Welcome to England’s oldest visitor attraction!
Over the last 380 years, millions of visitors from all over the world have been mesmerised by the park’s petrifying well and enthralled by Mother Shipton’s mystical birthplace and story.
Mother Shipton’s cave offers schools the chance to experience the geological phenomenon of the petrifying well which turns objects to stone, as well as to learn about Mother Shipton; England’s most famous prophetess. Mother Shipton’s cave has a great deal of scope with regards to the subjects contained in the National Curriculum. We now offer a comprehensive range of activities that link to all subjects and to specific objectives of the Curriculum.
Special discount rates apply for school visits. Please call for more information or to arrange a visit, or visit the Contact Us page.
Mother Shipton’s cave is committed to providing out of class learning that acts to enhance and further promote conventional learning undertaken in the classroom. We ensure that the learning materials provided during visits relate directly to the National Curriculum and other statutory frameworks applicable to the learning of children. Finally we aim to provide an experience that will be beneficial to children’s holistic development and will be a trip to remember!
Booking for schools
Special discount rates apply for school visits. A visit links well with Key Stages 1 to 3 in history, science, geography and English. Please call for more information or to arrange a visit, or Contact Us and leave us a message.
Alternatively you can download a booking form from the Downloads section of this page.
Risk Assessment is key to any school trip. This Risk Assessment is a careful examination of the potential hazards on site that could cause harm to visitors. View the Risk Assessment pack.