The National Showcaves Centre for Wales at Abercrave, Swansea offers the experience of a lifetime.
Dan-yr-Ogof Show Cave was first discovered in 1912 and has since proved to be an important cave complex with over 10 miles of cave and possibly more yet to be discovered. Enter through Cathedral Cave with thousands of delicate cave formations and learn why people used to live in caves. Explore Bone Cave where 42 human skeletons many of them dating back to the Bronze Age have been discovered along with animal bones, some as much as 7000 years old and a selection of bone pins, pottery, coins, iron, bronze and silver rings plus relics from the Roman era.
To celebrate the Millennium and to mark the existence of the many stone circles, standing stones and ancient burial places in South Wales full-sized replicas of stone monuments have been erected at The National Showcaves Centre for Wales. Just imagine the effort needed to quarry, transport and erect these monuments thousands of years ago! Can you work out why they were built? Maybe the residents of Bone Cave built them during the Bronze Age.
In the Dinosaur Park meet these fascinating creatures that came in all shapes and sizes, including the Dimetredons - one of the oldest dinosaurs, Tyrannosaurus Rex, graceful flying reptiles and others.
Learn about the powerful horses at the Shire Horse Centre or visit Mr Morgan’s Farm where you can make friends with our Shetland Ponies, Alpacas, Chickens, Ducks and learn more about farming long ago.
If you still have some energy Barney's Playground provides plenty of fun for children with two different areas, all undercover: race around the Jurassic Karting track, explore the indoor adventure paradise with slides, rope climbs, tunnels and aerial walkways.
The National Showcaves Centre for Wales is open 7 days a week from April until November, please call or see website for exact dates. Open from 10.00 am, with tickets available throughout the day until 3.00pm - the last admittance in to the visitor attraction (this time does vary in the high season, please telephone for precise information)