Due to our Monsters of the Sea exhibition there is restricted access to some parts of the building and the Cloisters will be closed during this period.

Family Visits

Families with children of any age are welcome at the Cathedral. There are plenty of 'hands on' things to see and do and a visit is a great day out during the holidays.

Monks, Mischief &Marauders activity book

Monks, Mischief & Marauders cover

Children can discover the Cathedral using the Monks, Mischief & Marauders activity book, created by children’s illustrator, Emma Metcalfe. These colourful guides are packed full of fun facts about characters from the Cathedral's past, plus puzzles and some terrible jokes! Monks, Mischief & Marauders is on sale at £2 per copy. You'll find it in the Cathedral shop, Old Scarlett's Emporium.

Tower Tours

The Cathedral Upper Level and Tower Tours (1.5 - 2 hours) are an adventure behind the scenes. The Upper Level and Tower Tour explores the history of the behind the scenes spaces along the way, taking in the view from one of the tallest towers in Peterborough. The tours happenthroughtout the year and are open to ages 8+ (children must be accompanied by a responsible adult). Pre-booking is advised as there are limited places on each tour.

Tower Tour

More details are here: Tower Tour dates and booking






Explorer Backpacks 

Little ones can explore the Cathedral using free Explorer Backpacks. The child sized backpacks are designed with children aged 7 and under in mind to borrow during your visit. They’ll receive a magnifying glass for close-up viewing, a tape measure for sizing up columns, a pair of binoculars to examine the ceilings, a torch for peering into dark corners and an activity trail suggesting things to find. The pack comes with a little teddy bear called Benedict, plus coloured paddles for a ‘stained-glass window’ view of things. The Explorer Backpacks are free to borrow in exchange for a donation. The backpacks are available all year round during opening hours from Old Scarlett's Emporium located at the entrance to the Cathedral.

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