Build a Snowman Trail

Build a Snowman Trail

Sat, 20th Nov 2021 - Sun, 19th Dec 2021

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Creswell Crags Museum and Prehistoric Gorge, Worksop Nottinghamshire

We’re celebrating Christmas in the Crags way, and we can’t wait to welcome you for some festive fun!

Monty loves snow and wants to celebrate winter with a giant snowman, but he’s lost all the snowman’s parts! Can you help him find the pieces below and tell him where to look?

Entry is just £4, and includes a trail sheet with fun facts, a pencil, build your own snowman activity and a festive treat. As part of the trail, we’ll have a ‘design a snowman’ drawing competition you can take part in, with the chance of winning a special prize!

You can also enjoy our café (for the best hot chocolate for miles around!) and a brisk walk around the lake. And don’t forget to visit our gift shop for unique gift ideas!

Parking is £4 for 3 hours or £6 for a full day. We have an annual parking pass – park as many times as you like in a year for just £15.

If you have any questions, please message us on Facebook or call 01909 720378.

Santa at Creswell Crags

Santa at Creswell Crags

Sat, 27th Nov 2021 - Sun, 12th Dec 2021

10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Creswell Crags Museum and Prehistoric Gorge, Worksop Nottinghamshire

Santa returns to Creswell Crags this festive season!

Click here to book your place to visit Santa

Visit him in his grotto, tell him what you would like him to bring you on Christmas Eve, and receive an early gift as part of your visit!

Santa will be in his grotto, which is in our visitor centre and fully accessible, on the WEEKENDS of 27th and 28th November, 3rd and 4th December, and 10th and 11th December.

Simply book your timeslot in advance – either between 10.30am and 12.30pm OR between 1.30pm and 3.30pm. Arrive during your timeslot and let us know you’re here. While you’re waiting, there’s no need to queue – you will be able to take part in our craft activities, or enjoy a festive treat in our café, and we’ll let you know when Santa will be is ready for you.

It is £5 per child to see Santa, including a small gift to take away.

Click here to book your place to visit Santa

We will also have a festive trail around our site, and a ‘design a snowman’ drawing competition you can take part in, as well as the chance to enjoy our café (for the best hot chocolate for miles around!) and a brisk walk around the lake. And don’t forget to visit our gift shop for unique gift ideas!

You can also book onto a cave tour or exhibition tour – please note that you MUST book in advance, cave tour tickets are unlikely to be available on the day.

Book cave tours here

We have plenty of parking on site, at a cost of £6 all day, or £4 for 3 hours: Creswell Crags is a registered charity and all proceeds go towards helping us continue to look after our special site.

If you are unable to book online, or you would like further information about Christmas at Creswell Crags, you can also call 01909 720378


Terms and conditions: refunds will not be offered on Santa bookings, unless cancellation is due to COVID-19. If you, or someone in your family, has symptoms of COVID-19, please do not visit our site, and call us to arrange a refund. 

Christmas Stars above Creswell Crags

Christmas Stars above Creswell Crags

Sat, 11th Dec 2021

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Creswell Crags, Worksop United Kingdom (UK)

The story of the “Three Wise Men” is an essential part of the Christmas stories we tell. And a memorable part of it is the appearance of a “star” leading the Magi to the birthplace of Jesus Christ in the stable at the inn.

Could this “star” be explained by astronomy? What can we observe in the December skies above Creswell Crags?

Price: £15 per person

This seasonal event offers visitors the unique opportunity to explore the skies above Creswell Crags through telescopes and technology, as well as learn more about the science behind the Star of Bethlehem in a fascinating Christmas talk.

Some have argued that the very close approach of Saturn and Jupiter in the sky was the astrological “star” which led the Magi from their homes towards Bethlehem. But could this be a possibility? Could it have been a comet, a supernova, a sign from God, or just a myth?

Dr Daniel Brown (Nottingham Trent University) will introduce us to some of these ideas and their problems in his talk: Star of Bethlehem – Possible Explanations. We will also hear what else is up and about in the night sky this month for you to observe. The night will begin with a 45 minute talk by Dr Daniel Brown, in our Visitor Centre (fully accessible). Attendees will have the chance to ask Dr Brown any questions or comments post-talk.

Visitors will then have the opportunity to observe the night sky with telescopes and binoculars alongside Dr Brown’s team from Nottingham Trent University. A 15 minute walk around the Creswell Crags site from our Centre, to the observation point at Jimmy’s Hill is also included.

Please note that whilst the indoor talk is fully accessible, the proposed outdoor viewing site is not fully accessible as it is on a steep grassy slope – if you have access needs, please contact us before booking so that we can advise.

We are asking guests to arrive from 6.30pm for a 7pm start. Parking is available on site and will not be charged if you are attending the event. The event will end at approximately 9.30pm. A warming cup of tea or coffee and a biscuit or mince pie is also included in your ticket price.

Due to the time of year and potential for wet and cold weather throughout this event, please can attendees wear waterproof, warm clothing and sturdy outdoor shoes. If the weather is really bad – either wet, or with heavy cloud cover – the event will still go ahead, with the telescopes set up in a different area and/or using the latest technology to explore the night sky in more depth. There will still be a chance to experience Creswell Crags at night during a short walk, except in the most severe weather conditions.

Creswell Crags is still operating with COVID-19 precautions in place for staff and visitors. Therefore, we ask attendees to wear face coverings when indoors for the talk. Our team will space out seating for visitors, and will have suitable ventilation for peace of mind.

Please do not attend the event if you, or anyone in your household, has symptoms of COVID-19 or has been asked to self-isolate due to a close contact with someone with COVID-19. In these circumstances, we will offer a full refund.

Book your place via our EventBrite page.