Family Visits

Family Visits

Families welcome at Wells Cathedral with creative activities, Explorer Backpacks and more!

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.

Join the Fun – Upcoming Events:

Art Adventures August 2024

From giant nests to super-sized seeds, from cathedral graffiti to guardian angels, a host of Wells Art Contemporary (WAC) installations will provide inspiration for our family holiday activities this summer!

Keep an eye on or our facebook and twitter pages for more activity details soon – but expect opportunities for children to try origami, modelling, soap carving, printing, collage and much more!

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. on the following dates:

Thursday 8 August
Friday 9 August
Tuesday 13 August
Wednesday 14 August
Monday 19 August
Tuesday 20 August
Tuesday 27 August
Wednesday 28 August

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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 or call 01749 673809.


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