The event begins at the Marble Arch Caves Visitor Centre and you must register your arrival 15 minutes prior to your event start time (please bring your booking confirmation with you for these purposes).
The event takes place at two locations a)Marble Arch Caves Visitor Centre & Showcave, and b) Shru Croppa River. Participants are asked to wear warm outdoor layers, waterproof clothing and wear sturdy outdoor shoes/wellingtons.
The day begins as you are joined by a Marble Arch Caves guide who will take you on a journey on our Rain, Rivers and Resurgence tour. You'll then be joined by Dr. Paul Wilson from the Geological Survey of Northern Ireland and travel to a local river site approximately 5-min drive from the MAC Visitor Centre (please prepare to travel to the site in your own vehicle). Here you'll get involved in one of the most visually astonishing events of the year as Paul demonstrates how dye-tracing is used to follow the course of rivers as they head underground. You have to see it to believe it!
Upon return to the Visitor Centre warm tea and coffee will be waiting as we take a short break. During this time you'll have the opportunity to try out our brand new Augmented Reality Technology and delve underground us out Oculus VR headsets. This experience, kindly offered by the British Geological Survey, takes participants on a awe-inspiring journey as you abseil down into a cave system.
To top-off the morning of you'll be guided down in the Marble Arch Caves showcave were you get to grips with some real science as we do our very own tracing experiment, a chance to really see the wonder of caves in person.
This family event is suited to those aged 7yrs+. All children must be accompanied by an adult.