Following the announcement by the Prime Minister on Monday 23 March, the Cathedral is closed to the public until further notice. In these increasingly uncertain times, we recognise that now more than ever people are looking for ways to engage with Cathedral worship. Live streams and recordings of our services can be found on our YouTube channel.

St Albans Cathedral has plenty of activities, free events and interactive experiences throughout this historic attraction to keep all our younger visitors entertained.

Admission to the Cathedral, Welcome Centre and our exhibition area is free of charge.


Cathedral Activities

Available daily in our exhibition area, young visitors can enjoy interactive screens to take a look behind the scenes, brass rubbing, and fun dressing up!

Explorer backpacks are available for families to borrow (via a refundable deposit) from the Welcome Desk free of charge. We also have a fun, do it yourself adventure trail for Young Explorers, which you can pick up from the Cathedral Shop for £2.

Families can explore the grounds of the Cathedral with our Tree Trail! Discover the history of some of the city's most ancient trees and find out all about their uses ans symbolism. Tree trails are available daily from the Cathedral Shop for £2.

We also offer a free digital tour of the Cathedral which you can access straight from your phone! Suitable for families. Visit here to access the guide.

Family Discovery Mornings

Free Family Discovery Mornings run during school holidays 10am to 12.30pm. These family sessions are aimed at children from 3-11 and focus on a different historic period or theme around the Cathedral. Visit here for upcoming events.

Abbey Tots

Tuesdays 9.30am OR 1.30pm

Meeting on Tuesday mornings, this popular parent and toddler group is open to all. Come along and join these weekly get togethers with toys, drinks and snacks followed by a little sing-song for pre-school children and their parents and carers. Visit here for more information.

Offa Room, Welcome Centre.

Stomp!

Every Thursday during term-term, 10am-11am.

Stomp (Service for Toddlers On a Musical Picnic) is an interactive, service that welcomes pre-school age children and anyone who cares for them. The service will include Bible stories, songs, instruments, music, prayers and a light picnic for children and their teddy bears. 

St Michael Chapel, Cathedral floor.


Facilities

Baby changing facilities are located on the ground-floor level of the Welcome Centre. 

The Cathedral has easy access for buggies, visit our access page to view step-free entrances and stair-lift points.

If you would like to park your buggy, you're welcome to leave it in the South Transept next to the parish notice boards (valuables will be left at your own risk). For directions, please ask a volunteer at the Welcome desk.