Admission is free for under 5's, and we saved 15% on our tickets by buying online the day before our visit.
What to see:
* Gough's cave is 75% pushchair friendly (and there is pushchair parking at the 75% point, which you loop back round too as you exit), and the experience is supplemented with an educational audio guide
Scarlett with her audio guide in Gough's Cave
And here is Daddy Howe and Scarlett completing the Crystal Quest!
* Open-top sightseeing bus (or the "jungle bus" as Tristan calls it as it had adverts of Longleat safari park's animals printed all over)
Tristan, with Jade and Chris, waiting for the sightseeing bus to start its journey
Tristan and Chris looking for artifacts in the sand
* There is also Jacob's ladder and a lookout tower, but as these involved steps (274 + 48) we didn't take advantage.
There are lots of gift shops, tea rooms, and food shops at the bottom of the gorge (you don't need to purchase a ticket to access these shops). You can also access the The Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company's dairy and see cheese being made (an extra cost of £1.95 for adults, free for under 16's). At the end of the mini tour, you can sample some of the various Cheddar's including cave matured (delicious), oak smoked (more delicious), and mixed with herbs and wild garlic (drool). After sampling, we treated ourselves to the cave matured and oak smoked Cheddar cheeses.......fabulous on crackers!
Tristan watching Cheddar being made
It was also a great opportunity to tick-off two more Gromits! The one at Cheddar Gorge, and we popped to Lye Cross Farm too!
I was also a little naughty grabbing some free advertising on the "cave-painting" wall at the exit of Gough's Cave....did anyone see it?