Wookey Hole is a show cave and tourist attraction in the village of Wookey Hole in the heart of Somerset, amongst beautiful scenery, near Cheddar, Bath and Bristol.
Wookey Hole cave was formed through erosion of the limestone hills by the River Axe, and the water is still used in a handmade paper mill on site.
A great day out with lots to do whatever the weather. Transformed for 2013, while still keeping the best of the old.. Some of Britain’s most spectacular caves, and home to the legendary Witch of Wookey – a roughly human shaped rock outcrop, reputedly turned to stone by a monk from Glastonbury, it is also the site of the first cave dives in Britain, and the low temperature means that the caves can be used for maturing Cheddar cheese. Inside the nineteenth century working paper mill are over twenty fabulous attractions including a penny arcade, fairy garden, mirror maze, museum, play areas and miniature world. For adults, the cave museum and exhibition hall gives a fascinating insight into the cave’s history – it has been inhabited by humans for around 50,000 years.
Why not hold a birthday party there, or attend one of the events held throughout the year – Halloween, Santaland, Wizard’s Wonderland or Witches tea parties … there is even a hotel where you can stay that offers packages if you book for an event. It is easy to find and has free parking. You can spend the whole day at Wookey Hole and it caters for both adults and children.
A great family destination for a wonderful day out – check the website for opening times.
Carved from the limestone many years ago by the River Axe, the spectacular caves have been carefully lit to enable the public to explore them, including the impressive formations of stalagmites and stalactites, and an underground lake. Some natural surfaces have been left underfoot so appropriate footwear is recommended. There are also out of season cave tours available, and cave divers are still opening up new areas.
Victorian Paper Mill
Britain’s last surviving paper mill where the paper is still hand made. It is possible to try your hand at papermaking, or just watch the experts, and go home with some rather special paper. It also houses a variety of other indoor attractions.
Pirate Island Adventure Golf
New to Wookey Hole, the biggest adventure golf course in the Southwest. Nine holes on a pirate theme – more than just a crazy golf game – the challenge is to make it all the way to the end…
Penny Arcade/Mirror Maze
Using original pennies (a fascination in themselves), the collection of arcade machines from a bygone age will fascinate both children and adults. Memories will be stirred, and children will have fun without electronics. The hall of mirrors transform your body into weird and wonderful shapes, and you can get lost in the magical mirror maze – it seems simple to find your way through, but what seems to be a corridor may turn out to be a mirror or a door!
The West’s newest and biggest play castle – a play area with slides, ball pools, climbing walls, tunnels, hidden areas and much more! It also includes Kids Korner soft play areas and the exciting pirate zap zone.
The Wookey Circus Show is not to be missed, along with Clown Town, the Clown Museum and the Circus Model Village. The show is fast and furious, with laughs and acts for everyone. Be impressed by wire walking, the trapeze and unicycles.