What is the Smugglers Adventure Experience?
Take a journey back in time to uncover the deep and dark secrets of the smugglers. Notorious smuggler Hairy Jack will lead you through acres of hidden underground caverns, covert passages, and unknown tunnels on a curious voyage.
You’ll be greeted by over 70 life-sized smuggler characters who will open your eyes to the dangerous and often blood-thirsty smuggling lifestyle. Meet historic pirates, smugglers, and bootleggers who used these underground hideaways to stash their contraband.
Please note there are several steps down to the entrance of the attraction. Due to the nature of the attraction being set inside a natural cave, there are some uneven floors, a low tunnel and slippery surfaces. Pushchairs are not permitted inside but can be left in the buggy park and slings are available for a small refundable deposit.
Become a Smuggler
You don’t have to just watch the history of smugglers evolve – you can join them. Our interactive displays have hands-on games and activities for you to be a part of – ensuring that the Smugglers Adventure is a great day out for the whole family. Download our Smugglers Quiz to bring with you on your visit. Here are the answers, but don’t look before you’ve completed the quiz – the smugglers will know!
Who’s Brave Enough?
Please watch out for the Chapel – it’s the most haunted part of the caves and is colder than anywhere else. We guess it’s because of all of those smuggler spirits (as in ghosts, not rum) who are hanging about there.
Some parts of the attraction are dimly lit, but we sell torches at the admissions desk for those who aren’t keen on spending time in the dark with the smugglers.
The Smugglers Adventure is an educational and exciting experience, but some children of a nervous disposition may find some of the themes discussed scary, such as ghosts and mild gore/horror. If you experience any issues throughout your visit, please advise a member of staff immediately. It is a self-guided attraction, and we promise that no members of staff will be dressed in costume or try to scare you – unless at an advertised special event.
See You Soon!
The smugglers are waiting to show you their history, and we can’t wait to help tell you their story. Visit us on Facebook or Twitter to keep updated with new discoveries on the undercover smuggling world.