Children’s Activities In Burial Grounds

There are over 20,000 burial grounds in England and Wales, spanning different eras of time, culture and religion. They can often be remnants of the landscape which once surrounded them, offering havens for wildlife that have remain unchanged for hundreds of years, and glimpses into our past.

These are places full of stories. At the heart of the community for centuries, churchyards were used for local markets, fairs, meetings and plays, as well as the activities we associate with them today such as weddings, funerals and outdoor services. Cemeteries tell the stories of a population on the move as towns grew.

With the help of these resources, we hope that you will be able to use your local burial ground as a place of discovery, exploring the wildlife and history woven deeply around their stones.

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