One Giant Leap returns!

Monday 25th - Thursday 28th October 2021
10:00 - 15:00 (each day)

Back for half term, by popular demand, is our 90 minute children's activity session is inspired by the Apollo 11 moon landing. It includes the famous teddy bear parachute jump!

It's time for our young visitors to help teddy with his astronaut training - as he parachutes from high up in the cathedral. See him "falling-with-style", help him fold up his parachute and then take him for a walk across the recreation of the moon surface where men first stood way back in 1969!

The children will explore the story of that first moon landing and take part in Astronaut Training by:

  • making a mission badge
  • solving logic puzzles
  • making teddy a parachute
  • taking their teddy plus his parachute safely home with them 

This activity is linked to the exhibition of the lunar artwork, 'One Small Step', by the artist Peter Walker.

Tickets and times

£6 per child for the 90-minute activity session. Price includes a teddy to take home. 
The activities are designed for ages 4+, but younger children could take part with support from a parent or carer.

Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

£0 for parents and carers assisting (please book your free ticket so we know numbers).

Monday 25th October   10.00am, 12.30pm, 3.00pm 

Tuesday 26th October 10.00am, 12.30pm, 3.00pm 

Wednesday 27th October 10.00am, 12.30pm, 3.00pm 

Thursday 28th October 10.00am, 12.30pm, 3.00pm. The Star Dome Inflatable Planetarium is also visiting the Cathedral on this date.

Please note: family groups will be working alongside each other and will be sharing tables (with spacing) and resources. We will ask all visitors to sanitize their hands before handling items and between sessions, the resources will be cleaned by our team. Please note our current visiting guidelines.

Please do get in touch if you have any questions: or 01733 355315.

Half Term events

Click on the red links below to find out more or book tickets.

Saturday 23rd October - A Tudor tour with Mistress Scarlett
A family-friendly Tudor-themed tour, with a costumed guide. Ticket needed.

Monday 24th October - Cambridge Science Centre
Cambridge Science Centre will be hosting drop-in demonstrations of scientific wonders! No charge (entry to the Cathedral by donation).

Monday 24th - Thursday 28th October - One Giant Leap
A 90-minute astronaut-themed activity for children, including parachuting teddy bears. Ticket needed.

Thursday 28th October - Star Dome Inflatable Planetarium
The National Space Centre in Leicester bring their inflatable planetarium to the Cathedral to give tours of the night sky. Ticket needed.

Thursday 28th October - Cambridge Science Centre
Cambridge Science Centre will be hosting drop-in demonstrations of scientific wonders! No charge (entry to the Cathedral by donation).

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