A Trail of Discovery is a question sheet that guides children and accompanying adults around a church and encourages them to engage with the architecture, history and furnishings. TAS 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 places of worship and historical buildings.
Trails of Discovery are researched, written and designed in a child friendly format. They are produced on two-sided A4 sheets to keep the cost of reproduction to a minimum.
Once a trail has been tested, the TAS members provide a CD and hard copy of the questions and answers to the church. The local TAS 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.
A TAS trail for your place of worship or historical building
If you think a trail would help visitors and congregation engage with your church, contact your local TAS Society and invite them to produce one. For details of your nearest Society visit the Societies Section of this website.
Notes and other documents on this subject were distributed to the Area Team and local society Chairs on 5 March 2019. However, there is an excellent introductory video to the relaunched Trails programme at
(NB. You have to log on to the national TAS website first)