Free admission for children during half term

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8:00am Holy Communion
10:15am Choral Mattins
11:30am Sung Eucharist
3:15pm Choral Evensong
4:45pm Sunday Organ Recital - Jean-Luc Thellin
6:00pm Eucharist

Free admission for children during half term

Inspire their curiosity

This October half term bring your family to St Paul’s Cathedral and explore the treasures under our Dome. Count the animals (including lions and dolphins) in the ceiling mosaics, encounter our nation’s heroes in the Crypt and marvel at the panoramic views of our city from the Golden Gallery.

Bring your children into St Paul’s Cathedral for free during the October half-term (20-27 October 2019) and discover why we are one of London’s must-visit attractions. 

Dressing up as Christopher Wren

How do I buy tickets?

Book your adult or concession and any chargeable children's tickets in advance online for a discount compared to prices on the day. Free children's tickets will be allocated on arrival.

The offer is valid for up to three free children per paying adult (or concession).

The offer cannot be used in conjunction with other offers or discounts and is valid only when buying tickets direct with the Cathedral.

What can my family do at St Paul's Cathedral?

On Tuesday you can join our drop-in craft activity on the Cathedral floor. The Phoenix is a symbol of resurrection and we have one carved into the exterior of the Cathedral. You can join us to make your very own phoenix headband, do some dressing up or colouring in. All materials will be supplied but please note that children cannot be left unattended. 

Are you interested in what life was like in the Cathedral during the Blitz? If so, come and take part in our Cathedral at War workshop on Thursday (see below for times). Meet a member of the St Paul's Watch and learn about how these amazing men and women kept the Cathedral safe. Then join us for a craft activity in our Education Centre. Please note there is a cost of £5 per child but adults go free and workshop places must be booked and paid for upon arrival at the admissions desk. Spaces are limited to 30 participants per workshop and all adults must be accompanied by a child. We advise coming early to avoid disappointment.

Have you been studying the Great Fire of London? Why not take part in our Great Fire of London Workshop on Saturday? Learn about the pre-Fire Cathedral, see statues that survived the Fire, and lie down in the Quire to experience the majesty of Wren's masterpiece. You will also get the chance to make your very own fire mosaic to take home. Please note there is a cost of £5 per child but adults go free and tickets must be purchased upon arrival at the admissions desk. Spaces are limited to 40 participants per workshop and all adults must be accompanied by a child. We advise coming early to avoid disappointment.

Tuesday, 23 October
10am-12pm
1pm-4pm
Make your own Phoenix headband on the Cathedral Floor (no booking required)

 

Thursday, 25 October
10.30am-12pm Cathedral at War workshop (ages 8-12)
1pm-2.30pm Cathedral at War workshop (ages 8-12)

 

Saturday, 27 October
10.30am-12pm Great Fire of London workshop
1pm-2.30pm Great Fire of London workshop

Please note: There is a fee of £5 per child (accompanying adults are free) to participate in the workshops on 25 and 27 October but the drop-in creative craft sessions on 23 October are free of charge.

Enhance your experience of St Paul’s Cathedral with our free family multimedia guides. Get closer to our magical artwork with fly-throughs of the dome galleries and zoomable close-ups of the breathtaking ceiling mosaics.

There are also free copies of Family Trails available by the Admissions Desk which you can explore during your visit. You can also download the family trails in advance of your visit.

Half term activities at St Paul's Cathedral

Where can we eat at St Paul's Cathedral?

Indulge in a selection of sandwiches, fresh soup, salads and delicious homemade cakes and sweet treats at Wren’s Pantry in the Crypt.

How long is a visit at St Paul's Cathedral? 

Most visitors spend an average of two hours at St Paul’s Cathedral and we think you’ll be amazed by how much there is to do. However you are free to leave and return at any time during the day of your visit.

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