On a slightly rainy day we ventured down to Wookey Hole Caves, having not been there since before the children we’re born we were very excited to see what it now had to offer.
Under the watchful eye of the Wookey Witch we queued for our tickets and made our way up to the caves. We didn’t have to wait long till we were told we would be the last of the next group to go in – they take groups in about every 5-10 minutes.
It was lovely to visit again, with new eyes and look at the photo oppourtunities, although I hold my hands up not getting to grips yet with low light photography!
The most exciting part was doning a hard hat and travelling down the new tunnel to chamber 20 – with this now open to the public makes Wookey Hole the biggest showcave system in Europe!!
The Chamber is nothing like any other “King Arthur’s Beard” shows a spectacular limestone slopes which have previously only been seen by divers and this expansion is part of a £4 million investment into the attraction.
If you fancy getting your chance to wear a hard hat, get yourself down there soon – hard hats are required to be worn for a year after opening and it’s surprisingly been open 9 months, yet until our visit we hadn’t heard about it! If you’ve visited the attraction before it’s definitely worth a visit again!
This new tunnel also houses their own Wookey Hole Cave Aged Cheddar Cheese, which you can purchase in the Cave Giftshop.
Couldn’t help but feel a little Harry Potter ish walking down this tunnel!
Once out of the Caves, your led into the Fairy Garden and Dinosaur Valley and then onto the Witches house – which is something I hadn’t been in before.
I really enjoyed the witches house, I won’t ruin the surprise of it all and the 4D cinema experience was fun and I’m glad my little man decided to come in so Mummy didn’t have to go in alone!
Once in the main building there is plenty to see and do –
- Paper Mill – make your own paper
- Cave Museum – find out the history of the caves
- Wizards Play Castle – Time for a sit down for the adults
- Victorian Penny Arcade – Change up for old pennies
- Magical Mirror Maze – the kids rushed to do this
- Clown Town – Watch out if you have a clown phobia!
- Pirate Island Adventure Golf – we didn’t get a chance to do this
- Circus Show – a highlight of the day and a not to be missed!
- And much more!
Also had a chance for photo opportunity with the Wookey Witch after the Circus Show.
Let me know what your favourite bit is when you visit!