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

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Poole's Cavern & Country Park

5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)
  • Buxton
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Caves and Mines, Parks and Playgrounds

Attraction Information

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.

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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

Pricing

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

Travel & Contact Information

Address

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

Phone number

01298 26978

Map

Website

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

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Up to 4 hours: £1.50
All Day: £3.00

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.

Yes, Poole's Cavern & Country Park is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

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. 

Yes, Poole's Cavern & Country Park have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Assistance/Guide Dogs only. 

Additional Info

Clothing

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

Reviews

Going Underground 4 out of 5 stars

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.

Worcester Wanderer

Fantastic for school kids 5 out of 5 stars

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

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