AN OCCASION LIKE NOTHING ON EARTH
(BECAUSE IT’S LITERALLY BELOW THE EARTH)
We run many and varied events throughout the year, including watching films underground, caving, theatrical events, and even parties in our amazing cave complex. The caves are also available for tv and film location shoots.
16th June 2019 – Father’s Day Caving Trip & Caver’s Platter.
Spoil your Dad this Father’s Day with a day he won’t forget. Book the exciting Father’s Day Caving Trip for a fun family day out. A photo will be taken underground of father and child to provide a memory of this unforgettable experience! Click here to book now.
And why not treat him to a delicious Father’s Day Caver’s Platter afterwards, too, in our charming Lamproom Café? Enjoy a tasty range of homemade goods and local cheeses from Brookes Dairy for only £12.95. Pre-booking is advisable, with vegan and other dietary options available if pre-booked.
If adventure caving isn’t dad’s thing, our show Caves will be open as usual 10am – 5pm should you wish to explore the caverns underground before treating yourself to the scrumptious Caver’s Platter!
16th – 17th August 2019
Follow the mischievous fairy Tinkerbell into Neverland to the deepest depths of magical Clearwell Caves. Take part in an exciting promenade performance of their new adventure as Peter Pan and Wendy compete with Captain Hook and Smee to find the lost treasure of the Mermaids!
Witness the events unfold as you explore our caverns. Become part of this swashbuckling journey as they lead you through the caverns following the clues. Gasp at the swordsmanship, laugh at their antics and cheer for your hero or villain.
We are excited to welcome Ceridwen Theatre back to Clearwell Caves after their well received, thought provoking drama ‘Armistice’ last year. Ceridwen have specially adapted these performances, to suit our unique surroundings and the story unfolds, as you are led through the caverns.
It is advised to wear flat-soled footwear with a reasonable grip. The temperature underground is a constant 10 degrees, so you may need a jumper.
Suitable for all ages. Due to the nature of the adventure you will not be able to bring pushchairs or buggies inside. Call in advance for information on disabled access. May not be suitable for people with walking difficulties.
26th October 2019
Yes tickets are available now for the fantastic underground Fancy Dress party. We have an excellent live band, DJ and of course, a couple of hot dogs or burgers (veggie options also available) included with your ticket. Pay bar. This event is held 100ft underground, in our partly candlelit cavern. The evening begins from 8.00pm till late….
Tickets £38.00 each. Over 18’s only, age identification may be required on the door.
Fancy Dress compulsory. Please wear flat soled footwear with a good grip
Sound and interactive installations have been positioned through the caverns.
The project was inspired by the large colony of rare lesser horseshoe bats that roost in the Caves through winter; this is currently the largest lesser horseshoe bat colony in the UK. The installations highlight how both humans and bats use sound. Hopefully it will help visitors appreciate these often ignored, misunderstood and incredibly interesting, wild animals.
The central feature is a standing wave, a single note, where you are encouraged to move about in the cavern. Listen to the way the sound changes in relation to the space and your position within it. Moving, listening and understanding the way in which sound changes and its relationship to the cavern, gives us a glimpse of the way that bats navigate, using only sound.
There are other sound installations in the caves, revealing complex bat voices, as well as archive recordings of iron miners, discussing their experiences, working underground in this mine, well over 70 years ago.
CHRISTMAS FANTASY SPECTACULAR 2019
30th November – 24th December 2019
Few places on earth can capture the magic of the Christmas season – which is why we’ve captured it under the earth in our magical caves. In our ever popular Christmas Spectacular you and the kids can follow our seasonal story through exciting displays, meet Father Christmas in his Grotto, choose a present and halfway through discover Christmas stalls selling gifts, decorations, stocking fillers and seasonal treats. Our underground cafe will be open for you to enjoy a welcome hot chocolate and cake, before you continue on your journey.
30th November – 23rd December: 10.00am – 5.00pm (daily)
24th December: 10.00am – 4.00pm
Late night opening will be available on Fridays (last entry 7pm).
Booking is essential and tickets will be on sale from 1st November 2019!
Visiting the Caves After Christmas
27th – 31st December 2019
The caves will be open after Christmas for anyone who wishes to enjoy a final look at our magical Christmas Fantasy Spectacular. While Father Christmas and our underground stalls will have left, you can still enjoy our magical displays and enjoy delicious refreshments, with a real log fire, in our Lamproom Cafe.
Opening times: 27th – 31st December, 10am – 4pm
VENUE HIRE FOR YOUR EVENT
Try as hard as you might you’ll struggle to find a venue as memorable, as magical and as utterly unique as Clearwell Caves. Give your guests and your occasion the grandeur and beauty it deserves; whether it be wedding, birthday, or office party make our caverns your dancefloor.
LOCATION HIRE FOR TV & FILM
A place this otherworldly, this unique, this historic, this mysterious and even a little scary makes it ideal for the big and small screen. We have already hosted crews from Dr Who, Merlin, The Chronicles of Narnia, Da Vinci’s Demons, Time Team, Blake’s Seven… and so many more.