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Planning An Educational Visit

The unique landscapes surrounding the Marble Arch Caves make it the perfect location for many types of outdoor learning and outreach programmes at all levels of education.

Located in the glaciated foothills of Cuilcagh Mountain (Special Area of Conservation) and surrounded by the karst landscapes of the Marlbank Region (Area of Special Scientific Interest) there is so much opportunity on its’ doorstep. The National Nature Reserves Cladagh Glen and Killykeegan which are part of the wider Marlbank National Nature Reserves offer opportunities to visit karst landscapes and natural woodland environments. In addition the Marble Arch Cave (Area of Special Scientific Interest) provides a unique opportunity to explore and learn about this natural underground environment.

The Marble Arch Caves are a leading centre offering guidance and support for students undertaking fieldwork activities and we provide knowledgeable Educational Guides  and necessary equipment along with access to the show cave, woodlands, karst landscapes and glacial features.

Planning An Educational Visit
  • Travelling To Marble Arch CavesTravelling To Marble Arch Caves

    How to Get to the Marble Arch Caves

    The Marble Arch Caves are situated just a short drive from Enniskillen, the island town of Northern Ireland (approx. 12.5miles). Please click the links below for details and directions for routes to the Marble Arch Caves for visitors travelling from other locations in NI and ROI.

    📌 Marble Arch Caves 
    📌 Enniskillen to the Marble Arch Caves 
    📌 Belfast to the Marble Arch Caves 
    📌 Dublin to the Marble Arch Caves

    🗺️ Source: Google Map (June, 2021)

     

    Buses & Coaches

    For schools travelling via bus/coach the Marble Arch Caves carpark has designated parking areas, with spaces situated to the left-hand side of the carpark on approach to the Marble Arch Caves Visitor Centre. We kindly ask all buses/coaches to only park in these spaces to facilitate access and parking for other visitors/users.

    Visiting schools are asked to carefully disembark from the designated bus/coach parking areas. Vehicle parking and waiting directly in front of the visitor centre is not permitted.

     

  • Educational TimetableEducational Timetable

    Outline when we run sessions for schools as this differs to show cave etc.

  • Programme Prices Programme Prices

     

    Guided Cave Tour

    Owenbrean River Walking Cave Tour 

     

    Price

    Pre-Primary
    Max 15 (2 teachers free)
    £4.00
    Primary School
    Max 15 (1 teacher free)
    £4.00
    Secondary School
    Max 15 (1 teacher free)
    £4.00
    University Level
    Max 15 (1 teacher free)
    £6.00
     Additional Teacher £8.00

    Duration: 60 minutes
    Steps:
    154
    Distance:
    1.5km Walking tour
    Tour Group
    : Max 15 includes Students & Teachers
    Guided Cave Tour: If different tour available on day, (weather dependent)  price will be adjusted(reduced) to new tour type.

     

    Guided Cave Tour + Outdoor Field Trip
     

    Price

    Pre-Primary
    Max 15
    Cave Tour +£3.00
    Primary School
    Max 15
    Cave Tour +£3.00
    Secondary School
    Max 15
    Cave Tour +£3.00
    University Level
    Max 15
    Cave Tour +£4.00
     Additional Teacher Cave Tour + Free

    Duration: 60 minutes per activity. 
    Group Size
    : Max 15 includes Students & Teachers
    Teachers: Teachers are free for field trips.

     

    Outdoor Field Trip
    Price
    Pre-Primary
    Max 15
    £4.00
    Primary School
    Max 15
    £4.00
    Secondary School
    Max 15
    £4.00
    University Level
    Max 15
    £5.00
     Teachers  Free

    Duration: Approx 60 minutes
    Group Size
    : Max 15
    Teachers: Teachers are required to attend fieldtrips.

    Outreach Programmes 
    Price 
    Primary School
    Maximum 30 students
    £30.00
    Mileage Claim
    From Marble Arch Caves
    £0.65 per mile

    Duration: 60 minutes
    Group Size
    : Max 30

  • Terms of Educational VisitTerms of Educational Visit

    The Marble Arch Caves extends a warm welcome to all visiting teachers, staff and students and hope you have an enjoyable time with us. In preparation for a school/educational visit to the caves we kindly ask that you read the following information to prepare for your visit.

    We have a few guidelines and a behavioural ‘Code of Conduct’ that we ask visitors to respect whilst visiting us. These guidelines ensure that everyone has an enjoyable experience and get the most out of the day. Please see the documents below;

    Marble Arch Caves Terms of Educational Group Visits & Code of Conduct 

  • Education Covid-19 GuidanceEducation Covid-19 Guidance

    Specific to visiting schools.

Educational Bookings

Contact us on +44 (0) 2866321815 & MAC.Development@fermanaghomagh.com

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