near Worksop, Nottinghamshire
Average time spent – 2+ hours.
Things to do at Creswell Crags review
Creswell Crags is located on the Derbyshire/Nottinghamshire border. It is a beautiful place to visit and it is a site with special scientific interest. It is a limestone gorge that was formed many thousands, if not millions, of years ago. It’s dotted with caves and smaller fissures. They have found many animal bones in some of the caves plus evidence of early man. There is also evidence of woolly mammoth, rhinos, hippos, hyenas, lions and more. There’s even a cave that a witch used to live in.
It is free to visit Creswell Crags, however, there are a couple of charges which I will mention below. There is a relatively new visitor centre with a museum. If you book on their cave tours they have a few to choose from including Ice Age cave tour, Hyena’s den, witches’ mark and rock art cave tour. It is best to enquire which tours of the most suitable to you.
Some of the tours are also weather dependent. There is also an age limit of 5 years old. Children under 5 are not permitted on the tours. You have to wear a helmet for the tours and they are very interesting and well worth doing.
There is a small playground which is more suited to children aged 6 and over. The walk around Creswell Crags is really beautiful with a big lake, caves and rocks on either side. The Ice Age visitor centre/museum shows a film of three different stages in the past at Creswell. The exhibition houses bones, skulls and artefacts that they have found on-site during excavations.
Eating – There is a cafe on-site selling hot and cold food and drinks. You are welcome to picnic around the playground outdoors.
Facilities in brief – Beautiful walk around a lake by rocks and caves, a visitor centre with a museum., guided cave walks and a small playground. There are toilets, a shop and a cafe.
Entry price – *FREE
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *It is Free to visit Creswell Crags. If you arrive by car there is a pay and display car park which costs around £3 for all day parking. If you wish to go on any of their cave tours a combined ticket, including the museum, costs £13.50 for an adult and £9.00 for a child. Once you have purchased your ticket it entitles you to return for free as many times as you like for a year.
Opening: Creswell Crags is open for most of the year. For up to date opening times and dates please follow this link.
Information on accessibility – We strive to make our site accessible to as many people as possible and are always exploring ways to improve. However, due to the nature of this archaeological site, some of our caves challenge our intentions and currently may not be suitable for some people with mobility problems.
Address: Crags Rd, Creswell, Worksop S80 3LH, Nottinghamshire, England. Phone: 01909 720378
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Category – Great Outdoors – Suitable for ages 5+.
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