Shoppers Conquer Castle Dene’s Cave!

15th June 2015

Our Conquer the Cave event held on 26th and 27th May saw the UK’s first artificial caving experience arrive at the centre to give youngsters, who otherwise may not get the chance to participate, the opportunity to enjoy the fun and excitement of real caving in a safe and controlled environment.

Safety First

Everyone who took part in the event was provided with a helmet and a head torch, as well as being briefed by the onsite team of experts. Once ready, they headed inside to discover the caves…and a few hidden prizes along the way. In addition to the caving, visitors to the centre were also able to have their faces painted for free!

All photos from the event were uploaded to our Facebook page. where people could vote for their favourite for the chance to win £50. Lauren Mulholland’s picture achieved 312 votes and she was crowned the winner! Lauren was presented with her prize by Barry Parnell, Castle Dene’s Centre Manager.

Shoppers Conquer Castle Dene's Cave!

Competition winner Lauren Mulholland

“Our Conquer the Cave event proved to be a great success! We were delighted to see so many children taking part in this family-friendly activity. The pictures from the two days were also extremely well received on Facebook. We look forward to hosting other such events throughout the summer period.”

Barry Parnell, Castle Dene’s Centre Manager

On the days of the event, footfall to the centre increased by 27% when compared to the same period during 2014 and the associated social media campaign reached over 23,000 people on Facebook and 3,272 on Twitter.
For more details of forthcoming events at the centre and in the surrounding area, click here.