As a royal church, Westminster Abbey celebrates the Commonwealth every day. The Commonwealth Service in March is a particularly joyful and hopeful celebration. Watch these videos to discover more about this family of nations who work together to make the world a better place, through song, dance and creativity.
Commonwealth Creativity - Flag Making
Find out about Westminster Abbey as the Commonwealth church and make a flag of your own to parade with.Play video
Commonwealth Creativity - A song to sing
Join Helen McDonald as she invites you to join her in an interactive singalong with a tune from the Caribbean.Play video
Commonwealth Creativity - Dance
Arumina Kumar shares the wonderful art of Kuchipudi Dance. Why not join in with this beautiful Indian dance?Play video
Commonwealth Creativity - Music and Movement
Try putting words and actions together to learn this Moari song with Donna from Te Kohanga Reo o Ranana.Play video
Commonwealth Creativity - Rhythm
It’s time to move your body to celebrate rhythm and drums with Miishejeloi, performing this energetic dance in Ghana.Play video
Visiting the Abbey
Westminster Abbey is a brilliant place for families to visit. There are animals to spot and stories to discover as you walk round. With over 3,000 people buried and remembered in the Abbey, there really is something for everyone to get excited about.
We run family activities on a variety of themes on Saturdays throughout the year and during local school holidays too. Explore the Abbey and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries with help from our exciting family trails.