Inclusion of families and family events at Wells Cathedral

Family Holiday Activities

During the holidays, join us at the Cathedral for creative family fun!

With arts, crafts and other activities inspired by the Cathedral or by visiting exhibitions, our holiday activities are designed to help children discover and get creative.

Family holiday activities are FREE with adult admission and take place in the Education Room (unless otherwise advertised).

There’s no need to book – simply drop in between 10.00 a.m.–12.00 noon or 1.00 p.m.–3.00 p.m.

Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult, and only assistance dogs are allowed in the Education Room.

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Free Family Trails – New ‘Explorer Backpacks’

Children and young people can discover the Cathedral with our new ‘Explorer Backpacks’, available to borrow from the Welcome Desk. Armed with a map and activity cards, find the matching sensory tools to help you explore. For example, at the clock, watch the jousting knights and ring a bell! You’ll also find a mini embroidered cushion to smell, a magnifying glass for close-up viewing, a soft, cuddly cat to stroke and of course a compass to help lead the way!

Whenever you choose to visit, ask for one of our Free Family Trails at the Welcome Desk designed to suit a range of ages.  With our changing themes such as Christmas, Easter, stained glass, saints, and shapes, as well as our children’s guide, there’ll always be something new to discover in the Cathedral!


Further Information

For more information about Family and Children’s events happening in the Cathedral, please email education@wellscathedral.org.uk or call 01749 673809.

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