The cathedral offers special attention to families, with a wide range of fun activities.
A Tudor Tour with Mistress Scarlett
A guide in Tudor costume as Mistress Scarlett on Saturday, October 23 at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
The scandalous Abbot! The poor abandoned queen! The fabulous fan jump! Margaret Scarlett, the wife of famous Tudor ‘Old Scarlett’ gravedigger, has all the latest gossip and she loves to share it. Join the costumed guide on this 60-minute tour of the cathedral’s turbulent Tudor history. Suitable for all ages.
Tickets £ 6 per person for £ 20 for a group of 4, + booking fee. Children receive a free activity book.
Cambridge Science Center activities
Visit of the Cambridge Science Center from Monday 25 October to Thursday 28 October from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Cambridge Science Center will host walk-in demonstrations of scientific wonders. The Cambridge team offers a fantastic interactive exhibit in which all ages can engage in fun entertainment to learn all about the wonders of the scientific world.
On Monday and Thursday, special demonstrations will be given. Unsupervised activities are available Tuesday and Wednesday. There is no charge (entry to the cathedral is by donation).
From Monday 25 to Thursday 28 October at 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. every day. A 90-minute astronaut-themed activity for kids, including teddy bear parachuting.
The session is inspired by the Apollo 11 moon landing. Help Teddy with his astronaut training and have fun with games and crafts.
For ages 4 and up, but younger children can participate with the support of a parent or guardian.
Tickets £ 6 per child for the 90 minute activity session. The price includes a plush toy to take home.
The National Space Center Inflatable Star Dome
Thursday October 28, shows on time between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Leicester’s National Space Center brings its incredible inflatable planetarium to the cathedral for night sky tours. Without the problem of light pollution, their presenter will help you spot hundreds of stars and see the seasonal constellations, as well as uncover some of the myths and legends behind them.
Tickets are £ 7.50 per person + booking fee.
One Small Step by Peter Walker
This is the last week that One Small Step, the work of sculptor Peter Walker, will be exhibited at the Cathedral. It is a great place to take pictures.
The opening hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on weekdays and from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sundays. Check the changes to these times here: Gallery view or Moon with view
During your visit, on the dates selected, you can either take a 15-minute “Gallery View” trip up the stairs to take pictures from above, or a 45-minute “Moon View” trip until you see the view from the top of the tower.
Tickets for Gallery View are £ 3 per person (ages 8 and up only).
Tickets for Moon with a View cost £ 6 per person (ages 8 and up only).
For more information, visit www.peterborough-cathedral.org.uk/halfterm