Last summer, for the very first time, we visited Wookey Hole Caves. It is a happy mixture of strange and wonderful, with plenty there to engage and inspire your little ones. We went in the peak of the holidays last year, and despite being busy, it did not feel overcrowded.
We packed a picnic and took in all of the main attractions for a great day out. It’s a brilliant rainy day option as well, as many of the attractions are indoors (or underground!)
Have a read below of 10 of the great things going on at Wookey this summer and them pop along to our offers page to download a voucher which will save you 20% off entrance 🙂
1) 4D experience…. Explore the witches laboratory, before entering the 4D cinema and popping your glasses on ready to experience ‘The Lost World’. Watch as the dinosaurs come up close and personal and see how a frightened couple try to escape a dinosaur infested island. This is great fun – young and old alike will enjoy this 4D experience.
2) Mystic Fairy Garden – Sit back, relax and let your little ones’ imaginations run wild in the fairy garden as they discover the fairies, dragons and elves!
3) Valley of the dinosaurs – a firm favourite with little ones…there are over 20 life size dinosaurs ranging from the Tyrannosaurus Rex to the Stegosaurus. Don’t forget to pose for your picture with King Kong as well 🙂
4) Magical Mirror Maze – With over 40 mirrors each at eight feet high you can wander through the many twists and turns, whilst keeping an eye out for the fleeting glimpses of the wizard who was trapped in the maze over a thousand years ago by the evil Wookey Witch.
5) Pirate Island Adventure Golf – enjoy a game of mini golf included in the price of your day ticket.
6) Pirates of the River Axe – Not to be missed is the Wookey Indoor Pirate zap zone. Fire canon balls at your friends and family and test your aim with the jet blasters for some friendly family competition.
7) Hocus Pocus Circus Show – A favourite with our little ones – the talented students that perform at this circus during the weekends and holidays have been perfecting a range of skills including juggling, skating, unicycle, wire walking, bungee skills and trapeze skills.
During the holidays until the 31st August 2015 shows will be running every day at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm.
8) Pan for gold – this costs £2 but is an activity that will keep your littles ones engaged for a long time… and once they have finished they will receive a lovely little Wookey Hole Medal to take home with them.
9) Take a tour of the cave museum and see the treasures that archaeologists and anthropologists have discovered over the years. There are lots of displays giving more information about the history of the caves.
10) The caves! No visit would be complete without a tour of the caves themselves. Listen to your guide share the legends of the caves as you are guided around these historic caverns.
Expect to hear a mixture of scared little yelps and excitable coos as you experience these mysterious and historic caves and learn of their 50,000 year history.
See your little ones mouths open in surprise as it is explained to them how people used to live in these spooky and dark caverns and prepare to be scared as you are told of the Legend of the Witch of Wookey.
When we visited we were entertained by Captain Jack Sparrow whilst we were waiting in line 🙂
On top of all of the above, there is soft play, a penny arcade and the handmade paper mill. If travelling some distance why not have a look online and see if you can get a deal at the Wookey Hotel?
The have great value packages running throughout the year including Summer, Halloween and Winter Wonderland deals.
Have a look online and see what takes your fancy 🙂