Family day out at Creswell Crags

family day out at Creswell Crags

family day out at Creswell Crags
family day out at Creswell Crags

This review is from Lucy who posted this in our lovely community group. Thank you Lucy for sharing this with us 🙂

I’ve heard of Creswell Crags and been considering going for a while, but wasn’t quite sure what to do there. So I was happy to see Lucy’s review in our group along with the photos… the caves look sooo fun.

family day out at Creswell Crags
family day out at Creswell Crags

What/where is Creswell Crags?

Creswell Crags is a magnesian limestone gorge, museum and prehistoric gorge on a border between Derbyshire and Nottingham.

family day out at Creswell Crags
family day out at Creswell Crags

You can explore the caves, take a walk, visit the museum and visitors centre. There is no charge to visit the Creswell Crags site or to walk around the lake and gorge. It is also free to visit the shop and coffee shop.

Only the tours and special exhibition have an entry fee.

What did Lucy think?

family day out at Creswell Crags

“We had a surprisingly interesting & beautiful day out at Creswell Crags today!

We’ve never been before but heard lots about it from family members, and it is a gorgeous place! I was so surprised as when you drive to it there’s mostly flat fields and industrial estates but this is truly a little gem!

We were even more surprised to find out there’s a fantastic gift shop selling different, educational things and merchandise and a vibrant prehistoric history (which I didn’t know about before visiting today). Parking was £3 all day.

family day out at Creswell Crags
family day out at Creswell Crags
family day out at Creswell Crags
family day out at Creswell Crags

Our 2 year old loved the model hyena in the building (as he’s into Lion king at the minute) so that was a bonus! He also loved climbing up the stairs to visit the caves and see if we could hear a dragon or sabertooth tiger. 

family day out at Creswell Crags

The playground was a bit old for him & muddy but the caves kept him very occupied & curious (and obviously being able to run & climb things!). I still feel there is a lot we didn’t see as we went quite late on in the afternoon so mainly stuck to the crags/lake area and info centre/shop/cafe. 

Would love to come back in the summer and picnic here and pay to see the Robin Hood cave and the other caves!”


Thank you for sharing, Lucy. It looks great.

I did a bit of research about Creswell Crags and the caves look to be haunted! There’s history of witch markings being found there… very interesting, look at this BBC article. Oohh, I’m thinking what a place to make up some fantastic stories for your little ones!! We’ll have to go.

Have you been to Creswell Crags, too? Do you have any top tips?


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