Your adventure begins in London. Here you will meet the first of your costumed guides who’ll prepare you for your pilgrimage to Canterbury. As you leave your guide to walk alongside Chaucer’s pilgrims, you’ll find yourself in the midst of a story-telling contest. Five of Chaucer’s colourful and entertaining tales of love, infidelity, intrigue, courtship and death are brought vividly to life as you make your journey through the recreated medieval scenes and listen to the audio guide. When you reach Canterbury, you will be met by a second costumed guide who will take you to your ultimate destination- the shrine of St Thomas Becket.
Set entirely in the historical St Margaret’s Church, this is history and literature at its most engaging and immersive. Don’t miss out on the chance to explore your medieval heraldry or sample some tasty apple juice in our dedicated medieval shop located at the end of our tour! The experience appeals to school groups of all ages and group sizes.
Why are Canterbury Tales great for School Trips and Educational Visits?
A complimentary Meet and Greet service is available on request; we can welcome your group to Canterbury and lead you to the attraction, starting the day with some fun and helping you to get your bearings in the area.
Cross curricular links:
Education packs, risk assessments and other resources available.
Discounted school rates for pre-booked groups of 15 or more.
Free familiarisation events for teachers.
Free admission for the coach driver.
Free audio commentaries.
What activities are available during group visits?
We also offer a large number of workshops including; Medieval Survival, The Campfire Tales, A City Trail and for older students Business Talks.
What size groups do you cater for?
We can cater for any sized group, the groups would need to be split into smaller groups of 12.
Do you offer on-site classroom facilities?
Is there first aid on site?
Do you offer access for visitors with disabilities?
Yes- we have step free access within the attraction, please call ahead to make us aware so we can have all the relevant equipment in place.
Do you cater for visitors with Special Educational Needs (SEN)?
Yes- we would suggest calling ahead beforehand to make sure we are aware of the specific needs.
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