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Currently schools can participate in our full outdoor learning program and can visit the Cathedral in a self-led capacity.

All visits must be booked by emailing or telephone 0191 3744070

Outdoor guided visits

Geography - an adventure in the Cathedral’s woodlands and riverbanks. Children use a compass and draw a map with landmark features.

History - look at the City, the walls and defences. Learn about the two mills beside the river and how people lived and worked.

Environmental Art  - children will explore colour, patterns and textures in the environment surrounding the Cathedral. They will use their senses to listen and draw woodland sounds.

Woodland experience - learn about plants, seed dispersal, life cycles, animals, habitats and food chains through a range of environmental games and activities.

Outdoor Cuthbert - go outdoors into our woodlands and discuss Cuthbert’s love of the natural world through drama



Prices for schools and colleges

  • Self guided half day visit: £2.50 (including VAT) per child
  • Outdoor learning half day: £3.50 (including VAT) per child
  • Whole day visit: £5 (including VAT) per child
  • Loans box: £25 (including VAT) per 4 weeks.

All accompanying adults – such as staff, carers and helpers - are free.

Please note that you must book to visit the Cathedral if you are an educational group.