreCanterbury Attractions Passport at Canterbury Visitor Centre

You can save money by purchasing an Attractions Passport Ticket, which gives you free entry into Canterbury Cathedral, the Canterbury Tales, Canterbury Heritage Museum and the Canterbury Roman Museum.

Now the Passport gives you even more with offers available for these establishments:

Ghost Tours
Canterbury Historic River Tours
Canterbury Punting Company
Canterbury River Navigation Company
Canterbury Tourist Guides
Canterbury Audio Tours
St Augustine's Abbey
The Foundry
McDonalds

Please call 01227 378 100 for more details.

Tickets are available at the Canterbury Visitor Centre or via our eshop. Please check opening times and accessibility before visiting each attraction. There is no expiry date on the Attraction Passport.

Contact

Canterbury Visitor Centre
Tel: 01227 862162

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Venue

Canterbury Visitor Centre

18 High Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2RA

See location of Canterbury Visitor Centre on Google maps.See location on Google maps.     Map reference: TR 148578
     Lat: 51.27963  Long: 1.07920
Located inside the Beaney House of Art and Knowledge. Entrance via high street or Best Lane.

Parking : with charge

Public Transport : 1 mile from Canterbury East/West station

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