Schools & Families


Families are always welcome at Bristol Cathedral and can visit us for free 365 days a year. We are also a Children's University learning destination.

Things for families:

Worship: We have a growing number of children who join us for worship and offer a number of family services throughout the year. If your child needs peace and quiet at any time during a service, you are very welcome to take them to the Chapter House for a bit of space!

Cathedral Kids is our thriving Sunday school which meets every Sunday morning at the 10am Eucharist during choir term. Children of all ages are very welcome. Please contact Jane Walton for more information: 07752 332278 or

Crafty Cathedral: offers free art and craft activities for children and families during school and half term holidays. Find out more. 

 *NEW for 2017* Robin Trail Follow the Cathedral Robin and explore this special building. Download the Robin Trail.

Family Tours:  Guided tours are available most Saturdays at 11.30am & 1.30pm and on Tuesdays at 2.15pm

Family trails are also available during school holidays

Children's UniversityBristol Cathedral is a great place for families and children to visit, and has recently been listed as a Children’s University Learning Destination. The Children’s University is an organisation which signposts young people to exciting learning activities which take place outside the normal school day. Children who are signed up to the scheme all hold a Passport To Learning and earn stamps for each hour of learning they complete outside the classroom. Children who have collected enough stamps are then presented with a certificate at the Children’s University Graduation Ceremony, held in Bristol Cathedral every July. By following our free ‘Time Travellers Trail’, children can earn a stamp for one hour’s worth of learning at Bristol Cathedral. Please ask in the cathedral shop or find one of the vergers to receive your stamp. To take part in the scheme, children should speak to their school as many are already signed up. Happy learning everyone!