Summer Holiday fun at St Albans Cathedral

Over the school holidays this summer, the award winning Education Centre at St Albans Cathedral will be hosting a variety of exciting events for younger visitors – including our Family Discovery Mornings and Creative Workshops.

The free Family Discovery Mornings take on fun, literary themes. Running every Thursday morning throughout August, families can drop in between 10am and 12.30pm to take part.

The first of the sessions takes place on 4th August, with a trail celebrating 50 years since Michael Bond wrote ‘Paddington at Work’. There will be the opportunity for young visitors to explore the Cathedral and do some fun arts & crafts activities – they can even bring their own Paddington Bear! Other trails include Winnie the Pooh (11th August), Peter Rabbit (18th August) and Roald Dahl (25th August). Also included is some story telling (Peter Rabbit) and the opportunity to learn about how ‘hunny’ was made at the Cathedral in medieval times (Winnie the Pooh)! Family Discovery Mornings don’t need to be booked so drop in any time. See our website for more information.

The Cathedral’s Arts & Crafts Workshops are also taking place in August. ‘What did the Romans do for us?’ and ‘Medieval Madness’ take place on Monday 22nd August and Tuesday 23rd August respectively. These fun workshop sessions offer children 7-11 the opportunity to learn about Roman and Medieval life in St Albans, handle artefacts and take part in a fun craft session.

The workshops take place at 10.30 and 14.00.  Tickets are available from the Cathedral Box Office costing £6 per child or £10 for two children. Places can be booked by telephone on 01727 890290, online at:, or in the Cathedral Shop.

The Cathedral’s Education Officer, Steve Clarke said ‘Our range of summer holiday activities allow children the chance to explore and learn about both classic children’s story characters as well as famous historical figures connected with St Albans. We are looking forward to welcoming visitors of all ages.’

Don’t miss out this summer – come along and start exploring!

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