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Life in the Ice Age Cave Tour-CANCELLED

Type:Guided Tour

Creswell Crags
Crags Road
S80 3LH
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Cave tour


Join an expert guide on a tour of Robin Hood Cave, the largest of all the caves at Creswell Crags. Discover what the Crags were like during the last Ice Age. Who was here? What was here? What were they doing? How do we know?

Find out the answers to these questions and many more in a fascinating tour that lasts about an hour.

These tours are popular so it is advisable to book in advance

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£9.00 per adult
Child£7.00 per child
Concession£8.00 per concession

Children under 5 are not permitted in the cave.
Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult
Combine this tour with one other cave tour - Adult £13.50, Concession £12.00, Child £10.50
Rock Art (Church Hole Cave), Witch Mark, Hyena's Den (Pin Hole Cave)



  • Disabled toilets

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site


  • Children welcome - Children under 5 are not allowed in the cave. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.


  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups


  • Parking with charge - £4.00 for all day

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed

Site Features

  • Welcome Host

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups

Opening Times

Season (1 Sept 2020 - 16 Oct 2020)
Monday - Friday15:00 - 16:00
Saturday - Sunday11:00 - 12:00
13:00 - 14:00
15:00 - 16:00
Season (17 Oct 2020 - 31 Oct 2020)
Monday - Sunday11:00 - 12:00
13:00 - 14:00
15:00 - 16:00

Map & Directions

Road Directions

From North/South Leave M1 motorway at junction 30 and take A616. At next roundabout take 2nd exit and at next roundabout take 1st exit. At next roundabout take 2nd exit. Continue on A616 to traffic lights at awkward junction and bear left (A616). Continue on A616 passing under low bridge. Continue past rail station sign in Creswell then turn left at brown sign for Creswell Crags Visitor Centre (B6042, Crags Road). Follow road for approx ½ mile and turn right, then turn left into car park.

From East Follow A617 to the M1 motorway roundabout and take 4th exit (M1 north). Leave M1 at junction 30, then follow route from North/South.

From West Follow A619 to Chesterfield. At traffic light controlled roundabout (Matalant) select middle lane and take 3rd exit. Keep in left lane and at traffic lights go straight on. At next roundabout select right hand lane and take 3rd exit. At next roundabout select left lane and take 2nd exit (A617). In approx 4 miles reach M1 motorway roundabout. Select left lane and take 1st exit (M1 north). Leave M1 at junction 30 and follow route from North/South.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest train station Creswell, 1 mile away.

Nearest bus stop is Creswell Station, bus number 77 or 77A from Chesterfield town centre, two per hour Monday to Saturday, one per hour Sunday.

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