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Wookey Hole Caves, Wookey Hole

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  • The caves are surprisingly warm! 11 degrees all year round apparently. Our guide, Bryan, was great. Made us all feel welcome, especially the kids, and kept us entertained with tales and facts. The cav...  more »
  • Three generations of our family had a great day out in their Xmas grotto. In particular Father Christmas was excellent - so quick to pick up on conversations and invent some great quips ! I was not re...  more »
  • Value for money. Excellent educational value and well worth a morning out. Wear boots and a jacket in the winter. Also out of season was very quiet. I bet it's really busy holiday times. 
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  • I last went here about 35 years ago as a kid and can hardly remember remember experience, although I was apparently fascinated by the paper making machinery which was still in use back then. I remember the caves though. There's been a huge change since then and they've expanded and tried to enhance the whole experience into more of a mini theme park. The additional attractions are nice but a bit tacky/predictable. There are now big dinosaurs (everywhere needs dinosaurs these days apparently 😂) and fossil beds where the kids can excavate dinosaur bones, soft play areas, a small (but surprisingly cool and effective) mirror maze which impressed me more than I should really admit! The 4d witch experience was fun if a bit tacky, and was strangely followed by a 3d movie with moving seats etc (hence '4d') about dinosaurs... Probably all they could get but not connected to the location or story in any way. BUT the kids loved it, so who cares 😉 The paper mill is still there but more as a museum now with manual demonstrations of how to make paper. They also have a relatively new hotel and cabins which look to be rather nice and I'm tempted to stay over for a night in the next holiday as a stopover on the long journey to the south west. The caves then... That is originally why this place is there. For me this remains one of the most fascinating areas. I've always loved underground places and secrets. The "old" caves all have nice lighting effects and are clearly well travelled, but the tour guide we had was humorous and interesting, despite the echoing cries of upset children. In the last year they've opened up a new tunnel, blasted out of the rock in a seriously fascinating project, in order to gain access to a cave previously only accessible to some serious cave divers. Clearly not as well established yet due to scaffolding and the need to wear hard hats due to UK health and safety legislation, but it was amazing, and I love the fact that before the tunnel had been built, "more people had stood on the moon than in this cave". Leading on from that, the museum of cave diving, while small with a short video presentation, was fascinating. It highlighted how even the most experienced cave divers often die following their passion as it is just so dangerous. A final note; yes it is a bit pricey. I was there for only 4 hours to break a 7 hour car journey with 2 young kids. However, this is not just an "attraction". Wookey Hole is one of the main places in the UK where cavers and cave drivers are trained. They actively explore, and extend the network so that we can experience the wonders buried there in safety. They are even looking to extend the valley itself to make more caves visible to us. While you could argue that this is a bit extreme, I treasure the experiences and the value it brings to our, humanity's, ability to train those precious few individuals brave enough to explore some of the most dangerous areas of our planet. It's apparently harder than walking on the moon and its right within the stone we walk on. Awesome day for the family!
  • Well what can I say . It's a great place for all family and friends to go. Very fascinating and the guides definitely know their stuff. The gift shops are nice. Also lots of activities for the whole family after you exit the cave.
  • I've been coming to Wookey Hole every year for almost 30 years now and it never fails to delight. The attractions change almost every year meaning that there's always something new to see. In the last year they have opened up another 2 new chambers in the cave system meaning there's more to view for your money. The new chambers are not majorly spectacular, but as they finalise everything I expect it to become even nicer. Wookey Hole is not to be missed, it's a great day out that will use up 5 to 6 hours of your time.
  • Lovely day out. Lots to see and do. Caves were amazing. 4d cinema was very good. Golf was too busy and the line for the caves was long. More staff needed on today when we visited. Dino valley could also do with a bit of a tidy up. Toilets need to be better maintained and checked- no soap left in the car park one. Circus was amazing. Overall a fantastic day but just a few little set backs.
  • Family orientated attraction, the caves are excellent, the other parts of the attraction are fun and cheesy in equal measure, but your ticket gets you in to everything, so it's worth looking around the entire site and playing a round of crazy golf.