Plan your visit to Wookey Hole

 

We can’t wait to welcome you to Wookey Hole

You are always advised to book ahead of your visit as we do get very busy in the school holidays.

If you have questions before your visit check out our ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ section below.

Wookey Hole opening times

Peak season

First admission: 9.30am

Last admission: 4pm

Site closes: 5.30pm

The peak season is February half term, and weekends and school holidays from April to October, and during our Winter Wonderland opening in December. We follow the Somerset school holiday timetable.

Off peak

First admission: 10am

Last admission: 3pm

Site closes: 4.30pm

We only open at weekends from November to March (excluding February half term, and Winter Wonderland in December).

We also operate off-peak hours from April to October mid-week, and outside of school holidays.
ALWAYS check ahead to avoid disappointment if you are coming off-peak. Please take note of Wookey Hole closure times below.

Wookey Hole closure dates

We are closed midweek (Monday – Friday) from 7 November 2022 up to February half term 2023. However during December we are open everyday during the School holidays for Winter Wonderland. Please note we follow the Somerset School Holiday timetable.

Food & Refreshments

You can get a hearty, hot, homemade lunch on site, treat yourself to an ice cream or bring a picnic. Find out more about food options at Wookey Hole on our Eat, Drink and Shop page.

How to find Wookey Hole

Wookey Hole is 2 miles from Wells – follow the brown signs displayed on the main routes around the city centre.
We’re only 20 miles from Bath (A39), Bristol (A37) and Weston Super Mare (A371). From the M5, exit at Junction 22 and follow the brown signs.

Use this postcode for your SatNav: BA5 1BA
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We have a large car park and it’s free to Wookey Hole visitors.

Wookey Hole Caves FAQ

A: Due to the number of steps and uneven surfaces small children need to be carried through the caves. You are welcome to use your buggy everywhere else on site. Please note you are unable to leave any buggy at the cave entrance. There is a buggy store in the Ice Cream Parlour during busy periods and behind the Gift Shop when the Ice Cream Parlour is closed.

A: Yes the caves will still be open and very safe. We are able to control the flow of water through the caves.

A: Unfortunately not. The site is unsuitable for dogs (except Guide and Assistance Dogs). There are plenty of places to walk your dog nearby. We also have dog friendly accommodation available onsite and at our campsite Bucklegrove (3 miles from Wookey Hole).

A: The cave tour lasts for approximately 35 minutes. During busy periods the Caves may be operated on a free flow system. We’ll place Guides in the Cave’s to answer your questions.

A: As the caves are naturally wet and the floor can be uneven in places, we recommend sensible footwear. We would not recommend flip flops, high heels or bare feet.

A: Tesco Days Out tokens can be used as full or part payment against the standard admission cost. We cannot give any change and no other discount vouchers may be used at the same time as the Days Out tokens. Tesco vouchers cannot be used for selected special events. It is always better to check than to be disappointed on the day.

A: Yes, we have a very large, free car park on site.

A: We have a 400 seater restaurant that serves hot and cold food. Hot food service finishes at 3pm. There is a refreshments hut in the valley once you have exited the caves and an ice cream parlour which are open during peak times. The peak season is February half term, and weekends and school holidays from April to October.

There is also plenty of indoor and outdoor picnic space.

A: Wookey Hole is 2 miles from the city of Wells, and 20 miles from Bath (A39), Bristol (A37) and Weston-super-Mare (A371). From M5 Exit junction 22 North or South. For Satellite Navigation users our postcode is BA5 1BA.

A: Most visitors spend half to a full day at Wookey Hole depending on how long they spend in areas like the soft play zones and museums.

A: Yes, you will be given stickers when buying your tickets and these will allow you to re-enter the mill and valley at any time during the day.

A: Yes. However if you have a disability which prevents you from accessing the caves, we offer you a 50% discount. Please visit our Book Now page for more information.

A: The admission cost includes entrance into all attractions including the Adventure Golf. Please check seasonal availability on things like ‘Meet the Witch’ and Circus Shows. There are a number of vintage penny machines and additional rides in the Mill where there is a small cost to play/ride.

Wookey Hole is happy to support charities and schools where they are local to us in the postcode areas BA5, BA4, BS, TA. We ask that all donations are put in writing to the company on letter headed paper from the Charity / School. This is so we can validate the donation request. Unfortunately we are unable to support outside this area due to the high number of requests we receive. We will only consider requests that are sent with a stamped addressed envelope.

The Manager
Wookey Hole Ltd
Wookey Hole
Wells
Somerset
BA5 1BB

We are happy to work with social media influencers. All requests must be emailed to media@wookey.co.uk

Gift vouchers are available here if you would like to treat your loved ones to a day trip to Wookey Hole or a Wild Wookey adventure.