Events

Hundred Hearts Trail - Half Term

Hundred Hearts Trail – Half Term

Fri, 14th Feb 2020 - Sun, 23rd Feb 2020

10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Creswell Crags, Worksop United Kingdom (UK)

In half term week, join us at the Crags to take part in our Hundred Hearts trail, inspired by Valentine’s Day but running all week (14th – 23rd Feb). Search our beautiful site to see if you can find – and count – all 100 hearts! It’s £1.50 to enter and you’ll get a pencil to take home and a small sweet treat at the end! A great way to explore our site.
Our café and museum will be open and we’ll have cave tours running too. You don’t need to book for the trail but if you want to combine it with a tour, we do recommend calling in advance.

Astronomy Nights

Astronomy Nights

Sun, 16th Feb 2020 - 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.

This event always sells out! Book today!

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Writing Wellbeing: Nature Poetry for Mindfulness

Writing Wellbeing: Nature Poetry for Mindfulness

Sat, 22nd Feb 2020

10:00 am - 1:00 pm


Creswell Crags, Worksop United Kingdom (UK)

We are delighted to be joined by our Poet in Residence, Hannah Cooper-Smithson, for this creative writing event in February.

Mindfulness is an important part of mental wellbeing. It’s all about awareness – about slowing down and paying attention to the present moment and to your surroundings. It’s about stillness, connection, and a quiet, focused type of attention. In this workshop, led by Hannah, you will be taught how to use these qualities to focus the poetic gaze, and how to look closely at a single image or idea in order to produce mindful poetry inspired by the natural world.
In this session you will:
– Learn how to use mindfulness as a poetic approach
– Discuss the importance of noticing your surroundings in poetry
– Explore the unique natural environment of Creswell Crags’ magnesium-limestone gorge on a guided writing walk (weather permitting)
– Produce your own poetic responses, and receive feedback
You don’t need to have any previous experience – beginners are welcome!
£12 per adult. £10 per student or senior citizen. This workshop is for adults and older teenagers and is not suitable for children.
There is also a charge for parking. Creswell Crags is accessible by train with a 20 minute walk from Creswell station.
Hot drinks will be provided and there is an onsite cafe if you wish to purchase food.
Weather permitting, this session will include a walk into the gorge to experience nature first-hand in our wonderful landscape. Please make sure you dress appropriately for this – with footwear suitable for muddy footpaths and a light waterproof coat. If the weather is really wet, alternative provisions will be made but the workshop will still go ahead.
Please make sure you bring your own writing materials (pen or pencil and notebook) as these will not be provided. If you need to bring a laptop, you may, but please be advised that this will be at your own risk – there will be periods of time where the room will be left unattended, and there is no secure storage available.
If you have an access needs, please let us know in advance so we can ensure these are accommodated.

Book now via this link! 

Hannah Cooper-Smithson is a poet and doctoral researcher at Nottingham Trent University. Her poetry has been published in various journals and anthologies, including The Interpreter’s House, Reliquiae, and becoming-Botanical: a postmodern liber herbalis (Objet-a Creative Studios, 2019).

Leap Day Mayhem

Leap Day Mayhem

Sat, 29th Feb 2020

11:00 am - 3:00 pm


Creswell Crags, Worksop United Kingdom (UK)

Join us on the last day of February to bid farewell to winter and welcome spring – on a day that only happens once every four years!

It’s FREE access to our site where there will be performances from Black Pig Border Morris and their band of musicians throughout the day.
We’ll also have roaming circus performers from Circus Wunderbar entertaining with a range of tricks and skills.
AND we’re hosting Battleaxe Sheffield’s mobile axe throwing unit. For a small charge, you can have a go at throwing an axe!

PLUS – our cave tours will run as usual, our café will be serving delicious treats, you can have a wonderful walk around the gorge, and discover more about the history of the site in our museum.

Parking charges apply, we recommend booking for cave tours in advance. See our website for further information and prices for cave tours, access, and more about our site.

21st Century Domesday Survey - Ice Age Journeys

21st Century Domesday Survey – Ice Age Journeys

Wed, 18th Mar 2020

10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Creswell Crags, Worksop United Kingdom (UK)

Interested in recording the history and wildlife around your area? Would you like to ask an expert about interesting archaeology in you’ve found near you?

Creswell Crags will be hosting the Ice Age Journeys; A 21st century ‘Domesday’ survey on Wednesday 18th March from 10.30am to 3pm.

