Christmas Fantasy Event 2017 in the CavesA truly amazing experience.
The Christmas event is now closed and all being packed away!
We re-open February Half Term holiday, 10th February.
Visit us then, to see how these historic caverns were created, then were mined for ochre and iron ore. Walk in the footsteps of iron miners, to experience the atmospheric workings and spectacular displays.
Christmas Fantasy : Cora and the Bloobious Bright
This year we have been busy creating exciting displays for our popular Christmas Grotto. Children see Father Christmas in his spectacular underground cavern, choose a present, then walk through the wonderful Christmas displays, which this year tells the curious tale of 'Cora and the Bloobious Bright'. A young girl goes on an incredible Christmas adventure set beneath the sea. As she swims along, she discovers unusual footprints, what strange creature do they belong to?
In a fun Christmas story children meet Cora and the Bloobious Bright, follow them on an exciting journey, to discover if they will finally enjoy a Happy Christmas Day. Half way through the Caves, in the largest cavern will be underground stalls selling gifts, decorations and stocking fillers, as well as an underground café, for a welcome hot chocolate, before continuing the story.
Booking is essential! There are late night openings on Fridays (last entry 7pm) to allow working parents to visit. It's a great Christmas underground adventure, for all ages.
Christmas Fantasy runs from the beginning of December through to early January inside the caves and is a must for children and adults alike!
Walk through displays telling this year's delightful new children's story. Free entry to gift shop and cafe on surface. Free parking.
Christmas Fantasy Frequently Asked Questions ... Answered
Christmas Fantasy 2017 opens at the begining of December and runs through to early January 2018.
Entrance Costs for 2017 Christmas Fantasy: £12.00 per person - Children 2 -14 years will receive a present from Santa.
Please be aware that the Caves are real mine workings and may not be suitable for people with walking difficulties. The pathways are steep and uneven, they can be wet in places depending on the weather, there are handrails in parts where it is steeper. You can take a buggy through, but it is difficult for wheelchairs, and it is not suitable for mobility scooters.