Life On The Edge

Life on the edge

This challenge is for uniformed groups such as Brownie units, Guide units and Cub packs, and Scout troops, who are looking for an adventure of mammoth proportions! Journey back to the Ice Age to see if you have got what it takes to survive Life on the Edge, by exploring caves, building shelters, lighting fires, and creating Stone Age art, just as our ancestors did here at Creswell Crags over 12,000 years ago.

At the end of the day, each participant who has completed at least two parts of each activity will receive a Creswell Crags Life on the Edge challenge badge.

Dates and Times

This activity day will run Saturdays and Sundays throughout the year, and during the week during the school holidays, subject to availability – please contact us, either by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or ringing 01909 720378, to enquire about availability. Bookings must be made at least a month in advance.

The activity day runs from 10:00 – 14:30.

Price

Are you looking for a unique setting for a special occasion? Why not celebrate with us? Our tours can be tailored to your needs! Each special occasion package includes a themed cave tour, unique group photograph using our green screen facility and lunch at the Crags cafe.

£12 per child. This includes all activities and the Life on the Edge challenge badge.

The number of accompanying leaders/adults included for free with each group varies depending on the age range of the group, in keeping with Girlguiding and the Scout Association’s ratios.

Age range Groups Up To 24 children Up To 48 children Up To 72 children
5 – 8 Rainbows & Beavers 5* 10* 15*
7 – 10 Brownies & Cubs 4 8 12
11 – 14 Guides & Scouts 3 6 9

* For the Life in the Ice Age Cave Tour, health and safety regulations stipulate that only 29 people may be in Robin Hood Cave at once. Therefore if you are a Beaver or Rainbow group with the maximum of 24/48/72 children, one leader accompanying each tribe will be asked to wait at the cave entrance, so that this maximum (which includes the tour guide) will not be exceeded. We have also found that this is useful for these younger groups, as on occasion a child may not wish to venture too far into the cave, and so it is useful to have a leader outside with whom they can wait.

Additional adults will be charged at £8 each. Individual carers may accompany the group for free, but the overall group size must not exceed 28.

Groups larger than 24 will have to split into smaller groups of up to 24 children and 3/4/5 adults, due to health and safety restrictions in Robin Hood Cave.

Schedule

Groups Of Upto 24 Children
  • 10:00

    Arrival

  • 10:05 - 10:20

    Introduction & orientation

  • 10:20 – 11:30

    Life in the Ice Age Cave Tour

  • 11:30 – 12:30

    Art of the Ancients

  • 12:30 – 13:30

    Lunch

  • 13:30 – 14:30

    Survival Skills

Groups of 25 to 48 children
  • 10:00

    Arrival

  • 10:05 - 10:20

    Introduction & orientation

  • Reindeer Tribe

    Hyena Tribe

  • 10:20 – 11:30

    Life in the Ice Age Cave Tour

    Art of the Ancients

  • 11:30 – 12:30

    Art of the Ancients

    Survival Skills

  • 12:30 – 13:20
    Lunch
  • 13:20 – 14:30

    Survival Skills

    Life in the Ice Age Cave Tour

Groups of 49 to 72 children
  • 10:00

    Arrival

  • 10:05 - 10:20

    Introduction & orientation

  • Reindeer Tribe

    Hyena Tribe

    Wolf Tribe

  • 10:20 – 11:30

    Life in the Ice Age Cave Tour

    Survival Skills

    Art of the Ancients

  • 11:30 – 12:40

    Art of the Ancients

    Life in the Ice Age Cave Tour

    Survival Skills

  • 12:40 – 13:20
    Lunch
  • 13:20 – 14:30

    Survival Skills

    Art of the Ancients

    Life in the Ice Age Cave Tour

How To Book

To book a Life on the Edge Challenge Activity Day, please contact the Heritage Facilitation team by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., ringing 01909 720378, or speaking to a member of staff at our Visitor Centre reception.

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Creswell Crags Museum & Heritage Centre
Crags Road, Welbeck, Worksop,
Nottinghamshire, UK S80 3LH

01909 720378

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