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The fun stuff

It's time to have some fun!

After months of school work on your kitchen table, you deserve a break.

Each week of the summer holidays we will create a new page of fun things to do in a church or churchyard, or from home.

If you're not self isolating, you can visit churchyards and explore the outside of churches, chapels and meeting houses. You may also find some unlocked, so that you can discover what's inside. But please don't travel far unnecessarily and always follow social distancing advice to keep yourselves and others safe.

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We love churches

We want to encourage you to visit them, explore them, draw them and make them out of things you have around the house. We've also got some stories, games, activities and songs!

We will explore over 1000 years of history, look at art and architecture, create art and crafts and tell stories and sing songs.


 

Every church is different!

Do you love art, buildings, walking, cake, climbing, nature, history, cycling, geocaching, trees, finding a quiet space, stepping back in time, embroidery or Doctor Who. Or something else?

Whatever you are into, we have a church that can feed your passion. 

Our activities

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Explore & discover

Lots of activities and excuses to get you out and about visiting and exploring churches, chapels, meeting houses, churchyards and more!

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Arts & crafts

Drawing a picture, making a pillow church or baking a tower.
Treasure houses of art and keepers of stories and legends. What will inspire you?
Lots of arts and crafts activities to do whilst visiting churches and churchyards, or at home.

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Puzzles & games

Take time out to challenge your brain with our puzzles and games.
You'll have hours of fun!

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Especially for little ones

Your little ones will love exploring churchyards and churches with you; finding hidden animals in carvings and stained glass windows, seeking out bugs and flowers amongst gravestones and drawing pictures and doing simple crafts.

These pages are yours

We would love to add your contributions. 

You, or your parents, can share them with us on social using #explorechurcheskids

Or email them to us by clicking here
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Why encourage kids to explore churches?

We believe that churches are for everyone, whether or not you are religious.
We encourage you visit and explore churches, chapels, meeting houses and churchyards. We want you to feel at home, to love them and to care for them.

Finding peace and quiet is one of the ‘50 Things to do in a Church’ and a particular attraction for Michael Palin, writer and performer and Vice President of the National Churches Trust.

Dewch yn Gyfaill Ymddiriedolaeth Genedlaethol yr Eglwysi - ar gyfer pobl sy'n dwli ar eglwysi!