The Cavern at Christmas, with the Christmas Rocks Trail replaces our usual Carols By Candlelight event for 2021. (You can book tickets for this new event on our bookings page). You take the Self-guided Audio tour, using your own smartphone, to enjoy the cavern decorated with fairy lights and trees. There are different rocks from all over the world included in the decorations , with questions to answer if you wish ! Or you can just enjoy the rocks and the lights !
You will need to book on line to be sure of reserving your own timed entry slot. We will accommodate walk-in visitors where we can, and contact details may be required. If we are fully booked walk in visitors may be turned away. Book your tickets now to avoid disappointment!
Masks are not required underground in the Cavern as you are in your own social group. Wear a mask if you want to for your own protection and that of others. We are following Government guidelines so masks are not compulsory, and the wearing of them is at your own discretion. Do try to respect Social Distancing and use the hand gel provided throughout our site. We look forward to welcoming you!
We look forward to seeing our visitors, but do contact us if you have any questions at all.
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.
Due to Staffing and high-demand this activity may not always be available.
Choose a piece of Blue John from a huge selection for polishing
Self Guided Audio Tour with Polish your own Blue John Stone Christmas Tree Decoration or Window Hanger : 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 decoration in our visitor workshop area. This Activity is bookable as a separate Experience on the booking page from November 2021
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.
Discover your own Blue John in our mines.
Carols by Candlelight will be returning for December 2022, and also ‘The Cavern At Christmas’ including the Christmas Rocks Trail, and Make a Blue John Christmas Decoration. Booking will be available Online ONLY, tickets will be released over the Summer, so do check our booking page
The Cavern At Christmas
Join us at Christmas for our festive underground decorations and Rocks Trail when the cavern appears even more magical!
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.