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You will be emailed an order confirmation that will include your unique Booking Reference Number and a barcode that also contains this number. Print off the barcode and present this to the ticket desk at Kents Cavern. You can simply quote your booking reference number at the ticket desk. You must register at the ticket desk.
We cannot issue refunds for cancellations or unwanted tickets. If a tour is cancelled, ticket holders will be offered places at any rescheduled tour (subject to availability) up to the face value of the tickets or, if the ticket holder is unable to attend the rescheduled tour or the tour is not rescheduled, a refund. Refunds may only be given at the discretion of the management. If you have any queries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes: Kents Cavern is open every day except Christmas Day.
Yes: The cave is a National Protected Monument, an International Prehistoric Show Cave and a gateway to UNESCO's English Riviera Global Geopark. For this reason the cave has the highest possible level of protection available in Britain and consequently all visits into the cave are accompanied by trained, knowledgeable and above all, entertaining, caves guides.
No: Wheelchair users cannot access the cave beyond the first underground chamber but no charge is made to see this first part of the cave. A DVD of tour is available by the entrance for people who cannot accompany the tour.
Yes: In the Kids Activity area there is the "The Fun Dig", "Cave Painting", "The Wall of Hands", "Brass Rubbing" and "Tribal Face Marking". Along the Woodland Trail are two themed quests; "Stone Age Shopping" and the "Animal Hunt".
Allow about 2.5 hours for the complete visitor experience at Kents Cavern. The tour of the caves tour lasts just under an hour.
Yes: On wet days during high season tours are scheduled every 10 minutes but waiting times to enter the caves can be up to 1 hour. Register at the ticket desk where you will be given the next available tour time. Some of the outdoor children's activities are restricted on wet days. For maximum enjoyment don't wait for a wet day to visit!
No: Kents Cavern is probably Britain's easiest cave to visit. All paths are concrete with 9 shallow steps half way round. There are some steep slopes but handrails are provided. The caves are easily accessible for most visitors although assistance may be required by some as there are natural slopes and steps. Access for wheelchair users is restricted to the first chamber but standard child pushchairs will be able to negotiate the cave. Please read the Access Statement on the main website for full details.
Yes: Kents Cavern is a family friendly attraction. Children under the age of three are admitted FREE of charge. Pushchairs can be taken into the caves. On very busy days (usually wet days) the number of pushchairs admitted into the caves will be limited and these can be left by the cave entrance.
The temperature in the cave is a constant 14°C (58°F) every day of the year so on hot summer days the caves are the perfect place to cool off.
Yes: There is a £2 charge to park. At busy times the car park will fill up but there is unrestricted FREE road side parking within a short walking distance. Coach drivers should call in advance to reserve space.
No: Only assistance dogs are permitted in the cave and on site.