Come rain or shine, there’s a range of activities to ensure a memorable experience at Winchester Cathedral.
DATE & TIMESummer 2023
Summer family trail
Step into history this Summer with Winchester Cathedral’s Children & Families Story Walking Map. Discover medieval Queens, deep divers, pilgrims, and hidden creatures.
Pick up a free trail from the Welcome Desk.
Kings and Scribes exhibition
Included with your general admission ticket, explore over 1,000 years of history across a spectacular three-level exhibition.
Meet influential Anglo-Saxon kings in the city from which they ruled and discover the role of Winchester’s Anglo-Saxon and Norman Cathedrals.
Family friendly services
Services are welcome to all ages and worship is always free of entry charge. Children may enjoy Evensong services more, as this provides an opportunity to listen to the choirs singing.
The perfect pit stop
Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, the Cathedral Cafe has a calming atmosphere, with plenty of indoor and outdoor seating, making it the perfect location to recharge.
Enjoy views of Winchester Cathedral whilst you tuck into tasty treats including Children’s specials:
-Mini Oreo cookies
-White chocolate & strawberry rice crispy squares
-Nutella & banana pancakes
-Blueberry compote & yoghurt pancakes
-Homemade breaded fish fingers and chips
-Cheddar cheese toasted sandwich
-Vegetable sticks & hummus
Mark your trip to Winchester Cathedral with a souvenir
Visit the Winchester Cathedral Gift Shop to browse a range of products inspired by the life, history and treasures of Winchester Cathedral.
From cuddly toys to children’s books, there’s something for all interests.
The fun doesn’t stop once summer is over. Don’t miss…
The Spectacular Music of Harry Potter
Grab your cloak and your wand and join us for a spellbinding concert featuring the spectacular music from the magnificent Harry Potter films – performed by the sensational International Film Orchestra.
Don't miss the 'Be A Chorister for An Afternoon' Event
Winchester Cathedral are pleased to host events for children all year round, including the ‘Be A Chorister for An Afternoon’ event. A free afternoon activity that is open to any boy in Year 3 (aged 7 or 8) who would like to learn more about life as a Chorister at Winchester Cathedral.
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