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Poole’s Cavern & Buxton Country Park – School Trips & Curriculum-linked Activities

Schools & Educational Group Visits

From pre-school to PHD, Poole’s Cavern has it all for an educational, fun and stimulating experience.

From Stone age cave dwellers, Bronze age burial and Roman rituals to Medieval robbers hideout, 16th century explorers Victorian visitors right up to 21st century cave science Poole’s Cavern has a fantastic story to tell.

Our expert guides will tailor each cavern visit with your pupils and your learning requirements so whether your focus is on Stone Age, Rocks and fossils, the water cycle, environments through to tourism studies or paleo -biology. We can provide a bespoke learning experience.

Educational Group Rates 2019

Adult £9.00
Children (5 to 16) £4.50
Students and OAPs £8.00

Teachers, classroom assistants and support staff are free.

Please contact us to discuss your school visit and we can tailor your day to meet your requirements. 

Group Visits – Beyond the Cavern


With 100 acres of beautiful woodland to explore, orienteering trails from beginner to expert way-marked trails leading to a hilltop viewpoint and a fascinating history from the stone age to stone quarrying there’s lots to see and do in the woods.

The trails are perfect for teacher led walks to Solomon’s Temple viewpoint overlooking Buxton with interpretation panels or book a session with our partners at Outdoor Genius for an organised outdoor activity.


Interactive archeology display. Discover how our ancestors used the cavern 2000 years ago and try out our archaeological dig. Come face to face with an iron age cave dweller.

Classroom study room for groups to use for a private teaching space please enquire for booking this room. To compliment the cave tour we now have a brand new audio visual presentation room for educational visits.

Outdoor Genius

We are now offering woodland based activities to groups in Buxton Country Park adjacent to Poole’s Cavern as an additional session to your cavern visit. Why not have a tour of the cave and then come into the woods for the other half of your day?

All our programmes are linked to the National Curriculum and we have a mixture of sessions designed to last approximately 2 hours, to suit different age groups as follows:

  • Fire Starters
  • Temple Hunters
  • Fossil Hunters
  • Shelter-Building
  • Bush-Craft
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