Events

COVID-19 Events Updates

COVID-19 Events Updates

Tue, 31st Mar 2020 - Wed, 1st Jul 2020

All Day


Creswell Crags, Worksop United Kingdom (UK)

COVID-19/Coronavirus Events Update

To everyone interested in events at Creswell Crags. Thank you for visiting our events page. As of 17 March 2020, Creswell Crags Visitor Centre has been closed to the public as a result of measures in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The safety of our visitors and staff is our first priority.

All events scheduled to take place in March, April, May and June 2020 have now been cancelled or postponed. If you had a ticket through Eventbrite (or, for Chapterhouse Theatre only, SeeTickets) your ticket will be fully refunded and you should have already received an email informing you of the cancellation.

Our events for later in the year – the August Bat Nights and the October Astronomy Night – remain part of our schedule at this time and tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite. Should this situation change, ticket holders will be informed and refunded in advance.

Our events in partnership with Ice Age Journeys will be rescheduled for 2021. Please look out for further updates on this.

Chapterhouse Theatre Company have cancelled their entire 2020 summer programme. Our thoughts are with them and all of their individual performers. We will endeavour to book a performance for summer 2021 as soon as it is possible to do so. Any pre-booked tickets with them will be refunded.

As you would expect, the Creswell Crags team had a whole series of events planned for 2020. We are watching the situation carefully and will look to reschedule events where possible. These were planned to include a Classic Car rally, a Victorian Day, a Wildlife Day, Halloween events including paranormal investigations and children’s crafts, and Christmas including Santa, Krampus and the Abominable Snowman, as well as poetry and art workshops, yoga groups and more. We will do our best to fill the later part of the year with events, as soon as it is safe to do so. We are very conscious that many of our artists, writers and performers and freelancers and finding life very difficult right now – our thoughts are with them too.

The closure due to COVID-19 comes at a very difficult time for Creswell Crags. Our council funding was reduced over the last few years and came to an end in early 2020. We are a registered charity, entirely reliant on visitor income – from tours, cafe and shop purchases, car parking, school visits and special events. The cancellation of our events programme represents not only a loss of ticket income, but a reduction in visitors using the cafe and shop during events. Although the team are exploring all options to open our doors again, there is a danger that Creswell Heritage Trust might not make it through the summer. To try to fight this, we have launched a JustGiving fundraiser. if you can donate, we would very much appreciate it: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/supportcreswellcrags

Thank you, everyone. Please stay safe. Follow our social media for updates.

With our love and gratitude,

Team Crags.

 

Bat Nights at Creswell Crags

Bat Nights at Creswell Crags

Fri, 21st Aug 2020 - Fri, 28th Aug 2020

7:30 pm - 10:00 pm


Creswell Crags, Worksop United Kingdom (UK)

Join Derrick Eames, resident Bat Man at Creswell Crags, for an illustrated talk and guided walk into the gorge at dusk to see these incredible creatures feed. We have up to 9 species of bats at Creswell Crags, including some that are a rare sight! This is usually a sell out event. We’ve added extra dates this year to ensure demand is met – but we still expect it to be very popular! Book early!

This event is taking place on 21 August and 28 August. PLEASE NOTE: The April and May Bat Nights were cancelled due to measures in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. At this time, the August events are still scheduled to take place and tickets are on sale. Should the event not be able to take place, all tickets will be refunded and ticket holders notified before the event.

7:30pm start, with refreshments (tea, coffee, juice and biscuits) available from 7.15pm.

£10 per person. We don’t recommend this event for younger children, unless they have a special interest in bats and wildlife.

Sensible clothing and footwear required, as you will be outdoors for a lot of the event. The Visitor Centre, where the tour will take place, is fully accessible. The night will include a walk into the gorge, which is on wide, level footpaths. It can be muddy.
Bookings are via Eventbrite only at this stage – some tickets may be released for sale in the visitor centre closer to the date, but we cannot guarantee this will happen as it will depend on availability. If booking via Eventbrite is a problem, please call 01909 720378, and our team will be happy to help.

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Astronomy Nights

Astronomy Nights

Mon, 5th Oct 2020

7:30 pm - 10:00 pm


Creswell Crags, Worksop United Kingdom (UK)


See the stars like never before, with expert astronomer, Paul Money.

Join Paul for an insightful talk about the night’s sky, before heading out into the evening, to look through telescopes at the constellations (weather permitting – the event will still go ahead in cloudy weather but the possibilities for stargazing will obviously be reduced).

All equipment is provided, tea and coffee will also be provided on arrival. Remember to dress warm and sensibly – you will be outdoors for some of the event. Sensible footwear is important – the paths can be muddy. The talk will take place in the Visitor Centre, which is fully accessible. The outside space is accessed via level paths but these might not be suitable for all access needs.
Booking essential – book via Eventbrite. If you have any problems booking via Eventbrite, please call 01909 720378 and our team will be happy to help.
Arrive at 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start. There is a car park at the Visitor Centre and parking fees are waived for special events.
£10 per person. The event is suitable for adults, teenagers, and older children if they have a special interest in astronomy.

PLEASE NOTE: The March date for Astronomy Night was cancelled due to measures in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The October Astronomy Night is, at this time, expected to go ahead as planned and tickets are on on sale.

This event always sells out! Book today!

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