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Easter Holidays at York Minster

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Discover York Minster with an exciting series of free holiday activities for children.


Experience Easter Trail  

Monday 11 April – Sunday 24 April

Collect an Experience Easter Trail and explore six interactive stops around the cathedral to learn more about the Easter story.

The stops include the chance to decorate a paper spring flower to take home inspired by the Minster’s Easter Garden.

The trail is suitable for all ages, both adults and children.

Find out more HERE.


Saturday Mornings at York Minster

Saturday 16 April, 10am

Join our new sessions for families – Saturday Mornings at York Minster – and get hands on creating a spring paper flower inspired by the cathedral’s Easter garden.

Families are invited to create a paper flower inspired by the Minster’s Easter garden. The session will also include a short Stations of the Cross service for families in Dean’s Park.

Families are invited to come at any time during the 45 minute event, which starts at 10.00am, and stay for as long or as little as they like.

Find out more HERE.


Stations of the Cross

Follow the footsteps of Jesus and journey around seven stations in Dean’s Park, featuring artwork by local school children and material to encourage reflection and prayer. A final station will be placed inside the Minster on Easter Day, Sunday 17 April.

The stations will be available for people to explore each day in Dean’s Park, which lies to the north of the cathedral and is open daily from 7am to 7pm.

Find out more HERE.


Sculpture Trail

Over three hundred years ago a talented and famous sculptor called Grinling Gibbons created some of the many monuments at York Minster.

Inspired by the Grinling Gibbons exhibition currently on display, follow our sculpture trail and hunt for sculptures and carvings which have been hidden in the building for centuries.


Undercroft Museum

Get hands-on with history in our Undercroft museum. Follow in the footsteps of Roman soldiers, discover the Minster’s connections to Viking York and see archaeological finds from across the centuries in state-of-the-art chambers beneath the cathedral.

The Undercroft Museum tells the story of two millennia of York’s history through digital displays and artefacts from the cathedral’s historic collection, never before on public display.

Find out more HERE.


Our Little Explorer backpacks will also be available from the admissions desk to help younger visitors explore the cathedral during their visit.

Entry to York Minster is free for children, general admission tickets can be pre-booked HERE.

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