Family Visits

A place for families

A visit to Gloucester Cathedral is a perfect day out for families and children of all ages. With plenty of space indoors and outside to let off steam, Gloucester Cathedral offers fun and discovery whatever the weather.

Some of the fun things to do in the Cathedral for families include:

  • See where Harry Potter was filmed in the Cloister using the info hub or a Magic, Monks and Mystery Guide

  • Lie on the floor or use the mirror to look up at the golden heavenly orchestra on the Quire ceiling

  • Feed the hungry gargoyles near the exit

  • Enjoy an ice cream from the Monk’s Kitchen eatery

  • Find a stone mason’s mark

  • Hug a pillar in the Nave. How many people with arms outstretched would you need to reach all the way around?

  • Send a secret message through the Whispering Gallery

  • Relax in a deckchair in the Cloister Garth garden

  • Play medieval games on Cathedral Green (instructions available from the Welcome Desk)

Further Information

Little girl in Cloister

Useful to know

Once everyone’s worked up an appetite Cathedral Green is a great place for picnics or Mini Monk Children’s lunchboxes can be purchased from The Monk’s Kitchen eatery. High chairs are also available upon request.

Nappy changing facilities are available.

Lifts provide level access for pushchairs in the ground floor areas of the building.

If you’re visiting the Crypt or Tribune Galleries, empty pushchairs may be left on the ground floor level of the Cathedral at the owners own risk.

Children under 6 years old (including babes in arms) are not permitted on Tower Tours.