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On Friday 3 December the Cathedral & Chapter House with Magna Carta are closed for 'The Snowman' performances - buy tickets here. Services will run as scheduled. 


Family Activities

Salisbury Cathedral is a wonderfully exciting place to explore as a family.

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Family Activities

Salisbury Cathedral is a wonderfully exciting place to explore as a family. The distinctive features, the fascinating history and the visual stimulus alone give endless opportunities for discovery-based activities, art and craft ideas and hands-on fun. Whether from the local community or just visiting for the day families are invited to join in and find out more about this famous landmark.


Family Activity Trails

There are activity trails available free of charge inside the Cathedral, except during services.


Explore Salisbury Cathedral's Medieval History - This new trail helps families discover some fascinating facts and features of the Cathedral whilst following the current one-way system. 


Spires, Stones and Saints Activity Trail - helps families explore some of the important and quirky features of this ancient place. From measuring the wind speed at the top of the spire to finding hidden drawings, there is much to entertain and intrigue.


Ghost Knight Activity Trail - takes you to the locations mentioned in the novel Ghost Knight by award-winning children's writer Cornelia Funke. This story trail invites you to come and see the tomb of the noble knight William Longespee whose help Jon and Ela seek to defeat the baddie.


For younger children age 5 - 7, the Explorer Bag is available for a refundable £5 deposit from the Donations Desk. The bag contains a child friendly guide booklet and an array of interesting items to help younger visitors explore the Cathedral.


Also on offer to families are the following:

*  Regular holiday activities

*  Peregrine fact and activity sheets which can be found here

*  Special family events such as Night Visions

*  A Christmas special for the Under Fives