Children Invited to Journey Through Time at St Albans Cathedral

In medieval times, St Albans was a key stop on any pilgrim’s journey, and on Thursday 31st May, St Albans Cathedral will be holding another of its hugely popular Family Discovery Mornings to reflect this history. Aimed at children between the ages of 3 and 12, the free Jolly Journeys half term activity morning will take children back in time and allow them to dress up as medieval pilgrims and explore why people chose St Albans as their destination.

As is true today, no special journey is complete without a souvenir so children will be able to make their very own pilgrim badges on their journey around the Cathedral. The exciting trail will retrace the footsteps of thousands of pilgrims and children will hear stories of past journeys to the Cathedral.

Steve Clarke, Education Officer at St Albans Cathedral, said of the event, “Travelling to new places can be an exciting experience, and people have been making jolly journeys to St Albans for hundreds of years! Our family event will make a connection from the earliest pilgrims to modern day tourists.

The morning also coincides with the build up to the annual Alban Pilgrimage through the streets of the city on the 23rd June and the spectacular Pilgrimage puppets are now on display in the Cathedral.

The event runs from 10.00 till 12.30 and is completely free - donations gratefully received.

Suitable for ages 3-12. We advise arriving before 11.30am to complete all the activities. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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