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11 Ways To Occupy Your Parents When They Visit Canterbury

It’s that time of the term when your parents start to make their way down to Canterbury to visit you for the first time. And you’ll undoubtably be trying to get them out of your house and into town as quickly as possible. So follow this handy guide to keep them busy and out of trouble.

1. Take them to a nice café.

Take them somewhere nice like the Chocolate Café, Brunch or Boho before heading off to explore the town. It’ll prevent them from trying to use (inspect) your kitchen.

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2. Take them to the cathedral.

If they’re visiting on Sunday you can all go in for free. Any other day of the week students get in for free, but your family will need to pay the entry fee. It’s an absolutely stunning monument and a great way to show off the cultural side of the city.

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3. Go for a lovely walk.

There are loads of nice walks you can go on in Canterbury. Try following the riverbank, it’s a pretty safe bet when it comes to nice views. The perfect backdrop for having a good catchup.

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4. Go punting on the river Stour.

Another way to see the sights. A typically Canterbury experience, it’s a great thing to do when you have visitors.

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5. Have a roast in one of the pubs.

Proper food, in a lovely setting, with great company. Lovely.

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6. Or go to Whitstable for the day.

You can drive a few minutes down the road a be by the sea! Granted, it isn’t exactly all white sandy beaches and translucent blue sea… But it still makes for a wonderful day out.

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7. And have fish & chips or oysters.

Because you can’t beat seafood by the sea. Yummy.

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8. Go shopping with them.

With any luck they’ll buy you something you were putting off buying for yourself. Call it a treat.

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9. Use their car to get stuff done.

If you’ve been putting off going somewhere or doing something because you don’t have access to a car… do it now.

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10. Go for a walk around campus.

It might start to look mundane to you, but that view is to die for. For once you’ll be glad that UKC sits on top of a hill. And your parents would probably like to see where you spend all of your time.

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11. Leave on a high note.

Don’t let your parents think that you live in a pit: tidy your room the day before that way you won’t need to freak out when they come into your room to say bye.

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