Region: East Midlands

Disabled Facilities: No

Category: Day Trip Destinations

Address: Mam Tor, Castleton, Hope Valley, Derbyshire S33 8WA

Contact: 01433 620638



Blue John Cavern Derbyshire provides great school trip experiences such as a show Cave which have indepth specific geological interests. The Cavern consists of caverns within the cavern, showing stalacmites, stalagtites and samples of Blue John.  The Blue John is mined in the winter months and turned into beautiful jewellery and artifacts.

Why is this venue great for School Trips and Educational Visits?

Very educational, we are situated in the Peak District, surrounded by beautiful scenery.

What does a typical school trip or educational visit include?

We cater for all age groups of school trips. Question sheets can be supplied for schools and an answer page given to the teaches if required.

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What size groups do they cater for?

15 upwards, large groups may be split into two on the tours.

What can they provide you with to support your school trip or educational visit?

We can supply question and answer sheets for key stages 1 and 2

Can you take photos, video or audio? Are there any copyright restrictions?

Yes photographs may be taken but only on certain levels where students are stationary.

How do you arrange a risk assessment?

Yes we provide risk assessments for the teachers on request.

What does it cost?

There are discounted prices for groups of 15 and above, prices on request.

Is specific clothing required?

Warm clothing, shoes with good grip.

Do you have first aid on site?

We have first aiders.

What facilities do they have for school trips and educational visits?

Gift shop & blue john cafe, selling snacks and gifts. See links below:

Are there disabled facilities?

Not suitable for disabled children as there are 240 steps.

What are your opening days and hours?

Open every day except Christmas Day weather permitting. 9.30 – 4.30 summer, 9.30 – dusk winter

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Age of Children / Pupils: 5 – 7 years 8 – 10 years 11 – 13 years 14 – 16 years College

Type of Visit: Caves & Caverns Picnic Areas Themed Attractions

Curriculum Topics Covered: Citizenship Geography History Science

Months Open: All Year Round January February March April May June July August September October November December