School Visits

We are fantastic for school trips. Make a booking for your school group using the booking form.

A flight on the cable cars is just the beginning of a school trip to the Heights of Abraham. With two guided cavern tours available to learn about geology and mining practices, as well as a fossil exhibition and two further exhibitions on social history in the local area, we aim to make a learning day out as fun as it can be!

Please note that the range of facilities and tours may change due to social distancing restrictions in place at the time of your visit. Check our website for the latest information before you travel. 

Additional Educational Resources

Behind the scenes we're busy creating new Educational worksheets to accompany your visit. These will be available when we reopen for the 2021 season. 

Cable Car Ticket School Group Prices 2021


TEACHERS                FREE (one per ten pupils)

To make your booking, please click the link below and fill in our booking form.

Opening Dates 2021

Awaiting Government Direction

Travelling by Train? 

If your school trip is coming from Derby or Nottingham, or anywhere along the Derwent Valley Line, you might like to consider travelling by train. Group rates are available on the train when you book in advance, and groups can save up to 26%. See this Derwent Valley Line schools sheet for more information. 

Health & Safety

We want your school to have a great and memorable day out with us, however we understand that teachers need to do a lot of pre-visit health and safety assessments. We have put together a risk assessment to help you with your plans. Please feel free to download it below.

Teachers are also welcome to come for a free pre-visit trip to see for themselves what their school trip will entail. Please phone 01629 582365 if this interests you.

The Heights of Abraham was built over 230 years ago for the enjoyment of Georgian tourists. When the show caverns opened up in the 1800s, the ex-miners didn’t take into account the needs of 21st Century visitors. Some areas of the grounds are steep and uneven, so you may need to keep your class under close supervision to avoid any scrapes and scratches! Accidents do happen no matter how hard you try to avoid them, so we have several trained first aiders on site to help you when an incident occurs.

Risk Assessment (with Covid measures)