Poole's Cavern & Country Park | Day Out With The Kids

Poole's Cavern & Country Park

5 star Rating 5 / 5 2 reviews

Buxton, Derbyshire, England

Attraction Information

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Ages: all ages

Venue type: Indoor and Outdoor

For centuries, curious visitors to Buxton have explored and marvelled at the natural subterranean world that is Poole's Cavern!

Known as the ‘First Wonder of the Peak' after an early travel guide published in 1630 Poole's Cavern became a popular attraction for wealthy visitors and even royalty.

Explore Poole's Cavern today with expert guides and journey through the beautifully illuminated chambers to discover for yourself the magnificent underground scenery of the Peak District. With paved walkways and only 28 steps throughout the tour is suitable for all ages.

Back above ground take a stroll through Buxton Country Park woodlands to the hilltop viewpoint of Solomon's Temple with spectacular peak land views. The Visitor centre includes the Café at the Cavern with a wide range of delicious produce including daily specials, light snacks and fair trade coffee. The visitor centre and café is dog friendly with canine treats available too. The Rock and gem shop has a superb collection of gifts, books and local produce.

Poole's Cavern is open all year every day, rain or shine underground it's always fine.


  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Snacks Available
  • Picnics Picnics Allowed
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Baby Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Disabled Toilets Available
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly
  • Pushchair Pushchair Friendly
  • Parking Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


Green Lane, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 9DH, England


Click here to visit Poole's Cavern & Country Park's website
01298 26978

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

March - October
Monday to Sunday 09:30 - 17:00
Tours every 20 minutes.

November - February
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00
Weekends tours every 20 minutes
Weekdays every 2 hours starting from 10:30


General Admission
Adults (16+): £9.95
Kids (5-16): £5.50
Concessions: £8.75
Family (2 adults, 3 kids): £27.00

More Information

Pets allowed

Assistance/Guide Dogs only. 

Clothing requirements

There is a constant temperature of 7°C in the cavern, so dress warmly. Sensible footwear for an outdoor day is advised.

Guest suitability

There are 28 steps in the Cavern no more than 10 in one place. Pushchairs are permitted in the cave. wheelchair users can access the main chamber of the cave. 

Parking facilities

Up to 4 hours: £1.50
All Day: £3.00


Going Underground

4 star Rating 4 / 5

Written by Worcester Wanderer . 22.07.18

Poole's Cavern was a great way for our family to spend an hour or so. Our guide brought humour and excitement to the tour (included in the admission price). I wasn't aware how cold it was in the cavern so had turned up in shorts and a T-shirt. The staff at the Cavern gave me a sweatshirt to wear though which was much appreciated.

Fantastic for school kids

5 star Rating 5 / 5

Written by . 14.11.17

Thoroughly enjoyed our day out. Guided tour of cavern included in price. Small cafe and gift shop. Great for feild trips but pack a winter coat - those caverns are COLD! X