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Worcester Festival

Worcester Festival Events at the Cathedral

12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

There are a number of events, tours and family activities taking place here at the Cathedral during this year's Worcester Festival, which takes place from Saturday 13 - Monday 29 August 2022. 

Fossils in the Geopark Exhibition, 3 - 30 August

Travel back millions of years this August at Worcester Cathedral with the 'Fossils in the Geopark' exhibition.

Throughout August Worcester Cathedral will be exhibiting in the South Cloister a display of fossil specimens and exhibition posters entitled “Fossils in the Geopark” created by Geologists in the Geopark.

As part of the exhibition there will be a display of specimens from the Lapworth Museum and further information leaflets to accompany the exhibition. And for our younger geologists we will have detective trails to explore the geology in the Cathedral as well as other activities.

Summer Festival Fayre in the Cloister, Saturday 13 August

Join us for a Summer Festival Fayre in the Cathedral cloister from 10am - 4pm. 

We are now taking bookings for stallholders. Pitches are priced at £60 for businesses and £40 for registered charities. 

If you are a stallholder and would be interested in a pitch at our Summer Festival Fayre, please email for more information. 

Turn Up For a Tour, Monday - Saturday daily at 11am and 2.30pm

No need to book, just turn up and join our knowledgeable tour guides to learn all about our historic building!

Click here for more information.

Library Tours, Monday 15 & Friday 26 August, 12-1pm

Join our Librarian for a Guided tour of the Cathedral Library, offering a chance to see the Worcester Antiphoner and other medieval manuscripts, historic documents and rare books from the archives.
*£10pp, access is via a steep spiral stairway and  unfortunately there is no disabled access.

More details and a booking link will follow soon!

Ancient Rocks & Relics Family Activities, Tuesday 16 & Thursday 25 August, 10.30am-3pm

Journey back in time and create your own fossil, and carve an ancient remain. You will also have the opportunity to design a #worcestercathedralrocks stone.

Free, drop-in family activities in the Undercroft Learning Centre. 

Kites & Knights Family Activities, Thursday 18 & Tuesday 23 August, 10.30am-3pm

Come and join us and let your imagination take flight by designing your very own kite and brave knights shield.

Free, drop-in family activities in the Undercroft Learning Centre. 

Tower Tour, Thursday 18 & Monday 29 August, 12-1pm, & Saturday 20 & 27 August 11am-12pm

With a Cathedral Guide, climb the 235 steps up the Cathedral Tower where on a clear day you will see spectacular views over the city and Worcestershire beyond.

* Pay at the Welcome desk on the day, £10 pp, subject to weather and availability. There is no disabled access. Over 10 years only. Terms and conditions apply.

Cathedral Grounds Tour, Tuesday 23 August, 12-1pm

Enjoy hearing the Cathedral's history led by an experienced Cathedral Guide in the fresh air and beautiful outdoor space. This tour takes you across uneven and sometimes wet surfaces, and up and down steps and therefore is not suitable for anyone who has limited mobility or difficulty walking.

Booking link will follow soon. 

Stonemasons Yard Tour, Thursday 25 August, 12-1pm

A fascinating guided tour given by one of the Cathedral Stonemasons to view behind the scenes in the working stonemasons yard and hear about the work that is carried out there.

Booking link will follow soon. 

The Beautiful Big Bug Adventure, Friday 26 August, 10.30am-1.30pm

We're going on a bug hunt, We're going to find a big one…'
Come along and take part in Worcester Cathedral's bug safari and see how many you can spot and name. Have a go at making your very own bug hotel and creating a beautiful dragon fly.
Free drop-in family activity. More details will follow soon. 


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