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We are excited to offer two unique birthday party packages that are perfect for children with a sense of adventure!

For children 5+

Book an Ice Age Adventure party and take your tribe back in time to the Ice Age. Explore our largest cave, build Stone Age shelters and learn how to hunt with spears in a birthday experience like no other!

For under 5s

Our Mini Mammoths party provides a range of indoor and outdoor (subject to the weather!) Ice Age games and activities, such as animal races, parachute games, charcoal wall-art, and musical mammoths.

In addition to the unique activities included with each party package, all parties include an enthusiastic party host, Stone Age dressing-up costumes for the guests, and the hire of two party rooms – one set out for a birthday feast, and one filled with a range of themed activities.

Optional extras to enhance each party include lunch-boxes, party bags, a costumed party host, and a visit from Creswell Crags’ mascot, Monty the Mammoth.

Step 1: Choose your party package

Ice Age Adventure

An exciting prehistoric experience, featuring a tour of the largest cave at Creswell Crags, spear-throwing, shelter-building and charcoal wall-art!

  • £9.99 per child
  • All children must be at least 5 years old
  • Includes up to 5 adults accompanying the cave tour
  • Party timings are 10:30am – 12:30pm

Mini Mammoths

A thrilling afternoon of Ice Age themed games and activities, including parachute games, relay races, archaeological excavation, charcoal wall-art and Stone Age jewellery-making!

  • £6.99 per child
  • Party timings are 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Step 2: Decide how many children you are inviting

There is a minimum of 12 children for each party.

  • For the Ice Age Adventure, there is a maximum of 24 children.
  • For Mini Mammoths, there is a maximum of 30 children.

Step 3: Choose your date

Both party packages are available Saturday and Sunday throughout the year; for weekdays during the school holidays, please contact us for availability.

  • Ice Age Adventure parties run 10:30am – 12:30pm
  • Mini Mammoths parties run 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Step 4: Choose your optional extras

Both party packages are available Saturday and Sunday throughout the year; for weekdays during the school holidays, please contact us for availability.

  • Monty the Mammoth (£15) – Creswell Crags’ mascot will visit your party! Includes an official Creswell Crags souvenir framed photo of the birthday boy/girl with Monty.
  • Party Lunchboxes (£4.50 per child)
  • Party Bags (£2 or £3.50) – Each £2 bag contains a Creswell Crags postcard, a pencil and a gemstone. £3.50 bags contain a Creswell Crags postcard, a pencil, a gemstone and a keyring.
  • Costumed Party Host (£5) – The party host will dress as a Stone Age hunter-gatherer, including furs and face paint, to create a more authentic Ice Age experience.

Step 5: Contact us to request your party!

Contact us using the form above, or email us at parties@creswell-crags.org.uk or call us on 01909 720378.

FAQs

Q: I want a party for less than 12 children, will you accommodate this?

The minimum of 12 children is related to the cost of running a party. As long as you are happy to pay for 12 children (i.e. 12 x £9.99 for an Ice Age Adventure party, or 12 x £6.99 for a Mini Mammoths party), you are welcome to bring less than 12 children.

Q: I have more than 5 adults who want to accompany the Ice Age Adventure party cave tour - can I pay extra for them to join?

More than 5 adults are welcome to accompany the cave tour, as long as the total number of adults and children does not exceed 30. Each additional adult shall be charged the regular tour price of £7.50, which can either be paid in person on the day, or added onto your booking cost.

Q: I want an Ice Age Adventure party in the afternoon/Mini Mammoths party in the morning, do you offer this?

The timings of the parties are to allow other parties and events to run alongside them. However, subject to availability, we may be able to accommodate alternative timings on a case-by-case basis – please contact us with a specific request.

Q: I have children I want to invite to an Ice Age Adventure party who have mobility issues; will they be able to go in the cave?

The caves are 5-10 minutes’ walk from the visitor centre, and there are both steps up to and inside the cave. In terms of actually climbing the steps up to and moving around inside the cave, we unfortunately cannot guarantee that anyone with mobility issues will be able to access all areas. However, if you feel that the child/children in question will be capable of accessing the cave, we certainly shall not refuse your booking. Alternatively, we also offer the Mini Mammoths party package which does not include a cave tour, and is held in fully accessible areas. Please contact us directly to discuss any concerns or queries you may have about this.

Q: Do you provide birthday cakes?

Unfortunately we do not provide birthday cakes, but are happy to lend you a lighter to light the candles and a knife to cut any cake that you bring yourself!