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Kents Cavern, Torquay

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At Kents Cavern, explore caverns with signs of habitation dating back to the Stone Age. Take a guided tour through the labyrinth of chambers. Your guide will tell you stories of how prehistoric humans and animals made their homes here. Dramatic stalactites and stalagmites point from the roofs and floors. Kids can find artifacts, such as a shark's tooth, in the archaeological dig area and paint a woolly mammoth on a cave wall. Make sure you stop into the Ancestors Exhibition to see the oldest human fossil discovered in Britain, a 41,000-year-old jawbone. Finish your visit with a bite in the on-site restaurant. Take a look at our Torquay trip website to schedule your visit to Kents Cavern and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • We took 4 children aged 6 to 10 and they had a great time. We all found out things we didn't know, adults too, while enjoying the tour in the caves. Children were encouraged to answer questions and ta...  more »
  • I was really looking forward to this visit but was very disappointed with the tour guide who kept on cracking stupid jokes. By the way, don't bother with the 'Ghost tour' in the evening which was comp...  more »
  • Really interesting caves to walk around, very knowledgeable staff. Felt it was a bit pricey, but worth it. Kids (7&3) loved it.  more »
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  • What an amazing place! So interesting, amazing history and artefacts on display, amazing to find out about the history of the caves... never would have thought there were hyenas and cave bears in this country!! Loved it, tour guide meg was fantastic, very knowledgeable, amazing rock formations, surprisingly colourful and lovely natural patterns in the rocks. Love love loved it, just my cup of tea! Ship big and reasonably priced, didn't use cafe but looked nice. Man on the counter was very friendly and helpful as well. Would definitely recommend a visit here!
  • The family and I loved it really good educational and fun Couple of hours. We didn't get to see the gardens because of the rain. They look amazing. Only a four though the guide was excellent clear and enthusiastic. However other peoples young children made it very hard to hear her all the time. If your in the area though it's a must. (May be they should try and keep little noisy one together)
  • A very lovely day out for the family. Our tour of the cave was made very enjoyable by our lovely tour guide. If you don't have kids then in an evening you can experience a ghost tour of the cave, they recommend no one under 8 for that tour. There is also a lot of activities here for kids including finding your own gems and that parts free/ inexpensive!
  • We had a fantastic time at the caves. Alan the tour guide was a star, he made our son "tour guide" for a while which lit our son up with excitement. The admission was ok & there was a good range of hot/cold food that wasn't overly priced. The woodlands trail was ok but didn't last long. Parking was limited but you can park nearby on the road for free. Overall it was well worth it & we would definitely recommend
  • Great experience for our 4 yr old boy. Bit scared at first but the tour guide Alan was great put all the kids at ease on his introduction talk. Taking a picnic would be a good idea but there is a nice cafe there of not. Also included is a woodland walk with some hidden facts etc around it. Brass running and chalk boards inside as an extra too. Tour of caves was about an hour

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