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Day Programmes for Large Year Groups Reception, KS1, 2 and 3

A creative carousel for curious children!

If you are planning on bringing large numbers into the Cathedral, we can offer you a variety of activities as part of a carousel. Each activity lasts approximately 45 minutes and we can deliver two programmes and would require school staff to deliver the others.
Please be aware that content and delivery is pitched according to age. We recommend groupings of Reception and Lower KS1 and Upper KS1 and KS2.

Please bring sufficient adults to ensure that you can keep students in small, closely supervised groups - a maximum of 6 pupils to 1 adult for R and KS1 pupils, 8 pupils to 1 adult for KS2 and 10 pupils to 1 adult for KS3 .

Please be aware of other groups taking part in tours and give any services a wide berth unless you wish to attend or observe – in which case please ensure that your group behaves appropriately. Printing and bringing a site plan is recommended. The Cloister is available for eating packed lunches and it may be possible to leave bags in the Bowerbank Room (education room) on request.

What activities can we do?

  • A number of Cathedral trails to explore the Cathedral and cloister with school staff. Discover Norwich Cathedral, Monk’s Trail, Normans Trail, Noah Trail, Science Trail, Green Man and Dragon trails. Costs vary from £1.50 to 50p.
  • An encounter in the Cathedral and herb garden (spring and summer) with Cathedral staff
  • A Monks Tour dressed in monk’s robes with Cathedral staff
  • Graffiti hunting, stone rubbing and sketching with school staff
  • A classroom art/craft activity on the theme of monks, roof bosses, Green Man, stained glass windows, crosses by Cathedral staff

How many children can we bring and how much does it cost?

A minimum of 60 and maximum of 200 children (Trails an extra cost, discount on large numbers). Activities cost £2.00 per child.

Independent self-guiding tours

You are welcome to guide your pupils round the Cathedral without assistance from our staff. We request that you have a maximum of 6 pupils to 1 adult for KS1 pupils and 8 pupils to 1 adult for KS2 pupils. Schools are welcome to use the education room to store bags and eat packed lunches (for less than 60 pupils) if it is not in use by other schools. The cloister is available for snacks, lunches and break times and

How many children can we bring and how much does it cost?

We are flexible about numbers. Self-guided tours cost £1.00 per child, adults and helpers are free.


What's On

October '14

Library Open Afternoon
Broderers' Guild Workshop Tour