The immersive multi-sensory attraction has been unveiled at Cheddar Gorge & Caves in Somerset, telling the fascinating story of how they were created.

Yeo’s Journey uses state of the art lighting, music, animation and colour to tell the story of how the caves were formed and evolved by the power of water. 

It is now part of the schools package at Cheddar Gorge which offers a range of curriculum links for educational visits. 

School trips to Cheddar

A day ticket for school groups includes entry to Yeo’s Journey as well as Gough’s Cave (with a guided tour or audio guide) along with the Museum of Prehistory, Beyond the View, Jacob’s Ladder and the Cliff-Top Walk. There is also the option to add a prehistory package for KS2 students. 

One teacher goes free for every six students and education rates are available for weekday visits during school term time, subject to availability. 

Yeo's Journey at Cheddar Gorge & Caves, Somerset

The experience is said to be the first of its kind inside a cave.

About Yeo’s Journey

The experience is believed to be UK first for the use of animation inside a cave. The caves were created over hundreds of millions of years with the River Yeo which now flows underneath. 

“This immersive journey very much demonstrates the uniqueness of these caves,” said Lord Bath, the 8th Marquess, whose family has owned the caves for years.

“The experience brings to life the effect of the water in this area over millions of years. It has sculpted and shaped this incredible place.

“It will enable people to make many discoveries from the home of the rainbow – structures created by the water trickling through the limestone – through to a mirror pool where perfectly clear waters reflect the flowstone formation above it, a natural masterpiece.”

An aerial view of Cheddar Gorge in Somerset

Cheddar Gorge provides an engaging location to support and develop a host of curriculum areas including geography and prehistory. 

General manager Fenia Vitali added: “Without water we would not have the caves we have today, we wanted to celebrate that natural wonder.

“With this experience, visitors are taken on a journey through time to celebrate the different eras and the power of water to shape the landscape, the caves and the formations we see around us.

“We wanted to create something which was awe inspiring and thought provoking yet balanced with the natural beauty and fit for its time.”

School groups can contact or call 01934 742343 to discuss requirements and bookings. Visit for more information.