Kents Cavern Torquay


Ilsham Road, Wellswood, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 2JF

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Kents Cavern is one of Europe’s top prehistoric Stone Age caves with an extensive labyrinth of spectacular and easily accessible caverns open daily all year. This iconic heritage attraction has many quality tourism awards.

This iconic heritage attraction has many quality tourism awards and is a gateway site to the UNESCO English Riviera Global Geopark.

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Please note: there is a £2 charge for use of the on-site car park.

Opening Times

Opening (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)


16th Feb 2019 - 24th Feb 2019

Stone Age Festival - Kents Cavern, Kents Cavern, Torquay, DevonStone Age Festival - Kents CavernSTONE AGE FESTIVAL 2019 FEBRUARY HOLIDAY FUN! A programme of events hosted at Kents Cavern Prehistoric Caves in the English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark. Get involved in a range activities and workshops celebrating the remarkable story of Ice Age animal & Stone Age human occupation of these caves...
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18th Feb 2019 - 19th Feb 2019

Meet Birds of Prey, Kents Cavern, Torquay, DevonMeet Birds of PreyThe Devon Bird of Prey Centre will be at Kents Cavern on Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th February between 11am to 3.30pm. Karen from The Devon Bird of Prey Centre has worked extensively throughout the South West for over 25 years educating and displaying her birds. The selection of birds they will...
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19th Feb 2019 - 19th Feb 2019

Caves and Cosmos, Kents Cavern, Torquay, DevonCaves and CosmosCAVES AND COSMOS Part of the Stone Age Festival! Join Dartmoor Skies for an astronomy themed evening! Gaze up at the stars and learn how our ancestors would have viewed them thousands of years ago. If our ancestors looked up at the night sky half a million years ago, what would they have...
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20th Feb 2019 - 20th Feb 2019

Flint Knapping Workshop, Kents Cavern, Torquay, DevonFlint Knapping WorkshopCan you channel the skills of your ancestors? Join Karl Lee, one of the UK's leading primitive technologist's, inside Kents Cavern as he leads a demonstration focused on how Stone Age people made their tools from flint through a process called 'knapping'. You'll be getting hands on as Karl guides...
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20th Feb 2019 - 21st Feb 2019

Flint Knapping Demonstration, Kents Cavern, Torquay, DevonFlint Knapping DemonstrationPart of the Stone Age Festival! Take part in a very special flint knapping demonstration, and watch how prehistoric peoples made their tools. Watch an ancient technology at work, inside Britain's oldest home... Join Karl Lee, one of the UK's leading primitive technologist's, inside Kents Cavern...
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21st Feb 2019 - 21st Feb 2019

Cave Cinema - Ice Age, Kents Cavern, Torquay, DevonCave Cinema - Ice AgeA family favourite! Set during the Ice Age, follow Sid the sloth, Diego the sabertooth tiger and Manny the mammoth as they try to reunite a lost a lost human child with his tribe. Our pop-up underground cinema offers a unique experience like no other! Kents Cavern's story extends back over 400...
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21st Feb 2019 - 21st Feb 2019

Cave Cinema - The Descent, Kents Cavern, Torquay, DevonCave Cinema - The DescentBrand new for 2019! Classic films and family favourites in the South West's only pop-up underground cinema. British horror film The Descent follows six women on a caving expedition which goes terrifyingly wrong. Watch this critically acclaimed thriller an underground world of the cave cinema. Are...
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22nd Feb 2019 - 22nd Feb 2019

Art in a Cave!, Kents Cavern, Torquay, DevonArt in a Cave!Part of the Stone Age Festival! Take part in an art masterclass, inspired by natural beauty and get creative! Get creative and take part in an interactive artistic session; underground! Join Devon based professional artist Mike McDonald for an art masterclass and then find your spot in the caves...
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22nd Feb 2019 - 22nd Feb 2019

