Montage of events at Treak Cliff Cavern

Carols By Candlelight returns for 2022.

We are delighted to re instate our Carols By Candlelight Events for weekends in December 2022! There are a few changes since pre Covid times, but our Piano Accordionist will still play festive music for you to sing familiar Christmas carols to. The Witch’s Cave is lit with hundreds of real candles, a Christmas tree and fairy lights to create a lovely Festive atmosphere.  Singing is for about an hour, with mince pies and mulled wine served afterwards in the Cavern entrance, where you can enjoy the museum and shop.

Santa will not be here as he has moved into a Grotto in Castleton Visitor Centre!

The Christmas Rocks Self Guided Tour of the Cavern is an additional event which MUST BE PAID FOR SEPARATELY but is available at very reduced rate as an Add On when buying your Carol tickets, and can be available immediately before or after the Carols By Candlelight Event,




Experiences and Activities

Polish Your Own Blue John Stone 

This is an activity which usually runs February to October. You select, prepare and polish a slice of Blue John Stone to take home. 

This is only bookable via the tripadvisor website


Gary Ridley holding a piece from the newly discovered vein

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

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 underground in the mining areas, 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 by dates and places available. 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 will be returning for December 2022, and also ‘The Cavern At Christmas’.

Booking will be available Online ONLY, tickets are available now, so do check our booking page. 

The Cavern At Christmas

Treak Cliff Cavern by Candlelight at Chrsitmas

Join us at Christmas for our festive underground decorations and Rocks Trail when the cavern appears even more magical!

Treak Cliff Cavern by Candlelight at Chrsitmas

This is a new event and we hope you will enjoy it !

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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