Photograph of groups of families working together to build objects out of cardboard in the cloisters of Westminster Abbey

Fraternite Family Day: Budding Builders

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Bring your budding builders to England’s oldest garden to get busy with all things bricks and buttresses.

1,000 years of history, all within one incredible building! Join us to explore the artistry in the architecture, the details in the design and the beauty in the buttresses. As part of the day you can:

  • Build a mini Westminster Abbey to take home
  • Follow the trail to discover the surprises of the Abbey building and the incredible people who made it what it is
  • Work together to reimagine the Abbey made out of newspaper!
  • Settle in for storytelling of dragons in the stonework
  • Meet our friends from some of London’s most amazing buildings and take part in their activities. We'll be joined by Tower Bridge, The Jewish Museum, Barts Heritage and the Quentin Blake Centre for Illustration.

Walk through our Gothic Cloisters to find us in College Garden for this free family day filled with amazing activities.

Register now and arrive at the Cloister Entrance in Dean's Yard on the day, then follow the signage to the Garden to find us.

Age suitability

This activity is suitable for children aged 3+.

All children must be accompanied by an adult throughout their time at the Abbey.

Please note that admission to this activity does not include independent access to the Abbey.


These activities are part of Fraternité, a spring season at the Abbey celebrating the links between the UK and France with music, talks and events.