Early Years

Tours and activities for 3-5 year olds in Playgroups, Nursery Schools, and Reception and Year 1 classes.

EY finishing craft

Short visit or guided tour

Tours with our cathedral guides have been specifically designed for the younger visitor. These tours are tailored to suit your group and requirements and usually take about half an hour. Your tour can have a theme linked to a curriculum unit such as ‘Mega Structures’, a class project, or cathedral links to a topic or story. A shorter visit or guided tour of up to an hour costs £1.80 per pupil.

Examples of tour themes:

  • Mega Structures
  • Animal Safari
  • Colours
  • Shapes
  • Teddy trail
  • Patterns
  • Our five senses
  • Link to a Bible Story (see below)


EY teddy bear safari

A programmed day

We also offer bespoke day programmes designed for the Early Years. A package, typically consists of a short tour, story and activity, with the use of the secure Cathedral Education Room for bag storage, lunch and loos.

A programmed day with tour and activities costs £3.90 per pupil.

Sample package:

  • Welcome and settling
  • Story (David and Goliath, Daniel and the lions, Noah and the rainbow, St Andrew and the feeding of the 5,000)
  • Optional song
  • Break
  • Tour
  • See the famous clock in action
  • Lunch in private Education Room
  • Craft, game, or other activity

EY dancing

Visiting with a school group – helpful advice

Booking Enquiry form

The Cathedral Education Officer can be contacted directly by email at [email protected] or on 01749 674483 Ext 212.