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A Medieval Fun Day at The Canterbury Tales visitor attraction promises fun for all the family on Saturday 14 June. Organisers are capitalising on the popularity of previous medieval-themed events with a range of new additions for this year’s fayre, which remains free to enter.
The churchyard to the rear of the St Margaret’s Street attraction will play host to old favourites such as mead tasting and a bouncy castle, as well as new activities including face painting and the chance to have your picture taken in the stocks.*
Children will be keen to get their hands on the historic armour and weaponry on display courtesy of the Free Men of the Blean – a re-enactment society which will give demonstrations throughout the day.
Budding young squires can learn some sword fighting skills at the Knights School, and youngsters of all ages (and parents!) are being encouraged to turn up in medieval fancy dress.
Visitors can also learn more about the Chaucer in Canterbury Sculpture Project and meet sculptor Sam Holland on the Canterbury Commemoration Society stand.
“Our Medieval Fun Day is a great experience, both for visitors to The Canterbury Tales and passers-by,” says Lyndsay Ridley, the attraction’s general manager. “We want as many people as possible to get into the spirit of the day by dressing up in medieval costume – although it’s not compulsory, of course. Entrance to the churchyard is free and there are plenty of hands-on activities for all ages to enjoy.”
The Canterbury Tales provides a great introduction to the cathedral city and its famous literary connection as well as being a hugely entertaining day out for the whole family. Having welcomed more than two million visitors from all over the world, The Canterbury Tales remains one of Kent’s ‘must see’ attractions. Visit www.canterburytales.org.uk for more information.
Admission prices for the attraction are £8.75 adults, £6.75 children (aged 5-15), and £7.75 concessions. At certain times of year and for certain events, rates may vary. The Canterbury Tales is operated by Continuum Leading Attractions, who manage a host of visitor attractions around the country and most recently launched Coronation Street: The Tour in Manchester.
*A small charge may apply for some activities.