Written by: Elmtree Press

Award-winning visitor attraction The Canterbury Tales is slashing its normal school admission price by more than half to enable local pupils to enjoy its unique learning experience as part of their itinerary.

Any school with a CT1 or CT2 postcode will be given an exclusive discounted entry price of just £2.50 per child (normal school price £5.50) if they book by the end of January 2016.

 The Canterbury Tales’ General Manager, Lyndsay Ridley, says: “Local schools have access to the only attraction in the world devoted to Chaucer’s medieval tales. It’s a wonderful way to learn in a fun and interactive environment. We love Chaucer and we want to pass our passion on to as many local schools as possible!”

Live actors will set the scene before pupils join Chaucer’s band of pilgrims as they embark on a journey from The Tabard Inn to Canterbury Cathedral. The experience includes engaging audio and multi-sensory scenes, with The Knight’s Tale, The Miller’s Tale, The Wife of Bath’s Tale, The Nun’s Priest’s Tale and The Pardoner’s Tale all vividly brought to life in a stunningly accurate reconstruction of 14th-century England.

The children’s pilgrimage finishes with a live actor recounting the murderous story of St Thomas Becket followed by a visit to the attraction’s medieval shop, where they can learn about heraldry.
Schools planning trips for 2016 can book now and pay later. Booking must be made by 31 January 2016 for visits to be taken by 22 July 2016. To take advantage of the discount, call 01904 261262.

 The Canterbury Tales allows students to learn in a unique environment and complements classroom studies in a wide range of subjects, including History, English and Religious Education. For further information about the attraction’s extensive education packages, visit