For Families

Activities for all ages

One of Wakefield Cathedral’s values is ‘Inclusive’ and we aim to provide activities and opportunities within the cathedral throughout the year for all ages to enjoy and interact with.

As well as the cathedral being a family-friendly space throughout the week, we also arrange a variety of activities, both online and in person, to give families the chance to engage with the cathedral and learn more about our faith, values and heritage.

Free weekly activity sheets

Every Saturday we produce free weekly craft and activity sheets for you to download and complete at home as a family.

The activities are themed around the readings for the forthcoming Sunday and can include dot-to-dot challenges, wordsearches, crafting activities and much more!

To download this week’s free activity sheets please click on the download links below.

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Storytime under Gaia, Wakefield Cathedral August 2021

Messy Cathedral

Messy Cathedral (or Messy Church as it is often known), is a morning family activity session. Hosted inside the cathedral on key dates throughout the Christian Calendar, Messy Cathedral gives families the chance to get involved with arts and crafts, activities, stories and singing, whilst exploring the different faith-based themes each session is centred around.

Each session is free to attend and includes a free meal for all attendees.

To find out more and discover when the next Messy Cathedral session is, please visit our Messy Cathedral page or for more information email or call 01924 373923.

Cathedral workshops and activities

Throughout the year we host a variety of creative workshops and activity days within the cathedral aimed at children of all ages to enjoy. 

These often fall around the major dates in the Christian Calendar (eg Epiphany, Easter, Harvest, Christmas etc), during school holidays or during activity weekends within the city centre (eg Rhubarb Weekend), usually taking place between 10.00 and 15.00 with free arts, crafts and activities for all to enjoy.

Visit our events page to see what workshops are currently in the diary or contact the cathedral office on 01924 373923 or via

Visit our events page for more information

Virtual Youth Pilgrimage

Along with our sister cathedrals in the Diocese of Leeds (Bradford and Ripon), we have recently produced virtual youth pilgrimages for children of all ages to enjoy (and we expect adults alike may well enjoy exploring the cathedrals online too!) 

As you move through the cathedral you will see photos of some of our clergy and key areas within the cathedral marked by icons which can be clicked to learn more.

Through the use of 360º photography you can explore each area of the cathedral online like never before.


Crack the Code
At the end of your virtual pilgrimage you will be presented with a question where the answer is made up of numbers. Once you’ve completed the Wakefield Cathedral virtual pilgrimage, complete the pilgrimages for Bradford Cathedral and Ripon Cathedral and crack the code, sending your answer to to receive your congratulatory certificate!

*When first accessing our Virtual Pilgrimage, you may wish to give yourself more viewing space by shrinking the series of photos at the bottom of the screen, do this by clicking on the downward arrow above them. 

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Wakefield Cathedral

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