Family Learning

All Saints Church is open between 10am and 4pm every day. Visitors are welcome to come and explore the historic church using our family trail sheets (available in the church), heritage gallery and activities. Visitors can also enjoy a hot drink and a slice of cake in the tranquil surroundings of our new The Café Where England Began which is open weekdays 10am to 4pm.

Heritage Gallery

Visit our free heritage gallery at All Saints and learn about the fascinating history of the church and Kingston from the Anglo-Saxon coronations through to the present day. Watch our introductory video and explore interactive timelines.

 

 

Trails

All church trails are available to pick up from All Saints Church for free.

  • Family Trail – Explore the church using this activity booklet with quizzes, clues and colouring-in.
  • Monuments Trail – Detailed tour of our interesting collection of monuments.
  • Stained Glass Trail – Discover the hidden stories within our spectacular stained glass windows.
  • Architectural Trail – Learn about the history of the All Saints Church building.

 

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Treasure Chest

A new and exciting way for visitors of all ages to explore the church!

  • Hunt the skeleton graffiti with our torch and magnifying glass
  • Use binoculars to get a closer look at our angel ceiling
  • Play an anglo saxon board game
  • Dress up as Saxon Thanes and Ladies
  • and much more…

 

   

All Saints Kingston holds drop in activity days during the school holidays combining trails, crafts and games with our history and heritage.  Activity days are held in the church between 11am and 2pm and are for accompanied children only. Admission is free and there may be some small charges for individual craft activities. The church is fully accessible and we have toilets and a cafe on site. Full details of event days can be found in our events calendar.

 

 

Upcoming Activity Days

27 July- History Detectives Trails- 10am-4pm

Explore All Saints, hunting historical clues and become a certified history detective.

 

3 August-Saxon Art- 11am-2pm

Learn all about Anglo Saxon art and create your own masterpieces. Free admission, some small charges for individual craft activities.

 

10 August- Nature Dectectives- 11am-2pm

Explore the All Saints churchyard and discover it’s unique habitat and wildlife. Learn all about the wildlife of Kingston and how do you become a nature detective. Free admission, small charges for individual craft activities.

 

17 August-Building All Saints-11am-2pm

All Saints is over 1000 years old, but how did they build it all those years ago? Discover how medieval masons measured, how stained glass was made, explore the church with our materials trail and find the secret medieval graffiti still visible today. Free admission, some charges for individual craft activities.

 

24 August-Crafty Allsorts!-11am-2pm 

Enjoy the highlights of the summer with lots of cool craft activities. Free admission, some small charges for individual craft activities.