- Caves and Mines
Suitable for ages: Young Children (4-8), Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)
Venue type: Outdoor
Creswell Crags is an ancient limestone gorge honeycombed with intriguing caves and smaller fissures. Cool stone tools and remains of animals found in the caves by archaeologists offer evidence covering the last Ice Age over 10,000 years ago! This is also the location of Britain's only known Ice Age rock art!
You can tour the Robin Hood Cave (the biggest and best!) on weekends and during school holidays from February to October and weekends only around that. The Rock Art Tour runs the same hours but March through September. No under 5s are permitted on either of the cave tours for health and safety reasons.
You can find the museum and education centre at the east end of the gorge, where you can enjoy £7m worth of state of the art interactive audio visual displays in The Ice Age Exhibition! An excellent educational resource the whole family will love and learn about!
There's also a wealth of varying length trails and walks radiating outward from here, whether you want to do it for half an hour or a full day!
- Restaurant Onsite
- Snacks Available
- Picnics Allowed
- Toilets Available
- Baby Changing Available
- Disabled Toilets Available
- Parking Available On-site
Getting There and Contact Information
Crags Road, Welbeck, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, S80 3LH, England
Click here to visit Creswell Crags's website
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
November - January: Saturday to Sunday and Bank Holidays 10:00 - 16:30
1st - 28th February: Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:30
1st March - 30th September: Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:30
1st - 31st October: Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:30
Exhibition Entry from £1.50
Ice Age Cave Tour from £5.50
Rock Art Cave Tour from £6.00
Free Admission to visit Creswell Crags site or to walk around the lake and gorge.
Dogs are welcome but not in the museum or cave.
Kids under 5 years are not permitted on cave tours fro Health and Safety reasons. The caves are not suitable for wheelchairs, however, the gorge is fully accessible with well-surfaced paths.
All Day: £3.00
Fantastic day out!
Written by Mopsmummy . 08.04.17
Fantastic day out for all ages! Cave tours are amazing and suitable for 6yrs to 600 year olds! Fun park, beautiful lake and walk trials, cafe is lovely, gift shop reasonably priced, and once you pay for your cave tour, you have a years membership!!!!!!