Family Visits Notice Board
We aim to offer families a fun, educational time when they visit Rochester Cathedral. This page outlines resources, activities and events on offer. Please check this page regularly for updates and details of special events.
Free Trail and Activity Sheets
A variety of free trail sheets are available at the Welcome Desk. Many of these change seasonally. Please feel free to download a copy of any of our sheets before or after your visit.
Cathedral I-Spy - Spot the furniture and decoration shown in the photographs and find out about the cathedral as you explore.
Memorials & Monuments I-Spy - Search out the memorial stones and monuments shown in the photographs to find out more about people linked to this building.
Junior Word Search - A simple word search using words associated with a cathedral. Answer sheet available here
Cathedral Word Search - A more complex version of the above. Answer sheet available here
Advent Word Search - An Advent-themed word search. Answer sheet available here
Lent and Easter Word Search - A word search on the themes of Lent and Easter. Answer sheet available here
Easter Trail - Follow the story of Holy Week and Easter through the stained-glass windows in the Cathedral.
Heraldry Trail - Decode the coats of arms of our Bishops in the Quire.
For visitors wishing to spend time reflecting, a variety of prayer activities are sometimes on display in the Ithamar Chapel in the crypt. These change seasonally.
Special Activities and Events
Sorry, no specific dates available at the moment.
Most Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in the Summer Holidays
Drop into the Cathedral and do some brass rubbing (50p a "rub") and / or use one of our I-Spy trails to explore the cathedral.
Family Audio Tour
In 2009 we launched our Family Audio Tour. For a small charge handsets can be hired to explore the cathedral with Eggie the eagle.