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Wookey Hole Caves & Attractions

Wookey Hole, BA5 1BB


At Wookey Hole Caves and Attractions, Somerset, there’s always fun and adventure to be had ... Hidden away beneath the Mendip Hills is a spectacular underground network of breath-taking caverns!

Wookey Hole Caves & Attractions

Explore the Unexplored!

Wookey Hole Caves and Attractions in Somerset, is the UK’s largest show caves system, home to the infamous Witch of Wookey Hole and our new Chamber 20 with rare rock formations. With these world famous caves PLUS over 20 magnificent attractions, Wookey Hole is a great day out for all the family.

Upon exiting our stunning chambers, take a walk on the wild side and meet our prehistoric, Animatronic ROARING Dinosaurs in Dinosaur Valley! After, see what evidence your little palaeontologists will discover of these giants in the little detective’s Dino Dig!

Challenge our life-size King Kong, search for our little fairies in the magical Fairy Gardens while admiring the stunning views of the ravine and River Axe Waterfalls, from the Wookey Hole Pier!

Next, it’s time for The Witch’s Laboratory and 4D Cinema for a truly immersive experience! Let our Witch take you into a magical world, and be transported into all-time family favourite - Ice Age: Dawn of The Dinosaurs!

Continue your adventure and head straight to the Monster Mill for more family fun!

Discover a hidden world of cave explorers in our Cave Diving Museum and see real life footage of these adventurers in Wookey Hole’s secret water underworld.

Now it’s time to see history come to life! Visit the Paper Mill for a hands-on demonstration, where you will be introduced to the ancient art of Paper Making! Learn the process used to make paper as our friendly guides talk you through the various stages and see if you could have worked in our Paper Mill!

Step back into the days of early man with our very own Cave Museum! Housing rare and interesting finds from the caves, see which cave animals you can find in the displays and find out which ancient civilisations may have once roamed the area and what they may have left behind…

Celebrating over 250 years of circus, come and be astounded by the Wookey Hole Circus in the Wookey Hole Theatre! Taking place at weekends and daily during the school holidays, prepare to be amazed and enthralled by the thrill of our high energy, fast moving show. The shows last approximately 30 minutes and are non-stop, captivating the audience from start to finish. Sit back, relax and enjoy the magic, comedy and sheer breath-taking courage of these youngsters.

With two Soft Play Areas and our Pirates of the River Axe ‘Zap Zone’, there are hours more fun to be had inside the Monster Mill!

Immerse yourself in the nostalgia of the Seaside and pay a visit to the Largest Collection of Penny Arcade Machines in the country! Have your fortune told, race helicopters and enjoy many iconic ‘coin-pushers’ before heading to the Magical Mirror Maze and testing your navigation skills!

A round of Pirate Island Adventure Golf is included in every ticket too making this an incredibly good value day out for all the family!

Captain Jack’s Restaurant serves a selection of homemade dishes, snacks, sandwiches and drinks. Pirate-themed and fun for all the family, our large restaurant is open from 10.00am daily and serves hot food from 12 noon.
The Witch’s Kitchen is located next to the soft play areas, ideal for adults while the children are playing! Serving sandwiches, lunchboxes, pasties, sausage rolls and more, open daily during the school holidays.
The Ice Cream Parlour offers over 25 flavours of ice cream, along with snacks and drinks. Open daily from the Easter holidays.

Wild Wookey*

Have an appetite for adventure? Our new caving experience will surely astound!* Explore off the beaten track and have a go at traversing, climbing and abseiling with our experienced leaders. A unique tour which is perfect for groups and parties. See Wookey Hole like never before!

*Wild Wookey is booked as a separate attraction.

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Opening Hours

November 2019 to March 2020

(2019/2020 Opening)

Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

Monday 10:00 - 16:00

Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00

Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00

Thursday 10:00 - 16:00

Friday 10:00 - 16:00

Saturday 10:00 - 16:00

April to October

(2020 Opening)

Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

Monday 10:00 - 17:00

Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00

Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00

Thursday 10:00 - 17:00

Friday 10:00 - 17:00

Saturday 10:00 - 17:00

November 2020 to March 2021

(2020/2021 Opening)

Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

Monday 10:00 - 16:00

Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00

Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00

Thursday 10:00 - 16:00

Friday 10:00 - 16:00

Saturday 10:00 - 16:00






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                            • Available for wedding receptions

                            • Blue Badge Guides admitted free

                            • Business facilities (eg. Fax/ modem)

                            • Cater for groups

                            • Celebrity connection

                            • Coach parking

                            • Conference facilities

                            • Delta accepted

                            • Demonstrations Given

                            • Educational Visits Accepted

                            • Event venue

                            • Facilities for children

                            • Family Fun

                            • Film or TV location

                            • French printed material

                            • German printed material

                            • Gift Shop

                            • Groups accepted

                            • Guide dogs permitted

                            • Guided Tours Compulsory for Groups

                            • Guided Tours Compulsory for Individuals

                            • Haunted

                            • In countryside

                            • Indoor Attraction

                            • Licenced for civil marriages

                            • Maestro accepted

                            • Marketed towards children

                            • Marketed towards families

                            • Marketed towards senior citizens

                            • MasterCard accepted

                            • Min group size

                            • Of historic, literary or architectural interest

                            • On Bus Route

                            • On site parking

                            • On-Site café/restaurant

                            • Open All Year

                            • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors

                            • Picnic Site

                            • Shop

                            • Solo accepted

                            • Special group rates

                            • Sterling Travellers Cheques accepted

                            • Switch accepted

                            • TIC Staff Admitted Free

                            • Toilets

                            • Toilets for disabled visitors

                            • Village Location

                            • Visa accepted

                            Road Directions

                            Leave the M5 at junction 22 and follow the brown and white tourist signs for about 18 miles via Axbridge and Cheddar to Wells.

                            If coming from Bath, take the A39 to Wells.



                            Wookey Hole Caves & Attractions
                            Wookey Hole
                            BA5 1BB
                            United Kingdom

                            T: (01749) 672243

                            F: (01749) 677749

                            E: witch@wookey.co.uk

                            W: wookey.co.uk

                            Facebook: @WookeyHole

                            Twitter: @WookeyHole

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