Creswell Crags is looking forward to its first full season of opening since the outbreak of COVID-19 in March 2020. Open 7 days from February to October, there are big plans for the prehistoric site, popular for cave tours, school trips and walks in the beautiful limestone gorge. The site is run by an independent charitable trust and only survived the pandemic due to emergency funding from the National Lottery, Historic England, DCMS and others. An optimistic 2022 programme includes a newly revamped programme of events and activities, focused on the nature and history of the site, including hands-on activities for families, through to adult workshops in art and flintknapping, plus astronomy nights, all through the year. There will be new temporary exhibitions, including collaborative work, such as a partnership with This Girl Codes, a National Lottery funded project to empower women of all ages through art, science, history and technology. All of this will sit alongside already successful cave tours, events such as outdoor theatre, and a popular series of online talks with the Curator and guest speakers.
Keen-eyed visitors will also notice a new look for the Creswell Crags website, and a new logo making the most of the site’s association with the woolly mammoth. They will see changes to the look and feel of the shop and café, as well as improvements around the site. One of the most exciting is the thinning of hedges along the riverside, allowing visitors on the new café terrace to enjoy the view. All of this is to strengthen the appeal of the site, and attract new visitors.
2022 looks like being an exciting year: Follow Creswell Crags on social media or check the website for details of upcoming events, or to book cave tours. www.creswell-crags.org.uk