- Caves and Mines
Suitable for ages: Young Children (4-8), Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)
Venue type: Outdoor, Indoor
Go overground, underground and simply get grubby at Honister Slate Mine & Via Ferrata.
Your journey begins with a fully guided tour into the mine itself, following a team of experts who know all there is to know about the gloomy depths. They’ll reveal the current workings of the site and how traditional methods are still the best way to extract slate formed some 400 million years ago!
All the way above ground - waaay above ground - is the Via Ferrata, which was traditionally the way workers would travel up and over the steep outer incline on inbuilt ladders. So far, so terrifying! Not to worry though as the route is totally safe so you and your team of mini miners (over 10) can follow the Via Ferrata Classic, tiptoe across the Infiniti Bridge or take on the Via Ferrata Xtreme.
- Tour the depths of a traditional mine
- Dare your way onto the Via Ferreta
- Learn loads in a sensory adventure
- Restaurant Onsite
- Snacks Available
- Wheelchair Friendly
- Toilets Available
- Baby Changing Available
- Disabled Toilets Available
- Parking Available On-site
- Pushchair Friendly
Getting There and Contact Information
Honister Pass, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5XN, England
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
Monday to Sunday 09:00 - 17:00
Tours and experiences times vary throughout the day.
Experiences start from £35.00
Tours start from £8.50
Day passes are available too. Please visit their website for full information on pricing.
Last entry time 15:30
Dogs are welcome only in the visitor centre.
Baby food facilities
Baby milk warming facilities available.