There will surely be ‘Medieval Mayhem’ at the Worcester Cathedral, for two whole days during the half-term holiday.

Worcester Cathedral will be running a host of family friendly activities, “with families invited to take part in an exciting range of Medieval Mayhem fun, the week of autumn half term on Thursday October 31 and Friday November 1”.

A spokesman said: “Families are warmly invited to drop into the cathedral and take part in the inspiring activities on offer, including the opportunity to make a cathedral money box model, a medieval tile book mark, an illuminated letter and a Middle-Ages inspired friendship bracelet using wool and cardboard circles.

“There is mindfulness colouring and heraldry design, as well as ‘head in a hole’ and ‘make yourself a monument’ photo opportunities for those wishing to capture themselves for posterity on their camera phones.”

Which is, perhaps, something our medieval ancestors never dreamt of.

But there will certainly be a big focus on history, including on new discoveries.

And in some cases, visitors will literally be able to get their hands on the past.

The spokesman added: “There is also the chance to join the Cathedral’s Big Art-chaeology Project: to learn about the amazing archaeology currently being excavated as part of the Cathedral’s Undercroft Learning Centre project, to handle artefacts and add drawings to a banner which will be displayed on College Green.”

The hands-on sessions will run from 10.30am - 12.30pm and 2pm to 4pm on both days.

Booking is not necessary and will take place in the main part of the cathedral.

The spokesman added: “They are free for families to take part in, with donations invited to cover the cost of materials and enabling all families to participate.

“Other family trails and guided tours will also be available. The Cathedral shop and Cloister Café are also open”

Further details: 01905 732934