Plan Your Visit

About your tour

Your guided tour will take you back to a time when the cave was home to ancient humans, sheltering from extreme weather, making fires, shaping tools and hunting prehistoric Ice Age animals. As you walk easily through the extensive labyrinth of caverns, you will experience a moment of total darkness, and be surrounded by 400 million year old rocks and spectacular cave formations. Kents Cavern is open all year, close to secluded beaches and coastal walks. It is one of Britain's few prehistoric heritage attractions and convenienlty situated in the heart of the UNESCO Global Geopark.

Book cave tour

Tickets need to be booked online.

Book Cave Tour

Main things you need to know:

  • Access into the caves is with a guide and tours must be pre-purchased online
  • We recommend face-coverings in the caves, shop and visitor centre
  • The Woodland Trail can be visited before or after the tou.
  • Dogs can come on site but are not allowed in the caves or in the Woodlands
  • Please aim to arrive 15 minutes before the start time of the tour you have selected  

What's included

Ticket includes the cave tour and access to all facitlies on site, including the Ice Age woodland animal trail.


The cave is an easy walk with mostly flat concrete surfaces and only 9 shallow steps. There is plenty of head room with no stooping required! Tours last about an hour and are guided.

Ice Age woodland animal trail

The Woodland Trail is open and included in the price.  It includes various trails designed for children of all ages up to 12. 


The restaurant is open from 9.30am.  There is plenty of outdoor seating.

Face-coverings and Covid

Kents Cavern is a Covid secure business. We recommend face-coverings in the caves and visitor centre. For up to date information on measures in place to make your visit comfortable and enjoyable please refer to the Covid Secure page.