All caving participants must have a valid caving waiver filled in prior to attending their session. For participants under the age of 18 this must be completed by a parent or court appointed legal guardian only.
To fill in your waiver please click here.
XC has one of the largest indoor caving systems in Europe!
XC indoor caving system is one of the largest in Europe! It measures around 160m stretching through intricate twists and turns. Caving requires skilful manoeuvring of your body and will strengthen your core and upper body, as well as mentally stimulate your brain cells. The realistic cave passage way includes three chambers, and a separate cavern runs through the cave leading to the sheer drop start of our high ropes course.
Caving has been with us for centuries, but as a leisurely pastime we have a Mr. Martel to thank. This pastime has been practised for the better part of a century and whether you are negotiating squeezes, sumps, stalactites or stalagmites one thing is for sure – you will be enjoying one of the more mentally demanding hobbies out there.
So, grab your friends or family and book an adventure at XC Caves today. Caving parties are available to book too and always go down well with both adults and children alike. Please note that caving is only available for those aged 8+ however 6 and 7 year olds can cave when supervised by their parent or legal guardian!
Yes, every participant wishing to use our cave needs a valid waiver form. This can be filled in online prior to your session by clicking here!
Participants under the age of 18 need to have the waiver filled in by their parent or legal court appointed guardian.
We recommend that you arrive around 15 minutes before your session is due to start. This gives you time to check in at reception so we know you are here. It also gives you time to use the toilet and get changed if need be prior to your session.
Our caving sessions are suitable for anybody aged 8+. Children aged 6 & 7 can cave when accompanied by their parent or legal guardian on a 1-2-1 basis.
No, our team will provide you with a helmet and torch for your session.
Wear loose comfortable clothing. Something similar to what you would wear to the gym.
Dress appropriately according to the temperature outside. Although we are an enclosed building, it can be hot in summer and cold in winter. Wear layers that can be easily removed if you become hot.
Dresses and skirts are not permitted.
Wear clean, closed top trainers that can be securely fastened to your feet.
Remove all jewellery and if you have long hair, this must be tied back into a low pony tail.
Lockers are provided at a cost of £0.20 and are large enough for a rucksack. Alternatively, you can leave your belongings in our briefing room. (Personal items are left unattended at your own risk)
Changing rooms, toilets and showers are available for use on site at no extra cost to your visit.
We have a cafe on site that sells hot and cold food (Subject to opening times) and we also sell hot and cold drinks and snacks from the main reception desk.
Water is available at any time, just ask a member of the team!
XC, Jarman Park, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire HP2 4JS
XC is situated close to the M1 junction 8.
Follow the A414 towards Hemel Hempstead town centre, and XC is within the leisure park on your left hand side.
Parking is available on Leisure World site.
For those coming from the A41 take the Hemel Hempstead exit. Continue down the hill and go straight over at the lights into Two Waters Road. Turn right onto the ‘Magic Roundabout’, towards the A414 ‘St Alban’s road’ and continue up the hill. Turn right at the top of the hill into Jarman Park Leisure World Site.
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