Become a Fossil Hunter

2 hrs

Whether you're a Jurassic Park or Jurassic Coast lover, we've found the perfect experience for all the family.

Channel your inner adventurer - become a fossil detective and comb the beach for ancient fossilised sea shells, fish teeth, scales, and even fossilised poo known as coprolites from animals that once lived in warm, tropical seas.

Discover more about life 210 million years ago, what Bristol and the surrounding countryside once looked like, and the types of creatures that were living alongside Bristol's very own dinosaur, the Thecodontosaurus. You will even find clues that Bristol was a hot desert a long time ago! This is set to be one exciting day out...

Age restrictions: 5+

Child £15
Adult £20

What people are saying

Rowena Davin
Apr 2024

Ed is a knowledgeable, friendly expert and this was a fun activity for all the family away from s...

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Matt Wilson
Apr 2024

Ed was an excellent host, and hosted a fun filled experience. He was knew exactly where to take u...

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Alexandra Cork
Apr 2024

Lovely experience, Ed was such a good host, informative and brilliant with kids. Very enjoyable

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Andrew Kiddier
Apr 2024

Great fossil hunt led by Ed. Without his expertise we wouldn’t have had a clue what we were looki...

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How to get there


  • Experience takes place outdoors
  • Parking
  • Family friendly

COVID-19 guidelines

  • This is an outdoor location in fresh air where social distancing is very easy to achieve
  • The nearest wash and toilet facilities are at the Aust services (2 minute drive away) for hand washing

On the day

  • Parking location: Passage Road, Aust (nearest postcode BS35 4BG)
  • Access by car (public footpath from Severn Beach currently closed)
  • Park along the path or road (where the path runs out). You will gather where a small road leads along with the last houses at bottom of the hill (What3Words: junction.conceals.guarding)
  • The beach can be wet and muddy (even in summer), outdoor footwear such as supportive walking boots or wellington boots recommended. Wear warm layers and waterproofs

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 7 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 7 days before your experience.
Please note that this refund policy does not apply to gift bookings. You may reschedule your gift if outside the time period stated above. However, all gifts are non-refundable and expire exactly 1 year after the date of purchase.

You'll be hosted by

Ed Drewitt

Ed's got a passion for wildlife. He enjoys taking people out to see and experience it. Ed offers training courses on identifying birds and their songs. He has been studying urban peregrine falcons for the past 20 years and is the author of Urban Peregrines. He's got an educational background so is always on a quest to learn new things.

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Any questions?

Ask your question directly to Ed Drewitt.