Bring along your knowledge to discuss with experts and guest speakers, including Peter Allen; Graeme Guilbert; Ian Ross; Catherine Wells and Dr Alan Willmot, throughout the day.

This is a FREE event. Please note there is a 30 person limit to attend the expert talks, to book onto this FREE event please call 01909 720 378 or email info@creswell-crags.org.uk.

The Creswell Crags Visitor Centre is fully accessible and has a gift shop and café serving hot and cold drinks, cakes, and light meals. Parking is £4.50 which goes to Creswell Heritage Trust.

There are regular tours of the Creswell Crags caves throughout the day – see the website for more information about tour times and costs. Booking in advance is recommended.
The Creswell Crags Museum is £3 for adults, free for children. It contains artefacts found on site, mostly relating to the prehistoric era.

Bat Nights at Creswell Crags

Bat Nights at Creswell Crags

Fri, 24th Apr 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 24 April, 1 May, 21 August and 28 August.

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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Witch Marks Expert Talk (Ice Age Journeys)

Witch Marks Expert Talk (Ice Age Journeys)

Mon, 15th Jun 2020

10:30 am - 3:00 pm


Creswell Crags, Worksop United Kingdom (UK)

Witch Marks: Expert Talk (Ice Age Journeys)

Superstition, fear and ritual: rediscover our mysterious witch marks, through a talk with experts.

Creswell Crags will be hosting the Ice Age Journeys Witch Marks; a talk on the recently discovered witch markings in Robin Hood Cave on the 15th June 2020 from the 10.30am to 4pm.

Come and enjoy guest speakers discussing the newly discovered apotropaic marks and their significance in the wider community from the 16th and 19th century.

This is a FREE event. Please note there is a 30 person limit to attend the expert talks, so to book onto this FREE event please call 01909 720 378 or email info@creswell-crags.org.uk

The Creswell Crags Visitor Centre is fully accessible and has a gift shop and café serving hot and cold drinks, cakes, and light meals. Parking is £4.00 which goes to Creswell Heritage Trust.

There are regular tours of the Creswell Crags caves throughout the day – see the website for more information about tour times and costs. Booking in advance is recommended.
The Creswell Crags Museum is £3 for adults, free for children. It contains artefacts found on site, mostly relating to the prehistoric era.

Sherlock Holmes and the Hound of the Baskervilles - Chapterhouse Theatre Company

Sherlock Holmes and the Hound of the Baskervilles – Chapterhouse Theatre Company

Sat, 22nd Aug 2020

5:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Creswell Crags, Worksop United Kingdom (UK)

Chapterhouse Theatre and Creswell Crags present an open air performance of…
Sherlock Holmes and the Hound of the Baskervilles

Somewhere out in the desolate moors of Devon, something evil is afoot. As death stalks the wealthy Baskerville family, talk of a centuries-old curse sends the family into panic when Sherlock Holmes arrives to investigate. The enormous pawprints of a hound are discovered near the recently deceased body of Sir Charles Baskerville, whose face bears the expression of abject horror. But could tales of a gigantic, supernatural hound be anything other than local superstition? Join Chapterhouse as Laura Turner’s adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle’s novel returns to the open-air stage for an evening of shock and suspense…

Doors open from 5:30, performance starts at 7pm

Please bring your own rugs or low backed seating. Picnics welcomed. Refreshments will be available from our café before the performance.
The performance area is grassy, but level, and is accessible.

Tickets are available online from See Tickets, via this link: https://www.seetickets.com/event/sherlock-holmes-and-the-hound-of-the-baskervilles/creswell-crags/1487757

Adult £17 / Child £10 / Family (2 Adults & 2 Children) £48 / Family (1 Adult & 3 Children) £42
10% discount for parties of 10 or more

Suitable for the whole family.

From 1st February you can also call 01909 720378 or come into the Visitor Centre to buy tickets direct from Creswell Crags. Your name and contact details will be taken, and we would ask you to pay in advance where possible. For telephone bookings, tickets will be kept at our reception desk to be picked up on the night.

Please note that the performance is entirely open air and the weather will be taken into account. It will still go ahead in the rain, unless conditions are ruled too bad for it to continue. In such a situation an announcement will be made via email and social media, and refunds offered. If no announcement is made, assume the performance is going ahead and refunds will not be available.

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