The Heights of Abraham is something I remember seeing on Blue Peter as a child but don't ever think I went on before Saturday. Three families teamed up together to get it slightly cheaper as between us we had 3 adults and 4 children so it added up to an extended family!
It was a shame that the windows were covered in rain drops as we couldn't fully appreciate the views from the cable car:
Once we got to the top we discovered we had timed it perfectly to go into the main cavern:
We descended a little way down some dark passages:
Once we reached the open caverns you could see where the lead miners had dug out huge spaces:
We were also told how grim life was with boys starting age 7 ferrying ore to the surface and women dying around the age of 30 due to processing lead on the hillsides. It was a nice feeling to get back out into the open air and be glad we didn't have to live like that:
The boys were then very keen to get to the playground to try out the adventure trail:
My daughter was keen on checking out the Fossil Factory:
|Surprised at size of an ammonite!|
We then all had a quick drink in the cafe before heading to climb the Victoria Prospect tower:
Unfortunately we had to catch the last cable car down the hill and missed the bigger adventure playground! We did catch some of the Matlock Raft Race event:
All in all I would recommend this for a day out if it doesn't blow your budget!