Cemetery Activities

heritage lottery fund logoThe cemetery contains a wealth of local, national and international history, art and craftsmanship, and trees, flowers and wildlife.

Our education pack has been designed to link with Primary School National Curriculum (Key Stages 1 and 2) There are teachers' notes and worksheets based on the cemetery. They can also be used by families for activities in the cemetery which enable young people to appreciate this wonderful open space. The pack is funded by Heritage Lottery Fund.
Download the education pack
Download the Secret Garden poster
Download the Mortuary poster
Download the Wildlife poster

As part of the Heritage Lottery funded project a guided walk was developed. You can download a leaflet about the walk, with information about the lives of people buried in the cemetery and a map to help you find their headstones. Download the leaflet.

robinThe cemetery trail gives clues to follow the robin markers which take you from the mortuary chapel in Dean Rd cemetery to the Secret Garden. Answers to the questions can be found along the way on the headstones and information panels, and by using observational skills. It's a fun way to explore the cemetery.

Voice Your Choice funded a trail from the mortuary chapel to the Secret Garden. The handout contains questions about headstones and other things to be seen in the cemetery, providing an interesting children's activity which encourages exploration of the history to be found there. Download it here.


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Have you ever wondered how to find the memorial to Sixth Officer James Paul Moody, who went down with the Titanic? Download the Titanic trail, which will take you to it.

Come to the Grand Celebration Day on 9th September 2012. Click here to download the information in PDF format.


There are three permanent orienteering courses in the cemetery. Download the instruction sheet and maps for the short, medium and long courses here.

Information sheet (Word Document)
Short course (PDF format)
Medium course (PDF format)
Long course (PDF format)