We regularly offer FREE activities for children and families during the school holidays. These are usually suitable for Primary and Pre-School aged children unless specified otherwise. Past activities include rock and fossil craft days, Tudor themed activities, making a clay gargoyle, stained glass pictures, brass rubbings, designing Easter eggs and fishing games.
Please see our What’s On guide for dates and times.
Donations are appreciated to cover the cost of materials.
Activities to do at home
We have a number of activities we developed during the pandemic to do at home. These are all listed below, do scroll down and explore our range of videos, activities and crafts to do.
Cooking with the Cathedral
We are delighted to share with you our first cookery class! Join Maria, our Catering Manager, and learn how to make pasta and meatballs. This session has been created for #ReadySteadyWorcs - holiday activities for children and families in Worcestershire.
Create your own tile for the Cathedral floor with our arts workshop. Cheryl will take you outdoors to find some resources for your artwork and then show you how to make your own tile design. We'd love to see what you create. Add it to facebook, twitter or instagram and @ us!
Find out about some of the lesser known parts of the Cathedral with our Clergy Tuesday videos. Here is the first one from Canon Georgina.
We created a whole range during 2021 and all existing ones are on our YouTube channel.
We've also got a bunch of other videos to explore on the channel if you want to learn more about the Cathedral.
Learning at Home
Enjoy these activities you can do at home to engage with the Cathedral and learn about it's story.
- Tudor Activities - Have fun at home playing Tudor games and learning about King Henry VIII’s six wives by downloading activities from our Tudor activities page. Find out about Worcester Cathedral’s connection to the Tudor dynasty though Prince Arthur, the boy who would have been king, Henry’s elder brother.
- Learn to write like a Monk - want to write like a Monk, or Harry Potter? Download our resource that will teach you how to write like the Worcester Cathedral monks. You could even have a go at creating your own quill.
- Prayer Stones - Many visits to the Cathedral include an time of quiet reflection or prayer. Create a prayer stone that could help you find peace and calm.
- Monks Herb Box - Have a go at growing your own herbs with this resource. Find out how the Monks of the Cathedral used them for medicine and cooking.
- Get Outdoors - Explore your local neighbourhood or go for a walk somewhere nearby. Print off and take our trail to learn about Worcester Cathedral while you are exploring nature.
We'd love to see what you get up to. Add your photos to facebook, twitter or instagram and @ us!