A Trail of Discovery is an experience for children, led by a question sheet that guides them and accompanying adults around a church or historic building and encourages them to engage with the architecture, history and furnishings. Arts Society members voluntarily give their time to research and write the questions and corresponding answer sheets. The aim is to encourage 8-12 year olds and their families to learn about the building and inspire them to visit and enjoy other churches and historic buildings.

Once a trail has been tested, the Arts Society members provide a CD and hard copy of the questions and answers to the church or historic building. The local Society bears the small cost of making the trail and setting it up in the venue. The church or historic building then funds additional supplies of the trail.

It's an exciting time in Wyvern as an active programme is beginning to bear fruit, with five trails completed and more nearing completion.

Childrens Trails in Wyvern

  • St John the Evangelist, Radclive near Buckingham
  • St Mary the Virgin, Padbury
  • Thomas of Canterbury, Goring-on-Thames
  • SS Peter and Paul, Wantage
  • St Mary's Church, Witney

For further infornation please email the Childrens Trails Coordinator at