We offer a general children's guided tour of the cathedral or one more specifically focused to suit your requirements. For example, comparing the two cathedrals is a popular choice. We train our Cathedral Guides (many of whom are former teachers) to work especially with children, and all are experienced at meeting the needs of a school's curriculum. We pride ourselves on being teacher-led. Please ask for what you want; we will do our very best to meet your needs. The cost for this tour is £1.50 per pupil.
You can also do a self guided tour for a suggested donation of £1 per pupil
Mini Visits for Early Years Foundation Stage & Reception classes
Before you bring a class of small children to visit the cathedral we will work with you to devise a programme of your choice based on using all five senses.For example, you might like to arrange for the children to look and wonder at the size of the arches and the height and decorations of the ceiling, or to see colours in the widows, to feel the shapes and texture of the stone and the wood in the columns and carvings, to sit in the choir stalls and hear choral singing, to smell incense, and to taste ‘special food’. Perhaps you might also like to light candles and include a moment of quiet and stillness.
We always give Special Schools a warm welcome to the Cathedral and are happy to adapt our programmes to suit varying needs. Contact the Jackie Dean our Education Officer to talk about how we can help.
Guided tours can be arranged for all ages and abilities. They can relate to most curriculum areas e.g. History, R.E., and Art. Teachers should specify the focus of their visit on the booking form. Guided tours last between 1 hour and 1 hour 15 minutes.