Southwell Minster is proud to be bringing back the popular 'BrickMinster' summer trail for children and families for the duration of the summer holidays.

This year the mini-brick models will be inspired by the cathedral's fabulous stained glass windows - the colours, shapes and stories they tell. Visitors can collect a trail booklet from one of the stewards (suggested donation 50p) and take a walk around the Minster hunting for amazing Lego® models, which are all designed and created by a local family.

Plus there will be a display of art work - also inspired by the windows - made by schools and children from Nottinghamshire. All are welcome and there's no need to book - just turn up and find out more about this wonderful building and the stories it tells. You're also warmly invited to a family friendly launch service on Sunday 14th July at 5pm in the Minster, led by local children - and feel free to bring your Lego® creations with you.

A Brickminster celebration service will be held on Sunday 8th September at 9.30am to which all families and children are welcome to bring their models and enjoy some crafts, games and activities. See July’s paper for further details.

The ever popular medieval themed family fun day out at the Minster and Gardens is on 30th July, in the company of Robin Hood and his merry outlaws. Try your hand at traditional crafts (eg wood turning and weaving) accompanied by the City of Lincoln Waites traditional medieval musicians. There will be archery, dancing and 'make and take' craft activities, and a suggested donation of £1 per child over 3, adults and tots are free (small charges may apply for some activities). Bring a picnic and stay all day - refreshments will be available - all welcome.

Diana Ives, Education Officer says: 'We are delighted to be able to offer fun days out for children and their carers during the long summer holidays, and BrickMinster is a great concept, which children and adults seem to enjoy. The Minster is a wonderful space for both fun and reflective activities, and the gardens are beautiful at this time of year. There is nothing better than to see all generations having fun together here.'

Published June 2019