13 reviews of Wookey Hole Caves in English
We went on a busy August day however queueing for 1.5 hours before getting into the caves was too long. After the caves is a fairy grotto and dinosaur park.
For the price we paid this was a disappointing day out.
The caves were lack lustre. A little more effort is needed here really to justify the entry fee. How about a witch act, real goats, monk for e.g.
The dinosaur park was small, a few fibreglass dinosaur models and no animatronics.
Paper mill wasn’t running but kids could have a go.
A large play area inside but too many kids completely out of control, not supervision just disclaimer notice – ‘use at your own risk’ etc.
The show was OK but this is an amateur production not a pro show like you see at other places.
I couldn’t recommend this attraction: especially at the very high price for what you get. It needs a revamp.
Visited Wookey Hole this half term with our two young sons (aged 3 & 5). Found it very over priced with little to do.
We arrived earlyish, 10.30, and had completed the the caves (enjoyable but no sign of the new light show they advertised), dinosaur valley and paper mill by midday.
Our boys liked the play areas, especially the soft ball air cannons, but it would have been better value to go to a play barn. The mirror maze was also a hit.
The circus show however was fantastic and redeemed the day. It is funny, fast paced and far better than the 'real' circus that visits our home town.
Overall Wookey Hole is far too expensive with too many payable extras (slot machines, carousel, crazy golf). Don't bother except on a circus day.
We visited Wookey Hole last summer, as I’d not been there for over 9 years and well before I’d had my children!
It was well worth going and non of us were dissapointed.
There was something there for everyone, adult or child and especially for the young at heart and with a good sense of humour!
I was a bit scared about walking around the caves but it was a really interesting tour. The caves are not pushchair friendly and you have to stoop down to fit through some of the tunnels. but that said it was well worth it!
Wookey Hole is well worth a visit for all the family
I went on a family outing to Wookey Hole and I have to say, we all had a blast! The gardens are fantastic, and the kids loved the Cave Museum (although the adults were a little spooked!) The accounts of the history and geology of the caves were enjoyable and they were beautiful, but I was holding on pretty hard to the guide rails a lot of the time and got a bit nervous. I think we got lost more than once on the trails, but that was all part of the fun.
The Paper Mill was more enjoyable for the adults, I think (and the kids got a bit restless). But we all had fun with the hall of mirrors - I thought the kids would never get tired of it!
What a great day out for all the family. This all weather attraction in the heart of Somerset is within easy reach of Wells. It has something for everyone. As well as the caves themselves which have an interesting guided tour that the kids loved (although my younger daughter found it a bit scary) there are all sorts of other indoor and outdoor attractions including a dinosaur park area and an indoor kids play area with a pirate theme. This is a particularly nice attraction in good weather but even if its raining there is plenty to do inside, although the complex is quite sprawling, including some of it over a road, so you might get a bit walk walking from area to area. The entry ticket is quite expensive, but you can often get money off coupons from tourist information offices and in newspapers and things. I think you can use Clubcard tokens too. Definitely worth it for a day out though, the kids love it.
This may seem an expencive day out at first glance but it is certianly value for money. the pass takes you through the wookey cave’s on a guided tour. an amazing experiance. from the caves you alk through the fairy gardens and many other fun sites. inside you will find a circus show, old penny machies and play areas. hot and cold food is served in a few separate venues. so much to see and do , it will take you all day. cant rate this place enough.
Yes, I echo the other comments that it is expensive. However, we have been here a number of times over the years, with and without children, and it has been thoroughly enjoyable each time. We’ve been at the peak of summer; busy but lovely surrounding in the bright sunshine. We’ve also been out of season, where you’re better able to view the glorious underground caves in a slightly more relaxed fashion. The guides are excellent, spinning tales of history in magical fashion.
You can sometimes get money off vouchers: try the tourist info centre in Clark’s Village, or maybe have a look through the Western Gazette during the holiday season.
I even wanted to look into getting married in the caves as I thought it would be a beautiful natural setting, which would add a timeless quality to our commitment to each other. I think we would have done so if we’d had a more intimate wedding than we ended up with. I am certain it would be very special, and I’d love to see a review from someone who did get married here.
We had a family day out to Wookey Hole last December, as we’d heard about the wonderful Father Christmas and we wanted to meet him for ourselves. We were far from disappointed. We had booked tickets to visit the grotto later in the day, but spme friendly elves advised us that we could go in straight away if we wanted, because the queue was very short. After about a 20 minute wait in a magical setting, with trees and fake snow and plenty to look at, we were transported into the main room to meet Father Christmas himself. What the children didn’t realise was that there were actually several Father Christmas rooms to keep the queue moving quickly.
My children were able to choose a quality soft toy each, which is still a firm favourite with both, and they then had their photo taken with Father Christmas, which was available to buy afterwards. There was a free old fashioned fairground ride outside which was also popular, and the gift shop was well stocked.
I was a bit dubious about walking around the caves with a baby and a 3 year old in tow, but it was a fascinating tour and the scenery was truly breathtaking. The caves are very much not pushchair friendly, though, and you have to crouch down to fit through some of the tunnels.
Wookey Hole is well worth a visit.
I really enjoyed every minuet of this it was aimed at kids which i understand but it still worth going you don’t see many places this wonderfull, a bit pricey but its not a regular thing so did not mind.
Wookey hole caves are an excellent afternoon out. The prices have risen this year -perhaps using clubcard vouchers is the way to go to save money. The caves really are brilliant, quite scarey for the little ones but still exciting.
The paper mill is an extra which is interesting. The penny arcade was really fab and we were there for ages with the kids, Trying to drag them away took ages.
Food is reasonable but we took food with us to save money, there wasnt much room to eat it though. Wear sensible footwear as the caves can be slippery. We will definately go back as soon as we are able to.
Recently visited when I found a BOGOF entry voucher as I’ve never been before (must be the only person in Bristol as I’m sure it was a seasoned school trip).
Everyone hears about the witch that died in the caves and was turned into petrified rock but I wanted to see it for myself.
The caves when you enter are really spectacular. We visited on a dry day but it was quite slippery in places so if you are taking elderly parents and children make sure they have on suitable non-slip footwear.
It really was an interesting tour especially when you learn that the caves were occupied by early man as the temperature in the caves is constant and habitable.
We also visited the paper mill and the old penny arcade which was fun.
A good day out for us.
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