Informal Family Fun

Several times a year we organise family fun days and activities – normally in the summer holidays and February Half Term - as well as popping up at the Bramley Festival of food and drink with crafts and trails. Events are often drop in, no booking needed, although sometimes numbers are restricted, and booking will be necessary. It will tell you on our publicity. Events are advertised via our social media platforms, on the website and through posters and flyers in the Minster/ Palace/ Cathedral shop.

If you’re just making a casual visit to the Minster with children in your care, you’ll always find a trail available from our friendly stewards at the welcome desk. Click here to find out more.

Cathedral 140 Family Fun Day

Saturday 3rd August 2024


We’ve teamed up with Southwell Workhouse and the Town Council to bring you a Family Fun Day in celebration of 140 years since becoming a Cathedral town.

We’ve been a Minster since Anglo Saxon times, but gained Cathedral status in 1884, in the midst of the Victorian era, when a new Diocese was formed, and the Minster became the seat of the newly created Bishop of Southwell.

There will be a Victorian theme throughout, with costumed characters to meet, tower tours, games, crafts and activities provided by the Minster team and Southwell Workhouse.

The local shops and businesses are getting involved with a shops trail through the town, and we hope it will be an anniversary for everyone to enjoy.

No booking necessary, free entry to the Cathedral, donations welcomed

Bring your own  picnic – drinks and snacks available.

Cathedral 140 Family Fun Day | Southwell Minster

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