Celebrate Commonwealth Week at Westminster Abbey

This half-term immerse yourself in the incredible and diverse culture of the Commonwealth with a whole host of fun-filled activities at Westminster Abbey, including storytelling, art, music and dance! Join the Abbey and the Royal Commonwealth Society to celebrate Commonwealth Week 2018 and explore the unique partnership of 52 countries, which represent a third of the world's population.

From Monday 12th February to Thursday 15th February 2018 there will be activities exploring art and culture for children aged 3-13, all culminating with a Special Family Day on Friday 16th February. All activities are free to attend, and you can get there by hopping-on to one of our tours! So for something different to do with the kids this February half-term, why not learn and have fun at the same time at Westminster Abbey.

Westminster Abbey Schedule of Activities:

Daily from Monday 12th - Thursday 15th February 2018

Art in the Nave
10.00am - 12 Noon and 1.30pm - 3.30pm

Dance, Music and Storytelling
11.00am and 2.00pm

Commonwealth Family Tours
1.15pm – meet at the Great West Door

Commonwealth Flag Display in the Chapter House
10.00am - 3.30pm

Family Day Programme - Friday 16th February

Art in the Nave
10.00am - 12 Noon and 1.30pm - 3.30pm
Join the artist to create your own masterpiece celebrating the cultures of the Commonwealth

Dance, Music and Storytelling
10.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm and 2.30pm
Enjoy 30-minute performances by Commonwealth dancers, musicians and storytellers in the Abbey and precincts

Commonwealth Family Trails

10.00am - 3.30pm

Start at the Great West Door
Explore the Abbey, site of the annual Commonwealth Day Service, with our Family Commonwealth Trail

Commonwealth Flag Display

10.00am - 3.30pm

Discover the history and meaning of the flags of the Commonwealth nations, which will be on display in the Abbey's beautiful medieval Chapter House