Notts events target LEGO and Robin Hood fans
LEGO 'Brickminster' and a Robin Hood Medieval Day are highlights of the programme at Southwell Minister, Nottinghamshire this summer.
School holidays beckon and families are in for a treat again this summer at Southwell Minster and the Archbishop’s Palace with several fun events to enjoy for free and no booking necessary!
For the first time ‘Brickminster’ – a Lego based experience – comes to the cathedral from 20 July to 5 September with a mini-brick trail to discover the hidden models, and from 10.30am-3.30pm on 31 July there’s a drop-in activity day with refreshments.
Education Officer, Diana Ives says: “We are so excited about the summer of ‘Brickminster.' Local father and son team, James and David, have used their creativity and enthusiasm for Lego to bring the Medieval Cathedral to life in a completely unique and fun way. The trail will take visitors around the building, while on 31 July you'll be able to get creative with a series of themed crafts, activities and challenges.”
Stepping back in time, multi Award winning Ezekial Bone is Robin Hood on 15 August at the Archbishop’s Palace. Joining him for this Medieval Themed Family Day are his trusted Merry Men and musical minstrels, Hautbois, providing an educational and fun-packed day for all the family from 11am – 4.30pm.
Education Assistant, Donna Selby says: “Try your hand at bodging with Friar Tuck, be entertained by music from the Minstrels and listen to their living history talks about medieval life in England. There will be presentations from Robin and his men and of course they will be available for photo opportunities and sketches throughout the day. Make sure you practise you archery skills with the Sherwood Archers, just in case the Sheriff of Nottingham finds you.
"And of course as you would expect from the Archbishop’s Palace events, there will be crafts and trials available throughout the day, refreshments and a pop -up shop. Definitely a day to put in your diary.”
For more information: Diana@southwellminster.org.uk or Donna@southwellminster.org.uk
Get more inspiring reading
We are continuing to produce seasonal 'mini magazines' and make them available for you to use offering encouraging, engaging content – still stories, still jargon-free, still designed to be given away, still free. Our latest, an 8-page issue for Christmas 2019, will be available very soon – order HERE from CPO.