Most sessions are free. See further down page for details.
Monday 30th July 2018 - Fri 31st August 2018
People have been making their mark in the Cathedral for centuries and since our Artist in Residence is using our ancient graffiti as her inspiration, why not join in the fun and go looking for some of the marks people have left around the Cathedral on this special trail. Trails can be picked up in the Cathedral Shop or from the Information Desk.
Wax Sculpture Drop-In Sessions
Thursday 9th Aug, 10–12:30, Saturday 11th Aug, 13-15:00, Sunday 12th August, 10:30–11 & 12:30–13, Thursday 16th August, 10:00 – 12:30, Thursday 23rd August, 10–12:30.
FREE, drop-in sessions suitable for children and adults. No booking required. All sessions in the North Transept
Join the Cathedral’s Artist in Residence, Ella West, and make your mark in history! All ages are invited to engrave a personal message for a series of wax sculptures Ella is creating for St Albans Cathedral. Inspired by the stunning graffiti left by visitors throughout this historic building over the centuries, the sculptures will incorporate everyone’s messages and will be on show for all to see.
Family Discovery Mornings
- The Nasty Normans! Thu, 9 August 2018 at 10.00am
- Musical Mayhem! Thu, 16 August 2018 at 10.00am
- Terrific Tales! Thu, 23 August 2018 at 10.00am
Suitable for ages 3-11.
The Cathedral advises arriving before 11.30am to complete all the activities.
Meet in the North Transept. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Explorer Guides & Bag - available every day!
Children's Explorer Guide
With our exciting Children's Explorer Guide you can find out more about Saint Alban and follow a trail around the Cathedral, learning fascinating facts as you go. Once you have completed the trail, go to the Cathedral Gift Shop to pick up your free badge. The Explorer Guide costs £1.00 and is available at the Cathedral Book Shop and West End of the building.
Explorer bags are filled with clues and objects to track down around this large building and discover some of our "secrets". A great activity for families to do together at any time of year, available from the Cathedral Gift Shop for a refundable £5 deposit. Suitable for children aged 3 - 7 years.
Address and contact details
St Albans Cathedral, Sumpter Yard, St Albans
Postcode: AL1 1BY