May Half Term 2017

Schools & Family Learning
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7:30am Morning Prayer
8:00am Eucharist
10:15am Doors open for sightseeing
12:30pm Eucharist
4:00pm Last entry for sightseeing
5:00pm Choral Evensong

May Half Term 2017

For the May half term holiday, we invite everyone to take part in Cathedral life, with special activities designed especially for families visiting St Paul's.

As at all times of year, families visiting St Paul's have the option to turn their day ticket into an annual pass at no extra cost. And for the week all people buying a family ticket will receive 10% off all purchases in the Cathedral shop.

We hope you enjoy your visit to St Paul's this half term. Do keep an eye out for events and activities taking place in future school holidays.

Buy 1 day...get 365

Turn your day ticket into an annual pass - for free!
If you buy a sightseeing ticket either online or at the door, you can instantly turn it into an annual pass by using Gift Aid as part of your purchase. This will allow you to return at no extra cost for a whole calendar year, meaning you can come and see us again and take part in family activities in all the school holidays. The Gift Aid option is explained in the online ticketing process and full information is available from the Cathedral's admissions staff.
This offer is available on adult, child, concession and family tickets. A family ticket (two adults, two children) costs £39 online and £44 on the door. 
General information on sightseeing, times and prices

Special drop-in activities

Wednesday 31 May
10.45am - 12.15pm
2 - 3.30pm
For London History Day 2017 St Paul’s Cathedral will display The Jubilee Cope. This extraordinary masterpiece of English ecclesiastical embroidery is decorated with the spires of 73 London churches and St Paul’s Cathedral. It is 40 years old this year having been made for the Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II in 1977. The display will be accompanied by drop-in family craft activities and embroidery demonstrations.
Thursday 1 June
1.30 - 3.30pm
A series of drop-in activities designed for all children as well as their parents or guardians, including:
Making stained glass window effect decorations.
Making scratch art badges.
Dressing up.
There is no need to book for any of these activities and you are able to join and leave at any time.

All day, every day - included in price of admission

Multimedia guides Our multimedia guides let you discover more about all areas of the Cathedral as well as transporting you back in time to some of the most notable times in the history of St Paul's. Available in nine languages these high-resolution touch screen devices are filled with interactive content, fly-throughs of the dome galleries, zoomable close-ups, commentary from historical figures such as Christopher Wren, Florence Nightingale and Admiral Nelson, and a number of activities and quizzes.
Cathedral trails Family trails allow children to discover the Cathedral at their own pace and are packed with fun facts and opportunities to find things, write creatively and draw pictures. They can all be printed in advance of your visit (just click on the pictures) but plenty will be available once inside.
10% shop discount From 29 May - 3 June, all visitors showing a family ticket at the Cathedral shop will receive 10% off all purchases.
Cathedral services As a busy working church, acts of worship are part of our daily life. You are warmly invited to attend all our services - we particularly recommend Choral Evensong, at which you can hear our world-famous choir. Information about service times, as well as brief descriptions about each of our services can be found at

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