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Kents Cavern

Torquay, Devon, England

Attraction Information

  • Caves and Mines icon Caves and Mines

Suitable for all ages

Venue type: Outdoor

Bring your little neanderthals for a guided tour around one of Britain's most important Stone Age Heritage site, Kents Cavern. These prehistoric caves are over 500,000 years old and are renowned as the oldest recognisable examples of human dwelling in the whole UK!

There are spectacular rock formations and collections of wonderful prehistoric finds to view, plus the caverns have been fitted with good concrete pathways all the way round (plus a few small steps) to make your underground adventure safe, simple and accessible.

Kids are well provided for here with plenty of fun and thoughtful activities related to the theme. You can hunt through the woodlands for the 7 animals which lived around Kents Cavern during the Ice Age, each of whom bears a letter: find them all and solve the anagram!

While you're in there, use the clues on the activity sheet to identify which aspect of stone age life is represented by each of the 9 Stone Age stations! Kids can also enjoy Cavog the Caveman's woodland fossil hunt! Then hit the Fun Dig to find a shark's tooth, an ammonite, a Devil's Toe Nail or a piece of coral in the sand trays to keep and take home. Bonus!

Finally they can get artistic in seriously old school style and decorate the faces on the wall in tribal face markings and have their faces painted like Ice Age hunter-gatherers (this last during summer school holidays only); draw Mammoths or Hyenas on the cave walls or just leave your hand print; and Brass Rub your way along 400 million years of history on the Kent's Cavern time line. Cool!

Facilities

  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Picnics Allowed Picnics Allowed
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Available Nearby Parking Available Nearby
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information

Address

Cavern House, Ilsham Road, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 2JF, England

Contact

Click here to visit Kents Cavern's website
01803 215136

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Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Cave Tours: Monday to Sunday 10:30 - 16:00

Pricing

General Admission

Adults: £10.00

Kids (3-15): £9.00

Under 3's: Free

Concessions: £9.00

More Information

Pets allowed

Assistance/Guide Dogs only. 

Guest suitability

All paths are concrete with 9 shallow steps half way round. There are some steep slopes but handrails are provided. Access for wheelchair users is restricted to the first chamber. 

Parking facilities

All Day: £2.00

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Torquay


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