Montage of events at Treak Cliff Cavern

News, Activities and Events at Treak Cliff Cavern

We hold annual events and regular activities at the cavern. Any news items – in particular, closures due to bad weather – will also appear here.

Activities

Polish Your Own Blue John Stone 

PLEASE NOTE: unfortunately this activity will not be available on the dates of the Carols by Candlelight events – please see the dates below.

This is an activity which is available throughout the year – every day between 10am and 4pm – (3pm in the winter months) – when people of all ages can, with the help from our friendly workshop staff, select, prepare and polish a slice of Blue John Stone to take home.

You do not need to pre-book this activity. 

These prices start at £2.50 but vary depending on the Blue John stone you choose from our wide selection.

Gary Ridley holding a piece from the newly discovered vein

Choose a piece of Blue John from a huge selection for polishing

Polish your own Blue John Stone Christmas Tree Decoration

From October 1st 2019 to January 31st 2020, visitors can polish and take home their very own Blue John Christmas tree decoration or window hanger.

Our skilled craftspeople will guide you through the processes of creating your own unique Blue John ornament in our new visitor workshop area.

Prices for this activity start at £10 per hanger / decoration.
A cavern tour combined with this activity (which you can book online) is also available on our Trip Advisor Page or our Expedia page. (Available from 1st October – 31st January with the exception of the Carols by Candlelight dates below.)

The Blue John Experience

A truly unique, “hands-on” experience enables you to work with Treak Cliff Cavern family and staff to get really involved with this unique stone.

Learn about the geological formation of caves within the Peak District National Park and  meet the family who own and care for the mine.

Go prospecting for your own piece of Blue John stone in the mines here at Treak Cliff Cavern. Our expert craftspeople will guide you through polishing your selection and you’ll also be able to choose additional pieces from the workshop to make into a window hanger and a piece of silver-mounted jewellery.

Places are strictly limited – for booking information please see the main Blue John Experience page.

Discovering Blue John Stone

Discover your own Blue John in our mines.

Carols by Candlelight and Festive Lunch

A very popular event at Christmas is our festive underground singalong, Carols by Candlelight.

6 of the 7 Carol events are at 2.00pm and last for approx 1 hour.
The Christmas Eve Carols By Candlelight starts at 12 noon.
All include free mulled wine and mince pie afterwards but soft drinks and biscuits also available if preferred.

A guided tour and a present for younger ones from Santa are also included in the ticket price.
Please note that this is a ‘singalong’ event.

Carols By Candlelight 2019

Saturday 7th December 2019, 2pm – 3pm
Sunday 8th December 2019, 2pm – 3pm
Saturday 14th December 2019, 2pm – 3pm
Sunday 15th December 2019, 2pm – 3pm
Saturday 21st December 2019, 2pm – 3pm *SOLD OUT!*
Sunday 22nd December 2019, 2pm – 3pm  *SOLD OUT!*
Tuesday 24th December 2019 (12.00 noon – 1pm) *SOLD OUT!*

Finish times are approximate. Singing starts at 2pm (12 noon on 24th Dec) so if you’d like to order from the Festive Fayre menu or explore beforehand, please arrive an hour or so earlier.

Tickets are on sale from September 1st 2019.
Advance booking is essential. 
Adults  £12.00
Children £6.00
under 5s free
Please book online here or call into the gift shop.
Telephone bookings can be made by calling 01433 620 534.

Treak Cliff Cavern by Candlelight at Chrsitmas

Join us at Christmas for our festive underground singalong, when the cavern appears even more magical!

Treak Cliff Cavern by Candlelight at Chrsitmas

This is a popular event so please book early because spaces are limited.

Treak Cliff Cavern by Candlelight at Chrsitmas

Lots of candles!

Light Festive Lunch

A light festive lunch is also available exclusively for Carols by Candleight visitors. The cost is £9.50 for adults and £7.50 for children and can be booked in conjunction with a ticket for the main Carols by Candelight event. It is available between 12 noon and 1.30pm (but NOT on the 24th). Alternatively you can pre-order the lunch after you’ve bought your ticket by calling Diane on 07956 958956 but please remember that these are only available when pre-booked and pre-paid prior to the event day

Click here to view the Festive Fayre Menu (PDF – opens in new tab)

Please note that there will be no further food available on the day – all lunches are pre-bookable only – although you will be able to buy drinks. Combined meal and admission tickets are available to book here.

Once you have pre booked your festive lunches our catering manager will contact you to discuss your menu choices and any dietary requirements, allergies, etc and to reserve your time slot so please include the best number to contact you on when you book.

Please allow plenty of time to reach the caverns before the event starts. Although we do offer free parking, we are not able to accommodate everyone but parking on the main road leading to the cavern is possible.

NB because of the relatively steep access up to the concert chamber there is no wheelchair access to the cavern.
Take a look at our risk assessment if you are unsure of the effort involved and fitness required. Please call us on 01433 620 534 with any questions and /or to book tickets for the carols.

 

Treak Cliff Cavern by Candlelight at Chrsitmas

Join us at Christmas for our festive underground singalong, when the cavern appears even more magical!

Treak Cliff Cavern by Candlelight at Chrsitmas

This is a popular event so please book early because spaces are limited.

Treak Cliff Cavern by Candlelight at Chrsitmas

Lots of candles!

The new Treak Cliff Cavern Interpretation Centre is part-funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development - to upgrade the visitor offer, by providing new toilets, heritage and interpretation centre. Project reference number: 101006.

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