The Education staff were well organised, knowledgeable and very welcoming. - Totternhoe CE Academy

How do I book?

Please telephone 01727 890212 or send us an email to discuss your visit and arrange a date.

How far ahead should I book?

It is advisable to book at least a term in advance, especially if you have a particular date in mind. If you are unable to plan this far ahead, please get in touch and we will do our best to accommodate you.

How many children can I bring?

Depending on your chosen activities, we can cater for up to 120 children per session. Please get in touch for further details.

How much does it cost?

  • Full day visit with two activities: £8.50 per child
  • Half day visit with one activity: £4.50 per child
  • Unguided visit: £2.00 per child
  • There is no charge for accompanying adults

Please be advised that any confirmed booking cancelled within 6 weeks of the the date of your visit will incur a cancellation fee of 50% of the total booking fee.

How do I pay?

We will email you an invoice on the day of your visit, which can be paid by cheque or BACs. Full details will be included on your invoice. 

Where do we park?

Unfortunately we are unable to offer parking onsite. Coach parking is permitted at Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre, at the bottom of Holywell Hill at a charge. It is a twenty minute walk through the park to the Cathedral. Coaches can also drop off at the entrance to the Cathedral grounds, near the top of Holywell Hill.

Where do we come on arrival?

Make your way to the Gift Shop in the Cathedral.  A member of Cathedral staff will contact the Education Centre to let us know that you have arrived. You can download a map of the building here.

Where can we eat lunch?

School groups can eat their lunch in the Nave of the Cathedral. On warmer days, there is always the option to eat outside on the Abbey Orchard.

What about the shop and the toilets?

The timings of your visit can be arranged to allow your pupils to visit the Cathedral Gift Shop. Please advise us of this when booking so that this can be built into your schedule. It is asked that pupils visiting the shop should be in groups of less than 15 and must be accompanied by an adult.

The Cathedral toilets are open to the general public and therefore all children need to be accompanied when visiting this facility.

What if we need to cancel the visit or change the number of attending children?

The following cancellation charges apply once written notification is received by the Cathedral Learning Department:

  • More than 6 weeks before your visit: no cost
  • Between 6 and 2 weeks before your visit: 50% of the cost
  • 2 weeks or less plus no shows: 100% of cost

Booking numbers can be adjusted by up to 10% up to 2 weeks ahead of a confirmed visit. Any reduction in numbers of more than 10% within the 2 weeks leading up to your confirmed visit must be agreed with the Learning Department in advance.