Creswell Crags is an inspiring choice for an educational visit! Tens of thousands of students of all ages have benefited from our education programme which delves into the mysteries of the Stone Age in Britain. We welcome all types of formal and informal education groups, from primary schools to further education and adult learners.
Please be aware that access to the caves is only permitted when visiting as part of a pre-booked group. If you intend to come on a self-led visit, we ask that you inform us in advance by emailing
Education Bookings Update:
Few date remaining in Janaury to April 2024
We have a few dates left between January to April 2024. These dates are limited to the size of group that we can have on site. the dates we have left are:
8th January 2024 (up to 96 children)
9th January 2024 (48 children or less)
19th March 2024 (48 children or less)
16th April 2024 (72 children or less)
18th April 2024 (24 children or less)
19th April 2024 (72 children or less)
22nd April 2024 (72 Children or less)
23rd April 2024 (72 children or less)
25th April 2024 (48 children or less)
30th April 2024 (72 children or less)
We have also seen a massive surge for September and Ocotber 2024 bookings and now the only dates left are below:
5th September 2024 (up to 96 children)
6th September 2024 (up to 96 children)
9th September 2024 (48 children or less)
10th September 2024 (48 children or less)
23rd September 2024 (72 children or less)
11th October 2024 (72 children or less)
Why not try our University of Nottingham Educational offer. Lead by our education team, the sessions cover not just the Stone Age (Palaeolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic) but also Bronze and Iron Age. You can find out more through the link: University of Nottingham (creswell-crags.org.uk).
We are also taking bookings for our Livestreamed Learning (creswell-crags.org.uk)
However are still taking bookings for the rest of 2024 and taking bookings for 2025.
Primary & Secondary Trips to Creswell Crags
We offer several packages for schools, each with 3 workshops which will immerse you with life during the Ice Age at Creswell Crags.
Your group will participate in an activity inside one of our caves, a hands-on outdoor workshop and an indoor workshop which can touch on prehistoric art, animals of the Ice Age, rocks and their uses or evolution.
Our sessions can be flexible for your needs – if you are a secondary school, please let us know which area of the curriculum you are studying and we will tailor the workshops to suit.
Primary & Secondary Trips to the University of Nottingham
Engaging and practical KS2 discovery days delivered by the Creswell Crags Learning Team at the University of Nottingham Museum, Lakeside Arts.
Designed to help your students’ understanding of the changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age, a visit to the University of Nottingham Museum is the perfect way to learn about pre-historic Britain. Your students will have an opportunity to learn what we know about prehistory prehistory and how we know about the changes that took place.
FE & Adult Groups
We offer a range of options for your group or society, with talks and sessions delving deeper into Ice Age archaeology, the origins of art and evolution of our species.
You could visit us at the centre, and combine your talk and artefact handling session with a tour of one of our caves – and perhaps coffee and cake at the beautiful Crags Edge Cafe! We’ll also come to you as a hired speaker at your venue (available within 25 miles of Creswell Crags).
Home Education Groups
We are currently reviewing our home education provision to support families who wish to visit.
Depending on the size of your group, we're able to offer a number of different options to suit your learning.
For larger community groups you may find the standard school visit programme is the perfect choice. If your group is much smaller we're able to tailor our cave tours to help.
Submit an Enquiry
If you would like to enquire about booking an educational visit, please fully complete the form below.
Our Learning team will then check your request against our availability – please note that we need at least a month’s advance notice for staffing purposes. Once we have agreed a date and timeslot with you, we’ll send across your confirmation.