Family Monsters Wow Day & Summer Story Times at Lincoln Cathedral
Come along to our MONSTER family event on Saturday 1 September 2018 at 1pm with lots of fun activities inspired by the strange beasts, mega-monsters and creepy creatures you can find inside and outside the Cathedral walls. Can you spot the signs of good and evil hidden around the carvings and statues?
The Cathedral Library is full of monsters to discover and around the Cathedral grotesques are carved into the stone. Family Wow day gives families the chance to explore parts of the Cathedral which might be new to them and take part in activities across the Cathedral including:
- Design and make your own sea- monster collage based on the fantastical beast imagery in the Wren library
- Take a monster trail based on the carved grotesques found round the Cathedral
- Help create a giant sea-monster in the Nave
- Take a ͚monster good and evil͛ trail with an expert guide
- Make a clay monster to take home
- Spot the Lincoln Imp and learn about the story which makes the Imp famous.
- Make monster art
- Hear some amazing monster stories
The day ends with a service in St Hugh͛s Choir which everyone is invited to attend.
This event is included in the Cathedral͛s normal entry charge. Family tickets are available.
Summer Story Times
Come and join us in the Cloister for some story times on the lawn including themed crafts and trails for children aged five and under with their grown-ups. Our education team read a story to the children, using props to bring the meanings alive. These memorable sessions take place in the Cloister or if the weather is bad in one of the Cathedral͛s many chapels.
Enjoy free entry to the Cathedral when you enjoy Story Times in the Cloister as part of your visit.
11am and 1pm on the following dates.
Thursday 2nd and Thursday 9th
Tuesday 14th and Thursday 16th
Tuesday 21st and Thursday 23rd
Tuesday 28th and Thursday 30th
When you next visit, let the children show you around with one of our new explorer backpacks
which you can borrow from the welcome desk. The backpacks, which are free to use as an
interactive trail of the Cathedral, will feature five different themes and will contain booklets,
information, replica items, puzzles, challenges, and in some cases real artefacts. They are designed
to engage families with the Cathedral͛s stories, people, archaeology and architecture through
The themes currently include; ͚Animal Adventure͛ for three to six-year olds, which is about finding
the many animal carvings around the Cathedral, and ͚Work, Work, Work͛ for six to 11-year olds,
which teaches children about how crafts people keep the Cathedral alive today. There will also be a ‘Pilgrimage’ pack, ‘Cathedral Creatures’ and ‘Signs and Symbols’ packs coming soon.