National Showcaves Centre for Wales | Day Out With The Kids

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National Showcaves Centre for Wales

  • Swansea
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Caves and Mines, Museums and Art Galleries

Attraction Information

There are ten attractions all included in the one National Showcaves Centre entry ticket, and there is plenty to see and do for all ages. The 3 different caves Dan-yr-Ogof, Cathedral Cave and Bone Cave each offer a unique underground experience.

In Dan-yr-Ogof you walk through the beautifully decorated passageways for just under 1 kilometer. In Cathedral Cave you walk through its enormous caverns, carved out millions of years ago, and at the end of this cave experience the excitement of walking behind the 40 feet high waterfalls that cascade around you in the Dome of St Paul, an atmospheric end to a truly wonderful cave. In Bone Cave learn why 42 human skeletons were buried here, and how ancestors used caves all those years ago.

On site is one of the world's largest collections of life-sized dinosaur models, ranging from the ever popular Tyrannosaurus Rex and Brachiosaurs, to the lesser-known Tsintaosaurus. There are over 200 models here: can you find your favourite dinosaur?

The Shire Horse Centre offers the excitement of the 2 covered children's play areas, the farm yard area, and why not make friends with the gentle giants - the friendly Shire horses who are waiting to say hello!

Include the Iron Age village, museum, and stone circles, and you have plenty to see and do for all ages, and for those who may want a break, there is the Coffee shop, and the Rock and Dinosaur shop to enjoy.

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Opening hours

1st April - 3rd November
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 15:00

The attraction will also be open for February half term 20th February 2019 - 2nd March 2019

Pricing

General Admission
Adults (17+): £15.50
Children (3-16): £12.50
Under 3's: Free

Travel & Contact Information

Address

Abercrave, Swansea, Glamorgan and Cardiff, SA9 1GJ, Wales

Phone number

01639 730284

Map

Website

Click here to visit National Showcaves Centre for Wales' website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

National Showcaves Centre for Wales has not told us if they are fully wheelchair friendly.

Due to the natural layout and mountainous location of the attraction, there are a number of very steep natural inclines and declines in addition to over 120 steps in the caves. 

National Showcaves Centre for Wales has not told us if they are fully pushchair friendly.

Dogs are welcome

Additional Info

Clothing

The Showcaves are a constant 50°F, so an extra layer is advisable, especially if it is warm outside. Although there are good pathways throughout the Showcaves, sensible sturdy footwear is advisable.

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