Family Discovery Mornings

Come and enjoy one of our specially themed Family Discovery Mornings in the school holidays!

Dates: Selected Thursdays throughout the school holidays. See below.

Time: 10.00 – 12.30

Price: Free. Donations gratefully received

The morning combines an exciting, fascinating trail packed with activities, followed by a fun craft session

Suitable for ages 3 – 11. We advise arriving before 11.30 to complete all the activities. Meet in the North Transept. Please note: all children must be accompanied by an adult.

7th August: War and Peace 

To mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War this trail will look at how conflict and resolution are depicted in the Cathedral, from the battles fought by the saints through to the Battle of Hastings, the Wars of the Roses and wars fought in the twentieth century.

14th August: To Infinity and Beyond
Sun, moon and stars – you will discover them all in the Cathedral. Find out also how the Cathedral can act as a compass and tell you which direction you are looking at.

21st August: Rock, Paper, Scissors
Inspired by the popular children’s game, this trail will take visitors on a tour round the Cathedral looking at the different materials used to build it and the part played by scissors….

28th August: Blooming Marvellous!
Just ahead of the Cathedral’s Flower Festival (25th – 28th September) this trail will explore all the different flowers and plants that are to be found in stone, textiles, paintings, glass and metal around the Cathedral.

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