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Meet Saint Bede summer holiday activities

Friday 22 July to Sunday 4 September

Meet Saint Bede this summer through free activities and trails in the cathedral, Mondays to Saturdays 10am-4pm during the school holidays.

Learn how a day in your life compares to a monk’s in our activity booklet, and pick up a trail to spot Bede the Bear around the cathedral. Have a go at creating your own colourful carpet page, inspired by the illustrations in the Lindisfarne Gospels, or curl up with a book in our reading nook to delve deeper into life at the cathedral.

Make the most of a sunny summer day by downloading a free riverbanks trail and exploring the lush woodlands and riverbank paths surrounding the cathedral. Will you spot the signs of summer with our new Terrific Trees trail, or find an old mineshaft on the Geology trail?

Throughout 2022 we’re celebrating 1000 years since the relics of the Venerable Bede were brought to the cathedral. See all of our family-friendly events and activities this summer at a glance on our family summer adventures page.

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