We have much to offer families. The Cathedral has a sense of awe and wonder for visitors of all ages. A child’s first visit can become a lasting memory for life.


Printed guides for family trails are available for the Cathedral and the woodlands and riverbanks. Pre-booked family tours can be arranged by contacting education@durhamcathedral.co.uk.

Toddler backpacks are free to borrow from the Visitor Desk in the Cathedral, whilst our new visitor experience Open Treasure includes interactive activities and exhibits for visitors of all ages. You can even dress up as a monk! 

During school holidays and some weekends we offer events designed especially for families, and children can also enjoy visiting Durham Cathedral in LEGO in the Undercroft.