Unearth Your Adventure with Indoor Caving at The XC

Calling all adventure seekers! Get ready to experience the thrill of indoor caving sessions like never before at The XC. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro, we will have you crawling, climbing, and exploring like never before – perfect for family fun, birthdays, and team building alike.

With 162m of intricate twists, turns, and chambers, our realistic cave passageways at The XC is one of the largest in Europe! Our expert instructors will guide you through the dark tunnels as you navigate through this exhilarating maze. Cavers are equipped with helmets and head torches to help you navigate through the challenges with ease. Book Now to unleash your inner explorer and enjoy our thrilling Caving Experience at The XC.

Features of Indoor Caving in Hemel Hempstead

Caving Birthday Party Packages at XC

Celebrate your child’s birthday in a truly adventurous way with a caving party at The XC. Watch their faces light up as they embark on a thrilling journey, exploring the twists and turns of our indoor caving system. Our experienced instructors will ensure that everyone has a safe and unforgettable experience. With different levels of difficulty, we can tailor the party to suit the age and abilities of the children.

Indoor caving gallery


What is indoor caving, and how does it differ from outdoor caving?

Indoor caving allows participants to explore purpose built cave environments within an indoor setting. Unlike outdoors, which takes place in natural caves, indoor caving provides a safe and controlled environment where individuals can experience the excitement and challenges without the risks associated with outdoor expeditions.

  • Loose comfortable clothing.
  • Dress appropriately according to the temperature outside. Although we are an enclosed building, it can be hot in summer and cold in winter.
  • Layers that can be easily removed if you become hot.
  • Dresses and skirts are not permitted.
  • 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 ponytail.

Sessions at XC are available for those aged 6+. However 6 and 7 year olds are required to be supervised by their parent or legal guardian.

Indoor caving Hemel Hempstead is a safe and exhilarating adventure for both adults and children aged 6+. The experience is guided by experienced instructors who will be with you every step of the way. Safety is our top priority, and we provide all the necessary equipment including head torches and helmets to ensure a secure journey through the three chambers of our indoor cave.

No previous experience is required. Our friendly instructors will help you round and the cave has a varying level of difficulty for beginners and experts alike

Each session typically lasts for about an hour, which includes the time required for safety briefings and preparing the necessary equipment.

No, our team will provide you with a helmet and torch for your session.