What's on inCanterbury

Welcome to Canterbury

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Canterbury - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Canterbury to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

Tourist information Canterbury

Tourist Information

Everything you need to know if you're visiting Canterbury as a visitor or a resident.

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Forthcoming events in Canterbury

Canterbury Careers Fair | 10th April 2024
The Spitfire Ground St Lawrence.

.Are you looking for a new Job or CareerYou can meet local and national employers face‐to‐face and apply directly for hundreds of vacancies. The Canterbury Careers Fair is open to anyone and everyone ‐ there is always such a wide…

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Tourist Attractions

Canterbury Tales

A visit to The Canterbury Tales, one of Kent's most popular attractions, with its stunning reconstruction of 14th century England, is just like stepping into the Middle Ages. Inside the historic building of St. Margaret's Church you can step back over 500 years to join Geoffrey Chaucer England's…

Howletts Wild Animal Park

The Parks were started by John Aspinall more than 40 years ago to conserve and breed rare and endangered wild animals with the intention of returning them to safe areas in their natural habitat. The animals are looked after in our two parks that cover over 450 acres…

Farming World

Set deep in the heart of the Kent countryside, Farming World is an unbeatable day out for all the family. There's lots of GREAT THINGS TO SEE & DO, with a big emphasis on getting involved, have a go sessions and unique animal encounters...‐ Explore the farm, say…

East Kent Railway

The East Kent Railway was constructed between 1911 and 1917 to serve the growing number of coal mines that were being sunk in the East Kent area. The consortium of mine and land owners envisaged a line that would link the collieries with the main line and a…

Museum of Canterbury

The existing, much‐praised Museum has been extended and recreated as a 21st century interactive museum, whose revitalised theme is the city itself and its often turbulent story.Hands‐on activities have been specially designed to appeal to family groups ‐you can look at gold thread and medieval poo under the…

The Butterfly Centre

Mcfarlane's Butterfly Centre: colourful butterflies from all over the world, flying free in their natural habitat of tropical greenhouse garden.Tropical greenhouses, amongst scores of lovely free flying butterflies, how wonderful. The species change constantly through the different seasons. You may witness, Swallow Tails, Owl Butterflies, and the gigantic…

Want more?

Want to see what other attractions to visit when in Canterbury? See our list of attractions in Canterbury, including theme parks, castles, historic houses, zoos and many more family days out.

Updated: 08/12/2023 03:45:14