Our day out in Cheddar

Sometimes we have to remind ourselves of what is around us, so on a fine spring day, with our Niece and Nephew (Olivia & Tom) in tow, for their much needed young person perspective, we went to Cheddar caves, Gorge, Jacobs ladder and lookout tower, this is definitely a place you can spend a few hours or a complete day, we opted for the family ticket and visited the smaller Coxes cave, then the bigger main cave, which I have to say is much bigger than I remember as a child, the audio tour is a great tip, this will give you a step by step narrative to the many different stages of the caves as they were discovered, even for a 5 and 7 year old it was an amazing sight to see.

We had lunch before attempting Jacobs ladder and lookout tower, up 247 steps, not an easy thing to do, but once up there you have an amazing view of Cheddar and the surrounding Somerset levels.

There is a open topped bus trip as part of your ticket price that takes you up the Gorge and back again, once again with a audio guide to explain the history behind the Gorge.
We finished the day by buying some traditional Cheddar cheese and visiting a traditional sweet shop to reward Olivia and Tom for a great day out, they were both completely exhausted but spoke with excitement about their visit to Cheddar for many days afterwards. you could if you wish combine it with a trip to Wookey hole, but we decided to save this for another day.

All in all, this was a excellent day for the whole family to enjoy.