Creswell Crags

In a nutshell

Transport yourself back in time 12,000 years to the Ice Age! Immerse yourself in ancestral history and see the things they left behind on a cave tour.


Crags Road, Welbeck, Worksop, Nottinghamshire S80 3LH

Contact details

Tel: 01909 720378

Activity type

Birthdays, Gardens and Open Spaces, Historical Sites, Museums and Art Centres, Outdoor Activities

Suitable for

Ages 5 - 12, All ages, Schools and Groups, Teenagers, Under 5s

Price guide


(based on family of 4)

Creswell Crags details...

A visit to Creswell Crags near Worksop makes a fascinating family day out with the kids where you can explore the limestone gorge, caves museum, and visitors centre close to the Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire border.

Discover life in the Ice Age between 50,000 and 10,000 years ago on the Ice Age Cave Tour in the Robin Hood Cave or take the Rock Art Cave Tour in Church Hole Cave to investigate the only Ice Age rock art in Britain.

There is a full programme of exciting events and exhibitions for all ages to enjoy. Cave tours run daily or at weekends between November and January, (daily in school holidays) but children under 5 years  are not permitted on the cave tour for health and safety reasons.

Children’s Birthday parties are offered for children over 5 years that includes a cave tour and activities.

See the website for exhibition entry, tour options or just explore the gorge countryside. The family ticket costs £23 for the cave tour but there is no charge to visit Creswell Crags site or to walk around the lake and gorge, it is also free to visit the shop and coffee shop plus a small car park charge of £3 charge for all day parking. Remember that children under 5 years are not permitted on the tour.

Creswell Crags Events

Astronomy Night at Creswell Crags

Open 5th October 2020 - 5th October 2020

Budding astronomers can see the stars like never before at this astronomy night with expert Paul Money at Creswell Crags on 5th October.

Bat Night at Creswell Crags

Open 21st August 2020 - 28th August 2020

Join a fascinating night with bat expert Derrick Eames, resident Bat Man at Creswell Crags on 21st or 28th August 2020 from 7.30pm until 10pm.

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