Bradford Cathedral is looking for young explorers, painters and builders to help discover what can be found in its grounds, and to help make a home for its bugs, bees and beetles!

Local young explorers, painters and builders are invited to come to Bradford Cathedral on Saturday 3rd June to take part in its second ‘Bee Creative’ event.

Starting at 11am, the event will offer three engaging activities:

  • Exploring the Cathedral grounds with our spotters’ guides, to see what plants and animals you can find, with prizes for those who spot the most
  • Helping stock-up our ‘Bug Hotel’ to offer homes for bees, bugs and beetles
  • Painting your own bug hotel / bee box to leave at the Cathedral or to take home (limited tickets available)

The event will also include information about the environmental work of the Cathedral, and there will be refreshments for those taking part. You can also take time-off from spotting, painting and building to explore the Cathedral.

‘Bee Creative’ is part of a nationwide events programme for Churches Count on Nature 2023. It focuses on the brilliant wildlife to be found in churchyards and chapel yards. It is a joint initiative promoted by Caring for God’s Acre, the Church of England, the Church in Wales and A Rocha UK.

A Bradford Cathedral spokesperson says:

“We are looking forward to the return of this great event. It was such a fun day when we last did it in 2021, and we can’t wait to see what artistic work can be created this time!”

For more information – and to book your free places – please visit or contact the Cathedral via phone or e-mail.

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