Honister Slate Mine & Via Ferrata | Day Out With The Kids

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Honister Slate Mine & Via Ferrata

Keswick, Cumbria, England

Attraction Information

  • Caves and Mines icon Caves and Mines
  • Climbing icon Climbing

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

Getting There and Contact Information


Honister Pass, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5XN, England


Click here to visit Honister Slate Mine & Via Ferrata's website
017687 77230

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Please see website for details


General Admission
Via Ferrata from £40.00
Climb The Mine from £40.00
Infinity Bridge from £25.00
Mine Tours from £9.50
All Day Pass from £47.00

More Information

Pets allowed

Dogs are welcome only in the visitor centre.

Baby food facilities

There are baby food facilities available.


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