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“Great day out to be had by all”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Wookey Hole Caves

Wookey Hole Caves
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Owner description: A series of caves that sheltered Stone Age people.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Bristol, United Kingdom
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166 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Great day out to be had by all”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2013

I really enjoyed Wookey hole caves, I enjoyed the cave tour, then fooling around looking at the dinosaurs, the museums and different artifacts laying around the place. Lots to do for the kids, I did feel that the canteen could do with some work, especially since the food is quite expensive, plastic knifes and forks in a polystyrene tray. Not really acceptable when I payed £14 for 2 drinks and some food. But on the other hand the food was tasty, I had pie and chips, it was lovely, just a shame about the rest of the dining experience. Really liked Wookey Hole though, and the Stay at the Wookey Hole Hotel was spot on.

Visited January 2013
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Newport, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Wizard's Winterland”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2013

Took 4 children and 4 adults to Wookey Hole on 29Dec12 through Groupon, overall it was a fantastic day out.
The caves were amazing, though I would recommend a waterproof jacket and flat shoes to explore.
The 'Fairy Land' and Dinosaur park was enchanting, with perfect photo opportunities of a Caveman family.
Queen Victoria's penny farthing arcade was amusing, watching the children being enchanted by bygone entertainment.
As for the circus performance it was fantastic; you could tell the children who went to 'Circus school' twice a week in the evening; were thoroughly enjoying themselves. Having watched a few acrobatic companies over the years, these were on par - brilliant.
As for the Wookey Witch and Wizard - very well acted all 4 children (9,8,7,6) were fully enthralled.
The British weather didn't disappoint allowing plenty of puddles to splash in, in between the caves, mirrors, theatre, circus museum and carpark :)
It was very quiet when we went and must admit not sure if we would have had such a brilliant day out, had we had to move with throngs of people as I can imagine it becomes unbearably busy at peak times.

Visited December 2012
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Gloucester
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Dissapointing”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2012

Poor guide, seemed very bored. Rushed tour. Tired decor, not much to do. Would not bother again. Overpriced for what you get. Only good point was caves themselves (if you get chance to look at them!) and circus was very good.

Visited December 2012
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Eastcote, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Woefully lacking in service skills”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2012

The caves, when you finally manage to get into them , with the guided witch are quite good. However apart from the circus which was entertaining in a cringe inducing type of way the rest of the attractions were a waste of time and money.
As long as you go not during the holidays then it might be ok. We went during half term and the queues were horrendous. We had fast track tickets and still had to wait 40 minutes. A man with a family upon arrival at the counter was told hen was in the wrong queue and had to go and wait another 45 minutes.
Frankly not worth the money.
Highly disorganised
Also be very wary when coming by public transport. There are few signposts to tell you how to get to Wookey Hole , we resorted to gong into Wookey business park and asking.
There are no pavements so you end up walking on the country lane . Not a good idea with small children.
The bus that serves Wookey from Cheddar is run by a different company then the bus you would have taken from Bath or Bristol.
All in all I would not return and go to Cheddar instead.

Visited October 2012
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Groupon Santaland”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2012

I can understand the negative reviews - there's certainly a feel of naffness about some of the attraction - i assume borne out of the circus origins. The caves however are a must see.

We attended on an evening with Groupon tickets that included dinner and a visit to santa for the kids. Santa on our visit was probably the best impersonator we've come across - I guess he was absent when the last reviewer visited :) .

The food was good too, as was having the penny arcade, mirror maze and soft-play area to ourselves late into the evening. Both adults and children (4 and 2) thoroughly enjoyed our visit and with the benefit of the groupon tickets it was very much value for money.

Visited December 2012
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