Cheddar Gorge

School Trips

Home / South West / Somerset

Cheddar Gorge is a world-famous beauty spot and a National Nature Reserve, revealing many fascinating stories of our prehistoric ancestors. Discover the breathtaking splendour of Britain's most beautiful stalactite cavern where Cheddar Man, Britain's oldest skeleton, was found. Audio guides bring the cave to life for kids and adults, telling the fascinating story of its Ice Age creation, Stone Age occupation and Victorian exploration

Cheddar Gorge photograph
school trip at Cheddar Gorge
Cheddar Gorge school groups

Why are Cheddar Gorge great for School Trips and Educational Visits?

trip icon

Gough's Cave
The Cave Guide will tell the story of the cave's geological formation and decoration, its occupation in the Stone Age and rediscovery in Victorian times. A memorable way to learn history and geography.

Cheddar Man - Museum of Prehistory
The Museum of Prehistory brings to life the amazing story of how our ancestors survived the Ice Ages. Re-enactors demonstrate the survival skills of flint knapping and firemaking.

Cox's Cave & The Crystal Quest
Tourists have flocked to Cheddar Gorge and its Caves since 1837, which makes us an ideal tourism business for schools and colleges to study.

The Lookout Tower
With 274 steps to climb to the Lookout Tower, and 48 more to get to the top, it's the ideal place for students to burn off all that excess energy! There are 4 landing stages for those who prefer a slower pace.

Cliff Top Gorge Walk
A stunning 3-mile walk through an area that is a Site of Special Scientific Interest because of its karst limestone geology and remnant calcareous grasslands. It is also a Special Area of Conservation for protected species like bats, dormice and great crested newts.

Gorge Open-Top Bus Tour
This can be pre-booked as an optional extra. Students will enjoy the ride on our open-top double-decker. The views are awesome and they'll hear plenty of fun and interesting facts from the guide.

What size groups do you cater for?

trip icon

There is no max/ min group size.

Is there first aid on site?

trip icon

Cheddar Gorge has qualified First Aiders on duty during all opening hours, with fully stocked First Aid kits located throughout the venue.

Do you offer access for visitors with disabilities?

trip icon

Those with severely restricted mobility will find much of Cheddar Gorge & Caves inaccessible including the caves, the Gorge Walk and the Lookout Tower. Audio guides, audio loop systems and transcripts are available in many areas to assist those with impaired sight or hearing

Find out more about school trips that are similar to Cheddar Gorge

Teacher Checklist
teacher checklist
green tickRisk Assessments
green tickInspection Visits
green tickFree Places for Teachers
green tickResource Packs
UK Location
uk location

Why not share your opinion with fellow teachers by reviewing? Please only submit a review of Cheddar-Gorge if you have visited this place during a school trip:

Need more inspiration?

We are bursting with ideas on places that deliver first class teaching both outside the classroom and as in-school workshops. Below are a few similar suggestions to , or head to our tailor-made trip form and let us know how we can help you!

Get school trip offers by email

Unsubscribe at any time, we won't share your email with anyone else, just send you all the best offers and inspiration for your next class trip!