We have lots of fun and engaging activities to encourage children and families to explore the church and the history of Escrick.

Hoot the Owl

Explorer’s Guidebook

This beautifully illustrated guidebook encourages children to explore the church whilst looking for clues and answers to complete the guide. Can you find the legless knight, complete the stained glass design, find the brass rubbings and think of a family motto? Once completed this booklet makes a lovely souvenir of your visit.

The Explorer’s guidebook is free and a copy can be collected from the welcome desk in Church.

Interactive Game

Race against the clock to test your heraldic skills in this exciting interactive game. This game can be played in church on our touchscreen tablet or it can be played online here or by clicking on the picture below:

Once you’ve mastered the game why not see if you can find the heraldic shields in the church?

There is a card at the welcome desk to help you remember them.

Discovery Box

This box contains artefacts, pictures and documents to help you explore the history of Escrick. For younger children there are simple jigsaws, building bricks and colouring sheets.

Pre-School Hoot the Owl Trail

Working together using a simple map can you find the colourful hand knitted owls hidden around the church?

When you find one you’ll also find a simple question to help you and your children learn more about the church.

When you’ve found all the owls why not see if you can find the marble Hoot hiding in the Baptistry?

This trail needs to be set out in advance so please contact escrickchurch@gmail.com if you would like to do it. If you are bringing a school or nursery group please contact us as we may be able to offer a craft activity and story to complement the trail.