Seaside in the City

11 August 2018

Seaside in the city comes to Wakefield Cathedral

Families are invited into Wakefield Cathedral this Saturday for a special seaside-in-the-city themed free craft event to mark the #wakefieldseaside weekend.

This weekend the city of Wakefield will be transformed into Wakefield-by-the-sea with sand, donkey rides, buckets and spades, and Wakefield Cathedral is playing its part by offering a free craft drop-in for families.

It is all part of the Cathedral’s summer family fun programme launched last week when families were invited on a treasure hunt to find different plants hidden in the Grade 1 listed building’s famous collection of Victorian stained glass windows as part of a day of free plant themed crafts.

Funded by Allchurches Trust, Hymns Ancient and Modern, and the Sir George Martin Trust, there are five family fun sessions that run throughout August. This Saturday's drop in is from 11am- 3pm and families can make their own suncatchers, lighthouses, origami boats, and there will be another discovery trail through the cathedral.

The Community Outreach officer, Gillian Bunn said: “Once you start looking round, it is amazing what you can find here in our cathedral; you can always discover something new.

“We had a lovely time finding different plants and flowers hidden in our windows and have more exciting crafts planned for the rest of our summer family fun programme,’ she added.

This Saturday's drop in is 11am - 3pm and the next sessions are on Thursday August 30 from 10-12noon and again from 1-3pm and the theme is animals.

They are all free. Children should be accompanied by a responsible adult.

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