Informal Family Fun

Activities for Christmas

Star of Wonder - Christmas Trail, 4 December - 31 December (now closed)
Enjoy a star-led trail around the Minster in your family bubble and retell the story of Christmas using the windows, sculpture and art to be found in the Minster.
Download your trail sheet now


The Shepherd's Tale
Hear the story below, of a young shepherd’s journey to Bethlehem to visit Jesus.


Activity Sheets
Check out our Christmas activities pack, including a wordsearch, colouring exercise and even a chance to make your own angel!

Download it here


Window Tour
Take a tour of the windows in the Minster which tell the Christmas story - please click video below


Forthcoming Family Events


Children and their carers are encouraged to explore the Minster, Palace and gardens together at their leisure, with a range of activities provided, designed to help them to discover the Minster’s stories and fun facts.

Congratulations on the superb Easter activities in the Minster. I had a wonderful time. I made a prayer bracelet and helped several other children to make one. The children loved the quiz sheet

Discovery Trails: available from our welcome desk, or ask a friendly steward.
Our themed and seasonal trails guide you on a journey of discovery around the Minster to find its hidden treasures. You can also borrow some binoculars and a torch to help you to explore.

Fun days: Our regular drop-in family fun days offer activities, crafts, games, stories (and more!) on a theme. Recent events have included the Romans, Medieval fun with Robin Hood, a Victorian Christmas or a Lego themed day. See the events notice board below to find out about future Family Fun Days.

You might also like to join us for our family-friendly events and services such as our annual Christingle and crib service near Christmas or the animal blessing service. Keep an eye on the events below to find out what's coming up or contact Diana Ives, Education Officer 01636 817993