Region: Wales

Disabled Facilities: Yes

Category: Day Trip Destinations

Address: St Davids Cathedral, The Close, St Davids, Pembrokeshire SA62 6RH

Contact: 01437 720202



We are part of St Davids Cathedral’s programme of educational outreach to children and young people.

This allows for schools and community groups to engage with the various facets of the Cathedral’s life in conjunction with areas of the National Curriculum. Themed seasons and days use the skills of inspirational artists, educational practitioners and the local community to help visitors engage with Christian, historical and Welsh heritage.

These include Experience Easter and Harvest Festival. There are programmes on offer such as Megastructures and Maths as well as History Alive! We are always able to adapt programmes to be able to focus on anything particular for your group and also can come into schools for a pre or post visit session.

Ty’r Pererin offers space and opportunity for many to reflect on their pilgrimage through life and we have many packages with a pilgrimage focus including a pilgrimage transition day for Year 6 pupils. There are many ways in which visitors, adults, children and pilgrims can engage with the concept of pilgrimage and we have also  hosted INSET days for school staff, as well as staff meetings.

Why is this venue great for School Trips and Educational Visits?

All our programmes relate directly to the curriculum and cover the units for visiting a place of worship. We can link directly to a topic e.g. tudors or symmetry within your classes needs and can cater for small or large groups.

We have links within St Davids to be able to offer other experiences and this is a unique place for children to have a high quality day of learning outside the classroom.

What does a typical school trip or educational visit include?

We tailor each visit specifically to the needs of the group dependent on age, number and time available. This includes giving specific topic related visits.

We have packages for Foundation Phase, Key Stage 1-4 as well as specific programmes for Sixth Formers and adult learning groups. We have worked with pupils with PMLD and SEN and have a number of volunteers to help with any one-to-one needs.

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What size groups do they cater for?

We welcome groups of any size and have had a group of up to 250 pupils. Large groups need to ensure they book well in advance.

What can they provide you with to support your school trip or educational visit?

We can come into schools to do a pre or post visit session and are happy to provide information or worksheets for teachers to do this themselves. Our visits often include work to be continued back in class or opportunities to take certain aspects of the visit further in group discussions and work at school.

Can you take photos, video or audio? Are there any copyright restrictions?

Photography is permitted within both the Education and Pilgrimage Centre and within the Cathedral.

How do you arrange a risk assessment?

Once the initial enquiry is made we will send a pack with all the information needed including a booking form and a risk assessment.

Once the completed booking form has been received we will send a confirmation form with a timetable for your visit.

What are the contact details for their education officer?

Janet Ingram – Education and Pilgrimage Officer

Clare Williams – Assistant Education and Pilgrimage Officer

T?’r Pererin@ St Davids Cathedral

Quickwell Hill, St. Davids, SA62 6PD

Tel: 01437 729151


What does it cost?

£1.50 per CHILD for half a day visit

£2.50 per CHILD for a full day visit


Is specific clothing required?



Do you have first aid on site?

First Aiders and available both in the Cathedral and in the Education and Pilgrimage Centre

What facilities do they have for school trips and educational visits?

Groups may eat a packed lunch within the Education and Pilgrimage Centre or there is outside space if the weather is good.
There is a shop within the Cathedral, there are small gifts and souvenirs available for between £1 and £5 as well as books and other larger items. The Refectory is open during lunchtime hours should groups wish to purchase a meal from there.


Are there disabled facilities?

Both the Cathedral and the Education and Pilgrimage Centre have disabled access but please advise us on booking of what your needs and requirements are.

What are your opening days and hours?

We are open Monday –Friday and take bookings usually from 10-2.30 as a full day visit but this can be flexible depending on the needs of the group.

Do you have any testimonials from previous customers who have visited you on an educational visit?

“The team tailored the day to suit us, we couldn't have asked for more”

“Activities were relevant and age appropriate . All children engaged well”

“Well organised and structured time table”

“The Education Team were excellent and this is a super facility”


Age of Children / Pupils: Pre-school 5 – 7 years 8 – 10 years 11 – 13 years 14 – 16 years College University

Type of Visit: Arts & Galleries Cathedrals. Abbeys. Churches Crafts Historical Heritage Museums Parks and Gardens Picnic Areas

Curriculum Topics Covered: Art and Design Citizenship Design and Technology Drama English History Music Religious Education

Months Open: All Year Round January February March April May June July August September October November December