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 free 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 cafe which is open 10am to 4pm.

Thumbs Up It’s Thursday

All Saints Church run activity days every Thursday during the school holidays and half terms as part of Thumbs Up It’s Thursday, a popular event for families. All Saints usually have a wide range of craft activities inspired by the history and architecture of All Saints.

Our drop in Activity days run every Thursday in the school holidays (except Christmas) between 11.30am -2.30pm and is for accompanied children only. There is a small charge per craft activity to cover costs, ranging from 50p – £4.00.

Our next  drop in Thumbs Up Its Thursday will be on Thursday 2nd June 2002:

Birds and Bugs and Butterflies
Create your own array themed crafts-, including wooden bee houses, bug suncatchers, scratch art and decorating windchimes.
11.30am- 2.30pm

Accompanied children only.

Prices range from 50pm- £4.00. Cash only. Change appreciated!

 

Please find below the Summer holiday programme for Thumbs Up Its Thursday:

Thursday 28th July: Holiday Fun!: Prepare for the holidays: design your own mini beach bucket and spade; seaside scratch art and suncatchers and make a seaside wreath.

Thursday 4th August: Amazing animals: Create your own array of animals themed crafts, including  decorating spiral snakes, butterfly suncatchers, bird finger puppets and dragons eggs.

Thursday 11th August: Terrific Treasure! Take inspiration from the medieval tiles discovered at All Saints Church! Take inspiration to make your own mosaics and create mini wooden treasure chests to keep treasured items in.

Thursday 18th August: Kings, Queens and Castles: Did you know the first King of England was crowned on the site of All Saints Church? Come and make your own creations fit for royalty- including creating crowns and decorating swords and colouring castles.

Thursday 25th August: Summer Crafts: Enjoy the highlights of craft activities form the summer – from decorating crowns to decorating suncatchers and scratch art.

We’d love to see your creations! Please share pictures on Facebook and Instagram @allsaintschurchkingston and #ThumbsUpItsThursday

See our ‘make at home’ family craft ideas!

Click to download PDF instructions for activities below:

Brilliant Bug Craft Instructions. The creation of this resource has been made possible thanks to the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Make Your Own Easter Chick Instructions

Make Your Own Heart Shaped Basket Instructions

Make a Super Christmas Star

Make your own Paper Plate Angel

Make your own colourful lanterns

How to make a Stained Glass Window

Make your own Crown instructions

Design a Medieval Tile Instructions

Design your own coin

Make an Anglo-Saxon Brooch Instructions

Marvellous Music Instructions

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…!