Things to do



Our churches, chapels and meeting houses are blessed. They are set within some of the finest natural landscapes in the country, and to visit is to discover the past, present and future of our place within them.



Discover our wonderful range of hand picked special Experiences in sacred places. Enjoy pilgrimages, bookable experiences and meaningful tours to inspire and exhilarate, around the forgotten corners of this ancient land.


Families & kids


Schools out for summer

After months of school work, both in school and on your kitchen table, you deserve a break. You can visit and explore churches and churchyards on your local walk. You may find some unlocked, so that you can discover what's inside.


Trails of discovery

The Arts Society trails of discovery are for children aged 8 to 12. To find the church with a trail closest to you, or to where you are visiting, please use our map.

Festivals & events

A great way to celebrate glorious heritage, culture and traditions.
Discover our event listings : from concerts to guided walks, enjoy brilliant events in incredible surroundings.

Events at churches

Flower festivals

As Britain starts to bloom, churches across the land are preparing to create such stunning masterpieces with flora, leaves and a host of decorations that turn these delicate flowers into works of art. Let us know of any you think we should share!


Drinks festivals

We're building our list of beer/gin and other festivals to include here. We'd love to include all drinks festivals taking place in churches around the UK in 2022. So, if you know of one that we have not included please let us know by email or message us on social media.

Step back in time

A look back at some of the great content we've pulled together for events and festivals. The events may be over, but you can still use them as a springboard to find brilliant places to visit.


Mayflower 400

2020 was the 400th anniversary of the departure of the Mayflower. Across England there are many places with connections to the Mayflower story and worldwide there are over 35 million descendants of the passengers and crew who sailed on her.


National Trust

2020 was the 125th anniversary of the National Trust. From a world famous chapel to a medieval church on a rocky island, there are plenty of spiritual spaces to explore.


Lincolnshire Wolds & Coast Festival

Our 2019 project created and promoted a new churches festival for the Wolds & Coast area of Lincolnshire with over 100 churches opening their doors.