Discover Top of the Gorge festival's top free activities

We will have a whole host of free activities for the family to get involved in at Top of the Gorge. Whether staying for the day or the whole weekend, don't for get to check these out.

Runners head off for their challenge

Top of the Gorge challenges

There's adventure to suit everyone at the Top of the Gorge festival. Check out challenges for the trail runner, mountain biker, road cyclist, climber, caver or axe-thrower in you.

Have a go on the climbing wall at Top of the Gorge


Scale the four route festival climbing wall and enjoy amazing views from the heights of the festival site.

Enjoy the scenery on a walk

Guided walks

Explore the gorge and nearby nature reserves with walking and wildlife experts from Cheddar Walking, Mendip Hills AONB and the Somerset Wildlife Trust.

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Join a session of muscle stretching and mental re-calibrating. Mass stretching sessions will be led from the stage each morning, with small group yoga sessions taking place across the weekend.

Mysterious cave opening at Alderley Edge


Explore a series of 30 metre long tunnels and discover four exciting activity chambers within the mobile caving unit.

Try something new and hurl some axes

Axe throwing & saw racing

Feeling dangerous? Hurl axes at a target and see if your crew can be the quickest to saw through a log.

Disc golf

Give Frisbee golf a go and discover an addictive alfresco sport that rewards precision over power.

Foraging at Waddesdon Manor, a National Trust property in Buckinghamshire


Learn how to search for your supper with a local wild food expert.

Learn how to cook bread on a stick

Campfire cooking

Bake bread and make smores on an open fire, and discover how to make nettle crisps.

Children roll down a hill

50 things

Whether you’re approaching 11¾ or nudging 46½, tick off a batch of the National Trust’s famous 50 Things list.

Make your own flower crown

Bush craft

Fashion a bracelet or a flower crown from natural materials and celebrate the start of summer in style.

Ranger dry stone walling

Dry stone walling

Try your hand at a traditional craft. Join our team as they care for the historic dry stone walls of Cheddar Gorge.

Children listening to a storyteller outdoors


Settle by the fire and listen to spellbinding yarns spun by the wild raconteurs of Time & Tide storytellers.