Ingleborough Cave | Day Out With The Kids

Ingleborough Cave

Clapham, North Yorkshire, England

Attraction Information

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Suitable for ages: Babies and Toddlers (0-3), Young Children (4-8) and Older Children (9-12)

Venue type: Indoor and Outdoor

Ingleborough Cave recently celebrated 175 years of entrancing its many visitors with an awe inspiring range of stunning cave formations, imposing cave entrance and large passages full of artefacts dating back millions of years. There's also evidence of the significant impact of the Ice Ages!

The passages are floodlit with well-laid concrete paths, the usual walking or outdoor clothing will suffice and there are no steps so the Cave is accessible for pushchairs.

It has been featured many times on television. The tours of the Cave leave from the entrance at regular intervals with an expert guide to help interpret the many features of the Cave. Dogs are allowed on leads and it is very rarely affected by flooding, in fact the wetter the weather the more spectacular the Cave!

Plus excitingly they also offer Adventure Caving: experienced Cave Leaders will guide you through the gloomy passages of Cellar Gallery, over the pool via row boat, through the twinkling waters of the Styx to the 2nd Gothic Arch, before arriving at the hugely impressive chamber known as Giant's Hall!

Well worth the effort, you'll see stalagmites, flowstones, scallops, fossils and so much more! This side of the business is arranged through their colleagues, available at for pre-booking and questions. There's no lower age range posted but common sense dictates it's got to be for over 7s!

The walk from Clapham Village up to Ingleborough Cave is also a very enjoyable experience if you've got pleasant weather! There's a leaflet available at the start of the Trail that interprets the features of this woodland walk with Himalayan plantings, unusual tree species and along a wide gravel track. A great family ramble before or after, or both!


  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Snacks Available
  • Picnics Picnics Allowed
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Baby Baby Changing Available
  • Pushchair Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


Clapham, North Yorkshire, LA2 8EE, England


Click here to visit Ingleborough Cave's website
01524 251242

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

February - 4th November
Monday to Sunday 10:00-17:00

Saturday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00


General Admission
Adults: £9.00
Kids: £4.50
Concessions: £7.50
Family (2 adults, 2 kids): £25.00

Last Entry

1 hour before attraction closes

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