Junkman's JunkJam!, Kents Cavern, Torquay, DevonJunkman's JunkJam!Part of the Stone Age Festival! Grab some some instruments and learn how to look after the environment. Take part in a junkjam like no other! Grab your instrument and make some noise. Join Donald Knaack, the "JunkMan" for his World famous JunkJam inside Kents Cavern after your tour. Learn how to...
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16th Mar 2019 - 16th Mar 2019

20th Apr 2019 - 20th Apr 2019

18th May 2019 - 18th May 2019

Stone Age Sessions - Kents CavernStone Age school is back! Take part in a session Each child will leave every session with something that they have made and a badge to show their new Stone Age skill.  All sessions will be based on site at Kents Cavern, within the woodland trail and caves and will run whatever the weather. We...
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25th May 2019 - 2nd June 2019

UNESCO Geopark Festival, Torquay, Paignton, Brixham, DevonUNESCO Geopark FestivalCelebrate The English Riviera UNESCO designated Global Geopark at this years Geopark Festival . A wide range of events will be available to visitors and residents at a number of locations across the bay. There's a range of events all week that can help you enjoy, explore and experience all of the...
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1st Dec 2019 - 1st Dec 2019

7th Dec 2019 - 8th Dec 2019

14th Dec 2019 - 15th Dec 2019

21st Dec 2019 - 24th Dec 2019

Santa In the Caves - Kents CavernCome and spend Christmas with us, you won't be disappointed! Join the fun this year for another incredible Santa Show with all our favourite friends. Join Santa and his friends in a magical underground adventure - more than just a Grotto! Tickets sell fast, so we recommend you book online in...
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  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

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Recent Reviews:

  • Mister P
    Doncaster, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    A Hidden Wonder
    5 of 5 stars
    6th Feb 2019
    This was a totally random find for us, as we were discussing visiting Wookey Hole on the way home from Torquay, and our hotel's owner recommended the local Kents Cavern. Taking his advice, we walked... Read full review
  • lucky6269
    Exeter, United Kingdom
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    5 of 5 stars
    10th Feb 2019
    An amazing journey through the caves, presented by an excellent tour guide! The Devonian caves were well explained for all ages and knowledges. All facts seemed correct to me (I'm an undergrad... Read full review
  • Wally H
    Liverpool, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Great experience
    5 of 5 stars
    15th Feb 2019
    Well worth the trip great place only downfall is that the restaurant opens at 9.00 the caverns are listed opening time is 10.00 but the tour does not start till 11.00 and you can't go into the... Read full review




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  • Facilities for the Disabled
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors


  • On-Site café/restaurant - Meals and refreshments available, with terrace overlooking the Ilsham Valley.
  • Picnic Site

Children & Infants

  • Accept Children Over 3
  • Facilities for children

Establishment Features

  • Licenced for civil marriages
  • Open All Year
  • Printed Material in Foreign Languages
  • Staff fluent in foreign languages ** (List of languages are separately given)
  • Tea / Coffee Shop
  • Toilets
  • Wedding Venue

Key Features

  • Indoor Attraction
  • Max group size - 200
  • Min group size - 20
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest

Languages spoken

  • French spoken

Parking & Transport

  • Coach Parking
  • On site parking - Chargable
  • Parking (charge)

Payment Methods

  • Blue Badge Guides admitted free
  • Delta accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Special group rates
  • Sterling Travellers Cheques accepted
  • Switch accepted
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free
  • Visa accepted

Printed Material in Foreign Languages

  • French printed material
  • German printed material

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed towards children
  • Marketed towards families

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Demonstrations Given
  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided Tours Compulsory for Groups
  • Guided Tours Compulsory for Individuals

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted

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This Official Tourism Website is managed by the English Riviera BID Company Ltd.
Company number 10237792.
Registered address 5 Vaughan Parade, Torquay, Devon, England, TQ2 5JG.
Telephone 01803 211211

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