Families Invited to activities with a civil war theme at Bradford Cathedral

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On Tuesday 28th May Bradford Cathedral will open its doors in the week of May Spring Bank to welcome families into the Cathedral for a range of activities, including some themed around the Civil War of 1642-43.

Taking place from 10am until 2pm on Tuesday 28th May, the activities are free to take part in and include family guided tours at 11am and 1pm, where visitors can find out all about the fascinating details of the historic cathedral building, as well as the self-guided Pelican Trail where children can learn about the history of Bradford Cathedral whilst searching for the pelicans throughout the building.

Alongside the tour and trails there are paper craft activities inspired by the Cathedral’s stained glass windows, and the opportunity for children to design and create their own heraldic shields. There will also be activities based around the Civil War history of the Cathedral.

All the activities are free to take part in, and it’s easy to get to Bradford Cathedral, which is situated next to the Broadway Shopping Centre and only a short walk from the two train stations and the car park at Broadway.

There will also be future activities suitable for families coming up at Bradford Cathedral, including the ‘Messy Cathedral Pentecost’ from 12:30 – 2pm on Sunday 9th June, which will provide a mixture of food, crafts, Bible readings, singing and more, with children helped to create their own headband of paper flames or a paper fire-wand; to explore the Holy Spirit tunnel; or to write their own prayer dove to join the flock that will hang from the Cathedral’s ceiling.

There will also be a further pair of family activity days on Tuesday 23rd and Thursday 25th July from 10am – 2pm, which will include the regular activities, trails and tours, as well as a Shakespearean theme, to mark the performances of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ taking place at the Cathedral that week by ACT Shakespeare. The ‘Romeo and Juliet’ performances also include a matinee showing at 2:30pm on Saturday 27th July.

For more information email Maggie Myers, Director of Education and Visitors, on educationandvisitors@bradfordcathedral.org and to book a place and be sent the latest information visit https://www.bradfordcathedral.org/whats-on/family-activities., where you can sign up to receive all the latest information about future events for families at Bradford Cathedral.


Published: 15/05/2019
Audience: Families
Contact: Bradford Cathedral

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