Family Fun & Learning

You and your whole family can be sure of a warm welcome and a great day out at Lincoln Cathedral!

To make sure every member of the family has fun, you’ll find fun activities and information around every corner as you explore the Cathedral. At the welcome desk you can pick up an exciting themed backpack, full of activities to enjoy as you explore the Cathedral. For younger children, there is an activity trolley with books, dressing-up, puppets, and much more!

The Discovery Centre is an unmissable hands-on experience that is enjoyable for all ages. Get hands-on in the Discovery Centre with activities for everyone to enjoy! Try your hand at being a stone mason and build a giant arch! Parents, grandparents and toddlers love the cosy play corner, and who doesn’t love dressing-up?

Every school holiday we host much-loved themed family arts and crafts in the Learning Centre, all of which are free with admission. And don’t forget, children aged 16 and under visit free with a paying adult.

See below for more details of upcoming activities you can take part in.

Forthcoming Events

Come and get crafty at Lincoln Cathedral as part of the Lincoln Festival of History this bank holiday weekend.

There will be craft activities in the Learning Centre all weekend during our usual visitor opening hours. You can create your very own crown to take home, craft food for our King’s feast, and learn more about Henry VIII and St Hugh while you colour, cut and collage!

These craft activities are included in your Lincoln Cathedral admission.

Past Events

Have a look at some of our past events so you know what you can expect from our future family events.

Dragons coming to life before your very eyes in the Chapter House



Exploring the fun and excitement of storytelling and theatre with Rhubarb Theatre
Discovering the magic of technology with The Spark Engineering Festival