A Fun and Educational Family Day Out in the Lake District!
Due to the success and high demand of our Under 8s go free on 10:30am Mine Tours offer, we’re excited to announce that we’ve now extended to all under 16s, and for all Mine Tours up to 16th April 2023.
For each paying adult, one free child place can be redeemed and the discount is automatically applied when you book online.
Honister’s Mine Tour offers a fascinating family day out in the Lake District, regardless of the weather. Learn about slate mining’s history and process while exploring Fleetwith Pike’s depths and enjoying breathtaking views of the Lakes.
During the tour, an experienced miner will guide you through the impressive tunnels and caverns while sharing interesting stories about the mine’s history. You’ll also see the machinery used to extract the slate and watch as the guide demonstrates how the slate is split and trimmed, giving you a hands-on understanding of the process.
Me and my little boy (aged 5) did the mine tour on Monday. It was really really good. I completely recommend. The tour guide was fab and really made it fun for the kids. I plan on going back in the summer with a few more people. Highly recommend.
For the more adventurous family members, Honister also offers a range of adrenaline-fuelled activities such as climbing the mine (8 yrs+) , Via Ferrata (10 yrs+), Canyoning and Europe’s longest highwire bridge – The Infinity Bridge.
During your visit, there’s also a slate gallery and gift shop to explore with a variety of slate products all made from the slate mined right here at Honister. Take home a unique and authentic souvenir to remember your visit. There’s also a cafe serving freshly prepared homemade food and delicious cakes to refuel during your visit.
At Honister, we’re passionate about educating and inspiring the next generation of miners, engineers, and explorers. We hope our free child places will encourage families to come along and learn about this important part of our heritage during the Easter half-term.
Book your tour today and discover the hidden world of Honister Slate Mine.