Lots of events and happenings at the caves!!

We run many and varied events throughout the year, including watching films underground, caving, theatical events, and even parties, all alongside our opening for the visitors to the amazing cave complex. Check back here to see what is coming soon.

Cora and the Bloobious Bright

We are now back fully open!! ... after the large amounts of snow on the ground Sunday and Monday that forced us to close.
We will be arranging refunds for everyone affected by our closure. We understand this is disappointing for all those affected.
There are still plenty of available times for booking in the next two weeks; we hope you will be able to find a convenient time if you wish to rebook your visit. Thank you all for your understanding of our situation.

Christmas Fantasy: Cora and the Bloobious Bright

This year we have been busy creating displays for our popular Christmas Grotto. Children see Father Christmas in his spectacular underground cavern, choose a present, then walk through wonderful Christmas displays, which this year tell 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?

On our first weekend, 2nd/3rd December, we have the excellent Forest of Dean Brass Band playing a wide selection of seasonal music, adding even more ambience to our underground stalls and underground cafe.

Online booking only. Admission is by timed ticket, once you enter, take as long as you like; the time taken for the visit is normally betweeen 1.5-2hrs.  There are more answers to questions on our FAQ's 

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Book an exciting and adventurous caving activity - Try Caving!


Come caving at the caves   

Explore beneath the Earth's surface, have fun and enjoy challenges at the same time, as you discover this unique natural cave and mine system. If you don't see a date available that you can manage, give us a ring and we may still be able to arrange a trip for another time. You can book for individuals, or small groups on the website, or groups of six or more, call the Caves to enquire, or book.

Specialist and educational visits by schools are particularly welcome from 7yrs+ - we are licensed by the AALA for caving activities and hold the LOtC Adventure Mark.

There are two levels of caving activity: Deep Level - for more adventurous visitors ... and Semi-Deep Level - combining a tour of the show cave with a shorter caving activity, both trips are suitable for most able bodied persons and can be suited to complete novices through to experienced cavers. The next caving activities are shown on the link below, or if you have a group of six or more please ring to book, any time throughout the year. Maximum 15 persons for each group, but up to three groups can be taken at a time. Both activities are great fun, but will involve getting dirty.

Check Availability & Book Deep Level  Check Availability & Book Semi Deep