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Discover York Minster with an exciting series of free half-term activities for children.

Dragon Quest Trail

Legendary knight, St George, needs your help to find all the dragons in York Minster! Follow the clues and complete your noble quest to discover more about these fascinating fiery Creatures that decorate the building.

Sculpture Trail

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

Get creative and take inspiration from the Grinling Gibbons exhibition and follow our sculpture trail, 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.


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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