We pride ourselves on being a family friendly place to spend the day, and we're constantly adding more little touches to make your visit the best it can be. Read on to discover more about what you can expect when you visit us.

Bringing little ones?

Relax in the Gongoozler with your little ones as we provide bottle warming, high chairs and plastic crockery and cutlery so you can enjoy your meal stress-free. We also have a dedicated children's menu. Breastfeeding is welcome anywhere on site. Baby changing is available in our accessible toilet upstairs, and a lift will take you step-free between floors in our Portal building. Feel free to leave your pushchair in our building or on the towpath whilst you enjoy your boat trip. Some of our toilets feature family-friendly toilet seats that include a fold-down smaller seat for younger children. 

Events throughout the year!

From our weekly Tunnel Tots boats designed especially for the under 5s through to evenings packed with dinosaur fun, our events programme has something for children of all ages. Join our free Cavern Explorer family loyalty scheme and you'll also get access to extra offers and opportunities throughout the year, including free weekend trails and activities and of course your passport, lanyard and badges! 

Looking for a little something extra?

Explore the Biffa Award gallery and get stuck into the interactive elements there, including our legging simulator and tunnel block building table. You can also download a free makaton trail to explore the exhibition with little ones. 

Take home a souvenir!

Our gift shop is full of a wide range of affordable souvenirs to remember your day. As well as fossil-themed confectionery and dinosaur fun you'll find educational books, toys, stationery and even clothing. 

As part of our commitment to being fabulous for families, we've signed up to both the Kids in Museums Manifesto and the Family Arts Campaign's Family Standards. Learn more about the things we pledge to do by clicking on their logos below!