Go wild at Cheddar Gorge & Caves

Visitors to the world-famous Cheddar Gorge & Caves will once again be given the opportunity to go wild at Cheddar Wildlife Weekduring the May half-term holidays.


This year’s Wildlife Week is scheduled to run from May 26 to June 3, and will not only put all the plants and animals that we have in the UK under the spotlight, but also show visitors some of the simple things they can do to help support British wildlife.


Cheddar Gorge and Caves in Somerset is a perfect place to start exploring nature.  The mosaic of habitats within the Gorge support a whole host of native species and, for one week only, there will be the opportunity to meet and get up-close-and-personal with some of these during a wide range of animal encounters.


In addition to making the most of its resident species, Cheddar Gorge and Caves will also be organising walks, talks and the appearance of several experts in their field.


Burnham District Bee Keeping Society’s experts will help stage some live hive action, and give insights into the work of the busy bees.


North Somerset Birds of Prey Centre and Secret World Wildlife Rescue’s resident owls and hawks will be paying a visit to the gorge, with possible opportunities for some visitors to become a bit more hands-on with these beautiful birds.


And there will be a chance to meet the attraction’s resident conservationist, and discover more about the bats that live in Cheddar’s caves.


Visitors will be encouraged to enjoy the great outdoors of Cheddar still further by climbing Jacob’s Ladder to enjoy the spectacular 360-degrees view from the top of the gorge.


As well as being able to stroll along the Cliff-top Walk, and discover some of the nature and wildlife that is endemic (only found in this area) to this remarkable stretch of countryside, visitors will also be able to enjoy one of the most breathtaking views in the British Isles – which has been named the fifth best view in the whole of the UK by a panel of some of the nation’s leading travel experts.


All events and activities will be included with an Explorer Day Ticket.  Children aged between 5 and 15 will require a Child Explorer Day Ticket, under 5 do not require a ticket but are welcome to join in Wildlife Week activities;spaces will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.


Explorer Day Tickets (which includes access to Cheddar Wildlife Week, Dreamhunters, Gough’s Cave, The Museum of Prehistory, Cliff-top Walk and the new Beyond the View experience) are currently priced at: Adults £19.95 (online £16.95); Children (5-15) £14.95 (online £12.70); Under 5s Free.


For full details, visit: https://www.cheddargorge.co.uk/whats-on/wildlife-week.