A Family Day Out

Birkenhead Priory is the ideal family day out for all ages. Big enough to enjoy exploring, small enough that you can’t get lost!

– The small place with a big history.-

The Priory offers a unique FREE Family Friendly offer.

Please note that due to Covid protocols, these activities may be subject to availability. The Refectory is currently closed to public access.


Paper Trails

Our Discovery Trails are child friendly, so you can let them discover and share the history with you. You can explore the artefacts across the site by visiting the Refectory, Chapter House, Western Range and the small museum in the Undercroft, or look around the medieval remains to locate the many stone-masons marks.

Monk close up


Young people and their families have explored Birkenhead Priory by making Minecraft models and inventing stories. Children made papercraft models of Minecraft blocks and characters and used them to create stories and digital animations. Block stories was devised and delivered by Lucy Fiori, Neil Winterburn and Alex Germains.

Follow this link to see how you can be inspired to create your own Priory Minecrafting magic https://blockstoriesblog.wordpress.com

Minecraft figures


There are a selection of historical costumes that show key moments in the Priory’s history including medieval, tudor, Civil War and World War One that all provide great opportunities for period selfies.

Girl in consume surrounded by frame

Grave Rubbings

You can investigate the gravestones in the Cloister, the Victorian graveyard and the Chapter House. Make rubbings of our reproduction markings and gravestones in the Refectory with crayons and paper provided.

“The activities for the family are great and fun was has by all. It’s a great place to bring a picnic as there is plenty of run around space.”

Children making crafts

Children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times as the ground can be slippy and uneven.