Congerstone village

Children’s Trail

Page updated on 14th June 2023



The St Mary’s Children’s Trail was launched on 7 June 2023 by children from Congerstone Primary School.
The trail is one of the Trails of Discovery developed by the Arts Society as an engaging way of encouraging children to discover and be inspired by a place of worship, an historic building or a town through its art, artefacts, and social history. 


children’s Trail


An Arts Society Children’s Trail is a question sheet that guides children and accompanying adults round a church 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.

A Children’s Trail is produced by a Arts Society with the training, help and support of their Church Trail Area Representative. The Arts Society bears the small cost of making the trail and setting it up in the church. The church then funds the maintenance of supplies of the trail.

The question sheet is two-sided A4 in a child friendly design. The simplicity of the format keeps the cost of printing to an absolute minimum. The Answers, also on two sides of an A4 sheet, are knowledgeable and well researched.

The Church Trail for St. Mary’s Children’s has now been produced with help from the Arts Society: Sparkenhoe in Market Bosworth and the children of Congerstone Primary School..