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Primary Schools

Catch the imagination of your pupils and book a visit to Kents Cavern. We're open for organised school visits all year.

Kents Cavern is a spectacular natural cave on the coast of south Devon. We're only a short walk from the beach and the beautiful South West Coast Path. You can access the caves by foot, by coach and public transport.

As the oldest human dwelling in North-West Europe, undoubtedly Kents Cavern is one of Britain's most special caves. The incredible geology and rich archaeological heritage of the cave has been astounding scientists and visitors alike for centuries. Records show the mysteries of the caves have been enticing explorers to venture into their depths since 1571. However, archaeological evidence and research reveals that people and animals have been visiting the caves for hundreds of thousands of years.

Today Kents Cavern is a gateway visitor centre for UNESCO's English Riviera Global Geopark. We've developed a dedicated education team who are passionate about bring Kents Cavern's history alive.

Your visit to the caves includes; optional pre and post educational resources, your own education team member (or one for each class), an educational tour around the caves based around your selected topic and a choice of two activities;

  • Archaeological Dig and Paleo Box
  • Woodland/Stone Age Trail
  • Cave Art

We're the ideal place to bring your class for a visit about the Stone Age, with evidence of human and animal occupation for over half a million years! We don't just specialise on the Stone Age though, you can bring your primary school to visit Kents Cavern to cover lots of other topics such as; Victorian Explorers, Changing Britain, Rocks and Fossils, Geology and Cave Formation, Evolution, Light and Dark, Sensory, Maps, Creative Writing, Art and UNESCO's English Riviera Global Geopark.

We'll work with you to ensure that your visit covers exactly what you want and we're always willing to cover new topics. We not only provide children with an educational visit but also with an enjoyable and unbeatable experience of one the oldest natural habitats in Britain.

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