Canterbury Medieval Pageant at Westgate Towers – Saturday 9th July 2016
The Canterbury Medieval Pageant on Saturday 9th July is the highlight of this summer in the city! This follows on from the success of the Magna Carta Day in 2015; we hope it will become an annual feature in the Canterbury calendar.
Commemorating Henry II’s pilgrimage to the tomb of Thomas Becket in 1174, accompanied by his Queen, Eleanor of Aquitaine, a Parade features characters from history as well as local children in medieval dress and starts near the Westgate Towers at 10am, ending around noon. With music, drama and pageantry its a ‘must see’ event.
But that’s not all: between 11am and 5pm various locations in the city are part of the Medieval Family Trail*. Designed around children and their parents, the Westgate Towers, the Beaney, the Canterbury Tales, Conquest House, Whitefriars and three of the city’s churches will host an exciting range of activities. Canterbury Castle will come back to life with the help of experts and students from Christ Church University! The Family Trail is for children of all ages… even ‘Middle Ages’!
And children visiting five of the locations and getting their brochure stamped in each one will receive a FREE chocolate medallion from the Cathedral Shop at the end of the day.
*N.B. Some venues may charge, please see the brochure for details, available from June 2016.
Address: Westgate Towers St Peter’s Street Canterbury CT1 2BQ
Tel: 01227 862162