Written by: Elmtree Press

The Canterbury Tales has become an approved Public Learning Destination for Kent Children’s University™.

The award-winning visitor attraction is now authorised to issue Learning Credits in participating children’s Passports to Learning and will be offering passport holders and their accompanying adult £1 off entry to the attraction.

Kent Children’s University™ (KCU) is part of an international charity that provides five- to 14-year-olds with access to exciting and innovative CU learning activities and experiences that they can take part in outside the normal school day. The aim is to reward children’s participation in voluntary activities that will develop their skills and raise their aspirations.

Lyndsay Ridley, General Manager of The Canterbury Tales, says: “We’re so proud of this partnership because the validation process we went through shows that our methods for inspiring and educating children and young people meet with the Quality Assurance process of the National Children’s University™ Trust.

“The Children’s University™ provides great opportunities for youngsters. Once they are registered through a school or direct through their local CU, they can earn Learning Credits in a variety of ways, including participating in activities held at Public Learning Destinations like The Canterbury Tales.

“Once they’ve achieved a fixed number of Learning Credits, they can have their successes celebrated at a special Graduation Ceremony at either Canterbury Christ Church University, The University of Greenwich (Medway Campus) or The University of Kent.”

The Canterbury Tales has a wealth of experience when it comes to enhancing children’s education. The attraction offers a wide range of education packages to complement classroom studies, allowing students to learn in a unique environment.

The Canterbury Tales brings to life five of Chaucer’s best-loved stories with tales of love, romance and trickery, vividly recreated with all the fun of his original tales. Its stunningly accurate reconstruction of 14th century England, set inside the former St Margaret’s Church, gives visitors the opportunity to step back in time and experience the sights, smells and sounds of medieval times. Join Chaucer’s band of pilgrims as they embark on a journey from The Tabard Inn to Canterbury Cathedral.

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. The Canterbury Tales remains one of Kent’s ‘must see’ attractions.

Admission prices: £8.95 adults, £6.95 children (aged 5-15), and £7.95 concessions. Opening times: July-August: 9.30am-5pm; Sept-Oct: 10am-5pm; Nov-Dec: 10am-4.30pm.

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