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Jubilee Family Activities

Saturday 28 May to Sunday 5 June

Celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations with a week of family activities. Make your own paper crowns and patchwork flags, enjoy a picnic in the cloisters and download a trail to explore Durham's riverbanks.


Visit us during opening hours for fun activities, including trails to spot Bede the Bear around the cathedral. Between 11am-3:30pm, make a jubilee-inspired paper crown to take home.

Spend lunchtimes (11am to 1pm) from Saturday 28 May to Sunday 5 June on the grass in the cloister for a picnic - bring your own food or grab a bite to eat from the cathedral's cafe.

Book tickets for a flag-making workshop and learn how to hand sew a 'boro' patchwork flag in special workshops on Saturday 4 June at 10am and 1.30pm, and Sunday 5 June at 10am. Book tickets here.

Spot the signs of spring along the wooded riverbanks around Durham with a range of free downloadable walking trails.

For older children, visit Durham Cathedral Museum to find out which king's head is buried at the cathedral and how medieval kings called on St. Cuthbert for protection in battle. Until Sunday 3 July, your ticket to the museum will gain you access to Crown and Cathedral: Durham's Royal Stories, an exhibition featuring stories and objects from the visits of monarchs inclusing Charles I and Elizabeth II. Book museum tickets here. Currently, the museum is not open on Sundays.

See everything that is happening at Durham Cathedral in celebration of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.