Fun with friends at Peterborough Cathedral Easter Trail

Just before the Easter holidays began, I sat down with a cup of coffee and looked through the Term Times magazine the Beans had brought home from school to see what activities were on in the area over the school holidays. One activity that stood out was an Easter trial at Peterborough Cathedral.

Always more fun with friends

Adventures on a bus

I invited Karin, Ella and Sam to join us, and we formulated a plan to go into Peterborough on the bus to make it more of an adventure for the children.

The bus was a great idea; it really got the day off to a fun start for the children. They were all really excited, and buying a group saver ticket worked out at £8.60 for the 7 of us, which was much cheaper than paying for two cars for the day in the car park.

Peterborough City Centre Fun and Frolics


Our bus pulled into the station, leaving us with enough time to have a meander through the City Centre, allowing the children to let off steam before heading to the Cathedral. What is it with children and water??

Peterborough Cathedral Easter Trail

Peterborough Cathedral
Peterborough Cathedral

We arrived at the Cathedral at 11.30, ready to start the trail. We received a friendly welcome and an explanation of how to do the trial. It was a free activity with the option to do crafts at the end for just £3 per child. Each child was given a Cathedral map together with a small bag to help them complete the trail.

Peterborough Cathedral
Peterborough Cathedral
Peterborough Cathedral

As we worked from station to station, the children read about the true story of Easter and were asked to think about different people: People who were important to them, people who were gone but not forgotten, people who were suffering. After completing each task, they took a small bead and placed it in their bag. In the end, they made their beads into a small cross for a wrist band or necklace.

Peterborough Cathedral
Peterborough Cathedral

We paid £3 per child for them to do crafts, of which there were 4 fun activities. This was such great value for money. They made an Easter Candle, a stained glass window collage, an Easter garden and sun catchers. In total, we probably spent a good couple of hours at the Cathedral.

Peterborough Cathedral

As well as making the trail, it allowed us to take in the Cathedral’s beauty and talk about some of the monuments there. Jelly Bean wanted to know why this man’s head was lying on a dog’s bottom!!! I giggled and explained it was actually a pillow, but I could see where he was coming from.

Dinner date at Pizza Express

Pizza Express
Pizza Express

Afterwards, we went to Pizza Express (our favourite) for a yummy lunch and to rest our weary feet before jumping back on the bus to come home.

Tired little man

Mummy Matters

Poor Jelly Bean was so tired he fell asleep in his buggy just before we got on the bus and woke when we were back at the car near Karin’s house, so he was a little upset that he had missed the bus.

It was a really fun day out with friends and very tiring too.

6 thoughts on “Fun with friends at Peterborough Cathedral Easter Trail”

    • Thank you, I wish I had taken my DSLR but I didn’t want the weight of it for the day or to take it on the bus so I used my compact and my phone. Sadly there were a lot which didn’t make the final cut but I am quite happy with some of these 🙂

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